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Music Notes: Joan of Arc Tribute

Richard Einhorn

The BPO prepares for a multimedia presentation.By Bill Raffel, WBFO

Buffalo, NY – The Buffalo Philharmonic presents a multimedia tribute to Joan of Arc. Good morning. I'm Bill Raffel with Music Notes.

Composer Richard Einhorn wrote Voices of Light based upon a 1928 silent movie called "The Passion of Joan or Arc" produced by Carl Dreyer. The movie will be shown in Kleinhans, but Einhorn says this is not an ordinary film score.

So hear how Ron Spigelman interprets Richard Einhorn's score, along with the Buffalo Philharmonic and BPO Chorus Friday (4/30) and Saturday (5/1) nights at 8?p.m. in Kleinhans, with a Sunday (4/2) matinee at 2:30?p.m.

Also in Kleinhans, the Buffalo Chamber Music Society closes its season with the Saint Petersburg String Quartet from Russia presenting an all-Russian program, Tuesday (4/27) at 8?p.m. with a pre-concert talk at 7:15?p.m.

And the Western New York Chamber Orchestra teams up with the Fredonia Masterworks Chorus for Handel's oratorio Israel in Egypt, Sunday (5/2) at 4?p.m. in Fredonia State's King Concert Hall. The Minnesota Orchestra's Assistant Conductor Scott Terrell will be on the podium.

The Amherst Chamber Ensembles feature Gypsy Music with recently retired BPO Violinist Jules Kovach Saturday (5/1) at 7:30?p.m. in Christ United Methodist Church at the corner of Saratoga and Harlem Roads in Amherst.

The Canisius College Chorale will sing at Saint John Lutheran Church, 200 Balmoral Ave. in Toronto, Sunday (5/2) at 1?p.m. They'll repeat the concert Monday (5/3) at 7:30?p.m. in Saint Gregory the Great Church on Maple Road. Frank Scinta conducts.

Ricky Fleming conducts the Buffalo State College Wind Ensemble in a free concert Wednesday (4/28) at 8?p.m. in Rockwell Hall. Clarinetist Victor Chiodo, Trumpeter Patricia Chiodo, and Pianist Paul Hartley give a free half-hour recital Friday at 12:30?p.m. in Saint Paul's Cathedral.