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Welcome To The 43rd Anniversary Season of Friends Of Vienna!
Welcome to our 43rd Anniversary Season. We think that you will enjoy our new program lineup. All concerts are at 3:30 pm on Sunday afternoons at our usual venue, the Unity Church, 1243 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY. All parking spots behind the church are available for your use on Sundays! Overflow parking is available next door, behind the Gromo Sinus Center.
Full Schedule 2021-2022
The BPO musicians who make up the Artemis Quartet, violinists Amy Glidden and Loren Silvertrust, violist Caroline Gilbert and cellist Eve Eva Herer delivered an unforgettable performance at this venue in 2018.
Delayed for over two years by the pandemic, they will make their return to the Friends of Vienna concert series at 3:30pm on Sunday May 15 at the Unity Church, 1243 Delaware Ave. in Buffalo, to conclude the 43rd Season of the FOV. Their program includes Shostakovich’s rarely performed String Quartet No.3 in F Major, composed in 1946, just after the horrors of WW II ended, as well as the String Quartet No.3 ‘Folk Songs’ by the unjustly neglected Black American composer Florence Price who was the first Black woman to have her music played by a major American orchestra when the Chicago Symphony performed her Symphony in E Minor in 1933. Their intriguingly designed program also includes Mozart's String Quartet in G major "Spring".
The next concert of Friends of Vienna concert will be held on April 10, at 3:30 PM at The Unity Church, 1243 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. We are proud to present Yuki Numata Resnick, violin and Clarice Jensen, cello with the following program:
Sonata for Violin and Cello - Maurice Ravel
New Work - Clarice Jensen
Duo for Violin and Cello - Jessie Montgomery
Facemasks are optional but recommended
Admission $14, Students $5 – checks and cash only
Sunday March 13, 2022
The concert will be held at the Kenmore Methodist Church, 32 Landers Rd, Kenmore, NY
Please join us for this concert, featuring BPO oboist Anna Mattix along with pianist, Susan Schuman.
September 26 – Ekstasis Duo: Cellist Natasha Farny and pianist Eliran Avni, from the Fredonia School of Music.
CANCELLED. SEE BELOW FOR REPLACEMENT.
October 17 – Violinist Miranda Shulman presents: Beijing meets Buffalo, with pianist Alison d’Amato, vocalist Anne Harley, Associate Professor of Voice at Scripps College and Zhonghei (Daisy) Wu, awarding-winning performer on the guzheung (Chinese zither).
November 7 – The first ever concert of the BPO Double Bass Sextet with Principal, Daniel Pendley, Associate Principal, Brett Shurtliff, Michael Nigrin, Edmund Gnekow, Jonathan Borden, and Nicholas Jones. This concert will take place at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1080 Main St., Buffalo 14209 at 3:30 pm.
March 13 – Anna Mattix, BPO English horn player and friends
April 10 – Violinist Yuki Numata Resnick, Director of Buffalo String Works, along with Brooklyn-based cellist Clarice Jensen
May 15 – The Artemis String Quartet, features BPO members Amy Glidden, Associate Concertmaster, and Loren Silvertrust, violins; Caroline Gilbert, Principal Viola; and cellist Eva Herer
Tickets can be purchased on the concert date at the door. Season tickets are $60. 00 Individual tickets are $14. Cash or check only!
Sunday November 7, 2021
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1080 Main Street, Buffalo
The newly formed Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Double Bass Sextet will perform at the Friends of Vienna concert on Sunday, November 7, at 3:30 PM at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1080 Main Street, Buffalo.
This will be a rare and unusual treat for Buffalo concert goers. The group plans an entertaining program which will combine recent light, and sometimes humorous music with more traditional selections. In the past, bass groups have largely been an afterthought, or an oddity, but recently there has been a rise in new repertoire for the instrument. The program will include a work by Simon Garcia, a bassist and composer from Spain known for music that is jazzy and rhythmic, employing the entire range of the bass. When the audience hears selections from composer Daryl Runswick’s ‘Suite and Lowdown’, they will recognize bits of Strauss waltzes as well as traditional American songs.
The BPO double bass sextet features BPO principal double bass Daniel Pendley and associate principal Brett Shurtliffe, along with their colleagues, Edmund Gnekow, Jonathan Borden, Nicholas Jones, and Gary Matz. Tickets are available at the door, cash or check only. $14 adults, $5 students.
A Night in Compostella - Simon Garcia
Noire est la Noit - Yves Torchinsky
“Suite and Low” - Daryl Runswick
Deploration sur la mort de Johannes Ockeghem - Josquin des Pres
Sixth and Groove St - Lex King
“Urlicht” from the Resurrection Symphony No. 2 - Gustav Mahler
Bass, Bass, Bass, Bass, Bass and Bass - Christian Gentet
Proof of vaccination and facemask are required!
Sunday October 17 2021
Due to illness, 'Beijing to Buffalo' will not be presented on October 17. Instead we will present a salute to Gershwin featuring Anne DeFazio, vocalist & Claudia Andres, piano. The program is very appealing and we are sure that you will enjoy it! We hope to see you at the Unity Church at 3:30 PM this Sunday, Oct 17. Proof of vaccination and facemasks are required!
Fascinating Rhythm (Lady, Be Good!) - George & Ira Gershwin
The Banjo, Op. 15 - Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Maple Leaf Rag - Scott Joplin
Swanee - Gershwin (transcription)
The Man I Love (Lady, Be Good!)
Someone to Watch Over Me (Oh, Kay!)
Golliwog’s Cakewalk - Claude Debussy
Vodka (Song of the Flame) - Gershwin/Harbach & Hammerstein
S’Wonderful (Funny Face)
I’ve Got A Crush On You (Strike Up The Band)
Prelude I, Prelude II
Summertime - Gershwin / DuBose Heyward
I’ve Got Beginner’s Luck (Shall We Dance)
They All Laughed (Shall We Dance)
Proof of vaccination and facemask are required!
Sunday September 26 2021
Natasha Farny, cello, and Eliran Avni, piano. They have prepared an exciting program featuring music by George Walker, Alma Mahler, Alexander Zemlinsky, Lili Boulanger, Henriëtte Bosmans, and Nina Simone.
*We urge you to purchase season tickets for $60, which is a savings of 30% over the individual admission of $14.00. 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.
CLICK HERE FOR SEASON TICKET FORM
Season ticket prices are:
$60 for all 6 concerts (a 30% savings)*
Individual adult prices are $14.
Student prices are $5.
Tickets available at the door.
Cash or check only.
Please visit: www.friendsofvienna.org