Monday, September 7, 2015

2015-2016 Calendar of Events

The Robert and Carol Morris Center for 21st Century Music is excited to announce its 2015-2016 Calendar of Events.  The season is sure to be one full of exciting music for adventurous listeners, with performances by the Slee Sinfonietta, Mivos Quartet, Ensemble Linea, and Project Isherwood among other stellar ensembles.

Brad Lubman will direct the Slee Sinfonietta and Ensemble SIGNAL
in works by Kaija Saariaho next month!
The Center is thrilled to host the residencies of several renowned artists this year, including LoadBang, VoxNova Italia, JACK Quartet, and Oerknal Ensemble, all of whom will present concerts of cutting-edge contemporary music and work directly with Buffalo composers at student workshops.  Our Visiting Lecture Series will feature world-renowned composer Kaija Saariaho, whose time in Buffalo will coincide with the events of FinnFest 2015, including a special Slee Sinfonietta program featuring some of her most significant works.  The Lecture Series will also welcome Sebastian Fagerlund, another Finnish composer whose works have received wide acclaim, and who will be featured on an October Buffalo Philharmonic concert as part of FinnFest.

The year will culminate in June in Buffalo 2016, the Center's annual festival and conference dedicated to composers, which will welcome a number of exciting artists including the composers Hans Abrahamson, Hanna Eimermacher, Joshua Fineberg, and Josh Levine, in addition to the festival's artistic director, David Felder.  A number of spectacular resident ensembles will be in attendance, including the Arditti Quartet, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Ensemble SIGNAL, the Slee Sinfonietta, and—in their first visits to the festival—Dal Niente and Uusinta Ensemble.   The JiB call for works will be released within the coming months…

See below for our full calendar of events, or visit the Center's website.

Robert and Carol Morris Center for 21st Century Music

2015-16 Schedule of Events

October 2, 2015
Sebastian Fagerlund
Visiting composer

October 5, 2015
[Rescheduled concert]:
Program to include works by 
Brook, Felder, Lachenmann, Stauning

October 6, 2015
Visiting composer

November 12-13, 2015
Visiting ensemble
Evening performance and composer workshop

December 4-6
Visiting ensembles
Two evenings of concerts and composer workshop

April 5, 2016
Visiting ensemble
Evening performance

April 30 - May 2, 2016
Visiting ensemble
Evening performance and composer workshop

May 2-5, 2016
Visiting Ensemble
Evening performance and composer workshop
Program to include works by 
Felder, Heidelberger, Nielson, Zorn

Slee Sinfonietta

October 6, 2015
Slee Sinfonietta Presents
Ensemble Signal
Brad Lubman, conductor
Camilla Hoitenga, flute
Lauren Radnofsky, 'cello
Featuring works by Kaija Saariaho
Part of FinnFest in Buffalo, NY

April 21, 2016
Slee Sinfonietta
Program TBA

June in Buffalo 2016
June 6-13
David Felder, Artistic Director

Faculty Composers
Hans Abrahamson
Hanna Eimermacher
David Felder
Joshua Fineberg
Josh Levine

Resident Ensembles
Arditti Quartet
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Dal Niente
Ensemble Signal
Slee Sinfonietta
Uusinta Ensemble

Special Guests
Magnus Andersson
Brad Lubman