Faculty featured in ‘A Musical Feast’

Published February 27, 2014

Several members of the UB music faculty will be featured in the next edition of “A Musical Feast,” a performance series presented by the Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State College.

 UB’s Robert and Carol Morris Center for 21st Century Music is a co-sponsor of “A Musical Feast.”

The concert will take place at 8 p.m. March 14 in the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower auditorium of the Burchfield Penny, 1300 Elmwood Ave.

Daniel Bassin, music director of the UB Symphony Orchestra, will lay down his baton and take up his trumpet for a performance of Morton Feldman’s “A Very Short Trumpet Piece.”  UB percussionist Tom Kolor will be joined by Fredonia State percussionist John Bacon in a performance of minimalist composer Steve Reich’s 1972 work “Clapping Music for Two Performers.”

The eclectic program also will feature the Buffalo debut of pianist Dmitri Novgorodsky, who will offer a rare, local performance of one of Bach’s solo partitas for keyboard, “Partita No.5 in G Major, BWV829” from the composer’s “Opus No. 1.” Novgorodsky also will join Feng Hew, associate principal cellist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and her husband, BPO violinist Sheh-Jian Tsai, in a performance of Mendelssohn’s “Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49.”

Tickets for “A Musical Feast are $20 for general admission and $10 for students and Burchfield Penney members.

Call 878-6011 or visit the Burchfield Penney’s website for tickets.