Weekly Feature



2011-11-30 / Entertainment

Symphonic

fri. 2
. Handel’s Messiah — This holiday season, come see this
masterpiece performed with a period Baroque orchestra presented by
Friends of Music at St. Paul’s Cathedral and featuring soloists Ellen
Hargis, Thea Lobo, Eric Perry, David Kravitz and Adriane Post,
7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 at St. Paul’s Cathedral, corner of Church
and Pearl streets, Buffalo; $. 1-800-745-3000,
www.musicatstpauls.com
. Handel’s Messiah — Community Advent Chorale presents
this annual event with soloist Cristen Gregory, Faith M. Baer,
Jeffrey Thompson and Derrick Smith with a Chamber Orchestra
under the baton of Gregory White, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 at the
Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 South Buffalo St., Orchard
Park; $. 662-9348
. New York Virtuoso Singers — The group presents
Twelfth Night: Medieval Renaissance Christmas under the baton of
Harold Rosenbuam, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 at UB’s Lippes
Concert Hall in Slee Hall, UB’s North Campus, Amherst; $.
645-2921, www.slee.buffalo.edu
. Orchard Park Symphony — Holiday concert with the
Orchard Park High School Chorus featuring Torelli’s Christmas
Concerto, Elgar’s Chanson de Matin and Chanson de Nuit, Bach’s
Wachet Auf, Strauss’ Pizzicato Polka and Champagner Polka, and
Mozart’s Symphony No. 32, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 at Orchard
Park High School, 4040 Baker Road, Orchard Park; $. 474-5843,
sat. 3
. Mass of the Masters... A holiday concert — Mass of
the Masters will be presented by the Cheektowaga Community
Chorus under the direction of Andrea Shurtliffe. This eclectic Mass
will contain parts by composers Schubert, Faure, Mozart, Bernstein
and Nigro. Holiday music and carols will round out the program. 7
p.m. Saturday Dec. 3 at Our Lady Help of Christians Chapel, 4125
Union Road, Cheektowaga; $. 998-6392,
www.cheektowagachorus.com
. Handel’s Messiah — Community Advent Chorale presents
this annual event with soloist Cristen Gregory, Faith M. Baer,
Jeffrey Thompson and Derrick Smith with a Chamber Orchestra
under the baton of Gregory White, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at
the Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, Main and Center
streets, East Aurora; $. 662-9348






































sat. 3 & sun. 4
. Baroque Masters — Buffalo’s own Jason Vieaux will
perform as soloist in Vivaldi’s Guitar Concerto in D and Rodrigo’s
Fantasy for a Gentleman under the baton of Piotr Gajewski, founder,
artistic director and conductor of the National Philharmonic
Orchestra of Washington, D.C. Other works performed by the
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra include Handel’s Overture to Samson
and “Suite #2” from Water Music, and J.S. Bach’s Orchestral Suite No.
3. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate under the Christmas
tree in the lobby for the Food Bank of Western New York. The
concert begins 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 and repeats 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 4 at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle,
Buffalo; $. 885-5000, www.bpo.org
sun. 4
. Amahl and the Night Visitors — Opera-Lytes
performance of Gian Carlo Menotti’s heart-warming Christmas
music, plus a carol sing-along following the presentation, 2 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 4 at Corpus Christi Church, 199 Clark St., Buffalo;
Free. 896-1050, www.operalytes.com
. Handel’s Messiah— The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus’
annual holiday concert with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Local soloists include Holly Bewlay (soprano) and Brian Zunner
(bass) along with gout-of-state musicians Allison Sanders (mezzo)
and Joseph Mikolaj (tenor). Performance: 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at
St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo; $. 885-5000,
www.BPChorus.org
. Chamber Music Concert — 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at
UB’s Baird Recital Hall in Slee Hall, UB’s North Campus,
Amherst; Free. 645-2921, www.slee.buffalo.edu
. Come Fly with Us — Join the Amherst Symphony
Orchestra and soloist Chris Wietig and Christina Lynch for this
seasonal concert, 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at Amherst Middle School,
55 Kings Highway, Snyder; Free. 633-4606,
www.amherstsymphony.com
. Nickel City Opera — Join the Nickel City Opera and
featured soloist, Valerian Ruminski to toast the season in song, 4
p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at Christ United methodist Church, 350
Saratoga Road, Snyder; $. 839-2460
wed. 7
. UB Choir, Chorus and Orchestra — Annual songs of the
season performance, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 at UB’s Lippes
Concert Hall in Slee Hall, UB’s North Campus, Amherst; Free.
645-2921, www.slee.buffalo.edu









































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