Sunday, June 9, 2019 | doors 5PM
// FREE //
Albany Symphony presents:
An immersive, interactive performance for dancers and ensemble, FREE and open to the public, part of Albany Symphony’s four-part series of concerts across the region.
🔻A performance of Woven, a new collaborative work by composer Viet Cuong and choreographer Adam Weinert
🔻Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, summertime favorites such as Stars and Stripes Forever, and singalongs including This Land Is Your Land and Lift Every Voice And Sing
🔻Performances by Bob Warren (folk music), Berkshire Ramblers (folk/vocal), ESYO String Quartet
🔻Nine Pin Cider, Barn Brewing Albany Symphony signature beer, Fort Orange Brewing, Inner Flame, Mr. Ding-a-Ling ice cream truck, Pippy’s Food Truck, Hudson-Chatham Winery, Yummy Kitchen, Marilyn’s Food Company, Moondogs, Local 111
🔻Family Activities including chalk drawing, face painting, balloon twisting
🔻CONCERT WILL CONCLUDE WITH FIREWORKS
By composer Viet Cuong and choreographer Adam Weinert, this work for dancers and ensemble is inspired by the people of Stonewall who relied on humor to persevere through injustice, and who ultimately awakened a new era in the LGBTQ rights movement with the 1969 Stonewall Uprising.
ABOUT VIET CUONG, COMPOSER
Called “alluring” and “wildly inventive” by The New York Times, the “ingenious” and “knockout” (Times Union) music of Viet Cuong has been performed on six continents by musicians and ensembles such as Sō Percussion, Eighth Blackbird, Alarm Will Sound, Sandbox Percussion, the PRISM Quartet, JACK Quartet, Gregory Oakes, Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, Albany Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, and Minnesota Orchestra, among many others. Viet’s music has been featured in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Library of Congress, and on American Public Radio’s Performance Today. Through his music Viet enjoys exploring the unexpected and whimsical, and his recent works include a solo snare drum piece, a double reed sextet, and, most recently, a tuba concerto. He also enjoys composing for the wind ensemble medium, and his works for winds have amassed over one hundred performances by conservatory and university ensembles worldwide, including at Midwest, WASBE, and CBDNA conferences.
ABOUT ADAM WEINERT, CHOREOGRAPHER
Adam H. Weinert is a dancer, choreographer and researcher based in Hudson, NY. He began his training at The School of American Ballet, and continued on to Vassar College, The Juilliard School and New York University, where he earned a Master’s Degree under the tutelage of André Lepecki. Adam has danced with The Metropolitan Opera Ballet Company, The Mark Morris Dance Group, Shen Wei Dance Arts, and Christopher Williams, and for six years served as the Artistic Associate to Jonah Bokaer. In addition to his performance work, Adam has been published in The New York Times, the Juilliard Journal, and as a featured profile in New York Magazine. He produced and choreographed two award-winning dance ﬁlms screened nationally and abroad, and his performance works have toured to four continents including a number of non-traditional dance venues such as the Museum of Modern Art, The Tate Britain Museum, and The Tate Modern Museum. He was named a “Dance Renegade” by Dance Magazine, awarded Presidential Distinction and Scholastic Distinction from the Juilliard School, and in 2008 received the Hector Zaraspe Prize for Outstanding Choreography.
ABOUT THE ALBANY SYMPHONY
The Albany Symphony is one of this region’s most revered music and cultural institutions, having won numerous national awards for its adventurous concert programming, recording projects, composer residencies, and innovative educational efforts involving area schools throughout the region. As the only professional symphony orchestra based within the Capital Region, the Albany Symphony enriches a broad and diverse regional community, engaging over 150,000 people each year across an extended geographical area.