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Music Notes: Arie Lipsky at Chautauqua

Arie Lipsky
Arie Lipsky

A Chautauqua instrumentalist takes his turn at conducting.By Bill Raffel, WBFO

Buffalo, NY – A long time instrumentalist at the Chautauqua Institution leads the Chautauqua Symphony for the first time. Good morning. I'm Bill Raffel with Music Notes.

Arie Lipsky has been teaching cello and performing with the New Arts Trio at Chautauqua. You might also know him as the Music Director of the Clarence Summer Symphony and a former principal cellist and resident conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic. And this Thursday (7/17) at 8:15 p.m., he'll make his conducting debut there with a Slavonic Dance by Dvorak.

See Arie Lipsky conduct twice this week - first on Thursday (7/17) at 8:15 p.m. with the Chautauqua Symphony, including this work, Mendelssohn's Scottish Symphony, then Sunday (7/20) at 7 p.m. with the Clarence Symphony in Clarence Town Park on Main Street. If it's raining, go to Clarence High School nearby.

Also at Chautauqua this week, Uriel Segal leads Haydn's Military Symphony and Bartok's Third Piano Concerto with soloist Jonathan Biss. That's on Tuesday, and the Chautauqua Opera Young Artists join the orchestra for Opera Highlights on Saturday. Both begin at 8:15 in the Amphitheatre. And the Chautauqua Opera presents Gounod's Romeo and Juliet in English Friday (7/18) and next Monday (7/21) at 7:30 p.m.

Paul Ferington leads the Buffalo Philharmonic in a free concert Tuesday (7/15) at 7 p.m. on Symphony Circle outside of Kleinhans Music Hall. Then Marvin Hamlisch comes to town for two ticketed performances, Friday (7/18) at 7:30 p.m. at Strawberry Banks Farm in East Aurora as part of Polofest, then Saturday (7/19) at 7:30 p.m. at Fort Niagara.

And UB's Summer Reading Chorus continues Wednesday (7/16) at 8 p.m. with Mark DiGiampaolo from St. Joseph's Cathedral leading Handel's Messiah. Go to Baird Hall on UB's North Campus to lend your voice. Scores will be provided.