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Performance by the Buffalo Chamber Players—Great Expectations: Nationalism and Cultural Identity

Friday, May 2, 2014, 8:30 pm

The Buffalo Chamber Players. Photograph courtesy of the artists.

$5 general admission
FREE for Members
Auditorium

The Buffalo Chamber Players presents an evening program of chamber music, exploring both how nationalism and cultural identity are creative forces for composers, and how cultural expectations impact the creative process. 
As Buffalo’s preeminent chamber music ensemble, the Buffalo Chamber Players presents innovative programs performed by our region’s finest musicians.
Formed in 2007 by Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra violist Janz Castelo, the Buffalo Chamber Players is a group comprised of members of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and other distinguished area musicians. The Buffalo Chamber Players’ mission is to enhance the public’s perception of chamber music while promoting the city of Buffalo as an inspiring place to live, work, and play.
Recent projects include a fully-staged performance of Igor Stravinsky’s A Soldier’s Tale with sets and customs based on 1951 sketches by Martha Visser’t Hooft, Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time presented with paintings by Catherine Parker, Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire with paintings by Mark Lavatelli and the Buffalo premieres of John Harbison’s opera Full Moon in March and Roland E. Martin’s opera The Cat and the Moon. The group also performs a critically-acclaimed four concert series at Buffalo Seminary. 

The Buffalo Chamber Players presents an evening program of chamber music, exploring both how nationalism and cultural identity are creative forces for composers, and how cultural expectations impact the creative process. 

As Buffalo’s preeminent chamber music ensemble, the Buffalo Chamber Players present innovative programs performed by our region’s finest musicians.

Formed in 2007 by Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra violist Janz Castelo, the Buffalo Chamber Players are a group comprised of members of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and other distinguished area musicians. The Buffalo Chamber Players’ mission is to enhance the public’s perception of chamber music while promoting the city of Buffalo as an inspiring place to live, work, and play.

Recent projects include a fully-staged performance of Igor Stravinsky’s A Soldier’s Tale with sets and costumes based on 1951 sketches by Martha Visser’t Hooft, Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time presented with paintings by Catherine Parker, Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire with paintings by Mark Lavatelli, and the Buffalo premieres of John Harbison’s opera Full Moon in March and Roland E. Martin’s opera The Cat and the Moon. The group also performs a critically-acclaimed four concert series at Buffalo Seminary.