Pianist Alyssa Filardo Performs with Crane Symphony Orchestra


Alyssa Filardo, a winner of the Crane Concerto Competition, will perform with the Crane Symphony Orchestra on Oct. 8.

The Crane Symphony Orchestra at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music will present a fall concert on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall.

The performance will include the "Billy the Kid Suite" by Aaron Copland, the first movement of Piano Concerto No. 2 by Camille Saint-Saëns and Symphony No. 9 (known as the "New World Symphony") by Antonín Dvořák.

Alyssa Filardo, a winner of 2013 Crane Concerto Competition, will be featured in the piano concerto alongside the orchestra.

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

About the performer:

Alyssa Filardo began playing piano when she was six years old. She attended Kings Park High School, where she accompanied the chamber and concert choir and was also a member of the string orchestra and pit band. At Crane, Filardo has performed in numerous piano area recitals and has collaborated with colleagues for the student composers recital and the Crane honors concert. Her dedication and frequent work as a vocal and instrumental accompanist has resulted in her being awarded the Susan Smykla Udell Scholarship. She spent the summer of 2013 in Salzburg, Austria, where she studied vocal accompanying through the Frost School of Music.

Filardo performed as a member ofthe Crane Symphony Orchestra on several occasions, and will once again join the ensemble for a performance of Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana" with the Crane Chorus in May 2014. She has studied with both Dr. Paul Wyse and Dr. Sonia Wheaton Dudley. For her senior year, she will join the studio of Dr. François Germain. She is hoping to continue on with a career in solo performing and collaborative piano.

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.