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Buffalo Chamber Players at the AK: No Strings Attached

Thursday, October 11, 2018

7:30 pm EDT

Buffalo Chamber Players. Photo by Luke Copping.

$20 general admission / $15 for Members / $5 for students

Historically, chamber music programs have been predominately strings-only affairs, neglecting the rich repertoire for wind and percussion instruments. However, hidden in the Baroque tradition is a set of works for winds by Telemann highlighting the virtuosity of the early wind instruments. By the twentieth century, composers such as Poulenc and Reich mastered the rich melodic and playful nature of wind and percussion music. 

Francis Poulenc Sextet for piano and winds
Francis Poulenc Sonata for horn, trumpet, and trombone
Steve Reich Nagoya Marimbas
Georg Philipp Telemann Tafelmusik II, Quartet in d minor


Individual concert tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for Members, and $5 for students. Season tickets for all five concerts are available at a discounted rate of $80 ($60 for AK Members) through the first concert on October 11, 2018. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone at 716.270.8292, or in person at the Albright-Knox Admissions Desk. Concerts often sell out in advance of each performance, so please order tickets early to avoid disappointment.

About Buffalo Chamber Players at the AK

Join the Buffalo Chamber Players, Buffalo’s preeminent chamber music ensemble, as it continues its acclaimed residency at the Albright-Knox. Experience creative music programs performed by our region’s finest performers in a unique and inspiring setting. View All Buffalo Chamber Players at the AK 2018–2019 Concerts

AK Café will serve a prix-fixe dinner before each concert. Reservations are essential; please call 716.270.8223 or reserve online using OpenTable.

Program Sponsors

Buffalo Chamber Players at the AK is a partnership between the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Buffalo Chamber Players. Buffalo Chamber Players concerts are made possible by a grant from the Cullen Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the support of Buffalo Chamber Players donors, and the generosity of Albright-Knox Art Gallery patrons. We thank ABC-Amega, Inc. for its generous corporate support.