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POTSDAM - SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music will present a concert featuring the Chamber Winds of the Crane Wind Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall.

The program includes Francis Poulenc’s “Suite Française d’après Claude Gervaise,” Richard Strauss’s “Serenade in E-Flat,” Jaquín Rodrigo’s “Adagio for Wind Orchestra,” and Einojuhani Rautavaara’s “A Requiem in our Time.” The concert will conclude with “Hill Song No. 2” by Percy Aldridge Grainger and “Divertimento for Wind Orchestra” by Jindich Feld.

This event is free, and the public is invited to attend.

The Crane Wind Ensemble includes approximately 56 musicians performing as a full wind band and also in smaller chamber wind groups. The CWE comprises the most outstanding wind and percussion majors in Crane, selected by studio faculty through audition each semester. The CWE is augmented by members of the double bass, piano and harp studios as repertoire necessitates.

This ensemble is dedicated to the performance of the finest wind repertoire, regardless of period or disposition of instrumental forces. The CWE is also dedicated to the music of our time, commissioning and premiering the latest works for wind band by contemporary composers. Flexible instrumentation and player rotation provide members of the ensemble with a variety of responsibilities, challenges, and playing experiences. In addition to tours, the CWE performs at least three programs per semester.

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