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Buffalo Jazz Composers Workshop to kick off 'New Music In The Park' series at Artpark


Fri, May 10th 2024 09:00 am

Tickets going on sale

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As part of Artpark & Company’s 50th anniversary season, the Buffalo Jazz Composers Workshop – featuring some of the region’s finest jazz artists and composers – returns at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, on the Emerald Grove Stage (lower park). This event is part of the “New Music in the Park” series.

“New Music in the Park” is a series of concerts held in various locations throughout Artpark’s scenic grounds and curated by Artpark & Company and award-winning conductor and composer Brent Chancellor. The series offers an eclectic snapshot of music, performance, and collaboration happening now with works by living and underrepresented composers, alongside iconic and legendary figures who broaden and enrich the musical conversation.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 10, for $12. Purchase online at ticketmaster.com; over the phone by calling the box office at 716-754-4375; or at the box office (see current hours and locations at www.artpark.net).

This concert is presented by Artpark & Company.

‘New Music in the Park’ series curator & collaborative artist

Chancellor is an award-winning conductor, composer and curator recognized for his powerful, dynamic style and direct human communication. A passionate educator and founder of the immersive orchestra project LUX, he has performed throughout the U.S., including at Carnegie Hall, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Symphony Space, DiMenna Center, and New Jersey Performing Arts Center. His music and sound installations have been featured at the Festival of New American Music, Festival of the Arts, Sacramento Film Festival, and NY Fashion Week.

Fascinated by the intersectional merging of interdisciplinary arts, performance practice, and education, his programming explores collaborations that present important works.

Find more on the Buffalo Jazz Composers Workshop.

Visit www.artpark.net for more information.

Artpark Event Schedule

2024 events at Artpark include: Gary Clark Jr. (May 25); Los Lonely Boys (May 31); Sarah McLachlan (June 18); Bonnie Raitt (June 21); Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (June 22); Dispatch (June 28); Orville Peck with The War And Treaty (July 1); Norah Jones (July 6); the opera “Tosca” (July 12, 14); Jamey Johnson (July 16); Train (July 19); The Flaming Lips (July 22); Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo (July 24); Two Door Cinema Club (July 29); Slash S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Festival with Keb’ Mo’, ZZ Ward and Robert Randolph (July 30); Backroads Blues Festival featuring Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jimmie Vaughan, Bobby Rush, and Duane Betts & Palmetto Motel (Aug. 10); Gin Blossoms + Toad the Wet Sprocket and Vertical Horizon (Aug. 11); Stray Cats (Aug. 13); Blues Traveler with Big Head Todd & The Monsters (Aug. 16); Bush (Aug. 17); Tedeschi Trucks Band (Aug. 20); O.A.R. (Aug. 27); Cole Swindell (Aug. 29); and Cage The Elephant + Young The Giant (Sept. 7).

The new Artpark & Company season is sponsored and supported in part by: M&T Bank; Cullen Foundation; New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; Parks & Trails New York; Town of Lewiston; Niagara County Legislature; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; HSBC Bank; Labatt Blue Light; Bud Light; Southern Tier Brewing; Buffalocal; and Northtown Automotive Companies.

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