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Music on the Sculpture Terrace: Nicole Murray and Ricardo Saeb

Friday, October 6, 2023

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

The second-floor Sculpture Terrace of the Gundlach Building with views out of the museum campus. Photo by Marco Cappelletti.

Free with Pay-What-You-Wish Admission 
Sculpture Terrace 

Enjoy music on the Sculpture Terrace as part of M&T FIRST FRIDAYS with a different local musical act each month! 

Nicole Murray & Ricardo Saeb 

Flute & Guitar 

Flutist Nicole Murray and guitarist Ricardo Saeb joined their musical talents in 2020 with the objective of sharing their joy of music with audiences near and far. Their programs take listeners on an exciting musical journey inspired in folklore music from all over the world. 

A woman with dark hair holding a flute
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Nicole Murray is a multi-faceted flutist who is dedicated to exploring musicality through collaboration, innovation, and education. In addition to being the flutist in the new music collective Liminal Space Ensemble, she has also been featured as a faculty member and Academy member with the Orchestra North Summer Program in British Columbia and was featured as an alumni guest artist at Rocky Ridge Music Center in Estes Park, Colorado. In the community, she has performed with the Slee Sinfonietta, Southern Tier Symphony, Amherst Symphony, Cheektowaga Symphony, Orchard Park Symphony, and the Erie County Wind Ensemble. She is also a substitute flutist with the Erie Philharmonic and Catskill Symphony. She holds an artist diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she studied under SF Symphony principal flutist Tim Day, an MM in flute performance from Ithaca College, and a BM in flute performance from SUNY Fredonia. 



A man with dark hair and fair skin, a dark beard, and glasses holding a guitar close to his face
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Mexican guitarist Ricardo Saeb has performed in venues across Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and North America. His performances have been described as “perfectly balanced,” “of an exquisite subtlety,” and “simply spectacular.” His tours have taken him to cities as diverse as Beirut, New York, Ciudad Juárez, Boston, Dallas, and Córdoba. Saeb has appeared as a guest artist at international festivals such as the Festival Internacional de Música de Morelia, Festival Internacional Chihuahua, Chicago’s Latin American Guitar Festival, among others. He has appeared as a soloist with numerous orchestras in Mexico and the US, and has also collaborated with various artists including tenor Manuel Castillo, pianist Cliff Jackson, the Buffalo Chamber Players, and is featured in jazz saxophonist Rusty Crutcher’s album Romances Latinos. Ricardo has a Doctorate degree in Musical Arts from the University of Kentucky. After moving to Buffalo, Ricardo founded a community program through the Hispanic Heritage Council of WNY called the HHC Guitar Initiative. He teaches privately at the Castellani-Andriaccio Guitar Studio, and he recently released his premiere solo recording with Fleur de Son Classics, entitled Zephyr.