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Music Notes: 9/11 Remembrance Concerts

Local musicians will present musical remembrances of 9/11 this week.By Bill Raffel, WBFO

Buffalo, NY – Three concerts this week will pay tribute to the victims of September 11th. Good morning. I'm Bill Raffel with Music Notes.

Music about New York City is the theme the Slee Sinfonietta will use for its performance tomorrow at 8?p.m. in UB's Slee Hall. Aaron Copland's Quiet City and Charles Ives' Central Park in the Dark will be featured, along with Eliot Carter's Elegy and some Folk Songs by Luciano Berio. The soloists are Trumpeter Jon Nelson , Oboist Jacqueline LeClair and Soprano Tony Arnold. Magnus Martensson conducts Tuesday (9/10) at 8?p.m. in Slee Hall on UB's North Campus.

The American Legion Band of the Tonawandas presents its tribute Wednesday (9/11) at 7?p.m. in the Auditorium of Mount Saint Mary's Academy on Delaware Ave in the Town of Tonawanda, with William Weikert on the podium.

And Wednesday at 7:30, the Buffalo Philharmonic gives its tribute in Westminster Presbyterian Church on Delaware Avenue downtown, conducted by Paul Ferington. While this concert features the BPO, Paul says it's actually being organized by the musicians. See Paul Ferington lead the Buffalo Philharmonic in its 9/11 Concert of Commemoration, Wednesday at 7:30 in Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Also this week, Baritone Kent Smith, Pianist and Harpsichordist Roland Martin, and BPO Oboist Pierre Roy are in recital Friday (9/13) at 8?p.m. in Slee Hall, with a prerecital talk at 7. And Australian Organist Thomas Heywood performs Friday (9/13) at 7:30 in St. Joseph's Cathedral downtown.

And the Buffalo Recorder Society invites anyone interested in the recorder to join them for the first gathering of the new season. That's tonight (Monday, 9/9) at 7:30 in Bacon Hall, Room 220, on the Buffalo State Campus.

I'm Bill Raffel. Have a great week!