SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music will be holding open masterclasses and free lectures to any North Country resident during the inaugural Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar.
From May 21st to May 26th an open masterclass led by Artistic Director and Metropolitan Opera star Stephanie Blythe '92, along with master teacher and collaborative pianist Alan Smith will be offered.
The 10 seminar participants, who are all up-and-coming singers and musicians selected in a competitive national audition, will perform during this event, starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 22 in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater at Crane. They will perform the music of John Corigliano, Gerald Finzi, Stephen Foster, Ricky Ian Gordon and Charles Ives.
During the evening, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and pianist Alan Smith will present a special recital entitled "American Voices: A Recital of Songs by American Composers." The performance will be offered at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22 in Snell Theater. This is a rare opportunity to see world-class artists bring their immense talent to an intimate recital on the North Country stage.
Tickets are $20 for the general public and $15 for SUNY Potsdam students and faculty for the evening performance. All proceeds will benefit the Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar.
For tickets, contact the Community Performance Series Box Office at (315) 267-2277 or visit www.cpspotsdam.org.