local Crane School of Music students to perform with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra | Local News

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PLATTSBURGH — The Crane Chorus of SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music, made up of local artists, will travel to perform with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by JoAnn Falletta, Saturday and Sunday at Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo.

The choir includes:

• Jamie Everritt (soprano) of Bloomingdale’s.

• Amelia Arguelles (viola) from Plattsburgh.

• Liv Gonia (viola) from North Bangor.

The ensembles will present the “German Requiem” by Johannes Brahms, joined by soloists Nicole Cabell, soprano, and Evan Hughes, baritone. The performance of the Requiem will be preceded by the world premiere of Russell Platt’s “Symphony in Three Movements (for Clyfford Still)”.

Performances will be offered on Saturday April 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday April 24 at 2:30 p.m.

For tickets, visit www.bpo.org.

The Crane Chorus was founded by Dr. Helen Hosmer in 1931 and performs major vocal repertoire with the Symphony Orchestra at the Spring Festival Concert each year and the televised Candlelight Concert each December.

Crane Chorus has performed under guest conductors such as Aaron Copland, Howard Hanson, Nadia Boulanger, Brock McElheran and Robert Shaw, and has represented Crane at events such as the rededication of the Statue of Liberty. Recent guest conductors have included Ann Howard Jones, Christof Perick, Larry Rachleff and Joseph Flummerfelt.

The Adeline Maltzan Crane Chorus Performance Tour Fund, established by Dr. Gary C. Jaquay in 1967, provides travel funds for the Crane Chorus to perform at major venues outside of Potsdam.

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