Sorprano singer and pianist to perform at Crane in Potsdam Sunday
Friday, October 4, 2013 - 9:12 am

POTSDAM – Soprano Julie Daoust and pianist François Germain will perform works by Claude Debussy, Reynaldo Hahn, Henri Duparc, Jacques Hétu and Louis Beydts at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6 at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music.

The concert, in Snell Music Theater, is free and open to the public.

Montreal soprano Julie Daoust has established a strong following in the French-speaking communities and is continuing to gain critical acclaim across Canada for her elegantly poised vocal performances. Recently, she was soloist for the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Choir in "Carmina Burana" and Joliette's Museum Choir in Mendelssohn's "Hör mein Bitten" and Schubert's Mass in E-Flat. She also made her début with the London Symphony Orchestra in Brahms's German Requiem and with Pacific Opera Victoria as Crobyle in their production of Massenet's "Thaïs."

A former member of the Atelier Lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal (between 2005 and 2007), Daoust completed her doctoral studies in voice performance at the Université de Montréal.

A sought-after teacher, Daoust is now on the faculty of the Université de Montréal, Concordia University in Montreal, and is an adjunct professor at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music.