This represents a unique opportunity to meet the composer during an artist talk at 4 p.m. in the Quick Center as part of the center’s Visiting Masters series. The public is invited to hear Moravec’s insights about his work process and thoughts of his prize-winning composition “Tempest Fantasy.”
During the evening concert, Buffalo’s pre-eminent chamber music ensemble, the Buffalo Chamber Players, will perform Moravec’s “Vince and Jan: 1945” for string quartet and works by Max Bruch and Mozart.
Moravec, recipient of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Music, is the composer of numerous orchestral, chamber, choral, operatic and lyric pieces. His music has earned many distinctions, including the Rome Prize Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, three awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Rockefeller Foundation.
A graduate of Harvard College and Columbia University, he has taught at Columbia, Dartmouth, and Hunter College and holds the unique position of university professor at Adelphi University. He was the 2013 Paul Fromm Composer-in-Residence at the American Academy in Rome, served as Artist-in-Residence at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J., and was also elected to membership in the American Philosophical Society.
Moravec is frequently commissioned by notable ensembles and major music institutions. His upcoming premieres include the eagerly awaited “The Shining” at the Minnesota Opera. He has four albums of chamber music on Naxos American Classics including “Tempest Fantasy.”
The Buffalo Chamber Players is the Ensemble-in-Residence at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.
Formed in 2007 by Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra violist Janz Castelo, the group is composed of members of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and other distinguished area musicians.
The group’s critically acclaimed concerts explore historical chamber music masterworks and contemporary works by living composers.
Recent projects include Western New York premieres of chamber operas by composers John Blow, John Harbison and Roland E. Martin; concert programs incorporating the works of Buffalo visual artists Gerald Mead, Catherine Burchfield Parker, Mark Lavatelli and Martha Visser’t Hooft; and collaborations with area organizations including the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library and CEPA Gallery.
A basic subscription to the Friends of Good Music season, which includes one ticket to each of six concerts, is $99 (discounted to $81 for senior citizens and $33 for students). Extended subscriptions for up to two additional concerts are also available.
A seven-concert subscription is $109 ($89 for senior citizens, $30 for students), while an eight-concert subscription is $119 ($97 for seniors, $27 for students). Tickets are also available for each performance. Individual concert tickets are $20 at full price, $16 for senior citizens and St. Bonaventure employees, and $5 for students.
For subscriptions, single ticket sales and concert information, call The Quick Center at (716) 375-2494. For all Friends of Good Music performances, Quick Center galleries will open one hour before the performance and remain open throughout intermission.
Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Museum admission is free and open to the public year round. For more information, visit www.sbu.edu/quickcenter.
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