Music Program

Sunday, October 19 at 8:00 p.m.

William Parker's In Order To Survive

"Cosmic Revelations"

Asbury Hall at Babeville

$20 general admission, $18 students/seniors, $15 members

William Parker (contrabass, compostions)
Rob Brown (alto saxophone)
Kidd Jordan (tenor saxophone)
Lewis Barnes (trumpet)
Steve Swell (trombone)
Dave Burrell (piano)
Hamid Drake (drums)

We at Hallwalls are ecstatic to announce a very special concert event in celebration of our 40th anniversary—master bassist, composer and bandleader William Parker will present a unique expanded version of his long-standing ensemble In Order To Survive performing a new suite of compositions entitled "Cosmic Revelations". As a recipient of a 2014 Presenter Consortium For Jazz grant from Chamber Music America with support from the Doris Duke Foundation, Hallwalls has formed a partnership with Real Art Ways in Hartford, Connecticut and Kerry Town Concert House in Ann Arbor, Michigan to produce and present this extraordinary project. This all-star ensemble features members of William Parker's flagship quartet with Hamid Drake on drums, Rob Brown on alto saxophone and Lewis Barnes on trumpet, along with NYC trombone stalwart Steve Swell, Philadelphia piano master Dave Burrell and one of New Orleans' true living legends of jazz, saxophonist Kidd Jordan. Join us in celebration at this one-of-a-kind concert experience!

William Parker is a master musician, improviser, and composer. He plays the bass, shakuhachi, double reeds, tuba, donso ngoni and gembri. He was born in 1952 in the Bronx, New York ... continue reading >>


Tuesday, October 21 at 8:00 p.m.

Eric Vloeimans' Oliver's Cinema


Eric Vloeimans (trumpet)
Tuur Florizoone (accordion)
Jörg Brinkmann (cello)

His specific approach to jazz and his poetic, authentic style have made trumpet player Eric Vloeimans a focal point not only on the Dutch jazz scene, but well beyond. Oliver's Cinema is his new trio. Teaming up with cellist Jörg Brinkmann and accordion player Tuur Florizoone, Vloeimann plays music that resembles film music in that it emotionally stirs up the listener in the most positive way and evokes imagery and reminiscences.


Tuesday, October 28 at 5:00 p.m.

From Second Life® to the Magic Lantern or A Kind of Progress:
On Opera and New Media
A Presentation by Johanna Dombois


The UB Arts Management Program, in collaboration with the Techné Institute for Arts & Technology, and with generous support from the Gender Institute and the Departments of Theater & Dance, Architecture, and Media Study, is proud to present the Cologne (Germany)-based opera director and author Johanna Dombois. All are welcome including students, faculty, and interested Buffalo community.

Johanna Dombois is an internationally active Berlin-born opera director and author. She has practiced music theatre and media art in collaboration with the London Young Vic, the Akademie der Künste in Berlin, De Nederlandse Opera / Het Muziektheater Amsterdam, Staatstheater Kassel, Fraunhofer Institute for Media Communication, and the ZKM Karlsruhe. From 2001-2005 she was Artistic Director of the Stage for Music Visualization at the Beethoven House in Bonn. In 2006 she received her Ph.D. with a dissertation on Richard Wagner's music-aesthetic dramaturgies.

The main focus of her work is opera as an autonomous art form: she engages with visual and graphic music, installation, object and mask theatre, the historical avant-gardes, and New Technologies, i.e., the experimental within the repertoire and the possibilities of merging traditional and contemporary, linear and non-linear media on the opera stage. Recent productions include Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio, 21 ... continue reading >>

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Michael Mararian
Kinder Kavalcade

It's not that Michael Mararian's paintings are about children, but children serve as the central protagonists in much of his work. Painted with equal proportions of dark humor and buoyant charm, children function as the most effective dramatic foils for the contradictions, absurdities, and layers of pathos Mararian is fond of exploring. Whether brandishing lit matches and gasoline, wearing inappropriate clothing, wielding knives and guns, or just lying in a drunken stupor upon a field of cell phones, children as characters sharply highlight an array of themes and concerns discussed throughout Mararian's work.