Music Program

Friday, December 14, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.

Wooden Cities

Wooden Cities is both an ensemble and a collective of performers and composers dedicated to presenting ensemble pieces for open instrumentation while seeking to help increase the performance and awareness of contemporary classical music in Western New York through unique educational presentations. Formed in July of 2011 in Buffalo, the group originally served as a vehicle for Director Brendan Fitzgerald to present John Zorn's game piece Cobra. Since that time the group has grown to include over a dozen performers, continually seeking new works by contemporary composers while continuing to present some of the essential, yet underrepresented composers of the 20th Century.

Program to include:

and other music composed by Ashley Barnes, Chien-Han Hsao, Robert Naranjo, Vincent Parlato, West Richter, and Kevin Westermann.
$10 General
$7 Members/Students/Seniors
$12 For a Whole Family
$15 For Both This Concert AND 12/21/12 Concert at St. Joseph's University Parish, University Heights

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Tues.—Fri. 11-6
Sat. 11-2
Sun. & Mon. closed

Fri. 11/24 12-4
Sat. 11/25 11-2

from Nov. 10, 2017
through Dec. 22, 2017

Laylah Ali
Paintings and Drawings

Laylah Ali's work explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally, racially and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. Ali uses concise—even minimal—imagery that is specific in rendering and intent. While there are narratives in Ali's work, they are stories whose open spaces often give them the atmosphere of fables.