Sinfonietta presents SIGNAL
The UB Office of the President and the Robert and Carol Morris Center for 21st Century Music at UB will present the world premiere of David Felder’s "Les Quatres Temps Cardinaux," a complex song cycle for two solo voices, a 35-piece orchestra and 12 channels of electronics. It represents the pairing of the composer with two celebrated performers: dynamic soprano Laura Aikin, and bass baritone Ethan Herschenfeld. Felder wrote the piece specifically for their voices. Photos of the performers are available here: http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2013/03/023.html.
The premiere will be the focal point of a two-day program that marks the start of a new university tradition, which UB President Satish K. Tripathi is introducing as a way to celebrate the university community’s rich and thriving legacy of innovation and distinction in the arts and letters. Other programming being held as part of this celebration include a rehearsal open to the campus and local community; a brown bag lunch discussion with the composer, conductor, and musicians; a panel discussion with faculty and students focusing on the interpretation of texts as works of art; and an alumni-sponsored reception and Q&A with the composer and performers.