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WELLSVILLE TO WELCOME BUFFALO PHILHARMONIC

Wellsville has a two-day engagement with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra this week.

The orchestra will perform its second Wellsville concert in as many years Thursday night in Wellsville High School. The concert is sponsored by the Wellsville Performing Arts Orchestra.

Monday, the orchestra's woodwind ensemble will spend several hours with students and their teachers in assemblies and workshops at Wellsville High School.

The school's music director, Ronald Haldeman, said Monday's events will whet the students' appetites for the Thursday concert.

Haldeman said the woodwind ensemble will play at an all-school assembly at about 10 a.m. Monday, then follow that with brass and woodwind clinics for the concert and other bands.

The orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m., under the direction of Arie Lipsky.

Last year's concert filled the 800-seat high school auditorium.

The concert benefits the community in a number of ways, Haldeman said.

"We can hear the orchestra play at a good price, $12.50 for adults and $7.50 for youngsters," he said. "We can hear music of their quality without having to travel to Buffalo, to buy a meal out."

The concert will include selections from Mozart's Symphony No. 25 in G Minor and several Tchaikovsky compositions, including portions of "The Nutcracker."

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