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WNED Classical Live On Stage! Presents The Musical Delights Piano Quartet: Hidden Gems

"The Musical Delights" wearing all black and posing with their instruments outside of a brick building
Barbara Cordaro (Cello), Leslie Bahler (Viola), Rebecca Torres (Violin), Linda Mabry (Piano), Paul Schlossman (Oboe)

Hidden Gems will include Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano by British composer, pianist, singer, and actress Madeleine Dring (1923-1977), a WNY premiere called Three Pieces for Oboe, Viola and Piano by Scottish composer and pianist Alan Richardson (1904-1978), and Piano Quintet in F  by French composer, organist, and teacher Théodore Dubois (1837-1924).

This is a free event, however, you must register to attend. Free parking is available in our gated lot.

Program Selections

Three Pieces for Oboe, Viola and Piano (1970s)

Alan Richardson (1904-1978), (John White, editor)

Alla Marcia: Allegro | Variations: Moderato - Più allegro - Allegro cantabile - Allegro vivace  | ‘Graziana’: Allegretto vivo, grazioso

Paul Schlossman, oboe

Leslie Bahler, viola

Linda Mabry, piano


Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano (1968)

Madeleine Dring (1923-1977)

Allegro con brio | Andante semplice | Allegro giocoso

Melinda Easter, flute

Paul Schlossman, oboe

Linda Mabry, piano


Piano Quintet in F Major (1905)                                                                               

Théodore Dubois (1837-1924)

Allegro | Canzonetta: Tranquillo | Adagio non troppo | Allegro con fuoco

Linda Mabry, piano

Rebecca Torres, violin

Paul Schlossman, oboe

Leslie Bahler, viola

Barbara Cordaro, cello

About the Performers

The Musical Delights Piano Quartet (TMDPQ) formed in 2011 as the Community Music School (CMS) Piano Quartet. The Musical Delights is the only ensemble of women in this area regularly performing works by women composers such as Elfrida Andrée, Grażyna Bacewicz, Mel Bonis, Jeraldine Saunders Herbison, Dora Pejačević and Louise Héritte-Viardot. However, the group also enjoys playing music by men – both famous and lesser-known. TMDPQ often adds a second violinist to become The Musical Delights Piano Quintet. In 2022 the Quintet presented the WNY premiere of Florence Price’s Piano Quintet, repeating it in 2023. Members of The Musical Delights Piano Quartet are pianist Linda Mabry, violinist Rebecca Torres, violist Leslie Bahler and cellist Barbara Cordaro. Joining TMDPQ for tonight’s concert are flutist Melinda Easter and oboist Paul Schlossman.

Saturday, July 20 at 7pm

Buffalo Toronto Public Media

BTPM Performance Space 

140 Lower Terrace 

Downtown Buffalo

Register to Attend


Free Parking | 140 Lower Terrace

Buffalo Toronto Public Media is conveniently located in downtown Buffalo at 140 Lower Terrace, near the I-190. The entrance to our parking lot is on Charles Street (also known as "Mark Russell Alley").