UB Music Department Schedules May Concerts

Release Date: April 18, 1997 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. The University at Buffalo Department of Music will hold four concerts during May, including a performance of Franz Joseph Haydn's "The Creation" by the University Chorus and UBuffalo Symphony, conducted by Harriet Simons, at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 2, in Slee Concert Hall. Tickets are $3.

"The Creation" is Franz Joseph Haydn's most popular oratorio.

Two of the three major roles for the performance will be sung by Teresa Williams, soprano, and Jeffrey Halili, tenor, both current students of Gary Burgess, UB associate professor of music. The bass soloist will be UB alumnus, J. Robert Adams (BA 1971, MA 1973), professor of voice at Alabama State University in Montgomery. Adams, who last appeared in Slee Hall in last October's Sesquicentennial Alumni Concert, has appeared in the U.S. and Europe in oratorio and opera roles .

On Monday, May, 5, the University Choir at UB will present a concert conducted by Harriet Simons at 8 p.m. in Slee Hall. The concert will feature two of the best-loved a cappella compositions in the repertoire -- the Brahms' motet, Shaffe in mir, Gott and Debussy's Trois Chansons. It will conclude with a performance of Dry Bones, a composition made famous by the Fred Waring Glee Club and its arranger, UB Professor Livingston Gearhart, who died in 1996. Tickets for this concert also will be $3.

Tickets for the two concerts may be purchased at the Center for the Arts Box Office between noon and 6 p.m. on Tuesdays through Fridays or at TicketMaster outlets, including all Kaufmann's stores and Movies Plus locations. To charge tickets by phone, call TicketMaster at 852-5000.

There will be no admission charge for the other two concerts scheduled for May.

The UB Saxophone Ensemble, directed by Edward Yadzinski, will perform at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, in Slee Concert Hall.

The UB Flute Choir, directed by Marlene Witnauer, will perform at 8 p.m on Sunday, May 4, in Slee Concert Hall.

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