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Performance: An Evening of Classical Piano with Eric Huebner

Friday, August 1, 2014, 8:30 pm

$5 general admission
FREE for Members
Auditorium

Come and enjoy an evening of contemporary American and Italian piano music, including works by Luciano Berio, Roger Reynolds, and Salvatore Sciarinno, as well as Buffalo-based composers Paolo Cavallone and Nathan Heidelberger.

About the Performer

Pianist Eric Huebner has drawn worldwide acclaim for his performances of new and traditional music since making his debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at age seventeen. In January 2012, he was appointed pianist of the New York Philharmonic and has been featured in works by Lindberg, Stravinsky, Ives, Milhaud and R. Strauss, among others. In June 2012 he gave the New York premiere of Elliott Carter’s Two Conversations and a Controversy with musicians of the New York Philharmonic, percussionist Colin Currie, and conductor David Robertson as part of the “CONTACT!” series. From 2001 through 2012, Huebner was a member of Antares, a quartet comprised of clarinet, violin, cello, and piano. First prize winners of the 2002 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, Antares appeared regularly in major chamber music venues throughout the country.

Huebner’s appearances in the 2013–2014 season include a solo performance at the New York Philharmonic Biennial, an appearance with pianists Steven Beck and Stephen Gosling in recital at Brooklyn’s Barge Music, and a solo recital of contemporary American and Italian music at the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles. Huebner will also appear as featured soloist with the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music’s Wind Ensemble in Stravinsky’s Concerto for Piano and Winds.

Huebner is currently Assistant Professor of Music at the University at Buffalo where he maintains an active piano studio, serves as pianist of the Slee Sinfonietta, and directs the June in Buffalo Performance Institute. His performances have been broadcast on PBS and NPR, and on radio stations KMOZ (Los Angeles), WNYC (New York), Radio Bremen (Germany), ORF (Austria), and the BBC. A recently released two-disc set on Mode features Huebner and pianists Yuji Takahashi and Marilyn Nonkin in the complete piano music of Roger Reynolds. Huebner holds a BM and MM from The Juilliard School where he studied with Jerome Lowenthal.

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