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Peter & Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium
Burchfield Penney Art Center
at SUNY Buffalo State
1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo , NY 14222
878-6011 or

We are looking forward to a new 2017-2018 season of three concerts. We also welcome again "The Robert and Carol Morris Center for 21st Century Music" University at Buffalo as Co-Sponsor.

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Next Performances:

Winter 2018 Concert Program

Friday, April 13, 2018 @ 8 PM

Sonata in a minor, H. 562 (1747)  CPE Bach (1714 - 1788)
1. Poco Adagio
2. Allegro
3. Allegro
Diane Hunger, saxophone 

Achat Sha’alti (2007) Paul Schoenfield (1947)
Ufaratsta  (2007) Paul Schoenfield
Arie Lipsky flute   Claudia Hoca piano 

D’un Matin de Printemps (1917-18) Lili Boulanger (1893-1918)
Arie Lipsky, flute   Claudia Hoca, piano 

Second Sonata for violin and piano
(1914-1917) Charles Ives (1874-1954)

I. Autumn
II. In the Barn
III. The Revival
Claudia Hoca, piano
Charles Castleman, violin


Sonata #2 for violin solo "Obsession"
(1923) Eugene Ysaye (1858-1931)

Les Furies
Charles Castleman, violin

Sonata in G minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 19
(1901) Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

I. Lento - Allegro moderato - Moderato
II. Allegro scherzando
III. Andante
IV. Allegro mosso – Moderato
Claudia Hoca, piano  Arie Lipsky, cello

Friday, February 2, 2018 @ 8PM

Program Notes

Poetry by Pablo Neruda: Coleccion Nocturna

Dmaathen (1976), Iannis  Xenakis  (1922-2001)    
Steve Solook, percussion        Megan Kyle, oboe

Paul Todaro reading Pablo Neruda poem:
Coleccion Nocturna

 Coleccion Nocturna (1983), David Felder (1953)
Jean Kopperud, clarinet          Eric Huebner, piano              


The Lilies of the Field (2013), Stuart Saunders Smith (b. 1948)
Tiffany Du Mouchelle, soprano Stephen Solook, vibraphone

 Études for Piano (Book 2) (1988–1994)), György Ligeti (1923 – 2006)
Eric Huebner piano

Glamb Borong
Der Zauberlehrling
En Suspens
L’escalier du diable
Coloana infinită

Coloana infinită

Coleccion Nocturna for clarinets, piano and 4-channel tape, is a work of haunting isolation and nostalgia that is loosely based on the Neruda poem of the same name. It is a set of five "variations" on what Felder calls, "a wholly self-contained musical object" from his older piano work called Rocket Summer. The "theme" never seems to be presented clearly in its entirety, but what is clear is that diatonic fragments are heard trying to poke their way through five contrasting, modernistically surreal textures. The variations mirror a kind of electrifying tension as well as a crystallization of emotions, 19 minutes of foremost constantly changing musical perspectives, which despite the technical demands speak with an extraordinary directness.


Friday, April 13, 2018 @ 8 PM

Second Sonata for violin and piano Charles Ives 1874,-1954
I. Autumn
II. In the Barn
III. The Revival
Claudia Hoca, piano
Charles Castleman, violin

Sonata in G minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 19
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
I. Lento - Allegro moderato - Moderato
II. Allegro scherzando
III. Andante
IV. Allegro mosso – Moderato
Claudia Hoca, piano
Arie Lipsky, cello

Previous Performances:


October 20, 2017 @ 8 PM

Program Notes

Un grand sommeil noir, song for voice & piano (1906)
Edgar Varese (1883- 1965)
Tiffany DuMouchelle soprano, Anne Kissel piano

Ineffable for violin (2016)
Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon (1962-)
Hanna Hurwitz, violin

Seek Water Poetry J.M. Rumi ( 1207-1273)
Translation & Music Zahra Partovi
Tiffany DuMouchelle, soprano
Steve Solook, bells
Vincent FitzGerald, voiceover
Actor: Naho Taruishi
Cinematography: Paul Reuter
Filmed in White Sands, New Mexico
For Nils Vigeland
a film by Zahra Partovi © 2017
Seek Water Film was Produced for “A Musical Feast”*

Feldman Sings

A Film by Zahra Partovi & Chris Villars
Sound recording used by 
kind permission of Howard Skempton
Cinematography by Paul Reuter
Editing by Ashley Vanderbeck
Special thanks to Lars Werdenberg
© Chris Villars 2017

