Buffalo Chamber Players at the AK 2017–2018

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.

Bohemian Rhapsody

Thu, Sep 28, 2017 ● 7:30 pm

The Buffalo Chamber Players opens its 11th concert season with the exotic sounds of Bohemia and its fusion of folk and art music, with works by Antonín Dvořák, Leoš Janáček, and Bedřich Smetana.

Dreams and Prayers

Thu, Nov 16, 2017 ● 7:30 pm

In The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind, Argentinean-born composer Osvaldo Golijov channels the spiritual life and writings of Isaac the Blind, the 12th-century Kabbalist rabbi of Provence.

A Woman’s Work

Thu, Feb 22, 2018 ● 7:30 pm

Discover the music of women composers who fought against the societal restrictions limiting their music from the public sphere. This program highlights works from the Baroque to today.

Music of Weimar

Thu, Apr 26, 2018 ● 7:30 pm

This program features some of the popular and eventually banned music and composers from between the World Wars, including works by Paul Hindemith, Arnold Schoenberg, and Kurt Weill.

I Heard It at the AK

Thu, Jun 7, 2018 ● 7:30 pm

This program celebrates the exciting time in the 1960s and 1970s when the University at Buffalo’s Creative Associates helped establish Buffalo as the epicenter of contemporary, avant-garde music.

About the Ensemble

As Buffalo’s preeminent chamber music ensemble, the Buffalo Chamber Players presents innovative music programs performed by our region’s finest performers. Formed by violist Janz Castelo, the group comprises members of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and distinguished area musicians.

The Buffalo Chamber Players’ critically acclaimed concerts explore historical masterworks of the chamber music repertoire as well as contemporary works by living composers. Through its performances, the ensemble aims to challenge, redefine, and enhance the public’s perception of chamber music while promoting the City of Buffalo and our region as a culturally vibrant place to live, work, and play.


Individual concert tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for Members, and $5 for students. 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.

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.