Pianist Greenberg to present first UB faculty recital

By Sue Wuetcher

Release Date: January 14, 2004

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Jacob Greenberg will perform his first solo recital as a UB faculty member, focusing on works by contemporary British composers, at 8 p.m. Jan. 24 in Slee Concert Hall on the North Campus.

Among the works to be performed include Harrison Birtwistle's 1998 etudes called "Harrison's Clocks," which Greenberg has studied with the composer and premiered in the U.S. in 2001.

Greenberg also will be performing Thomas Adès' "Ancient Anthem" and "Still Sorrowing," and George Benjamin's "Relativity Rag" and "Shadowlines."

Prior to joining the UB faculty, Greenberg served for three years as principal keyboardist of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, with whom he also played extensively as a chamber musician. As an orchestral player, he has performed with the Israel Philharmonic and the New World Symphony.

In March 2001, Greenberg collaborated with fellow music department faculty member Tony Arnold in her first-prize appearance at the International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He received the special award for Outstanding Accompanist at the 2001 Louise D. McMahon International Music Competition, again in collaboration with Arnold. Their recording of Elliott Carter's "Of Challenge and of Love" will be released this spring by Bridge Records.

Greenberg is completing doctoral studies at Northwestern University as a student of Ursula Oppens.

Tickets for the concert are $5; UB students showing a valid ID are admitted free of charge. Tickets may be obtained at the Slee Hall box office, the Center for the Arts box office and at all Ticketmaster outlets.