Buffalo State College echoes with the sounds of the classics on Tuesday, when Paul Ferington conducts the Buffalo Philharmonia in its fall concert. Formed three years ago, the Buffalo Philharmonia is an auditioned college-community orchestra composed of musicians from all walks of life – majors and non-majors, professionals and amateurs.
This concert stars a distinguished guest, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra saxophonist Sal Andolina. He will be performing Steve Cohen's Concertino for Soprano Saxophone and Orchestra. The evening also includes ballet music from Gounod's "Faust" and the Polovetsian Dances from Borodin's "Prince Igor" (you will recognize the exotic melodies, which were woven into the musical "Kismet"). The concert culminates in Beethoven's Symphony No. 8.
The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall (1300 Elmwood Ave.) on the Buffalo State campus. Tickets are $10; free for Buffalo State students. For information, call 878-3005.
– Mary Kunz Goldman