'Collage' to feature faculty, student musicians
SUNY Oswego music faculty and students will join forces for “Collage,” the department’s annual scholarship concert, at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, in Tyler Hall’s Waterman Theatre.
The show will include “a wide variety of music, from jazz to classical to Beethoven to Renaissance and back again,” said Julie Pretzat, professor and chair of music at SUNY Oswego.
Organizer Rob Auler, assistant professor of music, predicted a “fast-moving show” that will become “a natural collage” shifting quickly from act to act and style to style. “It’s designed to be very diverse,” Auler said.
The College Choir, Chamber Singers, State Singers, Concert Band, Jazz Orchestra and College-Community Orchestra will all take part. Featured faculty members will include Auler, Todd Graber, Rick Holland, Juan LaManna, Angela Space and Seung hee Yang performing works by the likes of Stravinsky, Sarasate and Schubert.
“We’re doing this to showcase our abilities, raise awareness of our programs, provide funding for scholarships and to give the community a holiday-season event everyone can enjoy,” Auler said. “It will also show the amazing strides we’ve been making as a music department.”
In addition to the students performing in the larger acts, “we’re having auditions and taking our best students for soloists and featured small ensembles,” Pretzat said.
A reception at the Oswego Tea Company on East First Street, with free coffee provided, will follow the show.
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PHOTO CAPTION: Team effort—Faculty and student musical groups at SUNY Oswego will showcase their talent in “Collage,” the college music department’s annual scholarship concert, at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, in Tyler Hall’s Waterman Theatre. Julie Pretzat, professor and chair of music, is shown directing a rehearsal earlier this year of the College Choir, one of several student ensembles that will participate.
(Posted: Nov 17, 2004)