Buffalo State Music Department Hosts Free Concert Series

A Perfect Night Out

Posted: October 1, 2007
The Buffalo State College Music Department continues its popular free concert series this fall, showcasing a captivating collection of music across 12 evening performances that intersperse old favorites with more exotic offerings. The series, which features music students, faculty and local musicians, is free. All concerts are at Buffalo State College's world-class Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall, unless otherwise noted.

"We have top-notch musicians on campus and premiere concert venues to share with the community," said Bradley J. Fuster, chair and associate professor, Music, Buffalo State College. "With most concerts lasting an hour to an hour and a half, these concerts make for an easy, enjoyable evening out. Dinner on Elmwood and you're all set." For more information, call (716) 878-6401.

October Highlights include:

Oct. 16, 8 - 9 p.m. Wind Ensemble. "Not your usual Sousa," said Ricky Fleming, conductor and assistant professor, Buffalo State. "This is a great update on what's new in concert band." Forty-five student musicians perform a lively, eclectic mix of compositions that include Nitro by Ticheli and Suite Concertante by Nelhybel.

Oct. 22, 8 - 9 p.m. Student Ross V. Coons Percussion Recital. Spiky, rhythmically charged and intriguing compositions by Darius Milhaud, John Cage, Paul Smadbeck and Elliott Carter. Coons will be accompanied by Assistant Professor Bryan Boyce on piano.

Oct. 23, 8 - 9:30 p.m. Jazz Ensemble. The 20-piece ensemble, comprised of some of Buffalo State's finest musicians, will perform old favorites like "Fly Me to the Moon," peppered with big band vocalists, funk and Latin. Ricky Fleming conducts.

Oct. 28, 3 - 4 p.m. Chamber Choir and Buffalo State Chorale Concert. Selections by Josquin des Pres, Tschaikowsky, Szymanowski, Dvorak, Brahms and Larson.



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