Buffalo Chamber Players

Ensemble-in-Residence at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery

May
25
7:30 pm19:30

Music and Dance

Photograph by Rhea Anna

Photograph by Rhea Anna

The Buffalo Chamber Players explores the synergy of music and dance in a collaboration with Lehrer Dance, an exciting and innovative professional dance company based in Buffalo, NY.  

For tickets, visit the Albright-Knox Art Gallery or call 716.270.8292.


Mar
30
7:30 pm19:30

Opus Number Zoo

Vocális Chamber Choir

Vocális Chamber Choir

A whimsical program of animals in music from the Baroque to the contemporary, with works by Luciano Berio, Heinrich Biber, Felix Mendelssohn, Francis Poulenc, and Franz Schubert, with special guests Vocális Chamber Choir and BPO concertmaster Dennis Kim.

Poulenc: Le Bestiaire for voice and mixed ensemble
Biber: Sonata Representativa for violin and continuo
Berio: Opus Number Zoo for woodwind quintet
Mendelssohn: Verleih uns Frieden
Mendelssohn: Christe, du Lamm Gottes
Schubert: Piano Quintet in A Major, "Trout"

For tickets, visit the Albright-Knox Art Gallery or call 716.270.8292.

Feb
10
5:30 pm17:30

M&T Second Fridays at the Burchfield: Julius Eastman

  • Burchfield Penney Art Center

Join us for M&T Bank Second Friday at the Burchfield Penney Art Center for a celebration of Julius Eastman and his music. The event is free and open to the public.

5:30 PM: Buddha - Sotto Voce Vocal Collective

6:00 PM: Stay On It - Buffalo Chamber Players

6:30 PM: Buddha - Sotto Voce Vocal Collective

7 PM: Gay Guerrilla - Buffalo Chamber Players and Bufluxus

8 PM: Talk/Book Signing by Renee Levine Packer, author of Gay Guerrilla: Julius Eastman and His Music

8:30 PM: Crazy Nigger - performed and arranged by percussionist Amy Knoles

Dec
1
7:30 pm19:30

An Evening with Krzysztof Penderecki

The Buffalo Chamber Players hosts renowned Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki during his historic visit to Buffalo. Requested by Maestro Penderecki himself, the program includes Cadenza for solo viola, Quartet for clarinet and string trio, and Sextet for clarinet, horn, violin, viola, cello, and piano.

For tickets, visit the Albright-Knox Art Gallery or call 716.270.8292.

 

Oct
13
7:30 pm19:30

Opening Concert with JoAnn Falletta

Photo: Eliese Theuer

Photo: Eliese Theuer

The Buffalo Chamber Players celebrates its tenth anniversary season with special guests JoAnn Falletta on guitar and BPO concertmaster Dennis Kim, with works by Niccolò Paganini, W.A. Mozart, Jean Françaix, and a new work for strings by Western New York composer Rob Deemer.

Deemer Thorne Rooms for violin, viola, and cello
Françaix String Trio
Mozart Oboe Quartet in F major, K. 370/368b
Paganini Quartet No. 15 for viola, violin, cello, and guitar

For tickets, visit the Albright-Knox Art Gallery or call 716.270.8292.

May
19
8:00 pm20:00

Unconventional Voices

  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Historically, chamber music repertoire and programming has heavily favored certain instrument combinations, such as the string quartet and the piano trio. Fortunately, some composers also ventured beyond these well-trodden choices, creating exciting and innovative alternatives. We celebrate these with a program of unconventional instrument combinations, with works by Frank Bridge, Michael Haydn, Caroline Mallonée, Sergey Prokofiev, and Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Moravec.

Prokofiev Overture on Hebrew Themes, op. 34 for clarinet, string quartet, and piano
Michael Haydn Quartet in C, P. 115 for English horn, violin, cello, and bass
Caroline Mallonée Throwing Mountains for bass clarinet, cello, bass, and piano
Frank Bridge Lament for two violas
Paul Moravec Tempest Fantasy for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano

A reception with Paul Moravec, Caroline Mallonée, and the musicians will follow the performance.

For tickets, visit the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

Mar
17
8:00 pm20:00

Stravinsky and the Classics

  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery

While composing his chamber concerto Dumbarton Oaks, Igor Stravinsky recounts that he “played Bach regularly and was greatly attracted to the Brandenburg Concertos. Whether or not the first theme of my [first] movement is a conscious borrowing from the third Brandenburg, however, I do not know.” The Buffalo Chamber Players presents Stravinsky’s neoclassical masterpiece alongside works by Classical masters.

Stravinsky: Concerto in E-flat "Dumbarton Oaks"
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G
Haydn: Adagio cantabile from Symphony No. 13
Mozart: Trio in E-flat, K. 498 "Kegelstatt"

In addition, we are hosting Florestan Recital Project for the world premiere of Ben Gunn, a portrayal in song of the castaway in Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island. The work presents three original poems by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon with music by composer Scott Wheeler. We are honored to have Mr. Wheeler in attendance for the performance.

For tickets and information, visit the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

Nov
19
8:00 pm20:00

Atmosphere and Texture

  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery

A program exploring the use of color and texture in music, with an emphasis on the works of Impressionist and Minimalist composers. 

Claude Debussy: Sonata for flute, viola and harp
Manuel de Falla: Pantomime and Ritual Fire Dance from El Amor Brujo
Caroline Mallonée: The Butterfly Effect
Maurice Ravel: Chansons madécasses
Arvo Pärt: Fratres and Speigel im Spiegel
La Monte Young: Composition 1960 #7

Ticket holders may enjoy the AK's new exhibit Monet and the Impressionist Revolution at no additional charge from 5 to 7:30pm prior to the performance.

For tickets and information, visit the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

 

Nov
6
7:30 pm19:30

Mozart Requiem

  • St Louis Roman Catholic Church

A performance of Mozart's Requiem Mass with St. Paul's Cathedral Choir.

Tickets are $20 general admission/$10 students or a freewill offering at the door. Children under 12 are free with an adult. Purchase tickets online or at the door prior to the performance.

Oct
14
7:00 pm19:00

Copland and the Cold War

  • Burchfield Penney Art Center

We perform Copland's Piano Quartet (1950) as part of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's concert presentation "Copland and the Cold War." The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

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