Syracuse Symphony musicians to join 'Homage to Piano Trio'

SUNY Oswego pianist Rob Auler will team with two Syracuse Symphony Orchestra musicians in “Homage to the Piano Trio,” a Wednesday, Nov. 10, concert in SUNY Oswego’s Ke-Nekt Chamber Music Series.

Cristina BuciuThe works of Mozart, Ravel and Piazzola will highlight the repertoire for the 7:30 p.m. concert in Sheldon Hall ballroom.

David LeDoux, principal cellist, and Cristina Buciu, violinist, both of the Syracuse Symphony, will join Auler, an accomplished concert pianist and associate professor of music at SUNY Oswego.

The three will present “Piano Trio in B-flat Major” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91), “Piano Trio in A Minor” by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) and “Verano Porteno” and “Primavera Portena,” both arranged for piano trio by Astor Piazzola (1921-92).

A preconcert talk will take place at 7 p.m. SUNY Oswego’s Artswego and the music department sponsor the Ke-Nekt series.

From 2002 to 2006, LeDoux served as principal cellist of the Baton Rouge Symphony. He was previously a cellist in the Tulsa Philharmonic Orchestra. He studied cello with Ronald Leonard at the University of Southern California and Dennis Parker at Louisiana State University. As a soloist, he also has performed with orchestras in Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma.

Buciu is a native of Bucharest, studying at the National Conservatory there and later completing her education at Boston University with Peter Zazofsky. She has appeared as a soloist with orchestras in Romania and throughout the rest of Europe and the United States.

Auler is an award-winning concert pianist who maintains an international performing career. He has won numerous competitions, including the Society of American Musicians First Prize. Auler has performed in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Denmark and Austria. He also has presented concerts in Venezuela and throughout the United States.

Tickets to “Homage to the Piano Trio” are $15 for the general public, $12 for faculty, staff, seniors over age 60 and non-SUNY Oswego students, and $6 for SUNY Oswego students. Tickets for this performance—and any others in the Ke-Nekt, Performing Arts or Faculty Artists music series—are available at any SUNY Oswego box office, online at or by calling 315-312-2141.

Patrons with disabilities who require assistance should call the box office to make arrangements. Parking is free in campus lots on nights and weekends.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Paying homage—Cristina Buciu, violinist from the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, pictured, will join the symphony’s principal cellist, David LeDoux, and concert pianist Rob Auler of SUNY Oswego in “Homage to the Piano Trio” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, in the college’s Sheldon Hall ballroom.

(Posted: Oct 28, 2010)

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