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Welcome To The 40th Anniversary Season of Friends Of Vienna!

All concerts are at 3:30pm on Sunday afternoons. Please Note: our opening concert on September 25 has a venue changeit will be held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1080 Main Street in BuffaloAll other concerts will be at our usual venue, the Unity Church, 1243 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY.  Ample parking is available behind both churches.

Friends of Vienna 2016-2017 Season Concert Schedule:

Sunday, September 25,  2016 at 3:30PM*

Works for duo and trio by Beethoven,
and "Fratres" by Arvo Pärt
Learn more. Click here for Buffalo News article.
Listen to WNED's Peter Hall's interview with Dennis Kim
Artvoice: BPO Concertmaster Dennis Kim Visits the Friends of Vienna
Dennis Kim, BPO Concertmaster, violin
David Fung, Queen Elisabeth Prize winner, piano
Soojin Han, cello
*Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1080 Main Street

Sunday, October 16,  2016 at 3:30PM

Natasha Farny, Fredonia School of Music professor of cello, 
Mi Kying Kim, Fredonia School of Music professor of piano

Sunday, November 6,  2016 at 3:30PM

An All-Schubert Program
Featuring the beloved "Trout Quintet"
Antoine LeFebvre, BPO principal second violin
Donna Lorenzo, violist
Jonathan Golove, UB professor of cello
Claudia Hoca, pianist
Brett Shurtliffe, BPO associate principal bass

Sunday, March 5,  2016 at 3:30PM

Boléo, a tango string quartet, featuring:
Miranda Scoma, violin
Lázara Nelson, violin
Moshe Shulman, violist and the bandonéon
Natasha Farny, cellist

Sunday, April 2,  2016 at 3:30PM

The internationally touring Shtrykov-Tanaka Duo, featuring a pair of dynamic young artists:
Misuzu Tanaka, Japanese pianist
Maksim Shtrykov, Russian clarinetist 


Sunday, April 23,  2016 at 3:30PM

An All-Schumann Program
Susan Yondt, professor of piano, Royal College of Music, Stockholm

Ticket Information

Season ticket prices are:

$50 for all 6 concerts (a 30% savings)* 

Individual adult prices are $12. 

Student prices are $5.  

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*We urge you to purchase season tickets for $50, which is a savings of 30% over the individual admission of $12.00. To avoid long lines at the first concert,  purchase your season tickets ahead of time. Just click on the link below, print out the form and return it to us along with your check. Your name will be kept on the list of season ticket holders. Your cancelled check will be your receipt. We look forward seeing you at our first concert in September.


Update and Donations

Thank you for your patronage and support. Our organization is proud to serve the people of Western New York by producing classical chamber music with truly affordable ticket prices.

The enthusiasm of the artists, together with their choice of music, makes possible our interesting and beautiful Sunday afternoon concert series and we are grateful that the members of our audience appreciate them. We know we could not present the series without your support and regular attendance at our concerts. It gives meaning to everything that we are doing.

In addition to your presence, we also appreciate your financial support. Those who donate to Friends of Vienna make it possible for others to enjoy high quality concerts at a price they can better afford, and help us to provide an expanding series of free concerts in the Buffalo Public School system. Please consider making a special gift for our 2015-16 season. Your tax-deductible donation will be recognized in our program notes:

Become a Friend: donation of $20 and above
Become a Good Friend: donation of $50 and above
Become a Best Friend: donation of $100 and above

You may donate to Friends of Vienna online, through Network for Good.

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If donating by mail, checks should be made payable to The Friends of Vienna and sent in care of our Treasurer, Ms. Emmie O'Leary, 104 Parkwood Ave. , Kenmore, NY 14217.

On behalf of the entire Board of Directors of the Friends of Vienna, we thank you for your kind support.

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or call 716-838-3730

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The Friends of Vienna gratefully acknowledge the support of
Give For Greatness and Arts Services Initiative. 
and the financial support of Erie County
during their 2013–2014 season.

"Sine arte, sine amore non est vita"