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Buffalo Chamber Players musicians pose with their instruments

Buffalo Chamber Players. Photograph by Luke Copping.

Buffalo Chamber Players @ the AK: Stravinsky and the Classics

Thursday, March 17, 2016 ● 8 pm

$20 general admission
$15 for AK Members 
$5 for students

While composing his chamber concertoDumbarton Oaks, Igor Stravinsky recounts that he “played Bach regularly and was greatly attracted to the Brandenburg Concertos. Whether or not the first theme of my [first] movement is a conscious borrowing from the third Brandenburg, however, I do not know.”

The Buffalo Chamber Players presents Stravinsky’s neoclassical masterpiece alongside works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Joseph Haydn. The program also includes the world premiere of American composer Scott Wheeler’s Ben Gunn, with texts by Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Paul Muldoon.

A reception with Scott Wheeler and the musicians will follow the performance.


Individual concert tickets are $20 ($15 for AK Members) and $5 for students. Season tickets for all four concerts are available at a discounted rate of $70 ($50 for AK Members). Tickets can be purchased by phone at 716.270.8292 or in person at the Albright-Knox Admissions Desk. 

AK Café will serve dinner before this concert. Reservations are essential; please call 716.270.8223.

About Buffalo Chamber Players at the AK

As Buffalo’s preeminent chamber music ensemble, the Buffalo Chamber Players presents innovative music programs performed by our region’s finest musicians. Formed in 2007 by violist Janz Castelo, the group comprises members of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and distinguished area performers. View All Buffalo Chamber Players 2015–2016 Concerts

Program Sponsors

Buffalo Chamber Players @ the AK is a partnership between the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Buffalo Chamber Players. 

Buffalo Chamber Players concerts are made possible by a grant from the Cullen Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the support of Buffalo Chamber Players donors, and the generosity of Albright-Knox Art Gallery patrons. We thank ABC-Amega, Inc. for its generous corporate support.

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