"About A Musical Feast"
Founded in 2006 by retired Concert Master of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Charles Haupt, A Musical Feast
ventures to fuse contemporary and classical music with
poetry and dance, featuring musicians of international stature as well
as local players. The events have been highly successful .
Review " By making that space available to this top-notch, risk-taking
organization, the Center does both its patrons and the musical
community-at-large a mutually beneficial service.
Haupt departed the BPO after 37 years of distinguished
service. Besides the Buffalo Philharmonic, Mr. Haupt was Concert Master
of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Lincoln Center in N.Y. City
for 21 years, and taught on the faculty of the Eastman School of Music
for 12 years.
is a great honor to continue as the resident music ensemble of the new
Burchfield Penney Art Center on Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo, NY.
We are looking forward to a new 2018-2019
season of three concerts. We also welcome again
"The Robert and Carol Morris Center for
21st Century Music" University at Buffalo
Friday October 5, 2018 @ 8pm
Friday February 8, 2019 @ 8pm
Saturday May 18, 2019 @ 8pm
performances are held in the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium at
the Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State College 1300 Elmwood
Avenue, Buffalo , NY 14222 . The concerts are simulcast into the
reception area to accommodate the large enthusiastic crowd. For more
information, call Burchfield: (716) 878-6011
the success of Remembering Lukas Foss in February 2009, the Burchfield
Penney and "A Musical Feast" began collaborating on a series of
concerts. The first concert took place on March 29th.,2006 in the
beautiful "The Kavinoky Theater" at D'Youville College. It was a
wonderful experience, celebrating successful concerts. Charles
Castleman's Ysaye Solo Sonatas were rare treats, international super
star on the Bass Trombone and member of the NY City Mostly Mozart
Festival Orchestra and the Lincoln Center Chamber Players, David Taylor
contributed to some memorable evenings. We are proudly presented world
premiers by Berlin composer Ruth Wiesenfeld incorporating the voice of
British actor Peter Hulton, a past recipient of the John Whiting Award
for New Drama and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
mourn the passing of Charles' childhood friend, Jesse Levine and
flutist Cheryl Gobbetti-Hoffman, who joined in many
concerts. We also mourn the passing of composer/pianist Lukas Foss and
our dear friend pianist/conductor James Avery.
Buffalo Evening News wrote: "If the programming and concertizing for "A
MUSICAL FEAST" continue to be as interesting as the initial offering
was, it might become one of Western New York's cultural jewels." And
JWR Reviews, Canada, wrote: "Given the wonderful buffet that comprised
Concert One, the future looks rich indeed for those who savor the art
and notoriously demanding challenges of one person per part music."
We are looking forward to a rich season of beautiful sounds.