Pianist Barry Douglas will join guest conductor Michael Stern and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in next weekend's Classics Series concerts in Kleinhans Music Hall, at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Douglas will be featured in Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor, and Stern will also conduct "Three Dance Episodes" from Bernstein's "On the Town" and Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5. The BPO will also present a program called "Broadway Rhythms" under Paul Ferington's baton in Mount St. Mary Academy, 3756 Delaware Ave., at 7 p.m. Sunday, inaugurating the school's "Sundays at Seven Series."
The Oberlin Trio will be guest on the University at Buffalo's Visiting Artist Series, performing works of Mozart, Frank Bridge, Vincent Persichetti and Brahms in Slee Concert Hall on the North Campus at 8 p.m. Friday.
UB's Slee Concert Hall will also host the season's opening concert by the Slee Sinfonietta, conducted by Magnus Martensson, today at 8 p.m. The program includes Schubert's Symphony No. 5, Lutoslawski's "Venetian Games" and Webern's Variations, Op. 30.
"All About Birds and Other Things" is a concert to be presented by the Buried Treasures Ensemble at 2:30 p.m. today in Christ the King Chapel, Canisius College. Music by Gluck, Pablo Casals, Schubert, Ernst Bacon and Buffalonian Persis Vehar will be included.
Ganden Jangtse monks will demonstrate the vocal, instrumental and body movement traditions of Tibetan Buddhist monks going back to the 14th century in a performance scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Unitarian Universalist Church, West Ferry Street at Elmwood Avenue. These traditions have been kept alive since the 1959 Chinese invasion of Tibet at a monastery in India.
Niagara Frontier Brass will play music of Bach, Bernstein, Debussy, Gershwin and others on the weekly Opus: Classics Live program at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Allen Hall, UB South Campus. The program will be broadcast at 4 p.m. Sunday on WBFO-FM, 88.7.
A flamenco dance version of "Carmen," with music of Bizet and traditional flamenco numbers, will open a 21-performance run in Toronto's Princess of Wales Theatre on Thursday at 8 p.m. Performances continue through Nov. 8.
Flutist Robert Dick, well-remembered for his many performances of contemporary experimental music at UB, will be at Alfred University on Thursday for a noon lecture on the history of the flute, a 2:20 p.m. discussion of his career, a 4 p.m. master class and an 8 p.m. concert.
Violinist Lucia Ramos and pianist Paul Hartley will be featured during the weekly 12:30 p.m. Friday recital in St. Paul's Cathedral, Church at Pearl streets.
Mezzo soprano Barbara Hanson will be the guest on the MusiCanisius Solo/Ensemble Series, performing arias by Bellini, Donizetti and Rossini, plus Irish and English folk songs, at 4 p.m. Friday in the college's Christ the King Chapel. At 1 p.m. Sunday, also in the chapel and in conjunction with Parents Weekend, music of Larsson, Vivaldi, Barber and Fasch will be performed by faculty members, pianist Jane Cary, trombonist Lon Gormley, mezzo Particia Oreskovic, violist Leslie Salathe, saxophonist David Schiavone and flutist Marlene Witnauer.
Clarinetist George Parlato will give a recital at 11:15 a.m. Friday in First Baptist Church, Niagara Falls.
"The Barber of Seville," Rossini's opera, will be performed in English by the National Opera Company at 8 p.m. Friday in Olean High School, presented by the Friends of Good Music Series. The performance will be repeated Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, St. Bonaventure University.
Orchard Park Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gerard Floriano will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Orchard Park Middle School. Bassoonist Paul Furlong will be featured in a concerto by Franz Danzi. Copland's "Outdoor Overture" and Mendelssohn's "Italian" Symphony No. 4 complete the program.
"The Sorcerer" by Gilbert & Sullivan will be given six performances: at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday plus 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Amherst Community Church; then next week at 8 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2 plus 2:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in Lancaster Opera House. The production is by Opera-Lytes (formerly KSL Productions).
Ragtime pianist Sue Keller will present a program called "Ragtime Romp" at 8 p.m. Saturday in Lancaster Opera House, presented by the Queen City Jass Society.
Houghton College Symphonic Winds conducted by Mark Taylor will offer works of Vaughan Williams, Sousa, Wagner, Schuman and others at 8 p.m. Saturday in the college's Wesley Chapel.
Violist Rozanna Weinberger and pianist Miki Inafune will present premieres of pieces by Daemen College professor Chester Mais and Richard Sortomme, plus works by Walter Hartley, Gary Noland, Grazyna Bacewicz and Fritz Kreisler, in two performances: at 8 p.m. Sunday in Diers Recital Hall, Fredonia State College, and at 8 p.m. Monday in Daemen College.
The Amherst Chamber Ensemble's program "Brahms and Haydn" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Calvary Lutheran Church, 4110 Bailey Ave., will consist of Brahms' Violin Sonata No. 2, Op. 100, played by violinist Lucia Ramos and pianist Paul Hartley, and Haydn's Trio No. 25 ("Gipsy") by the ACE Trio.
Fredonia Chamber Players conducted by Grant Cooper will offer an Autumn Serenade at 8 p.m. Saturday in King Concert Hall, Fredonia State College, and at 4 p.m. Sunday in Reg Lenna Civic Center, Jamestown. Flutist Susan Royal will be featured in the regional premiere of Lowell Liebermann's Flute Concerto. The program also includes Beethoven's "Egmont Overture" and Brahms' Serenade No. 1 in D.
Meadowmount Trio will be featured next week on the Lancaster Opera House's Mondays at Eight Series, offering a program that includes Foote's Trio No. 2 in B-Flat, Rorem's "Spring Music" and Brahms' Trio No. 1 in B Major.
Church of the Ascension, Linwood Avenue at North Street, will present organist Herbert Tinney in works of Buxtehude, Mendelssohn, Vierne and Hader, plus the Parish Choir in music by Morley, Willan, Howells and Andreas during an Evensong at 4 p.m. Sunday.
Amherst Symphony Orchestra opens its 52nd season under new Music Director Steven Thomas at 7 p.m. Sunday in Amherst Middle School. Violin soloist Sonia Jun, a Williamsville East graduate, will be featured in Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5, and Thomas will conduct Brahms' "Academic Festival Overture," Bernstein's "Three Dance Episodes" from "On the Town," Grainger's "Irish Tune From County Derry" (Danny Boy) and "Tribute to Henry Mancini."
Maelstrom Percussion Ensemble will give a concert at 3:30 p.m. next Tuesday in School 77, 370 Normal Ave., sponsored by the Community Music School. The after-school concert for students and families is also open to the public.