Crane Concert Band Performs with Lorraine Yaros Sullivan


The Crane Concert Band will present a fall concert onWednesday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music. 

The performance will include works by Brian Balmages, Charles Ives, Dana Wilson, Frank Ticheli and Fisher Tull. In addition, Crane faculty member Dr. Lorraine Yaros Sullivan, mezzo-soprano, will join the ensemble to perform an arrangement of "Three Cabaret Songs" by William Bolcom.

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

About the performer:

Lorraine Yaros Sullivan, mezzo-soprano, is an active and versatile performer, enjoying success in a variety of genres and styles, including opera, oratorio, chamber music and art song. Some of her favorite opera credits include Dorabella in Mozart's "Così fan tutte" and Ottavia in Monteverdi's "L'Incoronazione di Poppea," which Opera praised as "regal" and "affecting." She is in demand for her concert and oratorio work in the U.S. and Canada, with recent performances including a range of styles from Bach to Libby Larsen. Dr. Sullivan is equally at home with the intimate collaborations of chamber music and art song. She appeared at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater, and travels nationally and internationally as a recitalist. A recent tour included a series of recitals in Taiwan performing American art song and musical theatre. Sullivan specializes in music from the turn of the 20th century and contemporary American music. She has been fortunate to work with several composers on their own music, including Daniel Pesca, Ricky Ian Gordon, John Harbison, Jake Heggie and David Lang. She is a featured soloist on a forthcoming album of Margaret Ruthven Lang's choral works on the Delos label. Sullivan is an assistant professor of voice at The Crane School of Music.

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

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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.