Ke-Nekt’ series to open with world premiere of “Pointillism for Piano Trio”

The Finger Lakes Trio will premiere composer Sean O’Loughlin’s “Pointillism for Piano Trio” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at SUNY Oswego’s Sheldon Hall ballroom.

The Finger Lakes Trio is composed of violinist Sonya Williams; main cellist Heidi Hoffman; and pianist Robert Auler. Auler could also be a track professor at SUNY Oswego and the host of this tournament, which is a part of the Music Department’s Ke-Nekt’ Chamber Music Series. 

In addition to that premiere, the trio will carry out different works with O’Loughlin performing as an emcee. Auler selected him for this tournament as a result of of they’ve attached in the course of the native musician-led cooperative orchestra Symphoria: The Orchestra of Central New York

“I’ve performed with him many times, and got to know him well over that stretch of time,” Auler stated. 

O’Loughlin is the main pops conductor for each Symphoria and for the Victoria Symphony. He has had commissions from the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra that spotlight and exhibit his various musical talents. 

He additionally has led performances as a conductor with orchestras and symphonies all over the place the United States. “The arrangements are spectacular. The orchestra sounds sensational and the audience loves it!” the famend musical director of the San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, stated of O’Loughlin’s paintings.

O’Loughlin has labored with a wide range of artists comparable to Adele, Penatonix, Jason Mraz and lots of others. His track is printed by means of Excelcia Music, Hal Leonard and Carl Fischer.

Auler stated he thinks it’s essential for scholars to attend this tournament as a result of “Sean is an absolutely engaging, incredible person. I think students and community alike will really enjoy this presentation.” 

Talented trio

In addition to instructing at SUNY Oswego, Auler is an across the world famend artist with performances on six continents. Auler, who additionally decided on the artists and composers for the development, has carried out in many differing types of occasions and phases –- together with at Carnegie Hall –- all through his profession. 

Williams could also be a college member at SUNY Oswego as an teacher of implemented strings. She is these days the assistant concertmaster of Symphoria. Williams is also a member of the Symphoria String Quartet, which performs concert events and academic performances and conducts masterclasses in colleges in addition to in the neighborhood. 

Hoffman is the  main cellist of Symphoria. She additionally performs part-time within the Grand Park Symphony Orchestra in Chicago. Hoffman these days teaches at Ithaca College, and has in the past been a college member at Cornell University and Wells College. She has been an element of many alternative orchestras all through her profession and she or he has traveled to many alternative nations to play. 

“I think it’s amazing for our music students to see real practitioners collaborating with their teachers – it can be so inspiring,” Auler stated. “I tell our students that almost all professional musicians were once undergrads just like them.” 

Tickets are unfastened for SUNY Oswego scholars, and price $15 for most of the people; $12 for SUNY Oswego school, personnel and alumni; $5 for different scholars, to be had by means of tickets.oswego.edu.

— Written by means of Gabrielle Kroeger of the Class of 2023

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