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Pianist Susan Yondt grew up in Buffalo and has lived for years in Sweden, where she teaches and performs. It's always a homecoming when she performs for Buffalo's Friends of Vienna, and this year, she has thrown in a twist: She'll be performing works by women composers, contemporary and historic, all from Scandinavia. Yondt performs at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Unity Church…

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The Friends of Vienna, Buffalo's long-running grassroots classical concert series, is starting its new season at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 17 with a recital of Viennese music. Pianist Stephen Manes, formerly the head of UB's music department, has designed a program that spans three centuries. It begins with Haydn and ends with four lush, deeply Romantic pieces by Johannes Brahms.…

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On April 2, the Friends of Vienna welcome the piano/clarinet duo, Misuzu Tanaka and Maksim Shtrykov. Both Juilliard grads, the pair met in 2012, felt an instant connection, and formed a collaboration that has taken them to concert halls around the world. Their aim is to explore the repertoire for clarinet and piano and bring that unique combination into the mainstream. For…

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The Friends of Vienna are gathering again on Sunday for a piano/violin recital. Amy Glidden, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s associate concertmaster, is teaming up with Eastman School of Music pianist Alison d’Amato for a performance of music from the classical late Romantic eras and the present time.The soiree begins with Beethoven’s Sonata No. 7 in C Minor, a beauti…

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This weekend, the classical concert season gets going full swing. The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is holding its opening gala Saturday. And on Sunday, the Friends of Vienna concert series opens. The Friends of Vienna, begun by immigrants from Vienna as a way of preserving the culture of the old country, features master musicians and bargain ticket prices. Admission to …

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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 …