East Aurora is alive with the sound of music. The Roycroft Chamber Music Festival is in full swing. The concerts feature a host of the region's most prominent musicians, many from the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. This year, the festival welcomes some new talent. Cellist Bob Donowick, a Juilliard graduate from West Seneca, is joining the roster. So is cellist Sarah Markle, an East Aurora native and alumna of the Peabody Institute.
Music at the festival covers several centuries.
On June 16, BPO Principal Flutist Christine Davis is featured in Mozart's Flute Quartet. The evening also includes the "The Butterfly Effect" by Buffalo composer Carolyn Malonee, and the Piano Quintet of Robert Schumann.
On June 17, BPO Clarinetist John Fullam is featured in Carl Maria von Weber's Quintet for Clarinet and Strings. Completing the concert are the Piano Trio No. 2 of Joaquin Turina; and Dvorak's String Quintet, Op. 77.
Concerts take place at 7:30 p.m. in historic St. Matthias Episcopal Church at the corner of Main and Maple streets in East Aurora. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. They are available in advance at the Roycroft Inn (40 S. Grove St., East Aurora), the Elm Street Bakery (72 Elm St., East Aurora) and the East Aurora Tops Market.
New this year is a free children's concert, with several storytellers as well as music by Becky Ansel. It takes place at 6:30 p.m. June 15 at the Aurora Town Library (550 Main St., East Aurora).
For more info, visit roycroftchambermusic.org.