Ständchen D 889 (1826) Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Hark Hark, the Lark
Natasha Farny cello, Anne Kissel piano


Signs, Games and Messages (1961-2005) György Kurtág (1946-)
Postcard to Anna Keller 
Perpetuum mobile 
Hommage ŕ J.S.B.
In memoriam Blum Tamás
The Carenza Jig 
Hannah Hurwitz violin

Cantata for Coleridge
(2017) Ann Colley
Samuel Taylor Coleridge at the Burchfield Penney
Art Center, Elmwood Avenue
Honoring retirement of: Ann C. Colley, SUNY Distinguished Professor from Buffalo State College
Voice: Tiffany DuMouchelle, soprano
Actor Paul Todaro
Narrator: Dr. Anthony Chase, Assistant Dean and member of the School of Arts and Humanities

Frauenliebe und Leben, op. 42 (1840) Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
I. Seit ich ihn gesehen
II. Er, der Herrlichste von allen
III. Ich kann's nicht fassen, nicht glauben
IV. Du Ring an meinem Finger
Natasha Farny cello Anne Kissel piano


Friday May 12, 2017

Hildegard's Dream (1994) Alejandro Vinao (b.1951)
Tiffany Du Mouchelle soprano
Paul Hembree, electronics

Sonata No. 2, Op. 19 (Sonata-Fantasy). Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)
I. Andante
II. Presto
Dmitri Novgorodsky, piano

Tzigane Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
David Colwell, violin Dmitri Novgorodsky, piano


Justice: The Songs
(1999-2016) by Roger Reynolds (b. 1934)
Tiffany Du Mouchelle soprano
Steve Solook percussion
Paul Hembree live electronics

$20/$10 Burchfield Penney members. Student's 5.-Phone: 878-6011 or visit:

Written for actress, soprano, percussionist, multichannel computer sound and real-time surround sound, "Justice" is based on the Greek tragedy of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon. The text was adapted from "Aeschylus and Euripides." All three performers-actress, soprano and percussionist - portray aspects of Clytemnestra's character as she contemplates her husband's return from the Trojan War and his subsequent death at her hand in retribution for the death of their daughter, Iphigenia.

JUSTICE is a musical/dramatic presentation of Clytemnestra's primary scenes from my text: The Red Act (itself drawn from plays of Euripides and Aeschylus). The whole is divided into three parts:

I] Sacrifice centers on Agamemnon's decision to kill Ipghigenia in order that the Greek fleet be freed to sail on to Troy and exact its revenge for the abduction of Helen. Clytemnestra is at first incredulous, but gradually accepts this inevitability and warns Agamemnon of dire consequences.

II] Absence portrays Clytemnestra's emotions during her husband's ten years away, and the conflicting responses that his return arouses in her.

III] Nightmare and Judgement is the longest part. It addresses both the murder of Agememnon and also Clytemnestra's proud defiance as she portrays what she has done and why.
-Roger Reynolds

In the original conception of this work, Clytemnestra was conceived as a tripartite being, performed by actress, soprano, and percussionist. The actress lines most directly articulated and closely related to speech, the soprano a lyrical extension of those lines, and the percussionist further amplifying and articulating the thoughts, words and actions of the actress and soprano. Here, in Justice Arias, the actress and soprano roles are fused together, but the compositional divisions are still present in the various forms of articulation.
-Tiffany Du Mouchelle


Friday February 3, 2017 8pm
Saturday February 4, 2017  8pm

Artistic Director:
  Charles Haupt
Executive Director: Irene Haupt

"A Musical Feast," in collaboration with the Burchfield Penney Art Center and the University at Buffalo Creative Arts Initiative, presents:

The Faust Project: A Staged Reading with Live Music of Goethe's Faust

Adapted and Directed by Neil Wechsler
Original Score by Nathan Heidelberger
Vincent O'Neill as Mephistopheles
David Oliver as Faust
Kurt Guba (Multiple Roles)
Josephine Hogan (Multiple Roles)
Emlyn Johnson, flute
Megan Kyle, oboe
David Wegehaupt, saxophone
Katie Weissman and Erica Snowden, cello
John Smigielski, percussion
Matthew Chamberlain, conductor

A staged reading with live music of selected scenes from both parts of Goethe's Faust. Director Neil Wechsler has adapted the scenes, condensing Goethe's original work into an eighty-minute presentation. Nathan Heidelberger has composed a new chamber score, playing off the rich history of Faust-inspired music. The scenes encompass the entire arc of Goethe's masterpiece to capture the pitfalls, triumphs, and ambiguities of human striving.

