The Albany Symphony

The Albany Symphony’s 2019 American Music Festival, Sing Out! New York, is a two-weekend festival and regional tour of musical performances and new art happenings.

Sing Out! New York kicks off on Thursday, May 30 with First Draughts Reading Session & Beer Tasting and runs through Sunday, June 2 in Troy, then embarks on a four-concert tour of the greater Capital Region on Thursday, June 6. Two milestone anniversaries frame the festival: the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.

Sing Out! New York draws inspiration from both these events, and celebrates New York’s leading role in championing equal rights, through innovative concerts, close encounters with today’s most adventurous artists and composers, interactive workshops, collaborative community events, film screenings, and artistic happenings.

The festival is curated by GRAMMY® Award-winning conductor and Albany Symphony Music Director David Alan Miller who joined us along with ASO Executive Director Anna Kuwabara.

The Albany Symphony returns to Proctors Theatre in Schenectady to perform Britten’s Moving War Requiem with Albany Pro Musica. The piece is being performed to commemorate the Armistice Centennial and hear this monumental work performed in the Capital Region for the first time in over 40 years.

Sunday, November 11th, 2018 marks the end of World War I. The ASO’s performance is on Saturday night at 7:30 PM.

Leading up to the performance of Britten’s War Requiem, audiences can explore the “War to End all Wars” through films, lectures, and performances presented in collaboration with the Musicians of Ma’Alwyck, Proctors, Schenectady County Historical Society, Discover Schenectady, and the New York State Museum. Armistice Centennial events started October 16 and run through Veteran’s Day – this -- weekend.

We are joined by Albany Symphony Conductor David Alan Miller, Met Opera soprano and Capital Region native, Emalie Savoy, and violinist and director of Musicians of Ma'alwyck Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz. .