SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music invites the public to enjoy an upcoming fall concert featuring the Crane Wind Ensemble on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall.
The program for the evening’s performance is titled “The Dialectics of Chiaroscuro.” The performance will include dual premieres of the wind versions of two works by Crane faculty composers, including “A Screaming Comes Across the Sky” by David Heuser and “Luminant Shadows” by Gregory Wanamaker. The Crane Wind Ensemble will also present “Tiktaalik” by Roshanne Etezady, “Sound and Smoke” by Viet Cuong, and “Dionysiaques” by Florent Schmitt.
This concert is free, and the public is invited to attend.
About the performers:
Formed in 1956 by Willard Musser, the Crane Wind Ensemble comprises 58 of the most outstanding wind and percussion majors in The Crane School of Music. Directed by Dr. Brian K. Doyle, the Crane Wind Ensemble performs as a full wind band and also in smaller chamber groups with varied instrumentation. This group is dedicated to the performance of the finest wind repertoire, regardless of period or disposition of instrumental forces. The Crane Wind Ensemble is also committed to performing music of our time, and is active in working with composers in the commissioning of new works to support this goal. Recent premieres include works by Stephen Bryant, Roshanne Etezady, Stacy Garrop, David Heinick, Kristin Kuster, James Mobberley, Andre Previn, Joel Puckett, D.J. Sparr, Christopher Theofanidis, Gregory Wanamaker and Dana Wilson. The ensemble performs at least three performances each fall and spring, and also tours regularly. Recent off-campus performances have included concerts at the CBDNA Eastern Division Conference, the NYSSMA Winter Conference and the NYSBDA Winter Symposium. In 2014, the Crane Wind Ensemble released its album, “Adirondack Songs.” A new album, titled “cranesongs,” is in preparation. All the works on the recording were commissioned by, or expressly written for, the Crane Bands.
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 www.potsdam.edu/academics/Crane/streaming.
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 www.potsdam.edu/crane.
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