Release Date: June 1, 2012
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 UB.
More information, including descriptions of the participating composers and performers and the concert schedule, can be found at http://www.buffalo.edu/news/13353 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.
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