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Saint Rose Camerata | Albany, NY

George Crumb’s 90th Birthday Celebration
October 26th, 7:30 P.M.| Free Tickets | No Reservation Required

Saint Rose Camerata honors American composer George Crumb for his 90thbirthday (b. October 24th, 1989. The concert includes a group of songs from his early period, works for amplified instruments, and the use of extended techniques. Written in 1969 during the Apollo 11 flight, Night of the Four Moons features extracted texts from poems by Federico Garcia Lorca and an unusual ensemble combination of mezzo-soprano with flute, electric cello, banjo, and an array of ethnic percussion instruments. Celestial Mechanics [Makrokosmos IV], a piano masterpiece of twentieth century, will be performed with special lighting and projected images.


  • Night of the Four Moons

  • Three Early Songs for voice and piano

  • Apparation for soprano and amplified piano


  • Cosmic Dances for Amplified Piano, Four Hands (and Six Hands)

Performers: Suna Gunther, soprano; Susan Boddie, soprano; Yvonne Chavez Hansbrough, alto flute/piccolo; David Bebe, cello; Emily Pinkerton, banjo; Mark Foster, percussion; Young Kim, piano; Akina Yura, piano; Josiah Stocker, piano.