'Chamber Music Greatest Hits' showcased Nov. 19

Robert AulerThe music department will present “Chamber Music Greatest Hits,” for lovers of the genre or those new to it, on Wednesday, Nov. 19.

The concert, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Sheldon Hall ballroom, is the next show in the college’s Ke-Nekt Chamber Music Series. A pre-concert talk with the musicians will begin at 7 p.m.

Pianist Robert Auler (pictured) of SUNY Oswego’s music faculty will host the concert and perform with violinist Tigran Vardanyan and horn player Stephanie Blaha of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, SUNY Oswego oboist Aaron Reece, Syracuse University clarinetist Jill Coggiola and bassoonist John Hunt of the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music.

“I’m equally excited about hosting and performing. As a musician, there is no greater love than chamber music,” which offers distinct parts for each player, Auler said.

The greatest hits will include Faure’s Violin and Piano Sonata, Opus 13; Mozart’s Quintet for Piano and Winds; and Brahms’ Horn Trio.

“Our audience is usually very patient with us as we explore new, different, and sometimes strange pieces,” Auler said. “So this is a chance to give the audience a concert of beloved, time-tested works that I think they will really love.”

Auler said he assembled performers for this show on the basis of their playing ability and collaborating skills.

“I’m really proud of our school and our community,” Auler said. “It is always awesome to host these world-class folks and to hear them remark how nice it is here, what a nice downtown we have, and especially how warm and friendly the people at the college are.”

Auler also will perform and discuss great moments in chamber music, including the works of Brahms, Faure and Mozart, at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Room 41 of Tyler Hall. That College Hour informance is free.

Tickets to the full-length Nov. 19 concert cost $15 ($10 for senior citizens and students, $5 for SUNY Oswego students). For evening and weekend events at SUNY Oswego, visitors may park in any campus lot free of charge. For information or reservations, call 312-2141, e-mail tickets@oswego.edu or visit www.oswego.edu/ke-nekt.

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(Posted: Oct 24, 2008)

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