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The Guarneri String Quartet, an international chamber music ensemble, will present works of Mozart, Mendelssohn and Beethoven at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Mary Seaton Room at Kleinhans Music Hall, One Symphony Circle. The concert, presented by the Buffalo Chamber Music Society, will be preceded by a musicians' discussion, moderated by John Landis, at 7:15 p.m.

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will present the first in its five-part Discovery Concert series at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Kleinhans Music Hall, One Symphony Circle. The group, conducted by Paul Ferrington, will be joined by the Canadian Content Theatre for a program titled "Creative Craziness for Kids."

"The Play of Daniel," a 12th-century musical/liturgical drama, will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Sunday in St. Joseph University Church, 3269 Main St. Based on the Hebrew scripture's story of Daniel the prophet, the piece is being directed by Frank Scinta for Opera Sacra, with musical direction by Roland E. Martin and featuring Michael Smith, with Daniel McCabe, Jeffrey Porter and Denise Blackmore.

"Stars, Stripes And Sousa!," featuring Keith Brion and his New Sousa Band, will be presented at 8 p.m. next Tuesday in King Concert Hall, Fredonia State College.

The Jitro Children's Choir, a children's group from Czechoslovakia that performs repertoire from 16th century polyphony to contemporary, will present a program of works by Gallus, Lasso, Pergolessi, Miskinis, Dvorak, Berlin, Peterson and others at 8 p.m. Friday in the First Covenant Church, 520 Spring St., Jamestown.

Contemporary Christian/gospel recording artist Wintley Phipps will be in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo North Campus. Also performing will be Donna Chapman, Bessie Patterson and Final Message.

The Ars Nova Musicians Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Marylouise Nanna, will open its Viva Vivaldi Festival series at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the Fredonia Opera House, 9-11 Church St., Fredonia. The program will feature "Four Seasons" and other works of Antonio Vivaldi.

Opus Classics Live will feature pianist Marc Couroux, a leading Canadian interpreter of 20th-century idiom, in works by various contemporary composers including Michael Finnissy, Brian Ferneyhough and James Harley. The program will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Allen Hall, on the UB South Campus.

A Korean music troupe will open the "Korean Culture Program: A Celebration of Korea's Traditional Performing Arts" at 8 p.m. Thursday in Slee Concert Hall, UB North Campus. The program will begin with an introductory talk on various aspects of Korean traditional music, followed by a performance on traditional instruments by Byung-ki Hwang, Chung-soo Kim, Yong-gu Lee, Dae-seog Cheong and Il Won, plus vocalist Kwansoon Kang, six of Korea's most outstanding musicians.

Violist Peter Minkler, along with pianist Betty Minkler Pitcher, will perform works of Stravinsky, Bolch, Schubert and others at 3 p.m. Sunday in the First Presbyterian Church of East Aurora, 9 Paine St., East Aurora.

The Cheektowaga Community Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Landis and featuring piano soloist Heidi Upton, will present a program of Howard Hanson's "Symphony No. 3," George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" and Ferde Grofe's "Mississippi Suite" at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Maryvale High School Auditorium, 1050 Maryvale Drive, Cheektowaga.

The Amherst Symphony Orchestra, featuring guest conductor Ronald Richards and baritone Daniel McCabe, will perform the works of Handel, Wagner, Tchaikovsky and Custer at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Amherst Middle School Auditorium, Kings Highway, Snyder.

"Shabach," a piece by Richard Cerchia composed specifically for the Houghton College Symphonic Winds, will be performed by the group at 8 p.m. Friday in Wesley Chapel, on the Houghton College Campus, One Willard Ave., Houghton. Joining the group will be the Houghton College Flute Ensemble, in other works including some by Williams, Grainger and Guilmant.

The MusicCanisius Concert Series will continue at 1 p.m. Sunday with a faculty recital, featuring harpsichordist Jane Cary, guitarist Richard Falkenstein, bassoonist Martha Malkiewicz, mezzo soprano Patricia Oreskovic, violist Leslie Salathe and Chinese flutist Therese Folk, in Christ the King Chapel, on the campus, 2001 Main St.

The 17th Annual High School Honors Chorale Concert will begin at 8 p.m. Saturday in Slee Concert Hall, UB North Campus. The group will be conducted by Harriet Simons.

A program of elegies, meditations, reveries and a march will be performed by organist James D. Flood at 11:15 a.m. Friday in the First Baptist Church of Niagara Falls.

Organist Daniel Fortune will play a cathedral recital at 12:30 p.m. Friday in St. Paul's Cathedral, Church and Pearl streets.

A North Indian classical vocal concert, featuring Veena Sahasrabuddhe, Sanjay Deshpande, Sudhanshu Kulkarni and Jayanti Sahasrabuddhe, will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday in Gleasner Hall at Erie Community College North, Youngs Road, Williamsville.

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