Jan 11, 2018 |
Ready for that January thaw?
A performance by the region’s preeminent chamber music ensemble and a special buy one, get one free ticket promotion will make for a warm and cozy combination when Buffalo Chamber Players performs its “Dreams and Prayers” program at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, at St. Bonaventure University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.
This is the fifth concert in the Friend of Good Music’s 2017-18 performance season.
In “The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind,” Argentinian-born composer Osvaldo Golijov channels the spiritual life and writings of Isaac the Blind, the 12th century Kabbalist rabbi of Provence.
“Scored for Klezmer clarinet and string quartet, the work seamlessly blends various styles into a unique, evocative composition that is both contemporary and timeless,” and which serves as “a kind of epic, a history of Judaism,” according to program notes on the ensemble’s website. “It has Abraham, exile, and redemption, and the movements sound like they are in three different languages spoken through almost 6,000 years of Jewish history: the first in Aramaic, the second in Yiddish, and the third in Hebrew.”
The program also includes Johannes Brahms’ late masterpiece for the same instrumentation, the Clarinet Quintet in b minor, op. 155, as well as a chamber piece by Caroline Mallonée, Buffalo Chamber Players’ composer-in-residence.
Buffalo Chamber Players is the ensemble-in-residence at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo. It presents innovative music programs performed by the region’s finest musicians. The ensemble’s mission is to challenge, redefine, and enhance the public’s perception of chamber music while promoting the city of Buffalo as an inspiring place to live, work, and play.
Formed in 2007 by Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra violist Janz Castelo, the ensemble comprises members of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and other distinguished area musicians. The ensemble’s critically acclaimed concerts explore historical chamber music masterworks and works by living composers.
This performance is partially funded by the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Grant Program supported by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council.
Friends of Good Music, in association with the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is offering a buy one, get one free ticket offer for this concert. Buy a ticket at any price level and you will receive a second ticket for free.
Single tickets for this performance are $20 at full price, $16 for St. Bonaventure employees and senior citizens, and $5 for students.
For tickets and information, call The Quick Arts Center at (716) 375-2494.
For each Friends of Good Music performance, The Quick Center will open its galleries one hour before the performance and keep them open throughout the intermission. Regular gallery hours are noon 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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