Experience 'The World of Charles Ives' in Crane Faculty Recital


The Crane School of Music Faculty Recital Series will continue on Thursday, Oct. 17, with "The World of Charles Ives," a lecture-recital featuring pianist Gary Busch, soprano Deborah Massell and mezzo-soprano Lorraine Yaros Sullivan, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater.

The performance will feature songs by the great American composer Charles Ives, and other works which influenced their composition, guided by an exploration of the ideas behind Ives' original style.

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

About the performers:

Gary Busch is active as a performer, public lecturer, clinician and writer. As a professor of piano and music history at Crane, his areas of teaching and research specialty include the history of American music, German Lieder and music of the 19th century. He holds a particular dedication to the study and performance of early American popular and art song. Dr. Busch is also known in the U.S., Canada and Asia as the author of program and CD liner notes, and published annotated editions of piano works.

Lyric soprano Deborah Massell has performed throughout Europe and North America, appearing in leading operatic roles in acclaimed venues such as the Hamburg State Opera, the United Nations, Basel Opera, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York City's Town Hall. She has also performed in festivals, including the Vienna, Munich Biennale, St. Bart's, Salzburg Mozarteum and Caramoor festivals. She has performed educational outreach through the Metropolitan Opera Guild, the Children's Free Opera of NY (with the Orchestra of St. Luke's), and the Mexico City Opera. Other orchestral appearances include with the North German Radio Orchestra, the Orchestra of Cologne, the Syracuse Symphony and the Orchestra of Northern New York. Her recordings include Glück's "Echo et Narcisse" (album and video), the songs of Jacques Leguerney, and performances on Austrian, German and Swiss radio.

Lorraine Yaros Sullivan, mezzo-soprano, is an active performer and teacher. She specializes in art song and chamber music from the turn of the 20th century, and also enjoys working with composers on new works whenever possible. She was a featured performer at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater and gave a series of recitals throughout Taiwan featuring American art song and musical theatre. She is currently an assistant professor of voice at The Crane School of Music, having previously served on the faculty at Bowling Green State University.

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.