World Elite Organist Brings His Creative Program to the North Country


CPS will present the 14th annual Ranlett Organ Recital featuring organist Nathan Laube on Oct. 20 at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music.

Community Performance Series is pleased to present the 14th annual Ranlett Organ Recital, featuring concert organist Nathan Laube, as part of the 2013-14 CPS Guest Artist Series season.

The performance will take place on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. in the Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music. Prior to the concert, on Saturday, Oct. 19, Laube will conduct an organ encounter at 3 p.m., also in Hosmer Hall.

A star among young classical musicians, Nathan Laube has quickly earned a place among the organ world's elite performers. His creative programming of repertoire spanning five centuries, including his own virtuoso transcriptions of orchestral works, have earned high praise from critics and peers alike. In addition to his busy performance schedule, Laube is dedicated to mentoring the next generation of young organists. Beginning this fall, he is a member of the faculty at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., as an assistant professor of organ.

Laube has won top prizes at several distinguished competitions. Most recently, he was awarded the Stipendium des Bundespräsidenten (Scholarship of the President of Germany) at the 2012 Felix Mendelssohn Preis in Berlin, which also included a performance in the Berlin Konzerthaus. In addition, Laube won First Place at the National Albert Schweitzer Organ Competition in September 2004.

Guest Artist Series season tickets are now on sale, and can be purchased through the CPS Box Office, located in the lobby of the Sara M. Snell Music Theater on the SUNY Potsdam campus, or at Northern Music & Video in downtown Potsdam. Tickets can also be purchased by calling (315) 267-2277 or visiting

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CPS is a college-community partnership presenting world-class performing artists and arts education opportunities in northern New York. This rich mixture of programming links communities, classrooms and audiences of all ages and preserves access to the performing arts for future generations.

Founded in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of only three arts campuses in the entire SUNY system. SUNY Potsdam's arts curriculum offers the full palette: music, theatre, dance, fine arts and creative writing. No matter the discipline, people from all backgrounds can find their creative compass at Potsdam, with myriad arts immersion experiences available for both campus and community.