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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.


2017—2018 Season


September 19, 2017

9:00 PM, Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall
Ensemble Signal
Brad Lubman, conductor

Steve Reich – Music for 18 Musicians


October 24, 2017

7:30 PM, Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall
Slee Sinfonietta
Matthew Chamberlain, conductor

Bernard Rands Portrait Concert and SUNY Honorary Degree Conferral
Bernard Rands – Folk Songs
Bernard Rands – “now again” – fragments from Sappho
Luciano Berio – Linea
David Felder – Coleccion Nocturna


April 24, 2018

7:30 PM / Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall
Ensemble Signal
Brad Lubman, conductor

Charles Wuorinen Portrait Concert
Charles Wuorinen – Spin5
Charles Wuorinen – Megalith
Charles Wuorinen – Iridule