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Have you HEARD?
Introducing HEARD: the University at Buffalo�s new resident chamber ensemble:
Tony Arnold, Soprano
Cheryl Gobbetti Hoffman, Flutes
Jonathan Golove, Cellist and Composer
Jacob Greenberg, Piano
J. Alexander Hurd, Baritone
Stephen Manes, Piano
(For more information: Contact Slee Hall Concert Office, Phil Rehard, Manager;
phone: (716)645-2921; email: rehard @buffalo.edu)
HEARD explores the broad range of today�s instrumental and vocal chamber music. Flexible in style and instrumentation, HEARD bridges the gap between old and new, presenting thematic programs that spin a web of connections between music and culture, history, and current topics. From the whimsical to the dramatic, HEARD is not to be missed.
A Must-Hear Concert Series: HEARD ON WEDNESDAYS
HEARD on Wednesday, September 7th: �VIRTUOSO FACULTY SHOWCASE�
HEARD initiates a new tradition, starting the concert season off with an extravaganza featuring UB�s many talented faculty performers in a broad range of exciting repertoire, old and new, including Luciano Berio�s �Sequenza 3 for female voice�, Harold Meltzer�s �Trapset� for amplified alto flute, and Jonathan Golove�s �Imaginary Songs II� for cello, alto flute, and voice.
HEARD on Wednesday, November 2nd: �DAY OF THE DEAD�
On the heels of Halloween, HEARD explores Mexican chamber music and music of other cultures, shrouded in mysteries of death and the entire cycle of life. Program includes German Romero's "El Principio" (for flute and soprano), Harri Vuori's "Songs of Dreaming and Death" (for cello and soprano, and Modest Mussorgsky's "Songs and Dances of Death" (for baritone and piano).
HEARD on Wednesday, February 22nd: �HEARD IN THE WILD�
HEARD explores the wildly diverse aspects of sound, traversing evocative soundscapes inspired by nature. Posing to query composer, performer, and listener alike as to what exactly might have been first heard, this program plays with visions of spring, rain, wind, rivers, and animals. Included on this program are Olivier Messiaen's "Le Merle Noir" (for flute and piano) and Simon Holt's "Maiastra" (for solo flute and alto flute), Toru Takemitsu's "Rain Tree Sketches" (for solo piano), Igor Stravinsky's "Four Russian Songs" (for flute, harp, guitar, soprano), John Musto's "River Songs" (for baritone and piano), and George Crumb's "Vox Balanae" (for flute, cello, and piano).
HEARD on Wednesday, April 5th: �OF LOVE AND MONEY: A TAXING PROGRAM�
In honor of Mozart's 250th birthday, and the season to pay taxes, HEARD
presents a program of works connected by themes of money, love, and the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Oboist Carolyn Banham and cellist Mary Artmann are featured guest artists. Program to include J.S. Bach's �Let my heart be the coin� from Cantata 163, Elliott Carter's "Sonata" for flute, oboe, cello, and harpsichord,
Hanns Eisler's �There's nothing quite like money�, Ludwig van Beethoven's "Variations on a Theme from Mozart�s Magic Flute", and a new work by
Jonathan Golove celebrating the 250th Birthday of Mozart.