Center for 21st Century Music

Center for 21st Century Music

Photo by Irene Haupt

For fifty years, the Music Department at the University at Buffalo has maintained and nurtured a commitment to creative and performing artists at the forefront of contemporary music. The Center for 21st Century Music, founded and directed by composer David Felder in 2006, is built on this legacy, featuring the internationally renowned "June in Buffalo" festival, the Slee Sinfonietta Chamber Orchestra concert series, and the Wednesday Series of performances, lecture presentations, and workshops. The Center for 21st Century Music is dedicated to the creation and production of new work upholding the highest artistic standards of excellence while simultaneously fostering a complementary atmosphere of creative investigation.

Staff:

David Felder, artistic director
J.T. Rinker, managing director
Eileen Felder, grant writer
Sharon Mok, piano and keyboard technician
Chris Jacobs, technology, sound reinforcement, and recording
Phil Rehard, concert hall production
Dusti Dean, financial officer
Rick Scott, editor, edge of the center blog
Ethan Hayden, website manager

Contact:

For general info, contact J.T. Rinker, managing director:

phone: (716) 645-0624
fax: (716) 645-3824
email: jtrinker@buffalo.edu

Center for 21st Century Music

Photo by Irene Haupt

June in Buffalo 2014

Presented by the Department of Music and The Robert and Carol Morris Center for 21st Century Music, June in Buffalo, a festival and conference dedicated to composers, will take place June 2-8 2014 at the University at Buffalo. June in Buffalo offers an intensive schedule of seminars, lectures, workshops, professional presentations, participant forums and open rehearsals as well as afternoon and evening concerts open to the general public and critics. Each of the invited composers will have one of his/her pieces performed during the festival. Evening performances feature faculty composers, resident ensembles and soloists renowned internationally as interpreters of contemporary music.

June in Buffalo

JACK Quartet, June in Buffalo 2013
Photo by Irene Haupt

Concert Schedule

Below is a listing of all June in Buffalo 2014 concerts. Concert times and locations subject to change.
Concerts marked with an asterisk are $12 general public/$9 seniors and $5 UB community/students. All other events are free and open to public, unless otherwise noted.

Monday, June 2nd
Chamber music
4:00pm
Baird Recital Hall (Baird 250)
Featuring the music of June in Buffalo participants Christopher Ashbaugh, Andrew Kyriacou, Jessica Rudman, & Ramteen Sazegari
Monday, June 2nd
Slee Sinfonietta Soloists*
7:30pm
Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall
Featuring the music of June in Buffalo Faculty composers David Felder, Josh Fineberg, Stephen Hartke, Philippe Hurel, & Hilda Paredes
Tuesday, June 3rd
Ensemble Signal
4:00pm
Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall
Featuring the music of June in Buffalo participants Chin Ting Chan, Yie Eun Chun, Marc Migo Cortes, Erik Deluca, Cooper Ottum, & Jon Yu
Tuesday, June 3rd
Slee Sinfonietta*
Jerry Hou, conductor
7:30pm
Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall
Bernard Rands portrait concert. Featuring Julia Bentley, soprano & Stephen Beck, piano
Wednesday, June 4th
Norbotten NEO*
7:30pm
Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall
Featuring the music of June in Buffalo Faculty composers David Felder, Josh Fineberg, Stephen Hartke, & Hilda Paredes
Thursday, June 5th
Norbotten NEO
4:00pm
Baird Recital Hall (Baird 250)
Featuring the music of June in Buffalo participants Luciano Barbosa, Mu-Xuan Lin, Noah Meites, Scott Ordway, Dimitar Pentchev, & Haralabos Stafylakis
Thursday, June 5th
Court Circuit*
7:30pm
Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall
Featuring the music of June in Buffalo Faculty composers David Felder, Josh Fineberg, & Philippe Hurel
Friday, June 6th
Court Circuit
4:30pm
Baird Recital Hall (Baird 250)
Featuring the music of June in Buffalo participants David Carter, Paul Frucht, Leonid Iogansen, Binna Kim, Camilo Mendez, & John Rot
Friday, June 6th
Irvine Arditti*
6:30pm
Baird Recital Hall (Baird 250)
Solo violin recital featuring the music of Dillon, Donatoni, Hosokawa, Sciarrino, & Traversa
Friday, June 6th
ResAUnance with guest Jonathan Golove, 'cello
8:30pm
Improvisatory trio of voice (Esin Gündüz), vibraphone/percussion (John Bacon) and piano (Michael McNeill), playing original music. $7/$5 students.
Saturday, June 7th
Ensemble Signal*
Brad Lubman, conductor
7:30pm
Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall
Performing music of June in Buffalo Faculty composers Bernard Rands, David Felder, Philippe Hurel, & Hilda Paredes. Featuring Irvine Arditti, violin, Oliver Hagen, piano, Jacquelin LeClair, oboe, Sungmin Shin, guitar.
Sunday, June 8th
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra*
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
2:30pm
Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall
Featuring the music of June in Buffalo Faculty composers Stephen Hartke & Bernard Rands

June in Buffalo Performance Institute 2015

The Robert and Carol Morris Center for 21st Century Music is pleased to announce the second June in Buffalo Performance Institute for May 29th to June 7th, 2015 on the campus of the University at Buffalo. All instrumental performers with an interest in 20th and 21st century music are welcome to apply. The Performance Institute will coincide with the annual June in Buffalo festival for composers (June 1st-June 7th, 2015).

June in Buffalo

Ensemble Linea, June in Buffalo 2013
Photo by Irene Haupt

Application and tuition information will be made available by July 1st, 2014.
A full roster of visiting composers and ensembles will be published online in the fall of 2014.

All information is subject to change.