The Southern Tier Symphony Chamber Strings present "Bach's Lunch - Music for the Soul, Not the Stomach" at two locations, back to back, this Tuesday March 31st.  First at 11:30am at St. Mary of the Angels Church in Olean, NY and then at 1pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Bradford, PA.  Executive Director and Violin Soloist Kim Whitney and guest conductor Nick DelBello dropped by WNED to talk about Bach, Handel, Scarlatti, and more.

 It's "Cello Power" when four members of the Buffalo Philharmonic bring their talents to the intimate performance space of the Unity Church (1243 Delaware Ave) for a "Friends of Vienna" concert.  Music by cellists, music by Mozart, Paganini, Bartok and de Falla, and music from the movies played by Feng Hew, David Schmude, Eva Herer, and Amelie Fradette who spoke with WNED about this Sunday, March 29th at 3:30.

 

Mozart ‘s opera “Don Giovanni” premiered around the same time as our founding fathers were writing the U.S. Constitution and the ideas of freedom and how we treat our fellows were imbedded in DaPonte’s libretto.  Western New York Chamber Orchestra Artistic Director and Conductor Glen Cortese spoke about this, and more, with WNED on the eve of two performances, Friday March 27th at 7:30pm at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1080 Main Street in Buffalo and Sunday, March 29th at 4pm at King Concert Hall on the SUNY Fredonia campus.

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra continues its very popular Beethoven Festival with a Friday morning "Coffee Concert" at 10:30 and a concert Saturday night, March 28th at 8pm, both at Kleinhans Music Hall.  Pianist Norm Krieger will be recording Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 for a future CD and Buffalo's sweetheart, soprano Emily Helenbrook, joins dynamic local actor Matt Witten for a melodrama based on Egmont.  BPO Music Director JoAnn Falletta spoke with WNED.

 

As the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra winds down the 2014-2015 concert season, JoAnn Falletta has programmed a number of 20th century works.  And, one more time, the BPO's "Explainer-in-Chief" Paul Ferington will walk us through the music at three separate BPOvation events: Wednesday, March 25 at noon at the Downtown Library, at 6:30 at the Orchard Park Public Library, and Wednesday April 1st at 7:00 at the Amherst Audubon Public Library.  All talks are free and open to anyone.  Paul spoke a bit to WNED about some of the composers, including Bernstein, Ives, Penderecki, and Shostakovich.

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