VOLUME 30, NUMBER 33 THURSDAY, May 20, 1999

World-class musicians to perform at 'June in Buffalo'
Festival to bring student composers from around the globe

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Extraordinary student composers from across the globe will gather at UB June 5-11 to share their recent work, hear the latest compositions of their peers and gain invaluable insight and criticism from some of the world's leading composers at the annual June in Buffalo Festival.

June in Buffalo, now in its 24th year, is dedicated to both the emerging composer and to the exposure of new music around the world.

As part of the June in Buffalo tradition, daily concerts will feature the music of all festival participants. All concerts are free and will be held in various locations on campus, including Slee Concert Hall, Baird Recital Hall and the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts, all on the North Campus, and Allen Hall on the South Campus.

The concerts will be performed by such world-class musicians as the Cassatt String Quartet, which is serving as the Slee Quartet-in-Residence, and the Amherst Saxophone Quartet, as well as various chamber ensembles comprised of some of the leading interpreters of 20th-century music from across the country.

Festival participants also will have the opportunity to participate in seminars, master classes and lectures. The faculty is composed of some of the world's leading composers, including Aaron Jay Kernis, Charles Wuorinen, Jukka Tiensuu and David Felder, professor and chair of the UB Department of Music in the College of Arts and Sciences.

At the end of the festival, a computer-music component will be held June 10-15 emphasizing the creation of interactive computer music using real-time, digital signal processing.

Among the concert highlights will be performances by the Cassatt String Quartet at 8 p.m. June 5 in Slee Hall, the Amherst Saxophone Quartet at 8 p.m. June 6 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts and the June in Buffalo Chamber Orchestra at 8 p.m. June 8 in Slee Hall.

For a full schedule of concerts, contact the Department of Music at 645-2921.

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