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Kevin Scott and Leanne Brunn at a rehearsal of "Hairspray." Photo: Claire Woodcock
Kevin Scott and Leanne Brunn at a rehearsal of "Hairspray." Photo: Claire Woodcock

"Hairspray" a sign of big changes at Potsdam's Community Performance Series

For two decades, the Community Performance Series in Potsdam has provided the North Country with musical performances and arts education opportunities. CPS is a college-community partnership with SUNY Potsdam that stages a musical theatre performance each summer. This season, CPS is producing not one, but two musicals. But that's not the only change.  Go to full article
"From the Top" is heard Sunday at 4pm on NCPR.
"From the Top" is heard Sunday at 4pm on NCPR.

"From the Top" in Potsdam to showcase young musicians

One of the most popular weekly music programs on public radio is coming to Potsdam this Saturday night. For more than ten years, "From the Top" has been the preeminent showcase for America's best young musicians. Hosted by pianist Christopher O'Riley, the show will be recorded live in Hosmer Concert Hall at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music on Saturday night (7:30). The Potsdam "From the Top" broadcast will feature several of the most talented young performers from across the country. The show is the final Community Performance Series Guest Artist Series event of the season.

These are tough times for classical music -- with recent budget cuts to arts education in public schools and some orchestras going bankrupt. But Christopher O'Riley told Todd Moe that he doesn't think the future of classical music is bleak. He says the next generation of classical musicians are more entrepreneurial than his generation.  Go to full article

Fiddle Star Mark O'Connor in Concert Saturday Night in Potsdam

Todd Moe chats with violin and fiddle superstar Mark O'Connor for a preview of his solo recital Saturday night at Hosmer Concert Hall at the Crane School of Music.  Go to full article

Peter Schickele Brings PDQ Bach to Potsdam

Peter Schickele and PDQ Bach: "The Jeckyl and Hyde Tour" visits the Crane School of Music Saturday night, February 24 at 7:30 in Hosmer Hall. The concert is part of the Community Performance Series at SUNY Potsdam. For more than 35 years, Schickele has been the foremost authority on the works of PDQ Bach, the youngest and oddest child of JS Bach. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

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