The Friends of Vienna Concert Series is awakening from its winter slumber with a piano recital by Susan Yondt. Yondt, who lives in Sweden with her husband and children, grew up in Western New York and studied with eminent Buffalo pianist Stephen Manes. She also studied at the University of Louisville with pianist Lee Luvisi.
Yondt has dreamed up an afternoon of Chopin and Schumann. From Chopin come a pair of waltzes; a pair of etudes; the Polonaise-Fantasie Op. 61; and the languorous "Berceuse." Schumann's music includes the popular "Arabeske" as well as the first two pieces in the virtuosic "Kreisleriana." The composers' paths cross with the delicate little piece "Chopin," from Schumann's "Carnaval."
The concert takes place at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Unity Church, 1243 Delaware Ave. In the grand tradition of the Friends of Vienna, admission is affordable: $8 general admission; $6 for students and $1 for children under 12. For info, call 838-3730.
-- Mary Kunz Goldman