SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music will present an upcoming faculty recital featuring Visiting Assistant Professor of Saxophone Casey Grev on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater.
Grev will open the concert with a performance of “Mantis,” a 2009 work by Professor of Music Theory and Composition Dr. David Heinick, who will also accompany the piece on the piano. They will also present “Tableaux de Provence,” the 1948 programmatic suite by Paule Maurice.
Grev will perform Ravi Kittappa’s 2015 piece for solo tenor saxophone and electronics, “KUBA.” The program will conclude with Robert Schumann’s “Fantasiestücke, Op. 73.”
This concert is free, and the public is invited to attend.
About the performer:
Casey Grev is the visiting assistant professor of saxophone at The Crane School of Music for the 2016-17 academic year. A dedicated performer of contemporary music, he has been an invited artist to the Resonant Bodies Festival, the Society of Composers National Conference, the Northwestern University New Music Conference and the Ohio State University Contemporary Music Festival, and was also selected to study at the 2016 Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music. As a chamber musician, Grev performs regularly with the Viridian Saxophone Quartet and the Protean Duo. He has received awards at the Coleman, Fischoff, Music Teachers National Association and North American Saxophone Alliance chamber music competitions. Grev earned his master’s degree from Michigan State University, where he was a recipient of the University Distinguished Fellowship and studied with Joseph Lulloff. His undergraduate degrees in music education and music performance are from Ohio State University, where he studied with James Hill.
This concert will be broadcast live on the SUNY Potsdam website at the performance time. To view the program and see other upcoming streaming performances, visit www.potsdam.edu/academics/Crane/streaming.
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.
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