SUNY-New Paltz’s PianoSummer goes out with a bang on Friday, July 31. While the rest of the festival’s concerts and events are all about solo piano music, the program logistics get a bit more complex for the finale: the Symphony Gala with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. PianoSummer artistic director Vladimir Feltsman guest-conducts the orchestra in a program that includes Mahler’s Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 and Brahms’s Symphony No. 4. The concert will include a performance by Ryo Kaneko, the 2015 Jacob Flier Piano Competition winner.
The PianoSummer Symphony takes to the stage at the Studley Theater in the Old Main Building on the campus of SUNY-New Paltz at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $39 and $34 and are available at www.newpaltz.edu/piano.