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THE PHILHARMONIC AND A LOOK AT SPAIN

The season's second installment in the highly-popular Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Travelogue Series comes up on Tuesday in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. Spain is the subject of the evening this time around, with Eiji Oue conducting the orchestra in a mini-concert of Spanish-related selections at 7:30 p.m., followed by the screening of "A Story of Spain" with filmmaker Stan Walsh narrating. As a feature of the concert, Diana Aylward will step out of the first violin section to be soloist in the first movement of Lalo's "Symphonie Espagnole," while Oue will also conduct the Overture to Mozart's "Don Giovanni," Strauss' tone poem "Don Juan," and the Toreador Song from Bizet's "Carmen," concluding with Rimsky-Korsakov's fiery and colorful "Capriccio Espagnol." Walsh's two-reel film includes a journey on one of Spain's most elegant trains, the Andalus Express, through Cordoba, Seville and Granada, including the hauntingly beautiful Moorish Alhambra castle and the famed Generaliffe Gardens, as well as stops at the Pamplona bull run, the Prado in Madrid, Barcelona's many attractions and dozens of fascinating out-of-the-way spots the average tourist would never see. The concert and film will be preceded, beginning at 5:30, by a gourmet Spanish buffet prepared by the Hyatt chefs, for which advance reservations must be made (885-5000). --

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