Saturday, November 7, 2020, 9:30 p.m.
With Sonia Clark / Artpark; Angela Goldberg and Adam Lübke / Buffalo Philharmonic Choir; Elizabeth Meg Williams and Lauren Tent / CEPA Gallery; Rebecca Reilly / GObike Buffalo
The crisis can take many forms, and 2020 has definitely thrown a few of them at us. COVID has forced organizations to find creative ways to continue their work and earn some kind of income and keep everyone safe. As one of the last fields to reopen, the arts have to make difficult decisions, whether to expect an endless storm or to rethink your work altogether. Add to that the issues of social injustice and inequality exacerbated and exacerbated by the pandemic, to find creative ways to continue to support artisans and their constituents, especially those most affected by the crisis.
This panel explores ways to adapt or change the operations of organizations and different forms of art, and focuses on providing the best support to your artisans and constituents in “unprecedented” times.
Buffalo Philharmonic Choir
The Buffalo Philharmonic Choir is an independent symphony choir whose mission is to bring the highest quality choir music to the West New York community, while performers of all ages perform in choral art through self-funded concerts and as the choir’s main partner in the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
It started in 1937, when Buffalo Shola Cantorum became the Buffalo Philharmonic Choir in 1992 to reflect its close ties with the BPO and to make its mission clear to the public. Cameron Baird, who led the BPC during its formative years, was one of the first music directors. BPC has strengthened its reputation under 22-year-old Thomas Swan and is now headed by its current music director Adam Lübke. BPC has performed under the direction of renowned BPO music directors and guest conductors in all genres, including classics, pop, Broadway and children’s music.
Angela Goldberg currently serves as the Executive Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic. Angela first joined BPC in 2015 as the Group’s Business Manager before becoming Managing Director in 2017. Angela is the first person to hold the title of Managing Director and is the first permanent BPC employee. Angela has a master’s degree in art management, which she received in 2017 from the University of Buffalo. While at the University of Buffalo, his course work was nonprofit management, music management and theater management. She completed her fieldwork on this program with the Chautakua Foundation. Angela also holds a bachelor’s degree in writing from Ithaca College, where she studied poetry to grant writing. Aspiring to continuously improve her skills as an administrative arts leader, Angela has attended Choir conferences in the United States, is a chapter member of the WNY Association of Fundraising Professionals, and has been selected as a participant in the 2019 Cullen Philosophy Program.
Одам Любке in the 2014-2015 season he became the music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Choir. Since then, critics have described the chorus as “big and strong”, “wonderful”, “expressive”, “loud”, “virtuous” and “in great shape”. He has collaborated with conductors Joanne Falletta, John Morris Russell, Rossen Milanov and Carl St. Clair; and singers Heila Plitmann, Angela Brown and Kevin Diaz. He was responsible for the recording of the 2020 Naxos world premiere of Richard Danielpour’s film “Yeshua Fire” and was found at the Lincoln Center, the Chautaua Institute and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His choir performed on the national program Performance Today as well as local radio programs.
Mr. Lübke is an Assistant Professor of Sound and Choir at SUNY Fredonia and has studied his music at Boichoy American School, St. Olaf College, Westminster Choir College and Florida State University.
The CEPA Gallery, located in the Buffalo Bazaar Historical Complex, is a center of contemporary photography and fine arts, influencing local and national communities. With four galleries of changing exhibitions and events, art multimedia devices, art education programs and an accessible dark room, and a digital photography lab, CEPA is creating an attractive presence in downtown Buffalo.
Elizabeth Meg Williams is the development director for the CEPA Gallery and is responsible for writing grants, raising private and public funds, events and sponsorship. He is committed to supporting the legacy of CEPA’s success and continuing its impact and development. Elizabeth holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Mansfield and an M.Ed. in Consultation from the University of Missouri. She has a strong history of supporting people, programs and ideas that promote diversity, inclusion and community. Over the course of 15 years, she has developed new and innovative ways to reach an audience and promote action. Elizabeth is a veteran of the United States Air Force and serves as a volunteer and advocate for social justice.
Laurent Hyme is the Director of Education at the CEPA Gallery, where she oversees extracurricular and summer arts school programs for young people and also runs a workshop program. She holds a degree in photography from Villa Maria College, a bachelor’s degree in photography and MAH with a focus on the history of art and teaching English, both from the University of Buffalo. He has been the Director of Education at CEPA since 1999, but has been affiliated with CEPA since 1985 with an internship and work as an assistant. In photography classes at Villa Maria College, Damen College and the Department of Visual Research at the University of Buffalo.
GObike promotes active traffic options, roads and highways and perfect streets in West New York. They connect and empower communities through advocacy, education, planning and collaboration.
As Director of Operations and Outreach at GObike Buffalo, Rebecca Reilly connects people and space. When building transport projects or defining logistics on how we can do things together, the goal is to use the community’s power to build a safe city that makes sense for all road users. The community is a renewable resource that has an in-depth knowledge of how the streets should behave, wherever you are in Buffalo, there is infrastructure justice. Working with people all over the city, creating new paradigms that will ultimately make our city more sustainable for future generations, is very exciting.