2012-2013 Saint Rose Camerata Celebrates their 10th Anniversary
Massry Center for the Arts at The College of Saint Rose
Season Finale, Friday March23 at 7:30 PM Music by Contemporary American Composers
Concert #2: Through Another Season, October 29 at 7:30 PM
Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 24 at 7:30 PM
William Carragan, musicologist and harpsichordist, is known for his research in both baroque chamber music and nineteenth-century symphonic literature.
He studied piano with his mother, Martha Beck, and with Stanley Hummel, harpsichord with Louis Bagger, and composition with Alfred Swan. He has performed in the Capital District many times, with solo appearances with the Albany Symphony, the Vermont Symphony, at the Brockport Keyboard Festival, and with other orchestras, and chamber appearances with Music at Page Hall,
Capitol Chamber Artists, Williamstown Early Music, The Aode Consort, and other groups. He recently prepared harpsichord versions of two multiple violin concertos of Vivaldi, and presented them this summer in concert with
Taconic Harpsichordists. He is a contributing editor of the Anton Bruckner Collected Edition in Vienna, for which he prepared a new edition of the Bruckner Second Symphony, in two versions, over the period of 1986-2005. He has also reconstructed the earliest version of the Bruckner First Symphony, which was recorded on Naxos in 1996, and a previously unheard version of the Third, which was premiered in Japan in 2007. From 1979 to 1983 he devoted himself to a completion of the Bruckner Ninth; so far it has been performed in six countries, most recently by Musica Nova in Scottsdale, Arizona earlier this month, and it has received four recordings with two more on the
way. He was Professor of Physics at Hudson Valley Community College from 1965 to 2001, and is the author of a comprehensive four-volume textbook of introductory university physics.