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Juilliard ensemble celebrates French chamber music in visit to UB

Das Konzert, Carl Schweninger Jr. (1854-1903), oil on canvas.

UBNOW STAFF

Published October 11, 2017

Juilliard415, the Juilliard School’s top period-instrument ensemble, will perform a concert of 18th-century French chamber music on Oct. 20 as part of the Department of Music’s Slee Visiting Artist Series.

The concert, “Conversations Galantes et Amusantes: Eighteenth-century French chamber music,” will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall, North Campus.

The full program can be found on the Department of Music’s event calendar.

The previous day, Juilliard415 and Robert Mealy, director of the Juilliard Historical Performance, the graduate program from which Juilliard415 draws its members, will take part in a lecture/demonstration and master class. The free event will be held at 4 p.m. in Lippes Concert Hall.

Juilliard describes its Historical Performance as “a full-tuition scholarship graduate program specializing in early music on period instruments. At the heart of the program is a distinguished faculty that includes some of today’s most respected performers and scholars in the field. There are ample opportunities to perform as a member of Juilliard415 — not only in New York, but also on tour, nationally and internationally.”

The Historical Performance is led by Mealy, considered one of America's leading historical string players. He also serves as concertmaster at Trinity Wall Street in New York, and since 2004 has led the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, making three Grammy-nominated recordings with them and many festival concerts, including a special appearance at Versailles.

Tickets for Juilliard415 are available through a variety of outlets at the following pricing structure:

UB faculty, staff, alumni, seniors and non-UB students

  • $10 plus $2 fee online at www.ticketfly.com
  • $10 plus $4 fee by phone at 877-987-6487 (Ticketfly)
  • $14 in person at the Center for the Arts (noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday)
  • $17 in person at the door (one hour before concert time)

General public

  • $15 plus $2 fee online at www.ticketfly.com
  • $15 plus $4 fee by phone at 877-987-6487 (Ticketfly)
  • $19 in person at the Center for the Arts (noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday)
  • $22 in person at the door (one hour before concert time)

UB students are admitted free with ID.

For a complete listing of all concerts being presented by the Department of Music, visit the department’s website.