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Saint Rose Camerata

Saint Rose Camerata Offers Evening of Chamber Music from Baroque and 20th-Century Periods

ALBANY (October 29, 2015) — The Saint Rose Camerata, the College’s acclaimed faculty chamber ensemble, continues its 13th year with a concert of works by German, American and Russian composers of the baroque and 20th-century periods.

The concert will take place Saturday, November 21, 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.

The concert will mark the debut performance of tenor Dr. Leroy Bynum, dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at Saint Rose. Program will include Cantata BWV 189 Meine Seele rühmt und preist for tenor, flute, oboe and strings by Johann Sebastian Bach, Duo for viola and cello by Walter Piston, and Quintet for oboe, clarinet and strings, Op. 39 by Sergei Prokofiev.

The concert features Saint Rose faculty Leroy Bynum, tenor; Yvonne Chavez Hansbrough, flute; Sherwood Wise, oboe; David Ciucevich, clarinet; Amanda Brin, violin; Matthew Johnson, viola; David Bebe, cello; Patrick O’Connell, bass; and guest artist, Dan Foster, harpsichord.

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

The College of Saint Rose ( 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.


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