Music Notes: Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway

Two noted flutists will play with the BPO.

Buffalo, NY – The Buffalo Philharmonic will welcome the world's most notable living flautist. Good morning. I'm Bill Raffel with Music Notes.

Sir James Galway will join his wife Lady Jeanne in this Concerto for Two Flutes by Cimorosa. There'll be one performance only with Joanne Falletta conducting on Saturday, March 6th at 8 p.m. Sir James says it's been awhile since he visited Buffalo.

See James Galway perform with his wife Lady Jeanne Saturday, March 6th at 8 p.m. in Kleinhans Music Hall. You're hearing about this earlier than usual because next Monday is the WBFO fundraiser, when we ask to do the possible and the impossible. The possible: make a gift to WBFO. And the impossible: help raise the cultural levels of Mark Scott, Mark Wozniak, and Howard Reidel.

Highlights of the next two weeks include: The New York Voices joining Guest Conductor Shizuo Kuwahara and the Buffalo Philharmonic for Jazz on Friday (2/27) and Saturday (2/28) at 8 p.m. in Kleinhans.

The Ives Quartet plays the next installment of the Slee/Beethoven String Quartet Cycle on Saturday (2/28) at 8 p.m. in UB's Slee Hall with a pre-recital talk at 7:15 p.m.

UB Theatre Professor Kazimierz Braun has written a play about Polish Composer and Pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski. For more information, listen to last week's Music Notes. Performances of "Paderewski's Children" take place Wednesday (2/25) and Friday (2/27) at 8 p.m., then on Saturday (2/28) and Sunday (2/29) at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. in UB's Center for the Arts.

The Center for the Arts will also feature an Evening of Dance and Percussion, featuring students of UB Percussion Professor Anthony Miranda and students of UB Dance Professor Tressa Gorman Crehan on Saturday (3/6) at 8 p.m.

Recorder Virtuoso Michala Petri joins Guitarist Manuel Barrueco in a recital sponsored by the Buffalo Chamber Music Society Tuesday (3/2) at 8 p.m. in Kleinhans, with a pre-recital talk at 7:15 p.m.

The Freudig Singers welcome back their founding conductor Kathleen Keenan Takagi to join current director Roland Martin in leading songs about food. The Chautauqua Chambers will join them for two performances on Saturday (3/6), at 7:30  p.m. in Frist Methodist Church, 25 Church Street in Fredonia along with the Chautauqua Children's Choir. Then on Sunday (3/7) at 4 p.m. in Baker Memorial United Methodist Church at the corner of Main and Center Streets in East Aurora, along with the Amherst Bel Canto Choir.

The Buffalo Choral Arts Society joins the Grand Island High School Concert Choir for Haydn's Mass in a Time of War, Sunday (3/7) at 3 p.m. in Saint Joseph's University Church.

Trombonist and Band Conductor Alain Trudel from Quebec will be in residence at Lancaster Central School this week. He will give two free master classes for Brass Players: the first at Lancaster Central on Wednesday (2/25) at 10 a.m. then at UB's Baird Recital Hall on Wednesday (2/25) at 4 p.m., before performing works by UB Graduate Composers at 8 p.m. Then on Saturday (2/28) at 8 p.m., he will lead a number of student ensembles in the auditorium of Lancaster Central, located at 1 Forton Drive.

Saint Paul's Cathedral sponsors a free half hour recital every Friday at 12:30 p.m. This week's (2/27) features Pianist Minh Ngyuen, and Lutist Roland Hayes will perform on 3/5.