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Faculty musicians take the stage in February

By PHILIP E. REHARD

Published February 6, 2017

Five distinguished faculty members in the Department of Music will perform in concert at UB during the month of February.

Tickets for all faculty recitals are $15 for the general public and $10 for UB faculty/staff/alumni, seniors and non-UB students. UB students are admitted free with valid ID. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Center for the Arts box office, online at Tickets.com and one hour before concert time at the Slee Hall box office.

The lineup of recitals:

Sungmin Shin, guitar, 3 p.m. Feb. 11, Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall, North Campus.

Shin will be accompanied by members of the quintet fivebyfive — Marcy Bacon, clarinet; Haeyeun Jeun, piano; Laura Lentz, flute; and Eric Polenik, bass — in a program featuring the music of Burke, Greenstein, Mazzariello, Mazzoli, Monk, Oliveros and Pertout.

An adjunct instructor of music at UB, Shin maintains a vigorous schedule performing and teaching in a wide variety of musical settings. As a musician, he finds a unique balance between his classical training and deep roots in rock and popular guitar styles, performing works ranging from classical standards to inventive contemporary music and his own original works.

A doctoral student at the prestigious Eastman School of Music, and current and founding member of the Eastman Guitar Quartet, Shin is committed to sharing his music with diverse audiences, regularly taking part in outreach performances throughout the community. An advocate for performing music of living composers, he frequently works with the Rochester-based contemporary music ensembles Musica Nova, Ossia and Rest Is Noise.

 

Glenn Einschlag, bassoon, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15, Baird Recital Hall, 250 Baird Hall, North Campus.

Einschlag’s program has not been finalized and will be posted on the Department of Music’s website when it becomes available.

An adjunct instructor at UB, Einschlag has been the principal bassoon of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra since September 1999. He also has performed with such ensembles as the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Boston Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra.

As a soloist, he has played numerous solo recitals, as well as various concerti with the Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra, the Buffalo Philharmonic and the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra. An avid chamber musician, he has participated in many music festivals, including those of Aspen, Tanglewood, Spoleto (USA) and Domaine Forget.

Einschlag has studied at The Juilliard School, The Curtis Institute of Music and The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, where he received a MM under the tutelage of Benjamin Kamins.

 

Eric Huebner

Jonathan Golove

Jonathan Golove, cello, and Eric Huebner, piano, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, Baird Recital Hall.

The program, titled “1920: the Year in Music,” will include Kurt Weill’s “Sonata for cello and piano” and Stravinsky’s “Suite Italienne.”

Associate professor and chair of the Department of Music, Golove musical career has been marked by versatility, a sense of adventure and a commitment to the performance of both new and traditional works, as well as improvised music. He has performed as a soloist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, UB’s Slee Sinfonietta and the New York Virtuoso Singers, and as a baroque cellist with the USC Early Music Ensemble.

His summer festival appearances include the Sebago-Long Lake and Roycroft Chamber Music Festivals, as well as numerous festivals devoted to new works, including June in Buffalo and the North American New Music Festival.

Golove also is active as an electric cellist — particularly in the field of creative improvised music — and is one of a handful of performers on the historic theremin cello. He has performed and recorded with such groups as the Michael Vlatkovich Quartet, Ubudis Trio and Vinny Golia’s Large Ensemble.

Huebner, associate professor of music, has received worldwide acclaim for his performances of new and traditional music since making his debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at age 17. He has been the pianist of the New York Philharmonic since January 2012, and has been featured in works by Lindberg, Stravinsky, Ives, Milhaud and R. Strauss, among others.

A passionate interpreter of the music of our time, Huebner has premiered countless works, including a recent set of piano etudes by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Roger Reynolds. He also has been involved with the New York Philharmonic’s CONTACT! series since its inception and is a member of the orchestra’s Contemporary Music Ensemble Committee.

At UB, he maintains a studio of graduate and undergraduate piano majors and minors, and teaches courses in 20th-century piano music and piano literature. Since fall 2014, he has been a member of the adjunct faculty of The Juilliard School, where he teaches a course in orchestral keyboard performance.

 

Tiffany Du Mouchelle, soprano, 3 p.m. Feb. 26, Baird Recital Hall.

Du Mouchelle’s program has yet to be finalized and will be posted online when it becomes available.

An adjunct assistant professor at UB, Du Mouchelle has received critical acclaim for her musical versatility, electric stage presence and exceptional dramatic sensibilities. Recognized for her fearlessness in exploring new and challenging repertoire, she ushers the voice into new realms of expressivity through a vast array of musical styles, languages and genres.

Recipient of the prestigious Richard F. Gold Career Grant for American Opera Singers, Du Mouchelle has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Center for Contemporary Opera, Yellow Barn Music Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and the American Composers Alliance.

A frequent collaborator with the cultural diplomacy organization Cultures in Harmony (CiH), she recently was named a deputy director for the group’s 10th-anniversary season. As part of CiH, she has served as an instructor of voice, musical outreach specialist and performer for projects in Cameroon, Tunisia, Egypt and Papua New Guinea.