About the Ensemble
As Buffalo’s preeminent chamber music ensemble, the Buffalo Chamber Players presents innovative programs performed by our region’s finest musicians. The group performs a critically-acclaimed four concert series at Buffalo Seminary, with additional performances throughout the community.
Recent projects include a fully-staged performance of Igor Stravinsky’s A Soldier’s Tale with sets and costumes based on 1951 sketches by Martha Visser’t Hooft, Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time presented with paintings by Catherine Parker, Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire with paintings by Mark Lavatelli and the Buffalo premieres of John Harbison’s opera Full Moon in March and Roland E. Martin’s opera The Cat and the Moon.
Formed in 2007 by Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra violist Janz Castelo, the group is comprised of members of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and other distinguished area musicians. The Buffalo Chamber Players’ mission is to enhance the public’s perception of chamber music while promoting the city of Buffalo as an inspiring place to live, work, and play.
Praise for the ensemble:
“So far this season, the programs put on by the Buffalo Chamber Players have contained some of the most entertaining material heard in any local concert series.” — Garaud MacTaggart, critic for the Buffalo News
“The Buffalo Chamber Players is a most welcome addition to the cultural scene in our region. A vibrant and diverse group of extremely talented musicians, they bring palpable excitement, creativity and passion to their performances, and are a breath of fresh musical air in Western New York.” – JoAnn Falletta, Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
The Buffalo Chamber Players is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Our concerts are made possible by the generosity of our supporters and by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.