Tickets: Call 716-878-6011

$10 Burchfield Penney members $20 "not yet" members
& 5.- students

Friday October 14, 2016

Program Notes

Black (2008) Marc Mellits (1966)
Diane Hunger Wildy Zumwalt Alto Saxophones

Kinderszenen , Op.15 (Scenes from Childhood)
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Jonathan Golove, cello Amy Williams,

Kreisler's Coat for cello and piano (2011) Jonathan Golove (b.1966)
Jonathan Golove, cello Amy Williams , piano

Cello Solo, Opus 31 Egon Wellesz (1885-1974)
Jonathan Golove cello


(1913) Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
(originally for flute)
Wildy Zumwalt, Alto Saxophone

Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45 (1887)
Edvard Grieg (1843 –1907)
I. Allegro molto ed appassionato
II. Allegretto espressivo alla Romanza
III. Allegro animato - Prestissimo
David Colwell violin , Dmitri Novgorodsky piano


Friday May 13, 2016 @ 8:00pm

Program Notes

(1911) Lili Boulanger (1893-1918)
Claudia Hoca piano Jonathan Golove cello

Three Pieces (Trois pičces) for cello and piano (1914)
Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979)

Poeme, Op. 25, (1896) Ernest Chausson.(1855-1899)
Claudia Hoca piano, Charles Castleman violin


Praxis (2016) Moshe Shulman (1978)
Moshe Shulman bandoneon, Jonathan Golove cello

Sonata for violin and piano No2 in g major (1927-1929)
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Allegretto (sol majeur)
Blues. Moderato (la bémol majeur)
Perpetuum mobile. Allegro (sol majeur)
Claudia Hoca piano Charles Castleman violin

Friday, February 12, 2016 @ 8pm


Partita in A minor J.S.Bach
Allemande (1685-1750)
Bourée angloise
Lindsey Goodman, flute

Forever and Sunsmell (1942)
Tiffany Du Mouchelle, soprano
Stephen Solook, percussion

Recitation #11 and #13 (1977-1978)
Georges Aperghis (b. 1945)
Tiffany Du Mouchelle, soprano

Cineshape 4 (2015) Amy Williams  (b. 1969)
Amy Williams, piano


Two Preludes (from: The Well-Tempered Clavier) J.S. Bach
Amy Williams, piano

4 Lieder Clara Schumann (1819-1896)
Er ist gekommen – (1841) op. 12, no. 2
Liebst du um Schönheit – (1841) op. 12, no. 4
Sie liebten sich beide - op. 13, no. 2, (1842)
Mein Stern (1848)
Tiffany Du Mouchelle, soprano
Amy Williams, piano

Breath (2001) Stuart Saunders Smith (b. 1948)
Tiffany Du Mouchelle, soprano
Stephen Solook, percussion

First Lines (2006) Amy Williams
Lindsey Goodman, flute
Amy Williams, piano

Friday November 13, 2015 @ 8pm
Burchfield Penney Art Center Fall Launch Festival

Artistic Director: Charles Haupt
General Manager: Irene Haupt

Water (2015)   Arranged by Daisy Wu
"Shall We Gather at the River" (by Charles Ives),
and "High Mountains and Flowing Water" (Classic Chinese music). R
emix and playing on Guzheng by Daisy Wu
Video "The Way of Clinton Brook" by Robert John Holland 2015

SPYR (2015)
Video by Christoph Lemmen
Ruth Wiesenfeld, composition
Mike Flemming, viol
Filmed at St. Johannes Evangelist Kirche, Berlin Germany

Dame Gothel (2015)
Music, Video and Performance
By Colleen Marie


"Crimson Sky" by Joshua Smith. Played on the shakuhachi Japanese bamboo flute.
"Where Ghosts Meet Dawn" John Bacon 2010
Vibraphone, tuned gongs, cowbells.
Video "Fomalhaut" Olivier Pasquet (2015)

Divertimento for String Trio in E-flat Major, K. 563 W. A. Mozart (1770-1791)
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
VI. Allegro

Fredonia String Trio
David Colwell, violin David Rose, viola Natasha Farny, cello
Passacaglia in G minor on a theme by Handel Johan Halvorsen (1864-1935)
David Colwell, violin Natasha Farny, cello


Friday May 8, 2015 @ 8 PM
Program Notes

Julia Bentley, mezzo-soprano
Kuang-Hao Huang, piano

Concert is dedicated to poet Robert Creeley

The Long Road
(1996) Robert Creeley ( 1926-2005)
So quite here (1996) Robert Creeley (1926-2005)
Buffalo Evening (2006)
Spring Light

