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

Slee Sinfonietta

The Slee Sinfonietta is the professional chamber orchestra in residence at the University at Buffalo and the flagship ensemble of the Robert and Carol Morris Center for 21st Century Music. The Sinfonietta presents a series of concerts each year that feature performances of challenging new works by contemporary composers and lesser-known works from the chamber orchestra repertoire. Founded in 1997 by composer David Felder, and comprised of a core group including UB faculty performance artists, visiting artists, national and regional professionals and advanced performance students, the group is conducted by leading conductors and composers. This ensemble has produced world-class performances of important repertoire for fourteen years, and its activities include touring, professionally produced recordings, and unique concert experiences for listeners of all levels of experience.

2013/2014 Season

September 10, 2013

Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall
7:30pm
Case Scaglione, conductor

Program to feature works by Boulez, Ravel, and Varèse

October 29, 2013

Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall
7:30pm
Robert Treviño, conductor

Program to feature works by Martino, Milhaud, Revueltas, Stravinsky

April 8, 2014

Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall
7:30pm
James Baker, conductor

Program to feature works by Roger Reynolds and Edgard Varèse.

Slee Sinfonietta

Photo by Irene Haupt