Crane Wind Ensemble Presents Consortium Premieres in Final Concert of Semester

11.13.13

SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music will present the final Crane Wind Ensemble concert of the semester onMonday, Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall.

The performance will include works by Chen Yi, Steven Bryant, Scott Lindroth, Dana Wilson and Alberto Ginastera.This event is free, and the public is invited to attend.

Featuring an eclectic program that includes two consortium premieres, the Crane Wind Ensemble will perform alongside guest soloist Professor Charles Guy.

In his second work for winds and electronics, the CWE is proud to perform Steven Bryant's "Solace" in a consortium premiere. Dana Wilson's new "Concerto for Tuba and Wind Ensemble" is also a premiere, and will feature the considerable talents of Dr. Guy. Chinese-American composer Chen Yi wrote "Dragon Rhyme" as part of a large-scale commissioning project. Using the wind ensemble, she creates a soundscape merging and contrasting the music and culture of China with the band idiom. Both Ginastera's "Danza Finale" and Lindroth's "Spin Cycle" create intense rhythmic motion, but in radically different ways, to suit the composers' musical and aesthetical purposes.

About the performer:

Charles Guy is professor of tuba and euphonium at The Crane School of Music. He performs with the Potsdam Brass Quintet, the Orchestra of Northern New York and the Northern Symphonic Winds. Prior to his current appointment, Guy held a similar position at the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music and performed with the Lawrence Brass, the Oshkosh Symphony and the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist, he has performed recitals at several International Tuba and Euphonium Association conferences, and in 1999, he won the prestigious Leonard Falcone Festival artist division solo tuba competition. He has also presented numerous masterclasses and clinics for music educators and tuba-euphonium students at conventions and in schools. His orchestral experience includes performances with the Syracuse Symphony, the Rochester Philharmonic, the Michigan Opera Theatre and the Midland Symphony orchestras. He has published articles and reviews in the International Tuba and Euphonium Association Journal and has been recorded on the Mark and Bernel Labels. In the summers, he has taught tuba and euphonium at the Interlochen Arts Camp for more than 10years. He earned both his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from Michigan State University, and hisBachelor of Music Performance degree from the University of Akron.

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.