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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 over fifteen years, and its activities include touring, professionally produced recordings, and unique concert experiences for listeners of all levels of experience.

 

2016-2017 Season

 

September 20, 2016
Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall
7:30pm
Case Scaglione, conductor
Tiffany Du Mouchelle, soprano

Schoenberg – Verklarte Nacht (1899)
Boulez – Derive I (1984)
Schoenberg – Pierrot Lunaire (1912)

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October 25, 2016
Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall
7:30pm
Julien LeRoy, conductor
Alex Greffin-Klein, violin

Jonathan Harvey – Scena (1992)
Philippe Leroux – AAA (1996)
Franco Donatoni – Lumen (1975)
David Felder – Requiescat (2010)

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April 11, 2016
Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall
7:30pm
Robert Treviño, conductor

Featuring Schoenberg transcriptions of Mahler and Debussy

Gustav Mahler – Das Lied von der Erde (trans. Schoenberg)
Debussy – Afternoon of a Faun (trans. Schoenberg)

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June 6, 2016
Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall
7:30pm

Featuring works of June in Buffalo faculty composers