Saratoga Springs, NY
Albany Symphony Orchestra’s edgy new music ensemble, Dogs of Desire, will premiere works by seven young Americans exploring non-Western folk cultures through the prism of pop culture at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 12.
The event is free and open to the public.
The composers in this “Embracing the World” program include David Little, whose work takes inspiration from West African drumming; Mark Dancigers, exploring the sound worlds of Japanese Gagaku and Balinese Gamelan; David Mallamud, creating witty and rollicking evocations of European “non-art song”; and others, including George Tsontakis, D.J. Sparr, Kostis Kritsotakis, and Kati Agocs.
Together, 18 top-notch musicians and vocalists will perform; they will be led by ASO Music Director David Alan Miller.