POTSDAM – Community Performance Series will host Broadway and opera star Lisa Vroman for a "one night only" performance on Saturday, Sept. 25, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in SUNY Potsdam’s Hosmer Hall.
"How Can I Keep from Singing," is based on Vroman's journey from her student days at the Crane School of Music to today's career as a versatile performer with symphonies, Broadway, and opera, and the many people and moments that shaped her musical life.
The concert is divided into two distinct acts: the first, a recital style featuring several special guests, and the second, a concert style with Vroman performing material from Kurt Weill to Sondheim to Gershwin.
Accompanying Vroman will be pianist Eugene Gwozdz, who will also act as musical director; Mitch Perrins on drums and percussion; Potsdam native Erik Unsworth on bass, Crane faculty member Douglas Rubio on classical guitar; and professor Christopher Creviston on alto saxophone.
The CPS Studio Orchestra will join Vroman and the rhythm section for the second half of the show.
Vroman will also conduct a master class for the students involved in the campus production of "On The Town," to be presented by the SUNY Potsdam Department of Theatre and Dance and the Crane Opera Ensemble in November.
The master class takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sept. 22 in Sara M. Snell Music Theater. This event is open to the public.
Tickets can be purchased by visiting the CPS box office, located in the lobby of Snell Theater on campus, or Northern Music & Video in downtown Potsdam. Tickets start at $24 for adults, $21 for seniors and students and $13 for youth, and are available by calling the CPS Box Office at 267-2277 or at www.cpspotsdam.org.