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Preview: Britten?s ?Albert Herring? at Crane

The Crane School of Music at SUNY-Potsdam celebrates National Opera Week with a production of "Albert Herring". Benjamin Britten's comic opera opens tonight in Snell Music Theater. Set in a fictitious English village in 1900, it's the story of an outsider -- Albert Herring -- in conflict with the norms of his small community. Some of the cast and crew say the chamber opera is complex and a challenge. Todd Moe visited Crane after a rehearsal and has this preview.  Go to full article

Preview: Soprano Christine Brewer in Potsdam

She grew up in a small Illinois town, and is renowned for what's been called her "sumptuous voice". Soprano Christine Brewer gives a recital in Hosmer Hall at the Crane School of Music in Potsdam tonight (7:30). She's performed all over the world in concert, recital and operatic performances, including London, Chicago and New York City. Todd Moe spoke with Brewer about her musical career. She began as a violinist, went to college wanting to be a teacher and hasn't forgotten her love of working with students.  Go to full article
Potsdam Clarinet Quartet on stage at Hosmer Hall in 2007
Potsdam Clarinet Quartet on stage at Hosmer Hall in 2007

Live on Friday: The Potsdam Clarinet Quartet

Clarinetists Alan Woy, Roxanne Woy, Jill Roberts and Wally Siebel join Todd Moe in the studio to celebrate music for the clarinet. They perform a couple of chamber pieces and a Joplin rag.  Go to full article

Live on Friday: Guitarist Lynn McGrath

North Country classical guitarist Lynn McGrath is moving west this month to pursue her musical career. She joined Todd Moe in the studio this morning to share music inspired by Spanish poet Juan Ramón Jiménez, and his most popular work, Platero y yo.  Go to full article
Pianist Joey Izzo live in the NCPR studio.
Pianist Joey Izzo live in the NCPR studio.

Teen pianist balances music, sports

Lake Placid teen pianist Joey Izzo wowed the crowd at the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival last month. He's 14 and balances his time between home schooling, skiing, mountain biking and music. He joined us live in the studio for music and conversation.  Go to full article

Preview: Northern Symphonic Winds

The Northern Symphonic Winds celebrates its tenth season with a concert in Hosmer Hall at SUNY Potsdam Saturday night. The group of Crane School of Music faculty, students and community musicians will perform works by Holst, Hindemuth, Hanson and Puckett. Todd Moe talks with guest conductor Brian Doyle.  Go to full article
Brock McElheran
Brock McElheran

People: Brock McElheran

Longtime Crane School of Music choral conductor, Brock McElheran, passed away Tuesday in Potsdam. He was 90. McElheran taught at Crane for 40 years and was a renowned expert in the field of conducting and music education. Todd Moe has this remembrance.  Go to full article
Jonathan Tortolano
Jonathan Tortolano

Something old and new on the cello

Cellist Jonathan Tortolano returns to his home state Saturday for a recital at the Commmunity Church in Stowe (noon). Tortolano grew up in Vermont, studied with renowned cellist Elsa Hilger and lived and performed in Europe for years. He now lives in Toronto and regularly performs with orchestras across the region, including the Orchestra of Northern New York. He told Todd Moe that his recital on Saturday will include a solo suite by Bach, a work by George Crumb, and a new piece for cello.  Go to full article

Concert: 12 recorders, one tough piece

The Adirondack Recorder Band, consisting of 12 recorder players and one bass player, presents in annual concert Sunday afternoon in 2 pm in the Hyde Collection auditorium in Glens Falls. The theme of this year's program is "The Beautiful Baroque." Director Richie Henzler told Todd Moe that the featured work is Vivaldi's Four Seasons.  Go to full article

Preview: WindFestival Concert in Potsdam Sunday

The Northern Symphonic Winds shares its winter concert this Sunday afternoon (3 pm) with the Central Winds from the Syracuse area. The concert will be in SUNY Potsdam's Hosmer Hall. Todd Moe has a preview.  Go to full article

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