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Viva Vivaldi starts its 39th season

Viva Vivaldi, the popular annual festival of music from the Baroque and beyond, is set to start its 39th season.

The set of four concerts feature the Ars Nova Musicians, led by Marylouise Nanna. In accordance with long tradition, it takes place in four different churches, on four consecutive Sundays.

The festival kicks off on Oct. 29, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo (695 Elmwood Ave.).

On Nov. 5, the second concert takes place at First Presbyterian Church. This imposing church is considered the "home church" for Viva Vivaldi, in part because of its location on Symphony Circle.

On Nov. 12, Viva Vivaldi moves to Holy Angels Church (348 Porter Ave.) Holy Angels is also a favorite of Nanna and her musicians because of its acoustics.

The 39th season winds up on Nov. 19 with a concert at St. Michael's Church (651 Washington St.). This is a more unusual location and offers a good opportunity to explore this church, a mix of ancient and modern, in the heart of Buffalo's theater district.

All concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. A $12 donation is requested.

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