Evolution of the Arm

Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 7-9pm 

Part of the Infringement Festival, come join us in the Boiler Room at 500 Seneca (entrance found on Myrtle near Hamburg, through the courtyard, follow the signs) for an enchanting evening with The Evolution of the Arm (Evan Courtin, violin; Megan Kyle, oboe; Michael McNeill, piano; Katie Weissman, cello; plus special guest, T.J. Borden). Doors @ 7pm, show starts @ 730pm. Sliding scale suggested admission, $10-20, but no one will be turned away.

The Evolution of the Arm performs (mostly) acoustic composed, improvised, and semi-composed/semi-improvised chamber music. The group first convened in November 2017 for a concert at Villa Maria College; their individual and collective musical explorations continue to evolve. The Evolution of the Arm consists of Evan Courtin, violin; Megan Kyle, oboe; Michael McNeill, piano; Katie Weissman, cello.  theevolutionofthearm.com

T.J. BORDEN is a musician working in and around the constraints of the cello. Though born and bred in western NY, lately he has been based in San Diego, where he spends much of his time finding ways to exploit the strengths and failures of himself and his instrument. tylerjborden.com

Buffalo String Works Artist Spotlight

Friday, August 24, 2018, 7-9pm 

Join us for one of our last concerts in the Boiler Room (enter off of Myrtle at Hamburg) featuring the teaching artists of Buffalo String Works: Virginia Barron, Evan Courtin, Emily Finlan, Megan McDevitt, Yuki Numata Resnick, Jessica Tufte, and Katie Weissman. The program will consist of classical string orchestra favorites, to Arabic songs and dance tunes, to original singer-songwriter material. Stitch Buffalo will also be present at the event selling some of their wares. Sliding scale suggested admission, $10-20, but no one will be turned away. Doors @ 7pm, Program @ 730pm. Program runs about 1 hour. CASH ONLY.

Buffalo Strings Works is a creative, grassroots program serving refugee children in Buffalo, NY. Inspired by the international El Sistema model which cultivates students to be agents of social change, BSW recognizes the significance of music as a universal language, offering a creative outlet for children and their families who are searching for a sense of belonging in their new home. For more information: www.buffalostringworks.org

The mission of Stitch Buffalo is to utilize textile arts as the catalyst to create opportunities for cross-cultural community experiences and economic empowerment for resettled refugee women in Buffalo, NY. For more information: www.stitchbuffalo.org