Crane Wind Ensemble Performs with Robert Young, Saxophone


SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music will present a concert featuring Robert Young and the Crane Wind Ensemble on Wednesday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall. 

The performance will include works by Britten, Glazunov, Dahl, Marquez and Patterson. The program includes “Russian Funeral” by Benjamin Britten, “Stomp Igor” by Robert Patterson, “Concerto in E-flat Major, Op. 109” by Alexander Glazunov, “Danzon No. 2” by Arturo Marquez, arranged by Nickel, and “Sinfonietta” by Ingolf Dahl.

Dr. Robert Young, a visiting assistant professor of saxophone at Crane, will perform on solo saxophone in the Glazunov concerto.

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

About the performer:

Robert Young joined the faculty at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music in Fall 2012. Young previously held teaching positions at Wichita State University, the University of Michigan, Albion College and the Ann Arbor School for the Performing Arts. Young has received numerous awards of regional, national and international acclaim, including being honored as a semifinalist at the 2009 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, silver medalist at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and third prize winner in the North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competition.

Young has performed with the PRISM Saxophone Quartet, Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings, Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Symphony Orchestra and the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra. Young has been invited as a guest artist and clinician at colleges and universities across the country.

He earned his Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees in saxophone performance from the University of Michigan. Additionally, he received a Bachelor of Music degree in saxophone performance from the University of South Carolina.

Young is a Conn-Selmer artist, and plays Selmer (Paris) saxophones exclusively. He is also endorsed by RICO International and plays exclusively on RICO Reserve saxophone reeds. To learn more, visit his website at

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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.