Slee Sinfonietta

The Slee Sinfonietta is the professional chamber orchestra in residence at the University at Buffalo and the flagship ensemble of the Robert and Carol Morris Center for 21st Century Music. The Sinfonietta presents a series of concerts each year that feature performances of challenging new works by contemporary composers and lesser-known works from the chamber orchestra repertoire. Founded in 1997 by composer David Felder, and comprised of a core group including UB faculty performance artists, visiting artists, national and regional professionals and advanced performance students, the group is conducted by leading conductors and composers. This ensemble has produced world-class performances of important repertoire for over fifteen years, and its activities include touring, professionally produced recordings, and unique concert experiences for listeners of all levels of experience.

2019–2020 Season

Our in-house blog, Edge of the Center has a complete list of the season, and will have posts about the concerts in fascinating detail.

Highlights for the upcoming season include:

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Featuring soloists and small groups from the Slee Sinfonietta

Felder – Colección Nocturna
Heidelberger – Descriptions of the Moon
Arnold – Out of Service – Ruthless Positions! (make them study, so they can be musicians)
Birtwhistle – Crowd
Holliger – Sequenza
Cage – Eight Whiskus

Lippes Concert Hall 7:30 pm

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Slee Sinfonietta Percussion Night


Berio – Circles
Sciarrino – Un Fruscio Lungo Trent’ Anni
Donatoni – Mari I
Donatoni – Mari II

Lippes Concert Hall 7:30 pm