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Performance  |  Mentors and Friends: The Music of Nils Vigeland

Friday, October 28, 2016, 7:30 pm

Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium  

The year-long, golden anniversary celebration of the Burchfield Penney continues with musical tribute to American composer and pianist Nils Vigeland. Buffalo-born Vigeland made his professional debut as a pianist in 1969 with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Lukas Foss, conductor. He earned his Ph.D. at the University at Buffalo where he studied composition with Morton Feldman and piano with Yvar Mikhashoff. Tickets are $10 Not yet members, $5 Burchfield Penney members/students. Call 716-878-6011 for tickets.

Vigeland will be joined by five performers, David Adamczyk, violin; Tiffany Dumouchelle, soprano; Dan Lippel, guitar; John Popham, cello; and Steven Solook, percussion.

The program will feature Vigeland’s works, as well as music by his own teachers, Lukas Foss, Feldman, Leo Smit and former student, David Adamczyk, who will perform his own work.

Mentors and Friends: The Music of Nils Vigeland Program

Charles Ives Romanza di Central Park (1901)
Tiffany Dumouchelle,soprano
Nils Vigeland, piano

Romanza (1982)
John Popham, cello
Nils Vigeland, piano

Morton Feldman Extensions 3 (1953)
Nils Vigeland, piano

John Cage Music for 4 (1984)
David Adamczyk, violin
John Popham, cello
Nils Vigeland, piano
Steve Soolok, percussion

La Folia Variants (1996)
1. Cadenza
2. Sonata
3. Dances
Dan Lippel, guitar

Leo Smit Four Poems of Emily Dickinson
from The Celestial Thrush (1988)
1. The earth has many keys
2.Upon his Saddle sprung a Bird
3.Better - than Music! - For I - who heard it
4. I shall keep singing!
Tiffany Dumouchelle,soprano
Nils Vigeland, piano

intermission

David Adamczyk, Son
David Adamczyk, violin

Perfect Happiness (2000)
Nis Vigeland, piano

Lukas Foss O Mensch, gib Acht
from Time Cycle (1960)
Tiffany Dumouchelle, soprano
Nils Vigeland, piano

Quodlibet (2012)
1.Freshman Year
2.Sophomore and Junior Year
3.Senior Year
Dan Lippel, guitar
John Popham, cello

$10 Not yet members, $5 Burchfield Penney members/students

Call 716-878-6011 for tickets.