Special to Arts Editors And Music Critics In 1995, June In Buffalo Celebrates Its Source

Release Date: October 3, 1994 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- june in buffalo, the annual festival and conference devoted to emerging composers of new music, will take place June 5-11, 1995, at the University at Buffalo.

The festival will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its founding by composer Morton Feldman and its 10th year of artistic direction by composer David Felder.

As part of the anniversary celebration, several commemorative concerts will be held during the festival that feature work by the New York School, whose members included Feldman, Earle Brown, Christian Wolff, and John Cage.

june in buffalo is designed to assist the participant's smooth transition from the role of student to that of practicing professional through an intensive seminar featuring demonstrations, colloquia, master classes, readings and recordings. It also presents a series of public concerts of participants' work performed by visiting artists, ensembles and orchestras.

Festival composition faculty again will include established composers, among them Felder, a Guggenheim fellow and six-time NEA grant recipient for composition; Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Roger Reynolds, and Danish composer Poul Ruders, said to "tap the entire world of music, past and present, for his inspiration and explicit use."

As it does every year, the performance and conducting faculty will include dozens of musicians of international reputation. The complete faculty will be announced in March. The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will perform on June 11. Other performance ensembles will include the New York New Music Ensemble, the American Brass Quintet, the June in Buffalo Chamber Ensemble and the June in Buffalo String Quartet.

JUNE IN BUFFALO is sponsored by the University at Buffalo Department of Music. It is made possible by grants from Meet the Composer, ASCAP, the Aaron Copland Foundation, the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, the National Endowment for the Arts, the UB Birge-Cary Chair in Music, the Office of the Dean of Arts and Letters, Conferences in the Disciplines, the UB United University Activities Board, the UB Graduate Student Association, the UB Music Undergraduate Student Association and other corporate and private donors.

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