Saturday, June 8, 2013

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra finish off June in Buffalo 2013!

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
We’re excited about the final concert of June in Buffalo 2013 with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, which will conclude the festival on Sunday, June 9th, at 2:30 p.m. in Slee Hall at the University at Buffalo. This year’s festival has been especially inspiring, not only because of the great mix of faculty and participant composers, but also because of the inauguaration of the June in Buffalo Performance Institute, which helped finish off the festival with concerts on both Friday and Saturday. Music journalist Daniel J. Kushner recently published an insightful and enthusiastic review of Friday night’s concert under the title “Eclectic Performance Institute is a fine fit for June”, which can be found in the Buffalo News. We've also received some great recent press from Jan Jezioro, who has published a nice write-up on the BPO at June in Buffalo at the Artvoice, which includes a fantastic quote by Alex Ross, “Having appeared in Spring for Music [at Carnegie Hall], the Buffalo Philharmonic will return home for June in Buffalo, which this year presents a particularly fascinating lineup of resident composers as well as a new, contemporary-oriented Performance Institute under the direction of Eric Huebner.” Read Jezioro's full piece here.

JoAnn Falletta
The final concert on Sunday, with the BPO under the baton of JoAnn Falletta, will begin with David Felder’s Linebacker Music, originally written for the BPO in 1993. You can sample the beginning of Linebacker Music on the Center’s soundcloud.

The second piece of the concert will be by composer Augusta Read Thomas, described in October 2012 by the New Yorker as “a true virtuoso composer”. The BPO will perform her recent work Aureole, which was just given its world premiere by the DePaul Symphony Orchestra only a week ago.

The final piece of the concert, which will follow without an intermission, will be Yehudi Wyner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Piano Concerto Chiavi in Mano, and will feature soloist Geoffrey Burleson. We recently blogged about Chiavi in Mano, read more about it here

Ticket information can be found here. We look forward to seeing you at Slee Hall!

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