SUNY Adirondack offers ‘Awakening’ performance

The SUNY Adirondack Chorale performs in concert.
November 14, 2019

SUNY Adirondack will present a Chorale and Symphonic Band concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 in the SUNY Adirondack Theatre.

The concert will feature a performance of American-born composer Jamshied Sharifi’s “Awakening,” which was created in honor of the Arab Spring — a series of anti-government protests, uprisings and armed rebellions that spread across much of the Islamic world in the early 2010s. The piece was commissioned and premiered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Wind Ensemble in 2012. 

The program also includes Alfred Reed's "Choric Song" for band and chorus with text by poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson; a choral setting of William Blake's "Never Seek to Tell Thy Love”; a "Star Wars" arrangement; "Danny Boy" set to a traditional Irish melody; "Londonderry Air”; “Bayou Breakdown,” which reflects New Orlean's style with a J.S. Bach-type fugue; and some lighter offerings. 

The program is free and open to the public. The Theatre is located on the north side of campus, adjacent to Adirondack Hall.