Composer Benjamin Britten's centennial celebration concert Saturday at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 11:47 am

POTSDAM -- SUNY Potsdam's Crane School will mark the centennial of composer Benjamin Britten's birth with a performance of his War Requiem Saturday, May 4.

As part of the Lougheed Festival of the Arts, Crane will host the American Boychoir and Maestro Christof Perick.

Visitors will also include soprano Christine Goerke and Britten scholar Vicki Stroeher of Marshall University.

"The Britten War Requiem performance, in Benjamin Britten's centennial year, recalls the Crane performance of this work in 1966 under Robert Shaw, just four years after its world première," said Michael Sitton, dean at Crane.

The War Requiem performance will be Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Hosmer Hall.

The concert soloists will include soprano Christine Goerke, tenor Donald George and baritone David Pittman-Jennings.

The concert is free, but tickets are required. To reserve a ticket contact the Community Performance Series Box Office at 267-2277 or visit the lobby of Snell Music Theater.

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