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Crane School Faculty Recital Series continues on Tuesday


POTSDAM - The Crane School of Music Faculty Recital Series will continue at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, with a concert featuring Julianne Kirk-Doyle on clarinet, alongside Julie Welsh Miller on piano and Carol Cope Lowe on bassoon. The recital will be offered in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater.

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

The recital program travels through a century of clarinet music from various areas of the world, spanning Britain, New Zealand, the United States, Hungary and France.

The concert will kick off with Phillipe Gaubert’s “Fantasie,” which was composed in 1911 for the Paris Conservatoire’s concours (graduation exam) and is a one-movement work that displays the elegance and lyricism of the instrument. Douglas Liburn’s “Sonatina for Clarinet” which was composed in 1948 for clarinettist George Hopkins, will also be presented.

Miklós Rózsa was one of the most highly regarded composers in the movie industry, writing music for over 100 films, one of his most famous being “Ben Hur.” His “Sonatina for Solo Clarinet” will be a highlight of the concert. The “Duo for Clarinet and Bassoon” by British composer Gordon Jacob will continue the performance. The piece was commissioned in 1975 by Stuart Wynn Jones to accompany a four-minute abstract animated film.

The recital will conclude with Andre Previn’s “Sonata for Clarinet and Piano.” In 2010, Boston Symphony clarinetist Tom Martin commissioned Previn to write the piece. The sonata is in four short movements, and most recently has been used as music for the New York City Ballet production of “A Place for Us.”

Julianne Kirk Doyle serves as associate professor of clarinet and director of the Crane Youth Music Camp at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music. She is also co-host of the Biennial Potsdam Single Reed Summit. Dr. Kirk-Doyle is a DANSR/Vandoren Performing Artist.

Carol Cope Lowe teaches courses in bassoon performance, reed-making, repertoire, pedagogy and orchestral studies at The Crane School of Music. She is a native of Brevard, N.C., and has performed throughout the United States and Europe. As an active member of the International Double Reed Society, Dr. Lowe has presented recitals at their annual conferences in Austin, Muncie, Ithaca and Provo. Lowe is currently principal bassoon for the Orchestra of Northern New York and is a member of the Aria Reed Trio.

Julie Welsh Miller has been teaching piano at the university level for 25 years, and her former students now teach at every level from elementary to university. While she is a frequent soloist, one of her principal interests is collaborating with other performers, giving 60 to 100 performances every year. She has developed an extensive repertoire by playing for students, which has served her well in partnerships with colleagues and guest artists. This concert will be broadcast live on the SUNY Potsdam website at the performance time. To view the program and see other upcoming streaming performances, visit

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