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Music of Three Centuries -- A Piano Recital by Andrew Ranaudo

Ah! The piano! That magnificently versatile instrument, will deliver beautiful and varied music through the hands of Andrew Ranaudo. "Music of Three Centuries -- a piano recital" will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. in Orange Hall Theatre, SUNY Orange.

An active soloist and collaborative musician, Ranaudo has experience in many areas of music and cultures, and consequently, is offering a program that has familiar pieces as well as lesser known. Works represent four countries and three centuries: Germany with composer Robert Schumann of the Romantic era in the 19th century; France with composer Maurice Ravel who is associated with Impressionism that bridged the late 19th and early 20th century; Italy with Domenico Scarlatti who is considered to be from the Baroque era but was influential in the development of the Classical style and also bridged two centuries, 17th and 18th; and finally Argentina with 20th century composer Alberto Ginastera.

Ranaudo is enthusiastic about playing in this area as he grew up in Glen Spey, NY. He holds a master’s degree in performance from Hunter College, CUNY. He directs music theater at French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts, Hancock, NY during the summer months and tours the USA and Europe in concerts, recitals, theater and cabaret at venues such as The Neue Galerie, Lang Hall, New York University, Webster Hall, Glasslands Gallery, Dixon Place, Garfield Artworks, Hotel Utah, and Platform Gallery. He also teaches piano and voice.

Tickets are reasonably priced at $10 adults; $7 senior citizens, faculty, staff­, and alumni; and free for all students. All tickets except student admission are available online at  Tickets are also available at the box office starting at 7 p.m. before the performance.

In addition, Ranaudo is offering a master class at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 3 in Orange Hall Room 23 entitled "Music as my Life’s Work" with Andrew Ranaudo, pianist. The class is free and open to the public.

Questions may be addressed to Cultural Affairs at or (845) 341-4891. You may also check out the Cultural Affairs website at

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Dorothy Szefc
Cultural Affairs