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ART AND MUSIC NOTES

The Burchfield-Penney Art Center continues its popular series of Artist's Studio Visits with two tours of the working spaces of Buffalo artists in the downtown area and on the West Side. On April 8, "In the Heart of the City" visits the studios of designer Michael Morgulis and Frederick Miller, Reed Anderson, Bruce Adams and Richard Huntington, all painters. On April 22, "Upper West Side" visits the studios of painter Barbara Insalaco, photographer Biff Henrich, printmaker Frank Eckmair, printmaker and painter Toma Yovanovich and mixed media artist Endi Poskovic. The tours run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and include a progressive gourmet lunch at the studios. Registration is $35 ($30 for Burchfield-Penney members). Call 878-4077 for information.

"Kenan Master Craftsmen" is an exhibition of selected work from the Kenan's "100 American Craftsmen" exhibitions. It gets under way at the Kenan Center Gallery, 433 Locust St., Lockport, on Sunday, with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m., and remains on view through April 30.

"Arcane Drawings" is the name of an exhibit of pastel and pencil drawings with dreamily surreal overtones by Buffalo illustrator Daniel Haskin. The show opens Friday with a reception from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Art Dialogue Gallery, One Linwood Ave. It remains on view through May 6.

Kenmore Art Society members will be showing work in the Greater Buffalo Association of Realtors' "Avenue of the Artist" foyer, 100 Sylvan Parkway, Amherst. The exhibition begins with a reception Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and continues on view through April 28.

NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt exhibit -- a project nominated for the 1989 and 1990 Nobel Peace Prize -- will be on view at the Koessler Athletic Center, Canisius College, 2001 Main St., on Friday (10 a.m. to 9 p.m.), Saturday (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) and Sunday (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.). A closing ceremony for the display will be held Sunday evening from 5 to 6.

Watercolorist Fran Hale will show landscapes at M & T Bank, Gray Street, East Aurora, beginning Saturday and continuing through June.

"Abstraction," an exhibit of works by Bill Golba and Bill McCullagh, opens Saturday at the Rainbow Connection . . . Revisited, 814 Elmwood Ave. An artist's reception is set for April 8 from 2 to 7 p.m. The show remains on view through April 28.
Billie Pascoe will show acrylic and watercolor works at the Niagara County Historical Society, 215 Niagara St., Lockport. The exhibit opens with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and remains on view through April 30.

An all-media exhibit of works by students of North Tonawanda schools will be on view at the Carnegie Art Center, 240 Goundry St., North Tonawanda, through April 28.

Pianist Yi-Wen Chang will play works of Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and Chopin on Wednesday's Opus: Classics Live program, 7 p.m. in Allen Hall on the University at Buffalo South Campus. The program will be broadcast at 4 p.m. Sunday on WBFO-FM (88.7).

Maximiano Valdes will conduct the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, soprano Ollie Watts Davis and baritone Kevin McMillan in three concerts this weekend, at 8 p.m. Friday on the Mainstage in the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts, North Campus, and at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Kleinhans Music Hall. One hour before each concert Maestro Valdes will discuss the all-Brahms program, the feature of which is the "German Requiem." The "Tragic Overture" and the short choral work "Naenie" complete the program.

UB Wind Ensemble conducted by Sarah McKoin and Louis Vitello will present the New York premiere of Dan Welcher's "Zion" as the feature of its free concert in Slee Hall on the University at Buffalo North Campus at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Cheektowaga Community Chorus will present a concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Villa Maria College Recital Hall featuring a work it has commissioned, "A Hymn to St. Cecilia" by Buffalo composer-keyboardist Roland Martin.

Cellist Mary Artmann and pianist Helena Bugallo will give a recital at 12:30 p.m. Friday in St. Paul's Cathedral, Church and Pearl streets, featuring works of Beethoven and Debussy.

Just Banjos is an unusual quartet that will be featured at 11:30 a.m. Friday on A Gift of Music IV, a series presented by the First Baptist Church, Main and Fourth streets, Niagara Falls.

Classical guitar concert will be presented Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Christian Center Academy, 39 Academy Drive, Williamsville, featuring Mir Ali, Peter Kodzas, Stuart Vokes, Carlos Hinojosa and the Fredonia Guitar Quartet.

