'Contrasts' concert to present range of classical compositions


imageSix musicians will team up to perform a range of four classical compositions in “Contrasts,” the next installment of the SUNY Oswego Ke-nekt music series. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, in the Sheldon Hall ballroom on campus.

The program will include Johann Sebastian Bach’s violin sonata in b minor, a Robert Schumann trio, and Maurice Ravel’s piano duet on tales from Mother Goose, with a conclusion of Bela Bartok’s dramatic “Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion.”

Bartok’s piece, groundbreaking for its time, incorporates two pianos, three timpani, xylophone, two snare drums, cymbals, suspended cymbal, bass drum, triangle and tam-tam. SUNY Oswego music faculty members Juan F. La Manna, Rob Auler and John McNeill will perform the piece with Oswego resident Heather Sweeting.

Another highlight is Schumann’s romantic Trio No. 1 in d minor, Op. 63, featuring Oswego faculty members Juan La Manna, Elizabeth La Manna and Seung hee Yang.

Tickets for the concert will cost $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, $5 for SUNY Oswego students. For information or reservations, call Tyler Hall box office at 312-2141.

Before the performance, Juan La Manna will offer insights into, and selections of, the night’s repertoire at an admission-free informance sponsored by Artswego at 3 p.m. in Room 41 of Tyler Hall.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Styling ‘Contrasts’—SUNY Oswego music faculty members Juan La Manna (left) and Rob Auler rehearse Bela Bartok’s “Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion” for the upcoming “Contrasts” concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, in the Sheldon Hall ballroom on campus. The latest installment of the Ke-nekt music series will feature a range of classical compositions that showcase the diversity of chamber music. For information or reservations, call Tyler Hall box office at 312-2141.

(Posted: Feb 03, 2005)

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