Slee Hall

Slee Hall Outside

Slee Hall, connected to Baird Hall as part of the North Campus Academic Spine, plays a crucial role in the creation and presentation of music at the University at Buffalo. In addition to being the home of the Lejaren Hiller Computer Music Studios, Slee Hall contains the 670 seat Lippes Concert Hall, a beautiful hall with a variable acoustical structure, which serves as the home to a number of notable concert series.

Slee Hall Concert Series

  • Slee Beethoven String Quartet Cycle: This series of six concerts, presented annually since 1955, features the complete cycle of Beethoven string quartets
  • Slee Sinfonietta: Our resident professional chamber orchestra presents four concerts each academic year, specializing in neglected and rarely-performed repertoire of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as the avant-garde work of our time
  • Organ Recital Series
  • Faculty Recital Series
  • Concerts by the UB Choir, UB Chorus, UB Symphony, UB Symphonic Band, and other student ensembles
  • Slee Visiting Artists Series: a number of the world's most notable interpreters have presented in Lippes Concert Hall in recent years, including the Arditti String Quartet, Ensemble InterContemporain, Champs d'Action, and soloists including Lynn Harrell, Ursula Oppens, Robert Black, and Pierre-Yves Artaud, among numerous others.

C.B. Fisk Organ

The centerpiece of Lippes Concert Hall is the C.B. Fisk organ, one of the premiere teaching organs on the East Coast. It is one of the largest mechanical-action organs in Western New York and is one of a very few organs to combine a fully mechanical stop action with a state-of-the-art computerized electronic combination action. Unique in its design at the time, the organ has become very influential, with numerous subsequent organs being based on its design. It is, however, most remarkable for its timbral and registral diversity, equally at home in the repertories of the North-German Baroque, 19th Century France, or the early 20th Century.

Lippes Concert Hall