The evening program’s theme is “Taking Flight” and features Ralph Vaughan-Williams’ iconic The Lark Ascending, featuring Concerto Competition winner Sarah Shiang (’22), Aaron Copland’s Quiet City, featuring soloists Gianna Scire (English horn, ’25) and Omar Williams (trumpet, Faculty Fellow).
In collaboration with Rudras, Rensselaer’s award-winning Indian Classical Dance Team, the Concert Choir will present a special story-through-dance performance with music by Indian-American composer Reena Esmail.
Other highlights include music by Pulitzer-Prize winning composer Caroline Shaw, Bela Bartok, and film composer Howard Shore (Lord of the Rings).
Live attendance is restricted to RPI students, faculty, staff, and up to two family members of student performers. Members of the RPI community must be up to date on their DIAL check-in. For guests, a negative covid test and proof of vaccination will be required to be shown upon entry to EMPAC. We are asking the guests to arrive 30 minutes early so we can get through the inspection of the requested proof. Masks are required by all at all times. An effort to social distance should also be used.
Student performers must REGISTER their guests for this performance in advance.