Auler, a SUNY Oswego professor of music who will serve as host for concert, described the Schubert piece as very difficult, but also one that they all loved, and rather "orchestral in nature." He added, "This piece has the power to highlight all three instruments -- piano, violin and cello -- in a unique way."
Fulmer, a professor at Columbia University, has earned acclaim including the Grand Prize at the International Edvard Grieg Competition for Composers -- the first American to do so. The New York Times describes him as a "dizzyingly skillful violinist." He appears regularly and records often with premiere new music ensembles, including the International Contemporary Ensemble, Argento New Music Project, Speculum Musicae, the Group for Contemporary Music and the New York New Music Ensemble.
LeDoux, a member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, served as principal cellist of the former Syracuse Symphony and as an educator in Syracuse. He recently worked as a cello instructor for Imagine Syracuse, modeled after the El Sistema program in Venezuela, which uses music as a vehicle to help children with high need and few resources become their best selves.
One of the reasons Auler said he invited LeDoux and Fulmer to perform was their receptiveness to students. "They are wonderful musicians that look forward to interaction with the students," he said.
The chamber music series known as Ke-Nekt makes connections among faculty, staff, students and the community in a special way, reaching out to people inside and outside the major performance discipline, Auler said.
The SUNY Oswego music department, with the support of the college's Artswego presentation organization, coordinates the Ke-Nekt series. "It is the center of the department, where students have the opportunity to see their teachers take on their role as artists on stage," Auler said.
Tickets for the performance are $15 ($5 for students). Tickets are available at all SUNY Oswego box offices, online at tickets.oswego.edu or by calling (315) 312-2141.
Parking for this performance is included in the price in the employee and commuter lots across Washington Boulevard from Sheldon Hall. Those needing accommodations to attend should call 315-312-2141.