Buffalo Chamber Players at the AKG: Purple Rain
Thursday 16th May, 2024

Albright-Knox Art Gallery
1285 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222
Time: 7pm
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Join the Buffalo Chamber Players for our season finale at the AKG! Joan Tower’s Purple Rain (2020) for string quintet belongs to the composer’s series of “purple” works featuring the viola. Tower, who experiences synesthesia, explains that “purple is the color—in all its various hues—that most reminds me of the viola. In this quintet, ‘rain’ symbolizes many things: a steady repetition of light and heavy rhythms, flows of ‘held’ singing (particularly in the viola duets), and a kind of rapid ‘cascading/rolling’ in rivulets of sixteenth notes.”

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