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Buffalo Flutist to Play with BPO

Carol Wincenc

Buffalo Philharmonic Welcomes Flutist Carol WincencBy Bill Raffel, WBFO

Buffalo, NY – A native Western New Yorker returns to perform and make a recording with the Buffalo Philharmonic. Good morning. I'm Bill Raffel with Music Notes.

Carol Wincenc has already recorded Charles Tomlinson Griffes' Poem for Flute and Orchestra with piano accompaniment. This time, she'll join the Buffalo Philharmonic and Joann Falletta, after performing the work twice at concerts this weekend.

Carol's musical career started here in Western New York under the guidance of her father Joseph...a notable music teacher and long time conductor of the Amherst and Orchard Park Symphonies. He's since moved to Boston to be with her older sisters but Carol still has relatives in town.

Aside from the Poem for Flute and Orchestra with Carol Wincenc as solist, Joann Falletta has chosen three other pieces by Griffes, the Three Tone Pictures, another of his more famous works, the Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan and the Poems of Fiona McLeod with Soprano Barbara Quintiliani as soloist.

And will be part of the new Naxos CD. Two lighter works open and close the concert Walter Piston's Suite from the Ballet Incredible Flutist and Borodin's Polovstian Dances.

Performances take place Friday (1/18) at 7:30PM and Saturday (1/19) at 8:00PM in Kleinhans with preconcert talks one hour earlier.

Well tonight (Monday, 1/14), the Philharmonic's Apprentice Conductor Andrew Bisantz will lecture about composers Jacques Offenbach and Emanuel Chabrier and late 19th Century French Opertta, including some excerpts on the piano. That's at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo at 787 Delaware Avenue at 7:30PM.

Also in Kleinhans, the Buffalo Chamber Music Society presents The Miami String Quartet Tuesday (1/15) at 8PM.

The Riviera Theatre presents six of its house organists in concert Wednesday at 7:30 - Cory Wright, Justin Nimmo, Frank Jager, Greg Gurtner, Mike Fraser, and David Shire. That's at 67
Webster Street in North Tonawanda.

Frank Scinta leads the Elementary Choir of the Bufalo Academy for the Perfomring Arts Friday (1/18) at 12:30PM in St. Paul's Cathedral downtown. That's a free half-hour recital.

And finally, another long-time musician violinist Matthew Tworek joins his daughter soprano Adrienne Tworek Gryta, Cellist Kyung Park, and Pianist David Bond Sunday (1/20) at 3:30PM in the Unity Church on Delware south of Gates Circle.