EMPAC at RPI to Host Its First Summer Season of Concerts, Films, More [Berkshire on Stage]

May 5th, 2017, 9:00 am by Greg
Ambrose Akinmusire

Ambrose Akinmusire heads to EMPAC on August 16

Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

This summer EMPAC at RPI in Troy will present a special season of programming to coincide with Rensselaer’s inaugural Summer Arch semester. In addition to the production residencies and research projects that are regularly conducted at the center throughout the summer, the season will also be punctuated by a number of concerts, film screenings, theater performances and workshops.

Electronic musician Elysia Crampton will perform in EMPAC Studio 1 to kick things off on Friday, May 26. Crampton’s music is celebrated for its experimental sonic palette, queer identity, and embrace of South American spirituality.

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From Wednesday, May 31 through Sunday, June 4, the Albany Symphony Orchestra takes over EMPAC for their annual American Music Festival, highlighting new works by living American composers.

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