Crane Percussion Ensemble Presents Fall Concert on Oct. 30

10.17.13

The Crane Percussion Ensemble will present a world premiere as part of its fall concert on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music.

Directed by James Petercsak, the performance will feature xylophone soloist Molly Jones, drum set soloist Paul Pearl, the Crane Marimba Band and the Interplay Percussion Quartet, which includes Alex Durr, Sean Lucas, Kyle Peters and Andres Vohos.

The concert will open with "Downfall of Paris Fanfare," arranged by Sean Lucas, followed by "Preludio for Percussion" by Del Borgo. The world premiere of "Percussion Symphony No. 2 for Eight Players" by Daniel Kessner will also be presented. The ensemble will then play the "Zia Suite for Percussion Ensemble and Electronic Tape" by Paul Steinberg, and "Triplets" by George Hamilton Green, arranged by Bob Becker. The performance will conclude with "Quad Helix" by Owen Clayton Condon and the "Concerto for Drum Set and Percussion Ensemble" by Greg Runions.

This event is free, and the public is invited to attend.

The concert is dedicated to Crane emeritus Elliot A. Del Borgo '60 and Remo D. Belli, founder of Remo Inc.

Del Borgo was a friend, colleague, master teacher, world-class composer and longtime Crane faculty member, who passed away in May 2013. Remo D. Belli is the founder and CEO of Remo Inc., the world's leading producer of drum heads and hand percussion instruments and the primary supporter of the Percussive Arts Society. A longtime friend and inspiration, Belli is a music industry visionary.

This concert will be broadcast live on the SUNY Potsdam website at the performance time. To view the program and see other upcoming streaming performances, visit www.potsdam.edu/academics/Crane/streaming.

For more information about SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music, please visit www.potsdam.edu/crane.

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.