ALBANY (September 12, 2016) –The Saint Rose Camerata, the College’s acclaimed faculty chamber ensemble, launches its 14th year of providing a center of classical chamber music for the Saint Rose community and the Capital Region with a celebration of Family Weekend events.
The concert will take place Friday, September 30, at 7:30 p.m. on the D’Arcy-Brady Stage in the Kathleen McManus Picotte Recital Hall, Massry Center for the Arts, 1002 Madison Ave., Albany, New York. Admission is free and open to the public.
The concert is appropriate for an audience of all ages and will include Romantic lieder and chamber music, plus a newer work by a string duo.
The concert will feature the debut of new Saint Rose faculty member Susan Boddie, soprano. Joining Boddie in performance are faculty members Jamecyn Morey, violin; David Bebe violoncello; Young Kim, piano.
Program for the evening is:
• Selected Songs for soprano and piano – Franz Schubert
• Duo for violin and violoncello – David Bebe
• Trio in B-flat “Gassenhauer” Opus 11 for violin, violoncello and piano – Ludwig van Beethoven
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 Severinsen, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.