Stand-up comedian Robert Klein will join the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in a program titled "How to Mix Music and Comedy and Live to Tell About It," at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Kleinhans Music Hall, One Symphony Circle. Conducted by Frank Collura and Robert Stein, the orchestra will perform playful classics and Broadway show tunes throughout the evening.
The BPO also will perform "Happy, Snappy Fun Songs," a kids' concert conducted by Paul Ferrington, along with the vocal trio Evergreen, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Kleinhans. The program will offer classic children's favorites such as "Itsy Bitsy Spider," the "Hokey Pokey" and more.
A "Gala Moniuszko Concert," to benefit the Greater Buffalo Opera Company, will feature tenor Gary Burgess, bass/baritone Thomas Witakowski, sopranos Adrienne Tworek-Gryta and Audrey Shafer, and many others. The program will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday in Villa Maria College Auditorium, 240 Pine Ridge Road, Cheektowaga.
The Friends of Vienna will present tenor Dan Cantor, baritone David Bondrow and pianist Ivan Docenko in concert at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Unity Church, 1243 Delaware Ave. The program will include works of Franz Schubert, Julia Cacini, Jules Massenet and many others.
The Orchard Park Symphony Orchestra, with guest conductor Marylouise Nanna and solo pianist Katya Grineva. will play an all-Tchaikovsky program at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Orchard Park Middle School, 60 S. Lincoln Ave., Orchard Park.
Harpsichordist David Fuller will play a faculty recital at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Slee Concert Hall, University at Buffalo North Campus.
The American Legion Band of the Tonawandas will perform a salute to American jazz and Artie Shaw during the next Opus: Classics Live concert, at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Allen Hall, UB South Campus.
Cellists Johnathan Golove and Mary Artmann, along with pianist Helena Bugallo, will play a concert of contemporary selections at noon Thursday in Baird Recital Hall, UB North Campus.
Baritone Clifford Chapman and pianist Gregory White will present a recital of lieder at 4 p.m. Sunday in Parkside Lutheran Church, Depew and Wallace avenues. The program will include works Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Hugo Wolf and Richard Strauss.
The Rackham String Quartet will be in the Fredonia Opera House, 9-11 Church St., Fredonia, for a 7:30 p.m. recital Wednesday.
The Potsdam Brass Quintet, artists-in-residence at the State University at Potsdam's Crane School of Music, will be in concert at 8 p.m. Friday in the Rigas Family Theatre, Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, St. Bonaventure University.
The Houghton College Jazz Ensemble will present "Principally Latin," featuring Latin jazz with blues and rock selections, at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Wesley Chapel, Houghton College, Houghton.
The Fredonia Wind Symphony will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday in King Concert Hall, Fredonia State College, Fredonia.
The UB Symphonic Band and University Chorus, conducted by Sarah L. McKoin and Harriet Simons, will play in Slee Concert Hall, UB North Campus, at 8 p.m. Thursday.
"Reflections in Words and Music," a student/faculty recital, will begin at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Christ the King Chapel, Canisius College, 2001 Main St.
The Chautauqua Children's Chorale will perform its "almost" spring concert at 4 p.m. Sunday in the First United Methodist Church of Fredonia, 25 Church St., Fredonia. The multicultural program will include songs from Africa and Latin America.
Violinist Susan Wells, vocalist Margaret Evans and pianist Mary Ross Piller will play the next Gift of Music Series recital, at 11:15 a.m. Friday in the First Baptist Church of Niagara Falls, Main and Fourth streets, Niagara Falls.
The Parish Choir of Ascension, along with choirmaster/organist Herbert Tinney, will present "A Lenten Procession With Carols, Sprituals and Motets" at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the Church of the Ascension, 16 Linwood Ave.
Violinist Matthew Tworek and pianist Daniel Fortune will give a cathedral recital at 12:30 p.m. Friday in St. Paul's Cathedral, Church and Pearl streets (855-0900).
Organist Dennis Smith will play the next Marsh Memorial Lenten Recital, at noon Wednesday in First United Presbyterian Church, 19 W. Fourth St., Dunkirk.
The Voices of God, a choir from Our Savior Lutheran Church, along with the university's Contemporary Music Ensemble, will perform numerous gospel vespers at 5 p.m. Saturday in St. Joseph University Parish, 3269 Main St.