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Performance  |  The Genkin Philharmonic

Friday, June 8, 2012, 7–9 pm

Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium  

The Genkin Philharmonic, a Buffalo-based ten-piece electro-acoustic chamber ensemble, was founded in 2000 by Jon Nelson at the University at Buffalo Music Department. Originally conceived as a class at UB, its mission was to provide a uniquely challenging opportunity for students to study and perform contemporary music that draws on musical genres spanning rock, jazz, improvised and classical music.

The current Genkin is made up of professional players, drawing from a diverse pool of musicians in the Buffalo area, its core membership comprised of UB Faculty and alumni. Other members come from the Buffalo Philharmonic, Fisher-Price, and the Hallwalls Arts Collective. This hybrid of top-level classical, new music, and improvising performers, creates a band that offers a dizzying array of styles in concert.

The band gave an historic performance at the 2002 International Trumpet Guild Conference, and played for sold out crowds Mexico City at the 2003 Condesa Jazz Festival and the Festival Centro Historico. The Genkin has also been featured at Buffalo area venues including Nietzsche’s, Calumet Arts Café, UB, Fredonia College, and Hallwalls.

For more information, visit http://www.music.buffalo.edu/ensembles/genkin.shtml.

This performance is part of M&T Second Fridays at the Burchfield Penney.

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