Arts & Culture


The University at Buffalo Department of Music is pleased to present a  faculty chamber music recital titled “Degenerate Music: Weill, Eisler and Schoenberg” in Baird Recital Hall on Thursday, March 28, 2019, and an evening of jazz with UB’s Faculty Jazz Quartet and Friends in Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall on Friday, March 29, 2019.  Both concerts will take place at 7:30pm, and each will include a featured guest artist of note.


“Degenerate Music: Weill, Eisler and Schoenberg”

Thursday, March 28, 2019

7:30pm, Baird Recital Hall

 Featuring special guest and violinist Kathrein Allbenberg, as well as the following from UB’s Music Department: Leanne Darling, viola; Tiffany Du Mouchelle, soprano; Jonathan Golove, cello; Eric Huebner, piano; Caroline Sonett, flute; Michael Tumiel, clarinet

 This concert is being presented as part of UB’s contribution to the Kurt Weill Festival in Buffalo this season, being spearheaded by The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.  For further information on the Festival, and a complete calendar of events, please visit

 Intimacy and fun in playing are violinist Kathrein Allenberg’s top priority, regardless of the genre she is performing or the venue for the performance.  Hailing from Berlin, she has studied with the concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic, Thomas Brandis, and performed with the Deutsche Oper Berlin.




Kurt Weill: Cello Sonata (1920)

Kurt Weill: Seven Pieces from The Threepenny Opera  for violin and piano (arr. Stefan Frenkel)


Hanns Eisler: Duo for violin and cello, Op. 7 (1924)

Hanns Eisler: “Vierzehn Arten den Regen zu beschreiben (14 Ways of Describing Rain)”, Op. 70

    for violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet and piano


Cabaret Songs by Kurt Weill and Arnold Schönberg

    Schönberg: Two songs from “Brettl-Lieder” (Cabaret Songs) (1901)

     “Gigerlette” (Text by Otto Julius Bierbaum)

     “Galathea” (Text by Frank Wedekind)


Kurt Weill: Three Songs

    “Complainte de la Seine” (Text by Maurice Magre, composed 1934)

     “Youkali” from Marie Galante (Text by Roger Fernay, composed 1934)

     “Wie lange noch” (Text by Walter Mehring, composed 1944)



“Derrick Gardner, trumpet with The UB Faculty Jazz Quartet and Friends”

Friday, March 29, 2019

7:30pm, Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall

 Bobby Militello, saxophone; George Caldwell, piano; Sabu Dawoud Adeyola, bass; John Bacon, drums

 with Andrew Weinzler, tenor saxophone; John Hasselback, trombone; and, one other guest to be announced

 Program to include the following pieces by Derrick Gardner:


The Melting Pot

Earl’s Twirl

Funky Straight


Slim Goodie

MacDaddy Grip

 plus Natural Woman by Carol King

 Jazz trumpeter Derrick Gardner, inspired by the finest hard-blowing funky bop bands of the 1960’s, is working to extend that great tradition as a composer, arranger, performer, leader and educator.  With extraordinary, creative natural talent, Derrick quickly made his mark upon arriving on the New York jazz scene in 1991. There he began a top-flight career that has taken him around the world performing internationally with the Count Basie Orchestra, (1991-present), Frank Foster?s Loud Minority Band, Harry Connick Jr.?s Big Band, The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and Swiss tenor player Roman Schwaller?s European Sextet.  For further information on Mr. Gardner, please visit





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.

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