Buffalo Chamber Players

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

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Stravinsky and the Classics

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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.

Earlier Event: November 19
Atmosphere and Texture
Later Event: May 19
Unconventional Voices