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Crane School of Music Professor Douglas Rubio to Present Guitar Recital on Nov. 17

November 7, 2019

SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music Hosts Faculty Recital Featuring Guitarist Douglas Rubio on Nov. 17

Crane School of Music Professor Dr. Douglas Rubio will present a guitar recital on Nov. 17.

SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music invites the public to enjoy a faculty recital by Dr. Douglas Rubio, guitar, on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m., in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater.

The recital will open with an aria by Girolamo Frescobaldi, followed by Rubio’s original arrangement of Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Cello Suite No. 1” for classical guitar. Rubio will also present Benjamin Britten’s “Songs from the Chinese, Op. 58,” concluding his performance with pieces by Joaquin Rodrigo and Isaac Albeniz.

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

About the performer:

Dr. Douglas Rubio is a professor of classical guitar at The Crane School of Music. He has performed throughout the United States as a soloist and chamber musician, and has been the featured concerto soloist with the Montecito (California) and Pennsylvania Centre chamber orchestras, and with the Orchestra of Northern New York. His Avalon Guitar Duo won first prize in the 1985 Guitar Foundation of America International Duo Guitar Competition. He performs frequently with flutist Jill Rubio, as the Rubio Duo. Rubio received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Irvine, and holds both his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in classical guitar performance, both earned from the University of Southern California, where he studied with Spanish virtuoso Pepe Romero. Prior to joining the Crane faculty, Rubio directed a very successful guitar program at Illinois State University.

This concert will be broadcast live on the Crane School of Music YouTube channel at the performance time. To view the program and see other upcoming streaming performances, visit

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. For more information, please visit

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