Crane Concert and Symphonic Bands Present Fall Concert Oct. 3


SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music will present a concert featuring the Crane Symphonic Band and Crane Concert Band on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall.

Directed by Dr. Brian Doyle, the Crane Symphonic Band will perform a series of "celestial" works, including two movements of Gustav Holst's masterwork, "The Planets." They will also perform "Mars, the Bringer of War" and "Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity," two of Holst's most iconic pieces of music. Continuing the planetary trend, the symphonic band will present Frank Ticheli's "Gaian Visions," a cautionary work meditating on the perils our own planet faces. The program will be rounded out with Vincent Persichetti's meditative "O Cool is the Valley," a reflection on the James Joyce poem, as well as "Prelude and Fugue in G-Minor," a transcription of the organ work by Johann Sebastian Bach.

The Crane Concert Band will play works by Carolyn Norman Dello Joio, Kenneth Hesketh and Richard Wagner. This year, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Patricia Cornett will direct the concert band.

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

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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.