Crane School of Music Faculty Recital Series continues March 11 in Potsdam
Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 9:01 am

POTSDAM -- The Crane School of Music Faculty Recital Series will continue March 11, with a free concert featuring Julianne Kirk-Doyle on clarinet, alongside Julie Welsh Miller on piano and Carol Cope Lowe on bassoon.

The recital will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater.

The program travels through a century of clarinet music from various areas of the world, spanning Britain, New Zealand, the United States, Hungary and France.

The concert kicks off with Phillipe Gaubert's "Fantasie," which was composed in 1911 for the Paris Conservatoire's concours (graduation exam) and is a one-movement work that displays the elegance and lyricism of the instrument. Douglas Liburn's "Sonatina for Clarinet" which was composed in 1948 for clarinettist George Hopkins, will also be presented.

Miklós Rózsa was one of the most highly regarded composers in the movie industry, writing music for over 100 films, one of his most famous being "Ben Hur." His "Sonatina for Solo Clarinet" will be a highlight of the concert. The "Duo for Clarinet and Bassoon" by British composer Gordon Jacob will continue the performance.

The piece was commissioned in 1975 by Stuart Wynn Jones to accompany a four-minute abstract animated film.

The concert will conclude with Andre Previn's "Sonata for Clarinet and Piano." In 2010, Boston Symphony clarinetist Tom Martin commissioned Previn to write the piece.

The sonata is in four short movements, and most recently has been used as music for the New York City Ballet production of "A Place for Us."