Crane school in Potsdam celebrating Schubert's birthday with special chamber music concert
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 6:01 pm

POTSDAM -- SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music will host a special chamber music concert in celebration of the 220th birthday of Franz Schubert, on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m., in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater.

The performance will feature Crane faculty members Eugenia Tsarov (piano), Donald George (tenor), Liesl Schoenberger Doty (violin), Shelly Tramposh (viola) and Marie-Élaine Gagnon (cello). The professors will be joined by guest artist Karl Doty on double bass.

The concert will open with what is arguably Schubert's most well-known piece, his rendition of "Ave Maria" from "The Lady of the Lake," performed by George, with Tsarov on piano. The duo will present two more art songs and two other selections from song cycles, including "Wohin?" from "Die Schöne Müllerin," and "Liebesbotschaft" from "Schwanengesang," as well as the Lieder "Auf dem Wasser zu singen," and "Die Forelle" ("The Trout"). The last piece will presage the second half of the concert program.

Following an intermission, Tsarov will take the stage with the other instrumentalists to present Schubert's "Piano Quintet in A-Major," also known as "The Trout Quintet," because its fourth movement is a series of variations on Schubert's Lied, "Die Forelle (The Trout)."

This concert is free, and the public is invited to attend.

This concert will be broadcast live on the Crane School of Music YouTube channel at the performance time.

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