Professor's piano recital to preview CD

Robert Auler of SUNY Oswego’s music faculty will present a free recital that also previews a CD of Americana-influenced piano at 7 p.m. Monday, March 23, in the Campus Center auditorium.

At this recital, Auler will preview a work that will be part of the March 27 “Collage” fundraiser: Soviet-era composer Nikolai Kapustin’s “Sonata-Fantasie,” which fuses American jazz sounds with classical forms.
The program will also include lesser-known works by 18th century Austrian composer Ignaz Pleyel. Auler is working with the International Pleyel Museum in Ruppersthal, Austria, to bring the composer’s works into greater recognition in America.

“I’m excited to preview works on my upcoming CD featuring works based on American forms such as ragtime and jazz,” Auler said of the disc, titled “Crosscurrents,” to be recorded later this spring.

“It’s always rewarding to offer a piano recital for our students, college community and community at large,” he added. “I think the audience will really enjoy some of the accessible, newer works, as well as works from the classical mainstream.”

For more information, call the SUNY Oswego music department at 312-2130.

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CONTACT: Robert Auler, 312-2977,

(Posted: Mar 09, 2009)