Friday, April 10th “A Musical Feast” presents a fusion of music, poetry and dance for the Gusto at the Knox
series. The evening’s program will
feature dance by UB’s Melanie Aceto and Christina Walsh,
with Irish Classical Theatre’s Vincent O’Neill and accompaniment by Musical
Feast artists Charles Haupt, violin; Valerie Heywood, viola ; Tom Kolor percussion; Jonathan Golove, cello; Alan Feinberg, piano; Vincent O’Neill poetry; composer J.T.Rinker; Rin Ozaki, crotales.
as one of the top chamber groups in Western New York
and described by critics as innovative and exciting, A Musical Feast was
founded three years ago by Charles Haupt, retired concertmaster of the BPO and
Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, NY. Each program has a thematic focus
and presents a fusion of the new and traditional. It includes chamber music,
solo performances, and chamber orchestra. Mr. Haupt is inviting old friends and
colleagues of international stature to share the stage with him, as well as local
players with whom he has worked, including several from UB’s Department of
at the Knox gives A Musical Feast the opportunity to present Iannis Xenakis’ (
1922-2001) solo work “Rebonds,” performed by percussionist Tom
Kolor, poetry recited by Vincent O’Neill, and works performed by Charles Haupt
and BPO principle Violist Valerie Haywood. Cellist Jonathan Golove will be
joined by his UB colleague, pianist Alan Feinstein,
in the Tres danzas seculares (1994), by Mario Lavista.
The danzas are performed in an exciting collaboration with choreographer and
faculty member of the UB Department of Theater and Dance, Melanie Aceto, who
will dance along with Christina Walsh.
Rinker’s solo percussion composition “Frigate” for crotales will be
played by Rin Ozaki.
of the presentation are The Robert and Carol Morris Center for 21st Century
Music, the University at Buffalo
and Irish Classical Theatre
further information call 882.8700, or go to www.albrightknox.org. This free concert begins at 8PM at the AKAG.
Image: Irene Haupt