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Performance  |  A Musical Feast

Saturday, May 18, 2019, 8 pm

Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium  

Tickets: $20 "not yet" members; $10 Burchfield Penney members; Call 716-878-6011 for tickets.


Matthew Chamberlain, New Work (2019)

Anthony Tan (b. 1979),

A Manual of Qualities (2016)

Camilo Méndez Sanjuan (b. 1982), New Work (2017)

Jonathan Harvey (1939-2012), Nachtlied (1984)

Selected Works by UB Student Composer (2019)


About The Hayley-Laufer Duo


Drawn to the new, the audacious, and the complex, the Hayley-Laufer Duo challenges the boundaries of voice-and-piano composition by commissioning exciting young artists while cultivating a core repertoire of twentieth and twenty-first century masterworks. Their decade-long collaboration has brought them to theUSA,Canada, Europe andSouth America, and traversed centuries of song reper-toire with an emphasis on the electrifying music of today.


Dorothea Hayley has been a soloist with the Vancouver Symphony, the Bourgas Symphony, the Allegra Chamber Orchestra and Ca-priccioBasel. She has performed in festivals such as the Happening Festival, Gulangyu Piano Festival, Performer’s Voice Symposi-um, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival and the Atempo Festival of Caracas, and with organizations like the SMCQ, Chants Libres, CIRMMT, Codes d’accès, Vancouver New Music, the Little Chamber Music Series That Could and the Land’s End Ensemble. Dorothea recently completed an artist residency at the Banff Centre, and was a visiting artist at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music. Dorothea holds a Doctor of Music degree from Université de Montréal, and teaches voice atVancouverCommunity College. She is the Artistic Co-Director of the Blueridge Chamber Music Festival.


Manuel Laufer has presented world premieres at Merkin Hall, Le Poisson Rouge, Bang on a Can, June inBuffalo, and Festival Atem-po (CaracasandParis). He has concertized extensively playing contemporary chamber music, performing canonic works by compos-ers including Babbitt, Cage, Crumb, Lachenmann, and Xenakis in addition to newly commissioned repertoire. His solo work champi-ons modernist voices from his nativeVenezuela, placing particular emphasis on composer Diógenes Rivas. Currently appointed to the Collaborative Piano Faculty at NYU Steinhardt, Manuel has performed with orchestras on both sides of theAtlantic, and appears yearly in the Blueridge Chamber Music Festival and the NYU Summer Piano Intensive. He holds degrees fromMcGillUniversityandUniversityofCalifornia,Irvine, and received a Ph.D. in Piano Performance from NYU Steinhardt.

This performance is made possible by collaboration between A Musical Feast and UB's Creative Arts Initiative (CAI). It is the culmination of the artists' spring 2019 CAI residency. For information regarding other residency events see


The Creative Arts Initiative (CAI) is a university-wide initiative dedicated to the creation and production of new work upholding the highest artistic standards of excellence and fostering a complementary atmosphere of creative investigation and engagement among students, faculty, visiting artists, and the community,

Through its Artist-in-Residence program and its innovative, interdisciplinary offerings for students, CAI is raising the profile of UB and Buffalo in world of artistic expression and revitalizing our proud tradition as a leader in contemporary art.