SUNY Fredonia School of Music faculty to be featured in recitals

Members of the SUNY Fredonia School of Music faculty will be in the spotlight in three upcoming Faculty Recitals. These events are free and open to the public.

Bassoonist Laura Koepke will be the featured soloist in a Faculty Recital on Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. in Rosch Recital Hall. She will be joined by faculty members I-Fei Chen (piano) and David Colwell (violin). Koepke will also perform a selection of bassoon chamber pieces with members of her bassoon studio. Works by Camille Saint-Sauns, Paganini, Vivaldi, Prokofiev, and more.

On Sept. 22, faculty members Joe Dan Harper, tenor; Alexander Hurd, baritone; Lynne McMurtry, mezzo-soprano; Sonja Inglefield, harp; Alison d’Amato and Anne Kissel, piano; will give a recital at 8 p.m. in Rosch Recital Hall. The program marks the 100th birthday of composer Benjamin Britten, celebrating his enduring legacy of song with performances of three of his best known song cycles for voice and piano, as well as rarely-heard arrangements of his folk songs for voice and harp and the stunning Canticle II. The program will include “On this Island,” selections from “The Songs and Proverbs of William Blake” and “A Charm of Lullabies.”

On Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. in Rosch, the community is invited to a faculty recital by Dr. Andrew Seigel entitled, “Music for my families.” The performance will feature the premiere of a bass clarinet work by SUNY Fredonia’s Jeremy Sagala and other works by Prokofiev, Larsen, Vaughan-Williams and more.

For a complete list of upcoming events, visit www.fredonia.edu/music