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


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


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


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


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

Crane Presents Guest Concert of Works by Composer Killed in WWII


An upcoming guest artist recital at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music will feature a series of Austrian lieder that were composed by a Holocaust victim and until recently had never been performed.

University at Buffalo faculty members Alexander Hurd, Tony Arnold and Alison D’Amato will present “Songs of Marcel Tyberg” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 25 in Sara M. Snell Music Theater on the SUNY Potsdam campus.

Accompanied by D’Amato on piano, Hurd, a baritone, and Arnold, a soprano, will sing the “Song Cycle from Heine’s Lyric Intermezzo” by Marcel Tyberg (1893-1944).

SUNY Potsdam Winterim Draws Students with Array of Classes


Enrollment continues to grow for SUNY Potsdam’s Winterim, with a total of 385 students signing up for courses during the 2011 session.

“Students from both SUNY Potsdam and other institutions are becoming more and more aware of the many benefits of enrolling in a Winterim course and continue to ask us to increase the number and variety of courses that we offer during this mini-session,” said Dr. Tom Fuhr, the College’s director of extended education.


Media contact:

Alexandra Jacobs Wilke
College Communications
(315) 267-2114