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Liminal Space Ensemble | Centerstage Concert Series
Kleinhans Music Hall welcomes Liminal Space Ensemble as part of the Centerstage Concert Series on Tuesday, November 9 at 7pm. The evening’s program will consist of four world premieres written for Liminal Space Ensemble by composers Charles Burns, Evan Courtin, Dan Langa, and Kyle Miller.
About Liminal Space Ensemble
The word liminal comes from the Latin word limen, meaning threshold – any point or place of entering or beginning. A liminal space is the time between the ‘what was’ and the ‘next.’ It is a place of transition, waiting, and not knowing. Classical music audiences have been dwindling for generations due to loss of interest in 2021’s fast paced world. Liminal Space Ensemble leans into this rapid change and offers a new model for enjoying classical music with the belief that the future of our industry is in reflecting programming choices for diverse audiences, and showing that classical music is by and for everyone.
Based in Buffalo, NY, Liminal Space Ensemble was founded in August 2019 by Nicole Murray (flute) and Hope Wilk (harp) and features a core artist lineup of the top chamber musicians in the area; Nicole Murray (flute), Josh Lauretig (oboe), Michael Tumiel (clarinet), Hope Wilk (harp), Madeline Olsen (harp), Mikyung Kim (piano), Juan Herrera (percussion), John Smigielski (percussion), Evan Courtin (violin), Shannon Reilly (violin), Isabel Ong (violin), Bob Donowick (viola), Alex Cousins (cello), Katie Weissman (cello), Jonathan Borden (bass), and Tom Torissi (guitar). When not performing with LSE, members can be found performing with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Buffalo Chamber Players, and several other prestigious ensembles. LSE’s musicians represent the top music conservatories in the world including Curtis, Juilliard, Peabody, Manhattan School of Music, SF Conservatory of Music, New England Conservatory, and the Glenn Gould School of Music at the Royal Conservatory.
LSE was named the ensemble-in-residence at the Burchfield Penney Art Center and was invited to San Francisco to perform at the Hot Air Music Festival in 2020. During the pandemic, LSE moved their programming online and hosted two full-length virtual concerts, eight virtual trivia nights, and participated in the inaugural Queen City Quarantine Concert presented by Rise Collaborative.