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Crane School of Music Concert Brings Two Song Cycles to Life on Feb. 6

January 25, 2017

An upcoming faculty recital at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music will feature two song cycles by American composers, presented by mezzo-soprano Lorraine Yaros Sullivan, baritone Jonathan Stinson and pianist Kirk Severtson. The concert will be offered on Monday, Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater.

The performance will open with Juliana Hall’s “Dreams in War Time,” which is based on poems written in 1919 by the American Imagist poet Amy Lowell, reflecting on the turbulence of the worldwide upset of social and political orders following World War I.

The faculty members will then present “The Andrée Expedition” by Dominick Argento. The song cycle recounts the story of the failed 1897 expedition to the North Pole by three Swedish explorers, who ultimately perished during their journey.  Their bodies, along with their journals, letters and photographs, were discovered 33 years later by members of another expedition and brought back to Sweden. The texts of the song cycle are based largely on the explorers’ own writings.

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

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

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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.

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