ALBANY (September 15, 2015) — The Saint Rose Camerata, the College’s acclaimed faculty chamber ensemble, launches its 13th year of providing a center of classical chamber music for the Saint Rose community and the Capital Region with a celebration of Family Weekend.
The concert will take place Saturday, October 3, at 7:30 p.m. on the D’Arcy-Brady Stage in the Kathleen McManus Pictotte Recital Hall, Massry Center for the Arts, 1002 Madison Ave., Albany, New York. Admission is free and open to the public.
This concert, appropriate for an audience of all ages, will include Saxophone Quintet by American composer Roger Bourland, Irish Songs for tenor, strings and piano by Beethoven and Four Seasons in Buenos Aires by Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla.
The concert features Saint Rose faculty members Jamecyn Morey, violin; David Bebe, violoncello; Matthew Johnson, viola; Michael Lister, tenor; Paul Evoskevich, saxophone; Young Kim, piano; and guest artist, Jessica Bellflower, violin.
Directed by Yvonne Chavez Hansbrough, the Saint Rose Camerata is the College’s resident faculty ensemble. Each year since its founding in 2003, the Camerata has presented a series of concerts with diverse programming. Members of the ensemble perform recognized masterpieces, unfamiliar works and new compositions. The varied programs, often based on creative themes, are presented in mixed ensembles of strings, winds, voice and keyboard.
Opened in 2008, the critically acclaimed Massry Center for the Arts features the 400-seat Kathleen McManus Picotte Recital Hall, Esther Massry Gallery, choral and instrument rehearsal rooms, teaching studios, piano labs and classrooms. Past performing artists have included B.B. King, Chick Corea, Dave Brubeck, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Doc Severinson, Ramsey Lewis, Maceo Parker, Mary Lambert, Tim Reynolds, Stefon Harris, John Pizzarelli, the Boston Symphony Orchestra Strings, Yuja Wang, Paula Cole and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The 46,000 square-foot gem is certified LEED Gold, ranking it among the Capital Region’s most energy-efficient and Earth-friendly buildings.
For more information about the Saint Rose Camerata, contact Yvonne Chavez Hansbrough at 518-454-5193 or by e-mail.
The College of Saint Rose (www.strose.edu) is a dynamic, progressive college in the heart of New York’s capital city where teaching is the first priority. With 59 undergraduate programs, nine undergraduate certificates, 37 master’s degrees and 26 graduate certificates, and a mission of service to the urban community, the Saint Rose experience empowers students to improve themselves and the world around them.