Saxophonist Maceo Parker embodies the legacy of soul and funk music like no other musician. Always at the forefront, Maceo Parker has been a common thread in the history of funk - helping to pioneer the sound of the genre in collaborations alongside seminal icons like James Brown, George Clinton, and Prince - all the while honing his own signature brand of showmanship. Leading his flawlessly tight band with a cool confidence, Maceo Parker transports audiences to the slickest of eras in performances that are positively timeless.
ALL STUDENT TICKETS ORDERED ONLINE ARE HELD AT THE WARREN ENTERS THEATRE BOX OFFICE FOR PICK UP STARTING ONE HOUR PRIOR TO SHOWTIME. PLEASE BRING STUDENT ID.
Wednesday, March 1 at 8:00 pm (Half Price Preview) Thursday, March 2 at 8:00 pm (Opening Night) Friday, March 3 at 8:00 pm Saturday, March 4 at 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm Thursday, March 9 at 8:00 pm Friday, March 10 at 8:00 pm Saturday, March 11 at 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Presented by Casting Hall Productions >When a peasant woodcutter is mistaken for a renowned doctor and is charged to cure a girl who has grown mute, his unorthodox remedies sets off raucous, inappropriate, hilarity! In spite of his lack of medical knowledge, with a dose of stupidity and a touch of heart, he proves that love and laughter are the best medicine. By Moliere, adapted and directed by Aaron Moss.
Mari Kimura is at the forefront of violinists who are extending the technical and expressive capabilities of the instrument. As a performer, composer, and researcher, she has opened up new sonic worlds for the violin. Notably, she has mastered the production of pitches that sound up to an octave below the violin's lowest string without retuning. This technique, which she calls Subharmonics, has earned Mari considerable renown in the concert music world and beyond. She is also a pioneer in the field of interactive computer music. At the same time, she has earned international acclaim as a soloist and recitalist in both standard and contemporary repertoire. .
The Ladies First Big Band is a 16-pc. all-female group formed by bassist Jennifer May. The band had its roots in a six piece ensemble started in 1994.
In March of 2003, Jennifer expanded this 6-pc group into a full-sized Big Band for a show she was producing in celebration of Women's History Month. The show, "An All-Female Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald," was performed at Allen Hall on the University of Buffalo South Campus and was very well-received. The Band has been performing together ever since.
Since that first appearance, the Ladies First Big Band has celebrated Women's History Month every year with a new production of"Women of Jazz by Women of Jazz"; a tribute to female jazz performers. The band has performed everywhere from Jamestown to Rochester, and concert venues ranging from the Tralf Music Hall and Riviera Theatre, to the M&T Noontime Summer Concert Series, Canal Fest, and Taste of Buffalo.
The musicians in the Ladies First Big Band are based in the Western New York area, and many of them perform in other local bands. The group rehearses every Sunday at the historic Colored Musicians Club in downtown Buffalo. Their debut CD, Ladies First Live at the Tralf was released in 2009, and a second CD is currently in the works.
The Erie County Wind Ensemble was originally founded as the "Erie County Music Educators' Wind Ensemble" in 1983 under the direction of Donald Schleicher, who has been Director of Orchestral Studies at the University of Illinois since 1995. The ensemble is currently under the driection of Mr. John Maguda, a member of the music faculty at SUNY Fredonia. The ensemble has evolved from a primarily music teachers' ensemble to a more mixed group of fine players of various occupational backgrounds from throughout the Western New York area. Described as "a virtuosic and resilient group", the Erie County Wind Ensemble's objective is to perform the best of the wind literature at an exemplary level to a wide range of listening audiences, with a special outreach to school musicians.
Harmonia Chamber Singers is a professional-caliber a cappella ensemble based in Buffalo, founded by its Artistic Director, Robert Pacillo. It was late 2005 when a small group of singers got together to present a special Advent concert at St. Lawrence Church in Buffalo. They were called the Gaudete Chamber Choir. Less than a year later, Harmonia presented its premier concert at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Buffalo. What began as an experimental ensemble evolved into one of Western New York's most sought-after vocal groups. Noted for its innovative programming and stunning performances, Harmonia's literature spans centuries of choral music, from Medieval chant to the present. Concerts are presented throughout Western New York in some of the area's most beautiful acoustical spaces. Harmonia was named the Artvoice Best Vocal Ensemble in 2011..
Wooden Cities is both an ensemble and a collective of performers and composers seeking to help increase the performance and awareness of contemporary music in the Western New York area through unique, educational presentations. Formed in July 2011, the group served as a vehicle for director Brendan Fitzgerald to present John Zorn's game piece Cobra. Since that time, the group has grown to include nearly a dozen performers and is constantly seeking new works by new composers while continuing to present works by some of the essential, yet underrepresented composers of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Join the Erie County Chamber Winds for a night of music. The group, a professional wind ensemble founded by Rick Fleming, associate professor of music and director of bands at Buffalo State, is dedicated to performing the traditional wind quintet repertoire as well as contemporary chamber wind works.
Celebrate the music and dance of West Africa and the African diaspora, brought to you by local group Diaspora Drum and Dance (Ringo Brill, Michelle Gigante, Gabriel Gutierrez, Tiffany Nicely), along with the Buffalo State West African Drum Ensemble (directed by Tiffany Nicely).
For almost a decade, Robert Glasper has been the standard-bearer for jazz music's fusion with hip-hop, soul, and rock, turning songs like Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and Radiohead's "Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Box" into kinetic electro-funk mashups. With his Experiment band, Glasper, vocalist/saxophonist Casey Benjamin, drummer Mark Colenburg, and bassist Derrick Hodge tend to leapfrog different genres, making music that's rooted in jazz and R&B and impossible to peg.
ALL STUDENT TICKETS ORDERED ONLINE ARE HELD AT THE FLEXIBLE THEATRE IN THE DONALD SAVAGE BUILDING FOR PICK UP STARTING ONE HOUR PRIOR TO SHOWTIME. PLEASE BRING STUDENT ID. Wednesday, April 26 at 8:00 pm Thursday, April 27 at 8:00 pm Friday, April 28 at 8:00 pm Saturday, April 29 at 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm
The show presents an exciting challenge for the choreographers and dancers in many ways. Since concert dance is traditionally presented on a proscenium stage with an audience front, an 'in the round' presentation required that the choreography respond to the space differently. The Circle symbol meaning is far-reaching and profound and each choreographer discovers their own way of expressing the concept of Circle; the infinite nature of energy, the inclusivity of the universe, the dance circle as it reflects community, and the emphasis placed on the featured work within its contoured border. We invite you to personally explore its meaning and come full circle in your own awareness of its symbolic importance.
The Buffalo State Philharmonia will present its final performance of the 2016-2017 season celebrating Women in Music, a joint performance with the college's Chamber Choir and Chorale.
The Philharmonia will perform under the direction of Daniel Bassin, a composer, trumpeter, and conductor. The choirs will perform under the direction of Dr. Victoria Furby and John Fleischman.
The concert will feature The concert will feature Joan Tower's For the Uncommon Woman, Fanny (Mendelssohn) Hensel's Cantata 'Hiob', and the Buffalo-area premiere of Florence Price's Symphony No. 3 in C-minor.