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The Buffalo Chamber Music Society Series presents the St. Petersburg String Quartet, with quartets by Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and Glazunov, today at 8 p.m. There will be a pre-concert talk at 7:15 by John Landis and a champagne reception following the concert at Kleinhans Music Hall.

Collage, with pianist Dorothy Linzey, cellist Brian Eckenrode, Victor Chiodo on woodwinds and soprano Cristen Gregory will perform works by Handel, Ravel, Villa Lobos, Verdi and others, Wednesday at 7 p.m. on the Opus: Classics Live Series. The performance is free at Allen Hall, University at Buffalo South Campus, and will be broadcast on WBFO-FM (88.7) at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Jackson Mac Low performs poetry and new music with the East Buffalo Media Association (guitarist Don Metz, vocalist Michael Basinski and flutist Michael Colquhoun) Thursday at 8 p.m., $4 to $6, at the Paul Sharits Theater, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 2495 Main St.

Mahler's "Symphony of a Thousand" (Symphony No. 8) will be given its Buffalo premiere Thursday at 8:15 p.m. in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, organist James Bigham, choirs of the host church, Houghton College Choral Union and Buffalo Youth Choir, and eight soloists, all under the direction of Raymond Harvey. The performance will be repeated Saturday at 8:15 p.m. in Holy Trinity and at 4 p.m. Sunday in Wesley Chapel, Houghton College.

Clarinetist Susan Wells, cellist Kyung Park and pianist Paul Hart-ley will be featured during the weekly 12:30 p.m. Friday recital in St. Paul's Cathedral, Church at Pearl streets.

An Inside Opera Lecture on Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Sorcerer" will be given at 10:15 a.m. Saturday in the Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Rockwell Hall, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave.

Percussionist Kirk Brundage will perform solo percussion music from Europe at 7 p.m. Saturday in Carnegie Cultural Center, 240 Goundry St., North Tonawanda.

The U.S. Marine Corps Marching Band, called "The President's Own," will give a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo North Campus.

Tenor Gary Burgess and pianist Paul Hartley will offer works of Liszt, Brahms, Schumann and Lehar at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Unity Church, 1243 Delaware Ave., on the Friends of Vienna Series.

The 58th Annual Concert and Ball of the I.J. Paderewski Singing Society will be held Sunday in the Sheraton Inn Buffalo Airport, Walden Avenue, concert at 8 p.m., ball at 9:30.

The UBuffalo Symphony, conducted by Magnus Martensson, will perform Carter's Elegy for String Orchestra, Haydn's Symphony No. 24, Borodin's "In the Steppes of Central Asia" and Brahms' "Academic Festival Overture" in Slee Hall, University at Buffalo North Campus, at 8 p.m. next Tuesday.

Canadian Opera Company's original production of Stravinsky's "Oedipus Rex With Symphony of Psalms" in Toronto's Hummingbird Centre continues with four more performances: today at 7 p.m., Thursday and Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 19 at 2 p.m.

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