Tenor Lonel Woods Performs with Crane Concert Band April 17


SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music will present a concert by the Crane Concert Band on Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall. 

The performance will include works by Fred Allen, Martin Ellerby, Morton Gould, Karel Husa and Karl King. The band will be joined by Crane School of Music faculty member Dr. Lonel Woods, tenor.

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

A highlight of this concert will be the performance of selected spirituals by Dr. Woods. In addition, the band will perform “Jericho” in honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of its composer, Morton Gould. “Jericho” is based on the African-American spiritual, “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho.”

About the performer:

Dr. Lonel Woods, tenor, is an active performer of opera, oratorio and musical theatre. He has performed with the Michigan Opera Theater, the Washington National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Toledo Opera, Chicago Opera Theatre, Chamber Opera Chicago and Houston Grand Opera. He graduated from DePaul University, with a degree in music education, received a Master of Music degree from the Catholic University of America with an emphasis in vocal pedagogy, and received a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Michigan.

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.