Crane Symphony Orchestra Plans Spring Tour with Faculty Artists
SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music Goes on Tour with Crane Symphony Orchestra and Faculty Artists from April 10 to 13
- Dr. Ching-Chun Lai directs the Crane Symphony Orchestra at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music.
- The poster for the 2018 Crane Symphony Orchestra Tour can be seen here.
- Faculty artists from The Crane School of Music will join the Crane Symphony Orchestra on stage during its upcoming tour. To learn more, visit www.potsdam.edu/cso.
POTSDAM, NY (03/20/2018) (readMedia)-- The Crane Symphony Orchestra at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music is preparing for its second program of the spring semester -- a concert that the student group will take on the road with a state tour next month.
Conducted by Dr. Ching-Chun Lai, the talented student musicians of the Crane Symphony Orchestra will be joined by a line-up of faculty guest artists for the performances. The 2018 Crane Symphony Orchestra Tour will take the group to the Syracuse and Albany areas, where they will present concerts and lead masterclasses with area high school students.
- Tuesday, April 10: Concert at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music at 7:30 p.m., in the Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall. This performance will also stream live online, at www.potsdam.edu/academics/crane/streaming.
- Wednesday, April 11: Concert at Fayetteville-Manlius High School in Manlius, N.Y., at 7 p.m. Post-concert reception for alumni and supporters to follow.
- Thursday, April 12: Concert at Shenendehowa High School in Clifton Park, N.Y., at 7 p.m. Post-concert reception for alumni and supporters to follow.
All performances are free, and the public is invited to attend.
The concerts will open with the overture to Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Nabucco." Four professors will then join the orchestra for "Sinfonia Concertante for Four Winds in E-Flat Major," by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The faculty artists include Dr. Anna Hendrickson (oboe), Dr. Julianne Kirk-Doyle (clarinet), Dr. Carol Lowe (bassoon) and Dr. Lauren Becker (horn). The performances will close with Hector Berlioz's symphony, "Harold in Italy, Op. 16," featuring Dr. Shelly Tramposh (viola).
The visiting faculty artists and student musicians will lead public masterclasses with students from the high schools, both before and after each performance.
The SUNY Potsdam Office of Alumni Relations will host post-concert receptions for alumni and supporters following the tour performances. These events are free and do not require a ticket or registration.
For more information on the 2018 Crane Symphony Orchestra Tour, visit www.potsdam.edu/cso.
About the performers:
The Crane Symphony Orchestra is the second oldest college orchestra in the United States, and in its long legacy, students at Crane have worked with legendary conductors and musicians, such as Nadia Boulanger, Sarah Caldwell, Aaron Copland, Howard Hanson, Gunther Schuller and Robert Shaw, to name a few. Directed by Dr. Ching-Chun Lai, the Crane Symphony Orchestra is a premier, 90-member performing ensemble at The Crane School of Music. The Crane Symphony Orchestra has performed in Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, and in Carnegie Hall, among other prestigious venues. Later this semester, the Crane Symphony Orchestra is set to perform another concert on campus before heading on a statewide tour, performing at partnering high schools in the Syracuse and Albany areas.
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.