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Music Department to Host New Music and Culture Symposium

Event to Bring Composers, Performers from SUNY System to Plattsburgh
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 23, 2010) – The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music presents a New Music and Culture Symposium featuring composers and performers from SUNY colleges and universities Friday, Oct. 1, in Hawkins Hall.Public events include a brief lecture/demonstration by the musicians at 4 p.m. in Krinovitz Recital Hall. This will be followed by a new music concert at 7:30 p.m. in E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium. Both vents are free and open to the public.

Participating in the performance are SUNY Stony Brook musicians Daniel Panner (viola), Ann Ellsworth (horn), Piero Guimarães (percussion) and Ellen Hwangbo (piano).

Chamber works by the following composers will be performed: Bill Pfaff (SUNY Plattsburgh), Sheila Silver (SUNY Stony Brook) and Suzanne Farrin and Laura Kaminsky from SUNY Purchase. “Yellow Ribbons No. 47” for solo horn, composed by Max Lifchitz (SUNY Albany) for Ann Ellsworth, will receive its world premiere.

The concert will conclude with Robert Schumann’s “Adagio and Allegro” for viola and piano in honor of his 200th birth year.

The symposium is sponsored by the SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music with support from the Student Association through the Campus Arts Council and a grant from College Auxiliary Services.

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