Potsdam's Crane to host faculty recital and guest artist on bass clarinet Feb. 10
Friday, February 8, 2013 - 5:20 pm

POTSDAM -- SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music will host two concerts this Sunday, Feb. 10 one faculty recital and one guest artist.

The Faculty Recital Series will continue with a concert featuring Jill Pearon, soprano, and David Pittman-Jennings, baritone, at 3 p.m. in Snell Music Theater.

Eugenia Tsarov, François Germain and Paul Wyse, will also perform.

The performance will include Cantata No. 57, "Selig ist der Mann," by Johann Sebastian Bach and Lowell Liebermann's "Appalachian Liebeslieder."

Crane present also present a free concert featuring guest artist Alcides Rodriguez on clarinet at 7:30 p.m. in Snell Music Theater.

Rodriguez is visiting from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, where he is the bass clarinetist. Rodriguez will be joined by Crane faculty pianist François Germain and clarinetist Julianne Kirk-Doyle. The performance will include works by Cavallini, Chausson, Mendelssohn and Kovacs.

Alcides Rodriguez is the bass clarinetist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. He received his master's degree in music performance from Northwestern University. He studied clarinet with Russell Dagon, and at the same time, studied bass clarinet with J. Lawrie Bloom and chamber music with Larry Combs.

He holds a bachelor's degree in music performance from Baylor University, where he studied with Richard Shanley. Alcides began his musical training in 1987, in the Youth Symphony Orchestra of his hometown, Guanare, Venezuela. He continued his clarinet studies at the National Conservatory of Music of Venezuela with professors Valdemar Rodríguez and Luis Rossi, respectively.

While in Venezuela, he also studied with distinguished Venezuelan clarinetists such as Jorge Montilla, Daniel Granados and Carlos Mujica, as well as participating in master classes with such distinguished artists as Walter Boeykens, Paul Meyer, and Eddy Vanoosthuyse.

Before coming to the United States, Alcides was the principal clarinetist with Los Llanos Symphony Orchestra from 1992 to 1998. He has performed as a soloist in Venezuela with Los Llanos Symphony Orchestra, Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho Symphony Orchestra, Guarico State Symphony Orchestra, Falcon State Symphony Orchestra, and in the United States with the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra, the Baylor University Symphony Orchestra, and the American Wind Symphony. Alcides Rodriguez is a Buffet Crampon USA Performing Artist and DANSR/Vandoren Performing Artist.

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