POTSDAM -- The Community Performance Series will present Bruce Neswick in the 13th Annual L. Felix and Helen Miller Ranlett Organ Recital Sunday, Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. in the Hosmer Concert Hall at SUNY Potsdam.
A free lecture will be given by Dr. Nelly Case, professor of music history at The Crane School of Music, at 2 p.m. Neswick will also host a free workshop Saturday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m., during which he will give a demonstration on the College's Wicks Organ and field audience questions. The workshop will be held in Hosmer Hall.
Neswick's program will include selections from Johann Sebastian Bach's Toccata in E Major, BWV 566; Louis Vierne's Troisième Symphonie, Op. 28, and Leo Sowerby's well known 1940 Toccata. In addition to these pieces, audience members can expect to experience Neswick's improvisational skills, the same skills that have lead him to three first place awards in improvisation from the San Anselmo Organ Festival in 1989; the 1990 American Guild of Organists, and the 1992 Rochette Concours at the Conservatoire de Musique in Geneva, Switzerland.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and students, and free for SUNY Potsdam students, faculty, staff, and K-12 students with ID. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the CPS Box Office, located in the lobby of the Snell Music Theater at SUNY Potsdam, or at Northern Music & Video in Potsdam. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 267-2277 or visiting www.cpspotsdam.org.