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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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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 …