This weekend will find two fascinating concerts originating at Fredonia State College, then going elsewhere for second performances.
On Saturday at 8 p.m. in King Concert Hall, Susan Royal will be the soloist with the Fredonia Chamber Players in the regional premiere of the 1995 Flute Concerto by Lowell Lieberman, a work commissioned and premiered by James Galway. Grant Cooper will conduct the concert, which will also include Beethoven's "Egmont Overture" and the Serenade No. 1 in D by Brahms.
The concert will then move to Jamestown for a 4 p.m. Sunday performance in the Reg Lenna Civic Center.
Meanwhile, back at Fredonia in Diers Hall, violist Rozanna Weinberger will be joined by pianist Miki Inafune in a program of 20th century viola music featuring the world premieres of "Another Dorian Tale" by Daemen College professor Chester Mais and "Culmination 1" by Richard Sortomme, which includes some electronic effects. Also included will be a viola sonata by Fredonia professor emeritus Walter Hartley, Gary Noland's "Romance," "Tema con variazioni" by Grazyna Bacewicz and, for dessert, "Praeludium and Allegro" by Fritz Kreisler.
This program will be repeated on Monday at 8 p.m. in Daemen College's Wick Center, 4380 Main St., in Amherst.
Weinberger will soon be playing the premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Taaffe Zwililch's Villa Concerto.