Crane School of Music Students Debut New Works in Composers Forum Concert

SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music Presents Concert Highlighting Student Compositions on Nov. 10

POTSDAM, NY (11/03/2017) (readMedia)-- Eight music composition students from SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music are set to premiere their latest new works in a student composers forum concert, on Friday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall.

The concert will open with "Doubleth Joy," a piece for viola and fixed media by Thom Avella, followed by "Favorite Kind of Music" by Loren Monet, and "Trepidations," an oboe piece by Liam M. Zaffora-Reeder. The concert will also include "Whispers and Screams," a saxophone composition by Maxime Gilles Esformes and a second piece by Avella, "intersperse," performed by the Crane Saxophone Ensemble.

The performance will continue with two piano works, including "An Abstract Progression" by Tyler Mazone and "Prelude in Two Moods" by Sofia Galadriel Coyle. Likewise, the program features two trios written for piano, clarinet and saxophone, including Brooke D'Aprile's three-movement piece, "Liminal Spaces," and Esformes' new work, "Les Couleurs Translucides." The concert will conclude with Francesca Hilditch's "Suspended Regulation," written for woodwinds, strings, horn, percussion and piano.

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

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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.