The Hayley-Laufer Duo champions adventurous voice-and-piano repertoire of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and seeks to expand the boundaries of voice-and-piano composition by commissioning works from innovative composers. Their mission is to continue the grand Lied duo tradition by presenting audiences with the most audacious and exciting vocal music of today. (Read more...)
“We believe that even the most complex new music can be accessible and engaging when performed with energy, intensity, and wit.”
They will come for two residencies lasting two weeks each. In these residencies they will: 1) work on adding new works to their repertoire; 2) presentation of two public concerts of contemporary repertoire for voice and piano, including work by UB student composers; and 3) engagement with student composers and other members of the UB community through workshops, readings, and open rehearsals.