Jenni Brandon’s “Colored Stones” performed by Carol Lowe at SUNY-Potsdam Crane School of Music

Crane School of Music Faculty Recital Features Carol Lowe on Bassoon

Dr. Lowe will be performing Jenni’s work Colored Stones for solo bassoon

SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music invites the public to enjoy a faculty recital featuring bassoonist Carol Lowe and pianist Julie Miller, on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater.

The recital will include a concerto from the classical period and a variety of short works by French and American composers. These shorter pieces will include three songs by American composer William Grant Still, a collection of five French recital pieces, and a set of seven short movements based on the sayings of Andy Warhol. In addition to Still, the featured composers include Antonio Rosetti, Marcel Bitsch, Fernand Oubradous, Jacques Ibert, Paul Moravec, Arthur Meulemans and Jenni Brandon.

About the performer:

Dr. Carol Lowe teaches courses in bassoon performance, reed making, repertoire, pedagogy, orchestral studies, chamber music and music history at The Crane School of Music. A native of Brevard, N.C., Lowe has performed as an orchestral and chamber musician throughout the United States and Europe. While living in the Atlanta area, she performed frequently with the Atlanta Symphony, including a tour to Carnegie Hall and subsequent recording of Mahler’s “Symphony No. 6.” She has toured and recorded in London, Paris and Munich with various ensembles, and was a member of the Taft Quintet, the first-prize winners of the 1989 Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition. As an active member of the International Double Reed Society, Lowe has presented recitals at its annual conferences. Her degrees are from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

She is principal bassoon for the Orchestra of Northern New York and the Northern Symphonic Winds, and is a founding member of the Aria Reed Trio.

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

This concert will be broadcast live on the Crane School of Music YouTube channel at the performance time. To view the program and see other upcoming streaming performances, visit

About The Crane School of Music:

Founded in 1886, SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music has a long legacy of excellence in music education and performance. Life at Crane includes an incredible array of more than 300 recitals, lectures and concerts presented by faculty, students and guests each year. The Crane School of Music is the State University of New York’s only All-Steinway institution. For more information, please visit