The UBuffalo Symphony conducted by Magnus Martensson will open its season with a concert at 8 p.m. today in Slee Hall on the University at Buffalo's North Campus. The program includes Carter's "Elegy," Haydn's Symphony No. 24, plus works of Borodin and Brahms.
UB's Slee Concert Hall will also host four other concerts this week: the UB Wind Ensemble conducted by Sarah McKoin with works of Ron Nelson, Mozart, Copland, Schuman and Ticheli at 8 p.m. Wednesday; the High School Honors Chorale conducted by Harriet Simons in music by Billings, Schuman, Handel and others at 8 p.m. Saturday; Zakir Hussain and the Rhythm Experience at 7 p.m. Saturday; and the Slee Sinfonietta conducted by Magnus Martensson playing works of Webern, Lutoslawski and Schubert at 8 p.m. next Tuesday. All About Birds and Other Things is the title of concert to be presented twice by the Buried Treasures Ensemble. It will be heard at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Allen Hall on UB's South Campus as part of the Opus Classics Live Series (broadcast Sunday at 4 p.m. on WBFO-FM, 88.7), and at 2:30 p.m. next Tuesday in Christ the King Chapel, Canisius College. Music by Gluck, Casals, Schubert, Bacon, Vehar and others will be included.
Amherst Saxophone Quartet will repeat its season-opening concert, one which replicates "Our First Concert Ever," at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Bijou Grille. Song Stylist Maureen McGovern will appear with the Buffalo Philharmonic Pops in Kleinhans Music Hall at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Conductor Paul Ferington will add medleys from "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "A Chorus Line" to the mix.
Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus and Chamber Singers, conducted by Thomas Swan, will offer a program to benefit Concerned Ecumenical Ministries at 8 p.m. Friday in Westminster Presbyterian Church, featuring Vaughan Williams' Mass in G minor, Mendelssohn's "Sechs Spruche," Morton Lauridsen's "Four Madrigals on Renaissance Texts," Franz Biebl's "Ave Maria" and other works.
"The Jewel Box," an opera put together from Mozart's music with new texts and dialogue by Paul Griffiths, will be performed on the Mainstage of the UB Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. Friday and in Roberts Wesleyan College, 2301 Westside Drive, Rochester, at 4 p.m. Sunday.
Violinist Margaret Saetveit, Duane Saetveit, French horn, and organist Daniel Fortune will be featured during the 12:30 p.m. Friday recital in St. Paul's Cathedral, Church at Pearl streets.
Indian Classical Music for Saxophone will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday in 250 Baird Hall, UB's North Campus, by saxophonist Kadari Gopalnath, violinist Kanyakumari and Guruvayur Durai, mirudangam (Indian drum).
Cellist Alden Ring will give a recital at 11:15 a.m. Friday in First Baptist Church, Niagara Falls.
Fifteenth annual "Horns of Plenty" concert will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday in the Riviera Theater, North Tonawanda, with the Amherst Saxophone Quartet, Covenant Singers, New Beginnings Choral Ensemble, Rince na Tiarna Irish Dancers, and the Rev. David C. Bowman. Proceeds benefit the Hunger Task Force.
Opera Hamilton presents four performances of Mozart's "Don Giovanni," at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 and 25 in the Great Hall, Hamilton Place, Hamilton, Ont, and at 8 p.m. Nov. 1 in Circle-in-the-Square, Kitchener-Waterloo.
Hymn Festival with the Lancaster Presbyterian Chancel Choir and St. John's Senior Choir will be offered at 4 p.m. Sunday in St. John's Lutheran Church, Elma.
Music of Broadway will be presented at 7 p.m. Sunday in Parkside Lutheran Church, with sopranos Cristen Gregory and Laura Munson, tenor Michael Scibetta, cellist Bryan Eckenrode, violinist Steven Thomas, pianist Gregory White and the Parkside Choir.
Music in the Air Series at Central Park United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Sunday offerss a recital by organist Paul Staley.
Officers Concert in Friendship Baptist Church at 4 p.m. Sunday presents music on the theme "Come, Let's Magnify the Lord in Song."
St. Barnabas Contemporary Choir presents a concert at 7 p.m. Sunday in St. Barnabas Church, Depew.
Notre Dame Glee Club directed by Daniel C. Stowe will present a concert in St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, Williamsville, at 7 p.m. Monday. The varied program for a cappella men's voices will feature sacred music from three centuries, folk songs, spirituals and barbershop harmonies.