'Chamber Music a la Mode' to feature vocal selections

Julia BroxholmSUNY Oswego will serve up vocal music in the chamber tradition when “Chamber Music a la Mode” opens the college’s spring Ke-Nekt Music Series on Wednesday, Feb. 18.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Sheldon Hall ballroom, with a pre-concert talk by the musicians starting at 7 p.m.

“Beyond familiar ensembles like the string quartet and piano trio, the chamber music repertoire includes many delights for voice and instruments,” said Todd Graber, concert host and chair of Oswego’s music department.

“For those who enjoy their musical confections with a little something on top, we delve into the rich possibilities of vocal/instrumental collaborations by Schubert, Schumann, Faure, Spohr, and Poulenc,” Graber added.

Guest and faculty artists will include soprano Julia Broxholm (pictured) of the University of Kansas; pianist Russell Miller of the Eastman School of Music; violist Wendy Richman of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra; and Oswego faculty members Robert Auler on piano, Julie Bridge playing horn and clarinetist Trevor Jorgensen.

The program’s selections will include two Franz Schubert pieces in “Auf dem Strom” (D. 943) and “Der Hirt auf dem Felsen” (D. 965), Francis Poulenc’s “Sonata for Piano, Four Hands,” and a three-song suite by Robert Schumann.

An admission-free College Hour informance at 12:45 p.m. Feb. 18, in Room 41 of Tyler Hall, will include performances of selected pieces and a discussion of the vocal chamber music genre.

Tickets to the full-length Feb. 18 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 tickets.oswego.edu.

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(Posted: Jan 28, 2009)

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