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Music announces November concerts

Published: October 29, 2008

Appearances by the Lydian String Quartet and Italian flutist Roberto Fabbriciani highlight the Department of Music’s concert schedule for November.

The Lydian String Quartet will perform the second concert in the annual six-concert Slee/Beethoven String Quartet Cycle at 8 p.m. Nov. 14 in Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall, North Campus.

Fabbriciani will perform works for solo flute and tape at 8 p.m. Nov. 18 in Lippes Concert Hall as part of the Slee/Visiting Artist Series.

The artists also will meet with UB students during sessions sponsored by the Robert G. and Carol L. Morris Center for 21st Century Music.

The Lydian quartet will conduct a composers workshop at 1 p.m. Nov. 15; Fabbriciani will conduct a flute master class at 2 p.m. Nov. 16 and a composers workshop on extended-playing techniques at 4 p.m. Nov. 17, all in Baird Recital Hall, 250 Baird Hall, North Campus. These sessions are free and open to the public.

The Lydian String Quartet—consisting of violinists Daniel Stepner and Judith Eissenberg, violist Mary Ruth Ray and cellist Joshua Gordo—has inspired critical acclaim worldwide with its compelling and dramatic performances, special flair and interpretive mastery of standard and contemporary repertoire. The ensemble has won a Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, and has received various grants from the Meet the Composer/Rockefeller Foundation/AT&T Jazz Program, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. It also has received awards from the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, including a Copland fund grant for its latest recording of the complete string quartets of Vincent Persichetti.

The Arezzo-born Fabbriciani may be best known for the new flute technique he developed that extends the capabilities of the instrument, especially the sound spectrum. He has been a member of the orchestras of the Maggio Musicale in Florence and La Scala in Milan, and worked with some of the greatest composers of the 20th century, many of whom devoted a substantial part of their work to him. These include Sylvano Bussoti, John Cage, Franco Donatoni and Karlheinz Stockhausen.

In addition to performing, Fabbriciani teaches at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.

Advance tickets for the Lydian String Quartet and Roberto Fabbriciani are $12 for general admission, $9 for UB faculty and staff and senior citizens, and $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the Slee Hall box office, the Center for the Arts box office and at all Ticketmaster outlets, including At the door, tickets are $20, $15 and $8.