Monday, November 6, 2023

Anthony R. Green Residency at University at Buffalo - Masterclass and Open talk to the public

Anthony R. Green, composer, performer and social justice artist, will be in residence in the Music Department at the University at Buffalo on Friday, November 10, working with our PhD students in composition, as well as giving a composer talk open to the public.

Anthony R. Green has multiple roles as an artist, and his artistic output includes musical and visual creations, interpretations of original works or works in the repertoire, collaborations, educational outreach and more. Behind all of his artistic endeavors are the ideals of equality, freedom and warm humanity, which manifest themselves in diverse ways in a composition, a performance, a collaboration, or social justice work.

credit by Anthony R. Green Website

“But when our work is blatantly ignored, disrespected, not studied, and not programmed, our voice is all we have.”   — Anthony R. Green, from his article "What the Optics of New Music Say to Black Composers"

As a composer, his works have been presented in over 25 countries across six continents by various internationally acclaimed soloists and ensembles, including: vocalists Anthony P. McGlaun, Julian Otis, Anna Elder, and Amanda DeBoer Bartlett; violists Ashleigh Gordon, Gregory Williams, Carrie Frey, and Wendy Richman; pianists Stephen Drury, Kathleen Supové, Jason Hardink, Kimi Kawashima, Lewis Warren Jr., Clare Longendyke, Hayk Melikyan, and Eunmi Ko; cellists Matthieu D’Ordine, Patricia Ryan, and Ifetayo Ali-Landing; percussionists Bill Solomon, Michael Skillern, and Dame Evelyn Glennie; saxophonists Neal Postma, Benjamin Sorrell, and Kendra Williams; and ensembles Tenth Intervention (Hajnal Pivnick – violin, and Adam Tendler – piano), ALEA III (with Gunther Schuller, conductor), the Thalea String Quartet, counter)induction, Ensemble Dal Niente, Dinosaur Annex, andPlay, NorthStar Duo, fivebyfive, Transient Canvas, the McCormick Percussion Group, the Icarus Quartet, Opera Kansas (as winner of the 2018 Zepick Modern Opera Contest), the American Composers Orchestra, the Lowell Chamber Orchestra, the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, the Minnesota Philharmonic, the String Archestra, the Playground Ensemble, Ossia New Music Ensemble, and Alarm Will Sound, to name a few. 

Anthony R. Green : a portrait concert, presented by Boston University & Castle of our Skins

As a performer, Green has appeared at important performance venues around the world, and premiered original works and worked with student, emerging, and established composers such as David Liptak, Renée C. Baker, and George Crumb for various performance presentations. Moreover, he has participated in consortium commissions organized by Neal Postma (saxophone), Meraki (clarinet and piano duo), and New Works Project (solo percussion). His music has been performed at Symphony Space (New York), Marian Anderson Theater at Aaron Davis Hall (New York), the DiMenna Center (New York), Jordan Hall (Boston), Tivoli Vredenburg (Utrecht), Kunstraum (Stuttgart), Cité de la Musique et de la Danse (Strasbourg), the Shoe Factory (Nicosia), the TWA Hotel (New York), the Edward A. Hatch Memorial Shell on the Charles River Esplanade (Boston), and the Elbphilharmonie (Hamburg), amongst many others.

credit by Anthony R. Green Website

The core of thought behind his various output is contained in his observations and comments on many issues related to social justice, such as immigration, civil rights, the historical links between slavery and current racial injustice in the US, the contributions of targeted and/or minority groups to humanity, Black queerness/queer racism, and more. His compositional/creative strategies also shape him as a social justice artist. Green’s most important social justice work has been with Castle of our Skins: a concert and education series organization dedicated to celebrating Black artistry through music. 

Anthony R. Green will offer a composition masterclass for our PhD students from 10:30 am to 01:00 pm at B1 Baird, and then present a composer talk to the public from 02:00 to 03:40 pm! Please come join us for this amazing masterclass and talk!

Masterclass/ Composer Talk Information: 

🗓 Friday, November 10, 2023 

⏰ 10:30 AM - 01:00 PM - Masterclass

     02:00 PM - 03:40 PM - Composer Talk

📍B1 Baird (North Campus)


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