Faculty instrumentalists to offer 'Musical Journey'

Three SUNY Oswego faculty members will perform works of Enesco, Copland, Brahms and others at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 9, in Sheldon Hall ballroom as part of the music department’s Focus on Faculty series.

Pianist Robert Auler, trumpeter Terrance Caviness and clarinetist Trevor Jorgensen will present a concert titled “Musical Journey.”

The performance will showcase Georges Enesco’s “Legend,” Henry Purcell’s “Sonata,” Halsey Stevens’ “Sonata,” Aaron Copland’s “Concerto” and Johannes Brahms’ “Sonata No. 2.” As the musicians explore the works of these historically significant artists, the audience will experience the innovative literature of compositions that have delighted listeners with their elaborate construction and sheer beauty, organizers said.

Jorgensen said the Focus on Faculty Series is both fine community entertainment and an important teaching tool for the music department.

“Although Rob and I perform nationally and internationally in various venues each year, these concerts are perhaps the most important pedagogically,” Jorgensen said. “It is vital for our music students to hear us play in order to put into context what we ask each of them to accomplish weekly in their own applied studio lessons.”

Tickets are $8 ($5 for SUNY Oswego students), and are available at all college box offices, online at tickets.oswego.edu, or by calling 315-312-2141.

Parking is included in the price of the ticket, and is available in the lots adjacent to and across Washington Boulevard from Sheldon Hall. People with disabilities needing assistance should call 315-312-2141 in advance of the performance.

For more information on this and other SUNY Oswego performances and fine arts exhibitions, visit www.oswego.edu/arts.

(Posted: Feb 21, 2014)

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