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Opera Star Stephanie Blythe Returns to her Alma Mater as Guest Artist-in-Residence at Crane School of Music

01.27.11
SUNY Potsdam is proud to welcome internationally-celebrated mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe ’92 back to campus as a guest artist-in-residence at The Crane School of Music this coming week. The Metropolitan Opera star, who has been hailed as a “once-in-a-generation opera singer” by the New York Times, will share her amazing talent and professional experience with Crane vocal students from Jan. 31 to Feb. 4. Select singers will receive individual coaching sessions with Blythe, while others will get the rare opportunity to take part in a masterclass with the acclaimed artist.

Guest Artist Jason D. Ham to Present Euphonium Recital at Crane

01.26.11
The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam will host guest artist Jason D. Ham for a recital at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5, in Sara M. Snell Music Theater. The concert will feature Ham on the euphonium along with some accompaniment from Crane musicians. The performance will open with the “Aria and Rondo” by Joseph-Hector Fiocco, arranged by SUNY Potsdam Professor Emeritus Arthur Frackenpohl, followed by Joseph Turin’s “Concert Piece No. 1.”

Crane Welcomes Alumnus for Guest Artist Recital on Cello

01.26.11
SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music will host an alumnus who is returning to campus for a guest artist recital next week. Cellist Brian Carter will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 2, in Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall. Carter, who earned his Bachelor of Music degree from the College and attended Crane before going on to graduate work at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, is now a member of the music faculty at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C.

See Musical Take on Recent History in 'Nixon in China' Met HD Opera

01.20.11
Opera and politics go well together, whether it’s through the machinations behind a love triangle or the royal intrigue that often drives plots. But rarely has modern politics been portrayed so deftly in song as in John Adams’s 1987 opera, “Nixon in China.” The landmark minimalist opera will make its Metropolitan Opera premiere under the composer’s baton in a production by acclaimed director Peter Sellars. You can watch the work come alive from the New York City stage through the latest screening from The Met: Live in HD.

'Dracula' Swoops onto SUNY Potsdam Campus in Pendragon Play

01.20.11
Following the growing popularity of “modern” vampires in books, movies and TV shows such as “Twilight” and “True Blood,” SUNY Potsdam invites you to get back to basics by seeing a play inspired by the original vampire—Dracula. Written in 1897, Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” is a classic novel in the gothic genre, and remains a magnet for all ages.

Core Ensemble to Perform Work Celebrating Harlem Renaissance

01.20.11
In a celebration of Black History Month, the Core Ensemble will soon present a guest performance of a new music theater piece, “Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance” in concert at The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 7 in Sara M. Snell Music Theater at Crane. The Core Ensemble, consisting of Tahirah Whittington on cello, Hugh Hinton on piano and Michael Parola on percussion, will perform the new work alongside featured performer Chris White.

SUNY Potsdam Reinvents Virtual Tour Environment

01.18.11
Students around New York State and the nation don’t have to wait for roads to clear or rely on air or train travel to make an initial visit to The State University of New York at Potsdam. The College just launched a one-of-a-kind virtual tour to allow for anyone in the world to get a flavor for SUNY Potsdam’s location, people and programs. Visitors can find a link to the virtual tour at www.potsdam.edu/admissions.

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Alexandra Jacobs Wilke
College Communications
(315) 267-2114
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