Crane School of Music Celebrates the 200th Anniversary of Chopin


SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music faculty and students will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Frederic Chopin on Wednesday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater.

“Chopin was a rock star of his time. Along with Liszt, he revolutionized piano playing and invented his own brand of Virtuoso piano technique,” says Dr. Paul Wyse, associate professor of piano at The Crane School of Music.  “In addition, he was a well-known pedagogue, so it is of particular interest, especially at a school like Crane, to have students perform the Etudes, which he wrote not only as instructional pieces for aspiring pianists, but as musical and poetic masterpieces.”

The recital in honor of the composer’s birth is presented by the Crane piano department and faculty, and will include the Complete Preludes and Etudes for Piano of Frederic Chopin.

This event is free and open to the public.