The Syracuse Vocal Ensemble opens its 2009-10 season at Hobart and William Smith with a choral program exemplifying the diversity of musical styles that arose in the early part of the 20th century.
On Saturday, Oct. 17, HWS Professor of Music and Artistic Director of the Syracuse Vocal Ensemble Bob Cowles will conduct the performance, titled “Titans from the Teens and Twenties,” at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Chapel.
Composers represented on this program include Ralph Vaughan Williams, Aaron Copland, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Charles Ives and Béla Bartók. Celebrated Syracuse pianist Kevin Moore joins the ensemble for this program.
Cowles joined the faculty in 1992 after receiving a Doctor of Music from Indiana University, a Master of Music from the New England Conservatory of Music and a B.A. from Macalester College. He has previously taught at Wake Forest University and Moorhead State University, master classes at Sibelius Academy in Finland and the Estonian Academy of Music as a Fulbright Scholar. He directs the HWS Colleges Chorale and the HWS Colleges Cantori and is a member of the American Choral Directors Association and the International Federation of Choral Music.
HWS students are admitted free! Tickets are $14 for adults; $12 for seniors; $5 all others.
For further information, call (315) 637-3899.