Music Notes: A Scary BPO Program

Did Bill go on vacation because he's afraid of the BPO's next music program?

Buffalo, NY – The Buffalo Philharmonic plays music used in films of Alfred Hitchcock. Good morning. I'm Bill Raffel with Music Notes.

As members of the Buffalo Philharmonic return from their vacations. I'm off on mine. I always make it a point to go somewhere in January altogether different from Buffalo. So this year I headed West. To Chicago. Hey, their mass transit trains stay above ground altogether!

So that explains today's abbreviated edition of Music Notes. Ron Spigelman returns to the podium of Klienhans on Friday (1/23) and Saturday (1/24) at 8 p.m., to conduct some spooky music used in the films such as North by Northwest, Dial M for Murder, and Psycho. The Executive Producer of Live from Lincoln Center John Goberman will narrate.

The Amherst Chamber Ensembles present a concert of concerti, featuring Walter Greizerstein, Judy Hirsch, Leslie Bahler, and August Grillo. Dennis Lell conducts on Saturday (1/24) at 7:30 p.m. in Christ United Methodist Church at the corner of Harlem and Saratoga Roads in Snyder.

The Assistant Organist of Saint Paul's Cathedral in Pittsburgh gives a free half hour recital at Saint Paul's Cathedral in Buffalo. Russell Weismann performs Friday at 12:30 p.m.

Duo guitarists Stephen Aron and Mir Ali perform Sunday (1/25) at 2 p.m. in the Unity Church at the corner of Delaware and Auburn.

And finally a couple of piano recitals. UB Music Professor Jacob Greenberg features works on contemporary British composers Saturday (1/24) at 8 p.m. in Slee Hall on the UB North Campus. And, Pianist Debbi Overton is in recital Sunday (1/25) at 4 p.m. in Saint James Episcopal Church on East Main Street in Batavia. Next week, there's no mystery. Music Notes returns to its regular format. I'm Bill Raffel. Have a great week!