Music Notes: Joshua Bell

Another former child prodigy comes to Buffalo.

Buffalo, NY – A few weeks after Midori's visit, another former child prodigy solos with the Buffalo Philharmonic. Good morning. I'm Bill Raffel with Music Notes.

Joshua Bell has been performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto since age 13, over 20 years ago.

See Joshua Bell perform Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with pre-concert talks an hour earlier. The concert also includes some orchestral excerpts from operas by Wagner, and a new work by local composer Persis Vehar. Pop Singer k. d. lang joins the orchestra Friday at 8 p.m.

Also this week, The Greater Buffalo Youth String Orchestra closes its season tonight (Monday, 5/10) at 8 p.m. in the Christ the King Chapel of Canisius College. And the winners of the GBYO Concerto Competition will be featured Sunday (5/16) at 3 p.m. in Mount Saint Mary Academy on Delaware Avenue in the Town of Tonawanda.

The former Assistant Organist of Saint Paul's Cathedral, Andrew Kotylo, returns for a free half-hour recital Friday at 12:30 p.m. in the Cathedral downtown.

The Friends of Vienna present a recital with Mezzo-Soprano Melissa Thorburn, Lutist Richard Falkenstein, and Pianist Paul Hartley Sunday (5/16) at 3:30 p.m. in the Unity Church, at the corner of Delaware and Auburn.

The Choir of University Presbyterian Church performs Randall Thompson's "Peaceable Kingdom" and "Frostiana" on Sunday (5/16) at 4 p.m.

Chamber Music on Elmwood features a Beethoven Sextet Sudnay (5/16) at 7 p.m. in Buffalo's Unitarian Universalist Church.