Music Notes: Happy Birthday David Felder!

UB composer and music professor David Felder reaches a milestone birthday.

Buffalo, NY – The Slee Sinfonietta throws a 50th birthday party for UB Music Professor David Felder by featuring a number of his compositions. Good morning. I'm Bill Raffel with Music Notes.

Felder is a former chair of the UB Music Department and organizes the June in Buffalo New Music Festival every year. Wednesday's (11/12) concert includes this Canzone 31 for Brass Quintet, along with two works featuring Buffalo Philharmonic Bass Trombonist Stefan Sanders. So I asked David what is it about the trombone that appeals to him.

See Magnus Martensson lead the Slee Sinfonietta in works of David Felder Wednesday (11/12) at 8 p.m. in Slee Hall. And if you never thought you'd hear the Buffalo Bills mentioned in a positive light on Music Notes, you'd better download this week's installment from later today and save it for your archives.

Flutist Elizabeth McNutt performs contemporary music. And she'll give a free recital Monday (11/10) at noon in UB's Baird Recital Hall. While over at Canisius College, Bassoonist Ellen Barnum joins Pianist Mark Horowitz for French works at 12:30 in the Montante Cultural Center. Its also free. And at Saint Pauls Cathedral, Trio ABelle gives a free half-hour recital Friday (11/14) at 12:30 p.m.

The Buffalo Philharmonic pays tribute to George Gershwin with help from the Herbie Hancock quintet, Friday (11/14) and Saturday (11/15) nights at 8 p.m. in Kleinhans.

The next installment of Viva Vivaldi is Sunday (11/16) at 6:30 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church on Symphony Circle. While three other BPO members feature works for harp, flute, and bassoon Sunday (11/16) at 7 p.m. in Central Park United Methodist Church on Beard Avenue.

The Gallery Players of Niagara play music of Brahms Monday (11/10) at 8 p.m. in Daemen College's Wick Center, while the Jacques Thibaud Trio visits Kleinhans Music Hall Tuesday (11/11) at 8 p.m.

The Amherst Chamber Ensemble presents works for winds Saturday (11/15) at 7:e30 p.m. in Christ United Methodist Church, at the corner of Harlem and Saratoga Roads in Snyder.

The Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra features its piano concerto winners Sunday (11/16) at 3 p.m. in Williamsville East High School at 151 Paradise Road in East Amherst.

And The Amherst Bel Canto Choir sings Sunday (11/16) at 3 p.m. in Amherst Community Church on Washington Highway in Snyder.