Sunday, May 28, 2023

June in Buffalo 2023: Slee Sinfonietta

 The Slee Sinfonietta is the professional chamber orchestra in residence at the University at Buffalo and the flagship ensemble of the Robert and Carol Morris Center for 21st Century Music. The Sinfonietta presents a series of concerts each year that feature performances of challenging new works by contemporary composers and lesser-known works from the chamber orchestra repertoire. Founded in 1997 by composer David Felder and comprised of a core group including UB faculty performance artists, visiting artists, national and regional professionals and advanced performance students, the group is conducted by leading conductors and composers. This ensemble has produced world-class performances of important repertoire for over 25 years, and its activities include touring, professionally produced recordings, and unique concert experiences for listeners of all levels of experience.

The Slee Sinfonietta is an ensemble of flexible size. For June in Buffalo 2023, the Slee Sinfonietta presents four programs mixing solo works, chamber music, and larger groupings, led by guest conductor Daniel Brottman.

Photo of Daniel Brottman

Tuesday, June 6

Soloists of the Slee Sinfonietta

4pm, Baird Recital Hall (Room 250 Baird Hall)


Music by June in Buffalo participant composers, as well as selected piano works by Péter Eötvös, György Kurtág, Béla Bartók and Tomasz Sikorski, with pianists Nicholas Emmanuel and Haeyeun Jeun.

Wednesday, June 7

Slee Sinfonietta, with members of the Arditti Quartet
Daniel Brottman, conductor

7:30pm, Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall


Larger ensemble works by several June in Buffalo participant composers, in an evening combining works by senior composers and featuring members of the Arditti Quartet. The program includes the world premiere of vl2 for violin duo by Robert HP Platz, as well as his Maro for solo violin, played by Irvine Arditti and Ashot Sarkissjan.

Thursday, June 8

Chamber musicians of Slee Sinfonietta
Daniel Brottman, conductor

4pm, Baird Recital Hall (Room 250, Baird Hall)

Chamber music by June in Buffalo participant composers.


Sunday, June 11
Closing Concert: Slee Sinfonietta

Daniel Brottman, conductor
Tiffany Du Mouchelle, soprano

2pm, Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall


Slee Sinfonietta performs works by June in Buffalo senior composers.


·         Jonathan Golove: Imaginary Songs

for soprano, alto flute and cello


·         Robert H.P. Platz: Wunderblock

for alto flute (solo), bass clarinet and percussion (duo), and violin, viola, cello (trio), performed individually and as a sextet


·         Melinda Wagner: Four Settings

for soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano


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