Air (2011) Ruth Wiesenfeld (1972)
Mezzo-soprano Julia Bentley

4 French Songs (1901) Charles Ives (1874-1954)
Qu'il m'irait bien
Chanson de Florian
Mezzo-soprano Julia Bentley Pianist Kuang-Hao Huang

Ruins (2014) Ruth Wiesenfeld (1972)
Mezzo-soprano Julia Bentley

Apparition (1979) George Crumb (1929)
Elegiac Songs and Vocalises for soprano and amplified piano
The Night in Silence under Many a Star
Vocalise 1: Summer Sounds
When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd
Dark Mother Always Gliding Near with Soft Feet
Vocalise 2: Invocation
Approach Strong Deliveress!
Vocalise 3: Death Carol
Come Lovely and Soothing Death
The Night in Silence under Many a Star
Mezzo-soprano Julia Bentley Pianist Kuang-Hao Huang


Choreographer and Performer: Melanie Aceto
Vent, a solo inspired by her work with Turkish vocalist Esin Gunduz, is an exploration of our vulnerable and expressive relationship with breath. Using consonant sounds, Melanie uses breath as propulsion and restriction, creating a score that both accompanies and drives her movement.

Open - Close (2006) Ruth Wiesenfeld (1972)
Moshe Shulman, accordion, Julia Bentley, mezzo soprano
Text including quotes from Stéphane Mallarmé Un Coup De Dés

Lieder, Opus 14 (1904) Artur Schnabel (1882 – 1951)
Heisst es viel dich bitten?
Die Sperlinge
Mezzo-soprano Julia Bentley Pianist Kuang-Hao Huang

Friday March 13,  2015  @ 8 PM
Program Notes

(1940)  Elliott Carter (1908 –2012)
Jonathan Golove cello, Amy Williams piano

Figment No. 2  (2001)
Elliott Carter (1908-1912 )       
(Remembering  Mr Ives)
Jonathan Golove cello

Falling (2012) Amy Williams (1969)
Amy Williams

Amy Williams: new work (2015)
Jonathan Golove cello, Amy Williams, piano


Words and Music (1961)
Radio play by Samuel Beckett (1906-1989)
with music by Morton Feldman (1926-1987)
WORDS ("Joe") Vincent O'Neill
MUSIC ("Bob") the musical ensemble
CROAK  David Oliver

Director Neil Wechsler
Jan Williams conductor
Emlyn Johnson flute
Kerrith Livengood flute
Shieh-Jian Tsai violin
Virginia Barron viola
Jonathan Golove cello
John Bacon  vibraphone
Amy Williams piano
Jonathan Hepfer musical adviser

Friday November 14, 2014 8 PM
Program Notes

"Phenix" (1982)   Francois-Bernard Mache (b. 1935).
Tom Kolor, vibraphone

Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat, Op. 12, No. 3 (1798)
L.van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Allegro con spirito
Adagio con molto espressione
Rondo: Allegro molto
David Colwell violin,  Dmitri Novgorodsky  piano


One Movement (2014)
   Charles Terranova (1992)
Fanfare (2003)    Everette Minchew (b. 1977)
Shift (2011)     Michael Lanci   (b. 1986)
Födelsedag Musik (1987)     Erland von Koch (1910 - 2009)
1.Andantino  espressivo  II. Molto vivace

Klang Par2
Wildy Zumwalt, alto saxophone    Diane Hunger, alto saxophone

Mythes, Op. 30 (1915)  Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)
La Fontaine d'Arethuse
Dryades et Pan
David Colwell violin,  Dmitri Novgorodsky   piano

Friday, March 14 2014@ 8 PM

Program Notes

A Very Short Trumpet Piece
(1986) Morton Feldman (1926-1987) Daniel Bassin, trumpet

Clapping Music for Two Performers (1972) Steve Reich (1936)
John Bacon, Tom Kolor

Partita No. 5 in G major BWV 829 (1730) J.S.Bach (1685-1750)

Tempo di Minuetto
Dmitri Novgorodsky, piano


Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49 (1839) Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847)
Molto Allegro agitato
Andante con molto tranquillo
Scherzo. Leggiero e vivace
Finale. Allegro assai appassionato
Sheh-Jian Tsai, violin Feng Hew, cello Dmitri Novgorodsky , piano


Benefit Concert for pianist Claudia Hoca
Friday, September 27 2013 at 7:30 PM
With the Camerata di Sant' Antonio,
Christopher Weber, Music Director

