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 in Lippes Concert Hall. Guitarist Sungmin Shin, who has studied at the Eastman School of Music and has made a tremendous impact on guitar students at all levels since joining UB, will offer a classical and electric guitar program in Baird Recital Hall on Monday, February 4, 2019 at 7:30pm.  The third and final faculty recital of the month will take place in Lippes Concert Hall on Saturday, February 9, 2019, and will feature oboist Megan Kyle.  Megan has been very visible since arriving in Buffalo, and has a history of performing with many distinguished orchestras across the country including the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the St. Louis Symphony, and the New World Symphony in Miami, among others.  All concerts are to take place on the University at Buffalo’s Amherst campus.


Eric Huebner, piano

Friday, February 1, 2019 at 7:30pm in Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall

Boulez: Notations, 12 pieces for piano

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 4 in E-flat Major, Op. 7


Chopin: 24 Preludes, Op. 28


Sungmin Shin, guitar

Monday, February 4, 2019 at 7:30pm in Baird Recital Hall

Sungmin Shin: Improvisation

Sungmin Shin: Genesee Trains (2019)

Clarice Assad: Dancas Nativas

   with the Eastman Guitar Quartet


Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 99

   with Haeyeun Jeun, piano

Megan Kyle, oboe

with Nicholas Emmanuel, piano

Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 7:30pm in Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall

Eugène Bozza (1905-1991): Fantaisie Pastorale (1939)

Jeffrey Stadelman (b. 1959): Old Sawtooth (2018)

Chaya Czernowin (b. 1957): The last leaf (2010)

Simon Bainbridge (b. 1952): Music for Mel and Nora (1979)



General Public:

$15 plus $2 fee online at (up to 90 minutes prior to concert time)

$15 plus $4 fee by phone at 877-987-6487 (Ticketfly)

$19 in person at UB’s Center for the Arts (Tue-Fri, 12pm-6pm)

$22 in person at the door (one hour before concert time)


Seniors/UB fac, staff, alumni/non-UB students:

$10 plus $2 fee online at (up to 90 minutes prior to concert time)

$10 plus $4 fee by phone at 877-987-6487 (Ticketfly)

$14 in person at UB’s Center for the Arts (Tue-Fri, 12pm-6pm)

$17 in person at the door (one hour before concert time)

All UB students with a valid ID will receive one complimentary ticket to all UB Music Department events. Tickets may be purchased in person at UB’s Center for the Arts box office, Monday-Friday between 10am-6pm, online at, or one hour before concert time at the venue’s box office.


Pianist Eric Huebner has drawn worldwide acclaim for his performances of new and traditional music since making his debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at age 17. In January 2012, he was appointed pianist of the New York Philharmonic and has been featured in works by Lindberg, Stravinsky, Ives, Milhaud and R. Strauss, among others. From 2001 through 2012, Huebner was a member of Antares, a quartet comprised of clarinet, violin, cello and piano. He has twice been a featured recitalist at the Ojai Festival in California, has performed on the Monday Evening series in Los Angeles, the Carlsbad Music Festival, Piano Spheres and at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In New York City, he has appeared as soloist and chamber musician in Carnegie’s Zankel and Weill Recital Hall, Miller Theatre, Merkin Hall, (le) Poisson Rouge, Roulette, and Subculture. A devoted teacher as well as performer, Mr. Huebner is an Associate Professor of Music at the University at Buffalo (SUNY), where he maintains a studio of graduate and undergraduate piano majors and minors and teaches courses in 20th century piano music and piano literature. Since the fall of 2014, he has been a member of the adjunct faculty of The Juilliard School where he teaches a course in orchestral keyboard performance.

Korean American guitarist/composer Sungmin Shin maintains a vigorous schedule divided between performing and teaching in a wide variety of musical settings. As a musician Mr. Shin finds a unique balance between his classical training and deep roots in rock and popular guitar styles. This combination drives his curiosity to seek new modes of expression through performance, improvisation, and composition. As a soloist and chamber musician, Sungmin embraces the eclectic demands of the modern musician through performing works in a wide range of styles including classical standards to inventive contemporary music and his own original works. A frequent collaborator with various musicians and ensembles, he is a current and founding member of the Eastman Guitar Quartet.

Megan Kyle performs as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral musician throughout the Western New York region, tackling standard repertoire and new music with equal enthusiasm. She currently plays second oboe in the Erie Chamber Orchestra, and has performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphoria in Syracuse, the Omaha Symphony, and the New World Symphony in Miami, among others. She was previously a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. As a soloist and chamber musician, she performs with the Buffalo-based new music ensemble Wooden Cities and is a founding member of both the oboe/cello duo Parvenue and the Buffalo Bach Project. She teaches oboe and English horn at Houghton College, SUNY Geneseo, and SUNY at Buffalo and performs as a member of the Geneseo Wind Quintet.

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