SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music Welcomes Audiences for Upcoming Concerts & Recitals
SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music will feature its talented students and world-renowned faculty artists in a series of upcoming live performances to kick off the Fall 2022 semester.
All performances are free, and the public is invited to attend.
Two professors will join forces for a clarinet faculty duo recital on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 3 p.m. in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater, featuring Julianne Kirk Doyle and Christine Hoerning. The performance will include works for two clarinets, including “Columbian Dances” by Mauricio Murcia Bedoya, “The Mountain” by Jenni Brandon, “Solitude of Stars” by Stacy Garrop, “Yellow Jersey” by Libby Larsen and “Sonata for Two Clarinets” by Francis Poulenc.
On Friday, Sept. 23, the Crane Wind Ensemble and Crane Jazz Ensemble will take the stage for a special Family Weekend concert, at 7:30 p.m. in the Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall. Directed by Dr. Brian Doyle, the Crane Wind Ensemble will open the performance with works by Katahj Copley, Percy Aldridge Grainger and Viet Cuong, as well as an ensemble premiere of a new piece titled “Shut Out,” by recent graduate Tyler Mazone ’21, and “En Mi, Familia,” by Crane faculty composer Ivette Herryman Rodriguez. Directed by Michael R. Dudley Jr., the Crane Jazz Ensemble will present works by Maria Schneider, Ann Ronell, Thelonious Monk, Bob Mintzer, Milt Jackson, Seymour Simons and Gerald Marks.
The Potsdam Brass Quintet will perform in concert on Monday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m., in Snell Theater. The quintet features faculty members Brianne Borden (trumpet), Luke Spence (trumpet), Anna Marshall (horn), Christopher Hernacki (trombone) and Charles Guy (tuba). The ensemble will present “Le Réjouissance” by George Frideric Handel, “Let Us Pray” by Quinn Mason and “Four Sketches” by Anthony Plog ahead of an intermission. Contemporary pieces including Alonzo Malik Pirio’s “Variations on Summer Sun,” Joe Sferra’s “ANIMA” and Zoe Cutler’s “Personality Test.”
Transport yourself to a summer evening in Naples, during a voice faculty recital featuring Sarah Maurer-Groth (soprano), Donald George (tenor) and Steven Groth (piano), on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Snell Theater. The trio will present “Nuits d’Été à Pausilippe (Songs of Summer at Pausilippe)” by Gaetano Donizetti, an intimate song cycle inspired by the 19th century composer’s summer holidays in a Neapolitan villa overlooking the sea. The ariettas and duets are written in the Italian operatic tradition, but scaled down for chamber performances. A small student treble choir will join for “La Torre di Biasone (The Tower of Bisone),” as just one highlight of the evening.
The Crane Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Adrian Slywotzky, will present time honored works on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m., also in Snell Theater. The performance will include Felix Mendelssohn’s “Sinfonia No. 10 in B-Minor,” followed by the Adagietto from Gustav Mahler’s “Symphony No. 5.” The concert will conclude with Edvard Grieg’s “From Holberg’s Time, Op. 40.”
The events are a community benefit of being home to one of the premier schools of music in the nation—and thanks to livestreaming, anyone anywhere can watch and enjoy. For more information on these and other upcoming performances, please visit www.potsdam.edu/cranelive.
About The Crane School of Music:
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 and was one of the first Yamaha Institutions of Excellence. For more information, please visit www.potsdam.edu/crane.
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