Crane Latin Ensemble to Present 'Off White' Concert on Thursday

SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music Presents Crane Latin Ensemble Performance on Nov. 30

POTSDAM, NY (11/28/2017) (readMedia)-- The Crane Latin Ensemble will present a concert of Afro-Cuban music, titled "Off White," on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m., in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music.

The performance will feature video artwork by Dr. Jerod Sommerfeldt, an assistant professor of music theory, composition and electronic music.

The Crane Latin Ensemble will present works by Ray Santos, Tito Puente, José Madera, Luis Enrique Martinez, Ahmad Katab Salim, Pedro Flores, Chris Washburne, Hugo Gonzalez and Mitch Frohman.

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

About the performers:

The 25-member Crane Latin Ensemble is led by Dr. Marsha Baxter and Dr. Peter McCoy, reflecting the diverse musical life at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music. North Country Public Radio journalist Todd Moe wrote of the group: "It's dynamic music from a group of talented young people who played their hearts and souls out. I could have grinned all night." This new generation of young performers have shared the stage with the Mambo Legends Orchestra, with whom they have had an ongoing musical partnership since 2010, and recently completed an educational performance tour in partnership with the University of Cienfuegos in Cuba.

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

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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.