Performances

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Full Concert Calendar

Every year, the Department of Music hosts over 150 public concerts and events. Faculty, students, and visiting artists come together in Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall and Baird Recital Hall to perform original musical creations and fresh takes on classic compositions. Don't miss a show!

With questions about ticketing or events, please contact the Concert Office at (716) 645-2921, or Concert Manager Philip Rehard at rehard@buffalo.edu.

Concert Series

The concert calendar is divided into different series of events:

  • Slee Beethoven String Quartet Cycle: This series of six concerts, presented annually since 1955, features the complete cycle of Beethoven string quartets. The long list of distinguished quartets that have performed on the Cycle include the Tokyo, Juilliard, Guarneri, Cleveland, Miró, Alexander, Jupiter, American, Borromeo, Brentano, Cassatt and the Pacifica.
  • Slee Visiting Artist Series:  A number of the world’s most notable interpreters have presented in Lippes Concert Hall in recent years, including pianist Richard Goode, the Tokyo String Quartet, cellist Matt Haimovitz with pianist Christopher O’Riley, guitarist Jason Vieaux, the Miró Quartet and many, many others.
  • Center for 21st Century Music:  Our resident professional chamber ensemble, Slee Sinfonietta, presents four concerts each academic year, specializing in neglected and rarely-performed repertoire of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as the avant-garde work of our time. Visiting artists & ensembles include Arditti String Quartet, Ensemble InterContemporain and Ensemble Signal.
  • Organ Recital Series
  • Faculty Recital Series
  • Student Concerts by the UB Choir, UB Chorus, UB Symphony, UB Concert Band, other student ensembles and recitals