Buffalo Christian Center, 512 Pearl St., offers a Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday featuring the St. Paul's Cathedral Girls Choir, vocalist Sandra Burr and the Renaissance Brass Quintet.

Tremont String Quartet will play Haydn's Quartet, Op. 20 No. 4, Dexter Morrill's Quartet No. 2 and Dvorak's "American" Quartet at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Stuart Steiner Theatre, Batavia Campus, Genesee Community College.

Puccini's "La Boheme" will conclude Opera Hamilton's 1994-95 season with three performances in the Great Hall of Hamilton Place (Ontario) at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6 and April 8, featuring soprano Eilana Lappalainen and tenor Keith Buhl, Daniel Lipton conducting.

Bobby McFerrin's Hard Choral will give an entirely improvised program of vocal ensemble music at 8 p.m. Saturday on the Mainstage of the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo North Campus.

Finnish pianist Ralf Gothoni, winner of the 1994 Gilmore Award, given to artists who are unaware they are being auditioned and considered, will be featured on the annual Friends of QRS Recital, Sunday at 7 p.m. in Slee Hall, UB North Campus. His program will consist of Liszt's Sonata in B minor, Schubert's Sonata in B-Flat, D 960, and Aria by Domenico Zipoli.

"Mystical Music" is the title of the final concert in this season's Red Jacket Series at Trocaire College, featuring the Ars Nova Musicians Chamber Orchestra directed by Marylouise Nanna. Joining the ensemble will be baritone Daniel McCabe and the Church Musicians Choir directed by Mark DiGiampolo. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. in the college's Mount Mercy Convent Chapel and will feature the premiere of Buffalo composer David Butler's Nocturne for String Orchestra, Vaughan Williams' "Five Mystical Songs" plus works of Hovhaness, Gould and Turina.

Korngold's Violin Concerto, a beautiful, lyrical work, will be played by violinist Thomas Halpin as the feature of the season's last concert by the Amherst Symphony Orchestra, Joseph Wincenc conducting, at 7 p.m. Sunday in Amherst Middle School, 55 Kings Highway. Maestro Wincenc will also lead Strauss' "Gypsy Baron" Overture, parts of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 and music from "Gigi" and "Casablanca."

Villa Maria Chorale conducted by Ireneusz Lukaszewski will sing works of Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart and Henryk Gorecki at a spring concert at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Convent Chapel. Violinist Nancy McFarland Gaub and pianist Eugene Gaub will play Schubert's Sonatina in A minor, Op. 137 No. 2.

Operatic arias from Polish operas and from standard repertoire will be sung by soprano Cheryl Hudson, mezzo Denise Blackmore, tenor Timothy Schumann and bass Thomas Witakow-ski, with pianist Linda Mabry, during a 2 p.m. Sunday scholarship benefit program at the Katharine Cornell Theatre, UB North Campus, sponsored by the Western New York chapter of the Kosciuszko Foundation.

Niagara Frontier Flute Ensemble directed by Anita Harless is featured on the First Sundays, at Four, series, 4 p.m. Sunday in Church of the Ascension, 16 Linwood Ave. Music by Handel, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky and Debussy will be played.

Guitarist Mir Ali will present a recital at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in Calvary Episcopal Church, Williamsville, prior to the 5 o'clock Lenten Evensong by the church's Venite Choir with organist-choirmaster Debi Overton.

Pre-concert Brunch and Discussion to give concert-goers a preview of the Buffalo Philharmonic performance of Brahms' Requiem will be presented in D'Youville College Center's second-floor dining room on Sunday at noon. Price of $35 single or $60 per couple includes brunch, talk by Philharmonic cellist Joel Becktell and tickets to the 2:30 performance. Call Carol Coppola for reservations, 881-7722.

Music from France will be presented during the 12:10 p.m. Monday concert in the Mason O. Damon Auditorium, Central Library, Lafayette Square. Cellists Mary Artmann and Jonathan Golove and pianists Helena Bugallo and Amy Williams will offer the Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No. 1, Golove's "Some Road Signs in Southern France," the Debussy-Mikhashoff "Death of Melisande" plus works of Satie, Ravel and Betsy Jolas.

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