Where: Boiler Room (500 Seneca), entrance found on Myrtle near Hamburg, through the courtyard, follow the signs.
When: Friday, June 29, 2018, 7-9pm
Cost: $10-20, sliding scale
Who: Little Cake Band (Ana Vafai & others), Megan Kyle (oboe) w/ Emlyn Johnson (flute) & Audrey Q. Snyder (Chicago-cello)
Audrey Q. Snyder is a cellist based in Chicago, Illinois. She is an advocate of contemporary instrumental music, having collaborated with members of Ensemble Signal, Ensemble Dal Niente, and others. Snyder is a core member of the Chicago-based Zafa Collective, a new music group founded with the idea of inclusivity (both in programming and performance) at its core. For more information visit her website: audreyqsnyder.com
For this event the Little Cake Band is composed of: Ana Vafai; songwriter & piano/vocals, Katie Weissman; cello/voice, Evan Courtin; violin, Tom Kolor; percussion, David Bailey; bass & Brianna Battista; vocals.
Megan Kyle is an oboist who performs as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral musician throughout the Western New York region. She has recently performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, and the New World Symphony in Miami, among others. As a soloist and chamber musician, she performs with the Buffalo-based new music ensemble Wooden Cities, serves as a performer and operations director for Null Point, and is a founding member of several chamber music projects in Buffalo, including the voice/oboe duo Senso di Voce. She teaches oboe and English horn at Houghton College, SUNY Geneseo, and SUNY at Buffalo and performs as a member of the Geneseo Wind Quintet.
Flutist Emlyn Johnson is a performer, educator, and presenter based in Rochester, NY. Emlyn is the director of Music in the American Wild, an initiative dedicated to celebrating the American experience through new music. MAW has premiered new works at nine national park sites across the country since 2016 and will release their first album later this year. She is also a founding director of Sunset Concerts, a community-focused chamber music series in Rochester that just completed its fifth season. Emlyn has served as the flute instructor at University at Buffalo and SUNY Geneseo and enjoys playing regularly with local ensembles including the Slee Sinfonietta and the Geneseo Wind Quintet.