Slee Visiting Artist Series

Presented by the Department of Music

Feb. 9, 2024
Mar. 9, 2024
May 1, 2024

Tickets: $20

Free to UB Students

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