The Crane Percussion Ensemble will present a world premiere as part of its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater at SUNY Potsdams Crane School of Music.
The world premiere of Percussion Symphony No. 2 for Eight Players by Daniel Kessner will be performed. Directed by James Petercsak, the concert will feature xylophone soloist Molly Jones, drum set soloist Paul Pearl, the Crane Marimba Band and the Interplay Percussion Quartet, which consists of Alex Durr, Sean Lucas, Kyle Peters and Andres Vohos.
The concert will open with Downfall of Paris Fanfare, arranged by Sean Lucas. The performance will conclude with Quad Helix by Owen Clayton Condon and the Concerto for Drum Set and Percussion Ensemble by Greg Runions.
The concert, which is free, is dedicated to Crane professor emeritus Elliot A. Del Borgo and Remo D. Belli, founder of Remo Inc., the worlds leading producer of drum heads and hand percussion instruments.
Mr. Del Borgo was a friend, colleague, master teacher, world-class composer and longtime Crane faculty member, who passed away in May.