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A viola with a colorful history is coming to Buffalo, thanks to a Buffalo Chamber Music Society concert. In a way, it's a homecoming for the instrument, which is owned by Buffalo's own Baird family. It is on loan from the Library of Congress, where it is housed. The viola is called the "Tuscan-Medici," because it was part of an ensemble made in 1690 for the Grand Duke o…

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The Buffalo Chamber Music Society is almost 100 years old, but it is still vibrant and creative. Its 2017-2018 season puts the classics front and center. But it presents the music in new contexts. The Danish String Quartet, performing in spring 2018, is giving a concert with a hunting theme -- Haydn's quartet nicknamed "La Chasse," or "The Hunt"; followed by Mozart's fa…

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When the musicians of the Horszowski Trio first got together, they felt a spark. They knew that they would work together well. Now, the three are celebrating more than five years of close friendship. They are living up to a prediction that appeared in the New Yorker, that they are "destined for great things." The trio -- violinist Jesse Mills, his pianist wife, Rieko …

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The Buffalo Chamber Music Society has a gift for you – a free recital on Feb. 7 by Hungarian pianist Daniel Lebhardt. Lebhardt, who is 22, is warming up for his debut this spring at Wigmore Hall, the prestigious venue in London, England. On his visit to Buffalo he will be playing Beethoven’s Sonata No. 16 in G and ending with Liszt’s hallucinogenic Sonata in B Minor…

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The Buffalo Chamber Music Society never outgrows the spirit of adventure. Its 92nd season is full of surprises. It starts on an offbeat note on Tuesday with the Carpe Diem String Quartet, a freewheeling group based in Ohio. The Carpe Diem Quartet lives up to its name, seizing the day for all manner of exotic repertoire. The musicians are known not only for their classical …

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The Buffalo Chamber Music Society is starting its 2015-16 season with a freebie. The society’s Gift to the Community concerts, held on several Sunday afternoons a year, feature up-and-coming musicians who are attracting acclaim in classical music.Buffalo will welcome Japanese flutist Seiya Ueno for a show at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Mary Seaton Room of Kleinhans Music Hall. …

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Even at 92, the Buffalo Chamber Music Society thinks young. Its upcoming 92nd season, just announced, unfolds under unusual stars. In December, Buffalo will get a dose of offbeat star power with the arrival of cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist Christopher O’Riley. Haimovitz is known for his indie forays around the country, with his cello in the back seat. He has played …

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Fans of Baroque music are going to love the next concert brought to us by the Buffalo Chamber Music Society. On Tuesday, the series is welcoming Trio Settecento, renowned for interpretations of early music and music from the Baroque era. Rachel Barton Pine is featured on baroque violin. Her colleagues are John Mark Rozendaal on viola da gamba, and David Schrader on harpsic…

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The Ariel Quartet is a smart, talented, relatively young (all of them just a shade over 30) classical music ensemble that has garnered a healthy number of competition prizes and concert reviews over the years. As winner of the ninth annual “Cleveland Quartet Award,” the quartet was afforded the opportunity of performing in some highly regarded concert programs this se…

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The Buffalo Chamber Music Society has two exciting concerts planned for this week, both in the Mary Seaton Room of Kleinhans Music Hall. At 3 p.m. Sunday, a Gift to the Community concert features 18-year-old violinist Stephen Waarts. Currently in training at the Curtis Institute of Music, Waarts has distinguished himself in a number of much-talked-about competitions inclu…

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The Buffalo Chamber Music Society’s Gift to the Community series almost always gets the music community buzzing. The free Sunday concerts – there are three of them in the 2014-15 season – spotlight up-and-coming musicians. Usually they are scouted personally by Clementina Fleshler, the head of the Chamber Music Society. She attends the Young Concert Artists Internati…