Single Reed Summit set for Sept. 15, 16 in Potsdam
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 2:46 pm

POTSDAM -- SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music will host guest artists, alumni, educators and students for the 2018 Single Reed Summit on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15 and 16.

The Single Reed Summit at The Crane School of Music features recitals, lectures, clinics, discussion panels and masterclasses for students in middle school and older, performing on the clarinet or saxophone.

The Single Reed Summit will include performances and masterclasses by Richard Nunemaker (bass clarinet), a former member of the Houston Symphony; Kimball Sykes (clarinet) of the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, Canada; Kyle Landry (saxophone) who is currently completing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Michigan State University, and Eric Troiano (saxophone) who is on the faculty of the University of Arkansas.

There will be an alumni recital on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 3:15 p.m. in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater, featuring Cameron Hewes '15 (clarinet), Rebecca Scholldorf '15 (bass clarinet) and Brandon Linhard '15 (piano). Immediately following, at 4 p.m., Miles DeCastro will present a clinic on "Getting the Best Out of Your Clarinet."

The Saturday evening Gala Concert with the Northern Symphonic Winds will feature Sykes, Grev, Landry and Troiano, at 7:30 p.m., in the Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall. Tickets may be purchased at the door before the performance. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for senior citizens or SUNY Potsdam students. Single Reed Summit participants will be admitted for free.

Nunemaker will present a recital at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16, and will be joined by Crane School of Music faculty memberRaphael P. Sanders Jr., and Crane senior Solomon Elyaho '19. The Viridan Saxophone Quartet will present the final summit recital on Sunday at 2:15 p.m. Crane faculty members Casey Grev and Brian Doyle will perform in the Viridian Quartet alongside Landry and Troiano. Both concerts will be held in Snell Theater, and are free and open to the public.

Teachers or parents interested in bringing middle or high school students to attend the Single Reed Summit should contact Dr. Julianne Kirk Doyle at [email protected]. Any students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or teacher.