The Saint Rose Music Department presents “The Magnificat,” a music extravaganza featuring the Saint Rose Wind Ensemble, guest composer, conductors and performers from Szeged University in Hungary, and the College’s acclaimed Masterworks Chorale.
The performance will take place Sunday, February 26, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. on the D’Arcy-Brady Stage in the Kathleen McManus Picotte Recital Hall, Massry Center for the Arts, 1002 Madison Ave., Albany, New York. Admission is free.
The concert will include “Magnificat” by Dr. Peter Toth, composer and dean of the School of Music at Szeged University, for chorus and wind ensemble and led by the university’s director of bands, Dr. Jozsef Csikota. Szeged University flute professor Dr. Laura Varga will perform Hidas’ “Concerto No. 2 for Flute and Winds Ensemble.” Professor of chamber music and violinist Peter Masopust will perform Hidas’ “Violino” accompanied by Dan Foster on piano. The program will conclude with “In Storm and Sunshine” by Heed and “Council Oak” by Gillingham led by Dr. Robert Hansbrough, professor of music at Saint Rose.
This program is funded by the Hungarian government and marks the fourth exchange of music faculty between Saint Rose and Szeged University since spring 2015.