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Friends of Vienna announce upcoming season

The Friends of Vienna is unveiling its 2014-15 season. Six concerts are in store, and they offer local music fans a lot of bang for their buck. Admission to individual concerts are $10 for adults and $5 for students, making the Friends of Vienna one of the great bargains in town.

Here is the schedule:

• Sept. 14: Pianist Eric Huebner, assistant professor of piano at the University at Buffalo, presents a recital with Yuki Numata Resnick, UB associate professor of violin.

• Oct. 26: Stephen Manes, chairman emeritus of the UB Music Department, performs with Jonathan Golove, UB associate professor of cello.

• Nov. 23: Pianist Susan Yondt, who is from Buffalo and is now professor of Piano at Sweden’s Royal College of Music, presents a solo piano recital featuring Tchaikovsky’s “The Seasons.”

The BPO's Feng Hew will make a special appearance this year, too.

The BPO's principal cellist Feng Hew will make a special appearance this year, performing "Cello Power."

• March 29: A concert called “Cello Power” features Feng Hew, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s associate principal cellist, along with her colleagues Amelie Fradette, David Schmude and Eva Herer.

• April 26: Amy Glidden, the BPO’s associate concertmaster, presents a recital with Eastman School of Music pianist Alison d’Amato.

• May 3: Valerian Ruminski, the celebrated bass baritone who is the head of Nickel City Opera, offers a rare solo recital.

All concerts take place at 3:30 p.m. Sundays in the Unity Church, 1243 Delaware Ave. The Friends of Vienna encourage fans to buy season tickets for $45, a savings of 25 percent. Orders may be sent to Barbara Jezioro, Treasurer, The Friends of Vienna, 495 Starin Ave., Buffalo, N.Y. 14216.


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