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Saint Rose Camerata
Acclaimed Faculty Ensemble Offers Evening of Music of America, Germany, France and Italy

ALBANY (January 17, 2017) — The Saint Rose Camerata, the College’s acclaimed faculty chamber ensemble, continues its 14th year with an exploration of chamber music by Giovanni “Nino” Rota, who composed scores for the first two films of “The Godfather” trilogy and for Franco Zeffirelli’s “Romeo and Juliet.”  The program also includes Robert Schumann’s masterpiece Dichterliebe, songs by Francis Poulenc and a contemporary work for solo guitar by Andrew McKenna Lee, assistant professor at Saint Rose.

The concert will take place Saturday, February 11, 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.

Program for the concert is:

  • Trio for flute, violin and piano by Giovanni “Nino” Rota;
  • Dichterliebe by Robert Schumann;
  • Deux Poèmes de Louise Aragon by Francis Poulenc:
  • Refractions for solo guitar by Andrew McKenna Lee

Performers include Margaret Lampasi, soprano; Leroy Bynum, tenor; Yvonne Chavez Hansbrough, flute; Amanda Brin, violin; Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar; Young Kim, piano; and guest pianist Michael Clement.

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, Stewart Copeland, Béla Fleck, 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






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