BUFFALO, N.Y. -- June in Buffalo 2012, a thrilling and
internationally acclaimed festival of contemporary classical music
presented by the University at Buffalo, offers an opportunity for
the Western New York public to expand its understanding of
contemporary music and its astonishing possibilities.
In a new short form video, festival planners and composers
discuss daring work presented and its appeal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULM0ym9ypRU&feature=youtu.be.
June in Buffalo will run June 4 to 10 and bring to the Western
New York community first-rate international composers and
world-class performers for a series of public afternoon and evening
concerts, most of them free of charge.
For the new young composers selected to participate, the
festival also offers an intensive schedule of seminars, lectures,
workshops, professional presentations, participant forums and open
rehearsals directed by some of the finest composers and performers
in the world.
June in Buffalo was founded in 1975 by Morton Feldman, one of
the century's most exceptional and influential composers. It
continues to be presented annually by the UB Department of Music
and The Robert and Carol Morris Center for 21st Century Music at
More information, including descriptions of the participating
composers and performers and the concert schedule, can be found at
and on the festival website at http://www.music21c.org/index.php/june-in-buffalo.
For editors and reporters: Exceptional visual and audio
opportunities are available in this celebration of one of Western
New York's least known cultural treasures. Interviews with
composers and performers are available upon request.