The three Crane Saxophone Ensembles will present a group fall concert at 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19 in Sara M. Snell Music Theatre on the SUNY Potsdam campus. The ensembles, which all consist of the classic grouping of soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophone, will each perform several prepared works.
The Arctos Quartet will kick off the concert with their rendition of “Motherless Child Variations” by Perry Goldstein, followed by the Conflict Quartet performing works by Jean Françaix and Bob Mintzner, as well as Richard Rogers’s 1939 piece, “Have You Met Miss Jones,” arranged by Lennie Niehaus.
Finally, the Nocturne Quartet will present the 1997 three-movement piece “Mountain Roads” by David Maslanka, and a selection from Jean-Baptiste Singelée’s “Premiere Quatour, Op. 53.”
This concert is free and open to the public. To learn more about the many free events offered at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music, visit www.potsdam.edu/newsandevents.
Founded in 1886, SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music has a long legacy of excellence in music education and performance. Life at Crane includes an incredible array of more than 300 recitals, lectures and concerts presented by faculty, students and guests each year. The Crane School of Music is the State University of New York’s only All-Steinway institution.