SUNY Potsdams Crane School of Music will present a free concert featuring the Crane Symphonic Band and the Crane Concert Band at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall.
The Crane Symphonic Band will open the concert with Percy Graingers Childrens March, a classic for winds. Ensemble members will sing refrains in harmony.
The symphonic band also will perform Gloriosa, by Japanese composer Yasuhide Ito, a compelling merging of East and West in music, and George Washington Bridge, one of the most enduring works of William Schuman, the dean of American composers.
The Crane Concert Band will begin its performance with Vincent Persichettis Pageant, a symphonic overture with a haunting opening, followed by an energetic parade. Graingers Blithe is followed by Gustav Holsts Fugue a la Gigue, an adaptation of a Bach organ fugue.
The concert will conclude with David Maslankas short symphony for band, Give Us This Day.