Potsdam Brass Quintet Performs with Organist Ernest Hadley Jr.


The Potsdam Brass Quintet will perform alongside special guest organist Ernest W. Hadley Jr. in am upcoming fall concert, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21 in the Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall.

Hadley and the five members of the Crane School of Music performing group will perform a selection of works arranged for brass and organ, including compositions by Richard Strauss, Sigfrid Karg-Elert, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Edward Elgar and Eugène Gigout. The Potsdam Brass Quintet will also present the four-movement 1971 work “Laudes” by Jan Bach.

The Potsdam Brass Quintet consists of John Ellis and James Madeja on trumpet; Kelly Drifmeyer on horn; Mark Hartman on trombone, and Charles Guy on tuba.

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

For more information about the many recitals at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music, 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.