POTSDAM, NY (09/13/2017) (readMedia)-- SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music will present a special faculty recital highlighting compositions by Keith Gates, including two newly restored works, on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater.
Julie Miller, an instructor of piano at Crane, will lead the performance. She is a specialist in the works of Gates, and was his colleague and duet partner at McNeese State University from 1991 to 2003, prior to joining the Crane faculty. Miller will be joined by Dr. Samantha Stinson and Dr. Lonel Woods for the vocal works on the recital.
Gates' only piano sonata was partially missing, so it has been transcribed from an audio recording from 1968. Along with that piece, a song cycle will also be presented, which was previously unusable because the composer hadn't received permission to use the lyrics. Miller has set new words to the music, including poetry by Shakespeare, Dickinson, Suckling and the composer's daughter, Christina Gates.
This concert is free, and the public is invited to attend.
This concert will be broadcast live on the SUNY Potsdam website at the performance time. To view the program and see other upcoming streaming performances, visit www.potsdam.edu/academics/Crane/streaming.
For more information about SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music, please visit www.potsdam.edu/crane.
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.