$35 General Admission Seating in the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium
$50 Angel Seating in the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium
$20 Simulcast viewing of the concert from the Reception Area

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Cello Sonata (1915) Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Jonathan Golove, cello - Ana Vafai, piano

I. Prologue: Lent, sostenuto e molto risoluto
II. Sérénade: Modérément animé
III. Final: Animé, léger et nerveux
Contrasts (1938) Bela Bartok (1881-1945)
John Fullam, clarinet - Alison D'Amato, piano - Amy Glidden, violin

Invocation and Dance (1960) Warren Benson (1924-2005)
Diane Hunger, soprano sax - Wildy Zumwalt , alto sax - John Bacon, hand clapper
Calmly - freely
With Good Humor

Esin Gunduz, Michael McNeill, John Bacon

I. Offering
II. Migration
III. Interlude


Oboe Quartet in F Major K 370 (1781) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ( 1756-1791
Pierre Roy, oboe - Antoine Lefebvre violin
Valerie Heywood, viola - Jonathan Golove, cello

Sonata For Violin Solo Nr. 3 in D minor ("Ballade") Op 27 (1929)
Eugene Ysaye ( 1881-1945 )
Charles Castleman, violin

Prelude and Fugue- Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
from Tes pieza para orquesta de camara (1972)
Camerata di Sant' Antonio Christopher Weber, conductor

ENCORE: Libertango (1974)- Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
Christopher Weber conductor, local and Buffalo Philharmonic musicians

Friday, October 11, 2013 @ 8PM

Program Notes

Liaison (2013) Concept: Megan Beugger (1987)
Choreographic Collaboration: Melanie Aceto and Megan Beugger

Performer: Melanie Aceto
Design and construction: Tom Tucker and Gary Casarella
Premiered June 8th at "June in Buffalo" University at Buffalo

Reflets dans l'eau (1905) (5') Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Five Finnish Folksongs (c. 1917) (5'30") Oskar Merikanto, arr. (1868-1924)
I Hear My Love Call From Afar
One Rose Has Grown In The Valley
At The First Light Of Morn
Fair Maid, Thou Grewest Up
Do Not Cry, Dear Mother Robert Berkman, pianola

Notturno, Op. 32, No. 1 (1857) (7' 50") Friedrich Grützmacher (1832-1903)

Jonathan Golove, cello; Robert Berkman, pianola

"In Defence (2012) Moshe Shulman ( 1978)
tape, video by Moshe Shulman
Moshe Shulman viola
Melanie Aceto, Choreographer and performer


Piano Rag Music (1919) (3') Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

Bashraf Bagdadi (c.1922) (3'45") Alexander Maloof (1886-1968)

Robert Berkman, pianola

A Gitte Nacht der Kolli ind dem Chusen (c. 1922) (4'15")
Samuel A. Perlstein (1884-1936)
Jonathan Golove, cello; Robert Berkman, pianola

Study No. 3b, from Boogie Woogie Suite (1948) (5') Conlon Nancarrow (1912-1997)

Valses nobles et sentimental (1911) (14') Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Robert Berkman, pianola

Peter & Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium Burchfield Penney Art Center
at SUNY Buffalo State 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo , NY 14222
878-6011 or

For the NAMM Oral History project. You can see the result at

Friday, November 8 2013 @ 8PM
Dr. David Felder

SUNY Distinguished Professor, Birge-Cary Professor in Music Composition, Director, Center for 21st Century Music, June in Buffalo; Artistic Director, Slee Sinfonietta Chamber Orchestra

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Program Notes

Another Face (1987) David Felder
Yuki Numata Resnick, violin

TweenerB (1991; 2013) David Felder
(world premiere) Tom Kolor, percussion

November Sky (1992) David Felder
for flute doubling piccolo, alto, and bass flutes
Emi Ferguson, flute
Commissioned by N.E.A. and Rachel Rudich

BoxMan (1986; 2013) David Felder (1953)
(world premiere of the version for horn) Adam Unswurth, horn


Two Songs from the Third Watch (2013); a preview performance)
Insomnia (poem by Dana Gioia) David Felder
BuffaloEvening (poem by Robert Creeley)

flutes, Emi Ferguson, Jean Kopperud, clarinets,
Yuki Numata Resnick, violin, Virginia Barron viola,
Lauren Radnofsky cello,
Tom Kolor, percussion, piano/celeste, Oliver Hagen
Ethan Herschenfeld, bass voice
Dan Bassin, conductor

Shamayim (2006-8) Music by David Felder, image by Elliot Caplan


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