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UB percussionist to give recital

Published November 21, 2013

UB faculty member and percussionist Tom Kolor will present a recital featuring works by composers of The New York School at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall, North Campus.

Kolor’s program, which serves as a follow-up to last year’s recital titled “Made in the U.S.A.,” will include pieces by New York School composers John Cage, Earle Brown, Morton Feldman and Christian Wolff.

The New York School was an informal group of American poets, painters, dancers and musicians active in the 1950s and ’60s in New York City, who drew inspiration from the contemporary avant-garde art movement. During the 1960s, the composers of The New York School grew to include minimalist composers La Monte Young, Philip Glass, Tony Conrad, Steve Reich and Terry Riley. 

Tickets for the recital are $10 for general admission; $5 for UB faculty/staff/alumni, senior citizens and non-UB students; and free for UB students with valid ID. Tickets can be obtained by calling the Slee Hall box office at 645-2921, in person or by calling the Center for the Arts box office at 645-6915, or online at

A specialist in 20th and 21st century music, Kolor is an assistant professor in the UB Department of Music, where he directs the Percussion Ensemble, teaches private lessons and is principal percussionist with the Slee Sinfonietta, UB’s professional chamber orchestra in residence.

He is one of New York City’s most in-demand chamber musicians, and appears as well throughout the United States and Europe as a member of Talujon Percussion, Manhattan Sinfonietta, Ensemble 21, Sospeso, American Modern Ensemble and Newband.