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Croy April 4 concert salutes music of Schubert

March 27, 2012

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Elizabeth Croy, a soprano who is a member of the faculty in the Montana State University School of Music, will present a Schubertiade, which is an event that celebrates the music of Franz Schubert, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, in the Reynolds Recital Hall at MSU.

The concert, which concludes the recent European Song Tour, will feature the vocal chamber music of Schubert, regarded as the father of classical song.

Along with standard lieder (German songs), the program will feature duets, Ständchen for alto solo and women's chorus, and "The Shepherd on the Rock" for voice, clarinet and piano.

Fellow members of the MSU School of Music will join Croy, including: Julie Gosswiller, piano; Gregory Young, clarinet; Sherry Linnerooth, horn and members of the MSU Horn Ensemble and Bozeman High student Emily Young on violin. MSU vocal students who will also perform with Croy include: Sarah Arlint, Sallie Dugger, Julie Lindberg, Bethany Smith, Casey Spawn, Ciara Wallace and Carson Yahvah.

Croy has served on the faculty of the MSU School of Music since 1990 and has been a soloist with the Bozeman Symphony, Intermountain Opera, 11th and Grant with Eric Funk television series and has been a finalist in numerous international and national competitions.

Gosswiller has collaborated on three CD projects with Croy including two recent releases, "What Ships Set Sail?" and "Partners through Song: Children's Literature and Classical Song."

Tickets for the concert are $10 for the general public, $5 for students.

Elizabeth Croy (406) 994-5769, ecroy@montana.edu