Two World Premieres in Albany

Two World Premieres in Albany

Date posted: 2007-02-28 15:56:00

Neil Rolnick, composer and faculty member at Rensselaer, will have his work performed as part of the Albany Symphony Orchestra's Key American Music Festival, on Sunday March 4 and Friday March 30.  More information on both concerts is listed below, and is on the web at

1. Rolnick will have a new piece in this concert, written for harpist Jacqueline Kerrod, inspired by George Segal's sculpture "Billboard". 

Capital Re:Collections A Capital Heritage Event
Sunday, March 4, 4 PM
$35 includes Light Fare

Enjoy the synergy as art inspires art with 16 world premiere compositions performed by soloists from the Albany Symphony in front of the artwork that inspired their creation. These impressive masterpieces are part of the most important State collection of modern art in the country and will encourage audiences to experience these works of art from a fresh perspective.

Empire State Plaza Concourse
Information: Albany Symphony 518/ 465-4755
Tickets: Palace Theatre Box Office 518/ 465-4663
Ticketmaster 518/ 476-1000

2. Rolnick's new piece for The Dogs of Desire, with video by R. Luke DuBois, will be on the March 30 program:

Dogs of Desire
Friday, March 30, 8:00 PM

The power and punch of a rock band...the precision and clarity of a chamber ensemble. The Dogs of Desire, the ASO's ground-breaking 18-member chamber ensemble and two vocalists, performs new compositions by emerging American composers. These composers are among the best and brightest of their generation and have been recognized and awarded for their work as they continue to evolve. The Dogs utilize a wide variety of amplified instruments to create a contemporary and energetic melding of orchestral chamber music and performance art. The 2007 Dogs of Desire concert includes eight world premieres by emerging American composers, four of whom are working with videographers to present a multi-media experience for old Dogs fans and new friends.

WMHT Television Studio at the Winifred Touhey Public Broadcasting Center
Rensselaer Technology Park 4 Global View East Greenbush
Information: Albany Symphony 518/ 465-4755
Tickets: Palace Theatre Box Office 518/ 465-4663
Ticketmaster 518/ 476-1000
Photo by Todd Reynolds 

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