Weekly Feature



2018-02-08 / Entertainment

Symphonic

fri. 9

Presto Choir of ABC Bel Canto/St. Paul’s Cathedral Choirs — The two vocal groups will combine for this choral concert, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 139 Pearl St., Buffalo; freewill offering. www.abcbelcanto.org

sat. 10

Scheherazade — Join the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra as JoAnn Falletta conducts one of her personal favorites, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, Op. 35. The evening will also feature Finnish violinist Elina Vähälä in Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47, and Chinese-born American composer Wang Jie’s Symphony No. 1 (Awakening) completes the program, 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo; $. 885-5000, www.bpo.org

Decoda: Between Two Worlds — The Buffalo String Quartet is launching The Bridge, a new concert series on Buffalo’s West Side that is designed to bridge the gaps within the refugee community as well as between the refugee community and Buffalo itself, played by Decoda, the first affiliate ensemble of Carnegie Hall. It will be an eclectic program based upon the theme, “Between Two Worlds,” exploring a composer’s cultural background, their sense of homeland, folklore or traditional music coupled with their personal, spiritual or physical journey to a new place. It’s about traveling between worlds, and forging a connection between them. The program starts at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at First Presbyterian Church, 1 Symphony Circle, Buffalo; Free. www.buffalostringworks.org

sun. 11

Reeling in the Fishers — The Amherst Symphony Orchestra will present this program with conductor Bryan Eckenrode, and the Fisher sisters on violins, 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at Amherst Middle School, 55 Kings Highway, Snyder; Free but contributions encouraged. 633-4606, www.amherstsymphony.com

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