Slee Visiting Artist Series

Presented by the Department of Music

Sept. 16, 2023
Oct. 18, 2023
Nov. 8, 2023
Feb. 9, 2024
Mar. 9, 2024
May 1, 2024

Tickets: $20

Free to UB Students

portrait of nathalie joachim in front of a tree.

Saturday, Sept. 16 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

Nathalie Joachim, voice and flute      
Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall
Tickets: $20, Free to students

Nathalie Joachim is a Grammy-nominated performer and composer. The Haitian-American artist is hailed for being “a fresh and invigorating cross-cultural voice”. (The Nation). Her creative practice centers an authentic commitment to storytelling and human connectivity while advocating for social change and cultural awareness, gaining her the reputation of being “powerful and unpretentious.” (The New York Times)

Created by composer and Juilliard Creative Associate Nathalie Joachim Ki moun ou ye (Who are you?) is a new evening-length (65’) song cycle that weaves together textured vocal samples, somber flute tones, and longing melodies that take listeners on a journey of discovery and defining of self.  It will be performed in English and Haitian Kreyòl.

belcea quartet posing with instruments in formal wear.

Wednesday, Oct. 18 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

Belcea Quartet
Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall
Tickets: $20, Free to students

Corina Belcea & Axel Schacher, violin; Krzysztof Chorzelski, viola; Antoine Lederlin, cello

Schubert: Quartet in E-flat Major, D. 87
Dvorak: Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 51 “Slavonic”
Bartok: Quartet No. 5

As the London Times wrote in the Spring of 2019, these musicians are not confined by traditional boundaries. The two founding members, the Romanian violinist Corina Belcea and the Polish violist Krzysztof Chorzelski, brought a very different artistic provenance to the ensemble in 1994.


members of danish string quartet.

Wednesday, Nov. 8 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

Danish String Quartet
Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall
Tickets: $20, Free to students

Frederik Øland & Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, violins; Asbjørn Nørgaard, viola; Fredrik Sjölin, cello

Co-sponsored with the Buffalo Chamber Music Society

Mozart: Divertimento in F Major, K. 138
Thomas Adès: Four Quarters String Quartet, Op. 28
Britten: Three Divertimenti
Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810 (“Death and the Maiden”)

"What they do know is how to be an exceptional quartet, whatever repertory they play."  — The New York Times

close up portrait of cecile mclorin salvant.

Friday, Feb. 9, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

Cécile McLorin Salvant
Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall
Tickets: $20, Free to students

Cécile McLorin Salvant, is a composer, singer, and visual artist. The late Jessye Norman described Salvant as“a unique voice supported by an intelligence and  full-fledged musicality, which light up every note she sings”.

Salvant has developed a passion for storytelling and finding the connections between vaudeville, blues, theater, jazz, baroque and folkloric music. Salvant is an eclectic curator, unearthing rarely recorded, forgotten songs with strong narratives, interesting power dynamics, unexpected twists, and humor. 

jason vieaux sitting on a stool playing guitar.

Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

Jason Vieaux, guitar     
Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall
Tickets: $20, Free to students

Buffalo native and Grammy-winner Jason Vieaux, “among the elite of today’s classical guitarists” (Gramophone), is described by NPR as “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation”. In appearances from New York’s Lincoln Center to Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and the Seoul Arts Center, Jason Vieaux has cemented his reputation as an artist of brilliance and uncompromised mastery. Cited for his “eloquent and vibrant performances” on disc (Gramophone Magazine) he is hailed as “virtuosic, flamboyant, dashing and, sometimes ineffably lyrical” (New York Times) on stage.

Four Paths of Light: Bach to Metheny

J.S. Bach – Cello Suite #1, BWV 1007 (arr. Vieaux)
Leo Brouwer - El Decameron Negro
Pat Metheny - Four Paths of Light
     -composed for and dedicated to Mr. Vieaux
J.S. Bach - Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001 (arr. Vieaux)

bronfman performing with orchestra.

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

Yefim Bronfman, piano      
Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall
Tickets: $20, Free to students

Internationally recognized as one of today’s most acclaimed and admired pianists, Yefim Bronfman stands among a handful of artists regularly sought by festivals, orchestras, conductors and recital series. His commanding technique, power and exceptional lyrical gifts are consistently acknowledged by the press and audiences alike.

Schubert - Sonata in A minor Op. 143
Schumann - Faschingsschwank aus Wien
Salonen - Sisar
Chopin - Sonata in B minor Op. 58