Tune In, Turn On - Spring Music Days Continue May 4-6!
Tune In, Turn On - Spring Music Days Continue May 4-6!Date posted: 2016-05-04 12:52:39
Spring Music Days, a series of concerts featuring HASS faculty and students performing a wide-ranging repertoire from classical to Afro-Cuban, musical theatre to avant-garde, wraps up this week with a bunch of special events!
Wednesday, May 4 features the premier of The Nubian Word for Flowers: A New Opera by Pauline Oliveros & Ione, at the CRAIVE Lab (Rensselaer Tech Park) at 2:00 pm. Oliveors is a legend of contemporary classical music, and this is a not-to-be-missed performance.
Also on Wednesday, at 7:00 pm, Roots of Africa Music Ensemble, under the direction of Ade Knowles, performs at EMPAC Theatre with special guests The Partial Credit A Cappella Ensemble.
On Friday, May 6, the Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer presents "A Day of Deep Listening" at EMPAC Studio 2. Workshops in the technique of Deep Listening, as pioneered by Pauline Oliveros, begin at 10:00 am and continue all day until 5:00 pm.
And last but certainly not least, on Friday, May 6, Dean of HASS Mary Simoni (piano) and vocalist Kimberley Dolanski will offer a sunny selection of Broadway show tunes and other popular music, "The Great American Songbook of Spring," at 5:00 pm at the Chapel + Cultural Center, 2125 Burdett Ave. at Peoples in Troy. This concert is presented in partnership with the Rensselaer Club.
All events are free and open to the public.