Buffalo Chamber Players - photo by Luke Copping

photo by Luke Copping

About the Ensemble

Our group’s mission is to challenge, redefine and enhance the public’s perception of chamber music while promoting the city of Buffalo as an inspiring place to live, work, and play. As Buffalo’s preeminent chamber music ensemble, the Buffalo Chamber Players presents innovative music programs performed by our region’s finest musicians.

Recent projects include Western New York premieres of chamber operas by composers John Blow, JohnHarbison and Roland E. Martin, concert programs incorporating the works of Buffalo visual artists Gerald Mead, Catherine Burchfield Parker, Mark Lavatelli and Martha Visser’t Hooft, and collaborations with area organizations including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library and CEPA Gallery.

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 group’s critically acclaimed concerts explore both historical chamber music masterworks and contemporary works by living composers.

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.

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