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Nexus Percussion Ensemble Comes to UB

Preview of the Nexus Percussion Ensemble's Concert at the University at BuffaloBy Bill Raffel, WBFO

Buffalo, NY – From the xylophonic sounds of Ragtime to more contemporary pieces written by its members. The Nexus Percussion Ensemble will present a full spectrum of sounds this Thursday (2/7). Good morning. I'm Bill Raffel with Music Notes.

The five members of Nexus used to perform in symphony orchestras, but their own ensemble became so busy that it's now their sole focus. Founding member Bill Cahn says you'll hear a combination of conventional and non-conventional works.

Nexus is based in Toronto, but all the members are graduates of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester. So it's great that Bill Cahn and the other members of the Nexus Percussion Ensemble will have a chance to stop in Amherst this Thursday (2/7) in the University at Buffalo's Slee Hall. The performance begins at 8PM.

Also in Slee this week, three organ students from Rochester's Eastman School of Music will perform some lively pieces on the Fisk Pipe Organ Saturday (2/9) at 8PM.

On UB's Main Street campus, the Erie County Wind Ensemble was supposed to perform in our Allen Hall Auditorium last Friday. But because of the weather, the concert has been rescheduled for tonight, Monday (2/4) at 8PM. So come hear some great music, especially if you're tired of being cooped up in a hotel room. The performance starts at eight and will be over by nine, so you're encouraged to bring your family along. The concert is free.

Also this week, Chamber Musicians from New York City's Lincoln Center perform Tchaikovsky's Souvernier de Florence Tuesday (2/5) at 8PM in Kleinhans Music Hall, sponsored by the Buffalo Chamber Music Society.

And that's where the Buffalo Philharmonic welcomes Glen Campbell Friday (2/7) at 7:30PM and Saturday (2/8) at 8PM, before a children's concert Sunday at 2:30. Ron Spigelman is on the podium for all three.

The Amherst Saxophone Quartet plays the Blues Friday (2/8) at 7:30PM in Westminster Presbyterian Church on Delaware near Summer.

The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus Chamber Singers feature English madrigals and contemporary American Love Songs. Dale Adelmann conducts Sunday (2/10) at 3PM in Saint James United Church of Christ on Main Street in Hamburg.

And that's Music Notes. I'm Bill Raffel. Have a great week.