"About A Musical Feast"

Founded in 2006 by retired Concert Master of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Charles Haupt,  A Musical Feast ventures to fuse contemporary and classical music with   poetry and dance, featuring musicians of international stature as well as local players. The events have been highly  successful .  Review " By making that space available to this top-notch, risk-taking organization, the Center does both its patrons and the musical community-at-large a mutually beneficial service.

Mr. Haupt   departed the BPO after 37 years of distinguished service. Besides the Buffalo Philharmonic, Mr. Haupt was Concert Master of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Lincoln Center in N.Y. City for 21 years, and taught on the faculty of the Eastman School of Music for 12 years.

It is a great honor to continue as the resident music ensemble of the new Burchfield Penney Art Center on Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo, NY.

We are looking forward to a new 2018-2019 season of three concerts. We also welcome again "The Robert and Carol Morris Center for 21st Century Music" University at Buffalo as Co-Sponsor.

Friday October 5, 2018 @ 8pm
Friday February 8, 2019 @ 8pm
Saturday May 18, 2019 @ 8pm

All performances are held in the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium at the Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State College 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo , NY 14222 . The concerts are simulcast into the reception area to accommodate the large enthusiastic crowd. For more information, call Burchfield: (716) 878-6011

Following the success of Remembering Lukas Foss in February 2009, the Burchfield Penney and "A Musical Feast" began collaborating on a series of concerts. The first concert took place on March 29th.,2006 in the beautiful "The Kavinoky Theater" at D'Youville College. It was a wonderful experience, celebrating successful concerts.  Charles Castleman's Ysaye Solo Sonatas were rare treats, international super star on the Bass Trombone and member of the NY City Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra and the Lincoln Center Chamber Players, David Taylor contributed to some memorable evenings. We are proudly presented world premiers by Berlin composer Ruth Wiesenfeld incorporating the voice of British actor Peter Hulton, a past recipient of the John Whiting Award for New Drama and  Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

We mourn the passing of Charles' childhood friend, Jesse Levine and flutist  Cheryl  Gobbetti-Hoffman, who joined in many concerts. We also mourn the passing of composer/pianist Lukas Foss and our dear friend pianist/conductor James Avery.

The Buffalo Evening News wrote: "If the programming and concertizing for "A MUSICAL FEAST" continue to be as interesting as the initial offering was, it might become one of Western New York's cultural jewels." And JWR Reviews, Canada, wrote: "Given the wonderful buffet that comprised Concert One, the future looks rich indeed for those who savor the art and notoriously demanding challenges of one person per part music."

We are looking forward to a rich season of beautiful sounds.


Made possible by the generous support of

Irene Haupt, Photographer

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