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Welcome To The 42st Anniversary Season of Friends Of Vienna!

Welcome to our 42nd Anniversary Season.  We think that you will enjoy our new program lineup. All concerts are at 3:30 pm on Sunday afternoons at our usual venue, the Unity Church, 1243 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY.  All parking spots behind the church are available for your use on Sundays!  Overflow parking is available next door, behind the Gromo Sinus Center.

Full Schedule:

September 16:  Yuki Numata Resnick, violin; Natasha Farney, cello and Eliran Avni, piano in a program that will feature works by Eugène Ysaÿe, Darius Milhaud, Claude Debussy, and Maurice Ravel.

October 7:  Susan Yondt, professor of piano, Royal College of Music, Stockholm will showcase the music by American composer Amy Beach.

November 4:  A woodwind concert featuring Henry Ward, BPO Principal Oboe, and friends.

March 17:  Katherein Allenberg,  violin; University at Buffalo faculty members Leanne Darling, viola and Jonathan Golove, cello in a string trio  program: Mozart- Divertimento in E-flat major, K.563 and Beethoven- Serenade in D major for Violin, Viola and Cello.

April 7:  A program featuring the new BPO Principal Violist, Caroline Gilbert and friends. 

May 5:  Moshe Shulman and his group Boleo showcasing tango music for string quartet and bandoneon.

 Admission $12, Students $5 – checks and cash only!

Friends of Vienna will begin their 42nd annual concert season on Sunday September 16 at 3:30 p.m. at the Unity Church, 1243 Delaware Avenue.

Touring cellist Natasha Farny and Israeli-born pianist Eliran Avni, both faculty members of the Fredonia School of Music, will be joined by former UB faculty violinist Yuki Numata Resnick for a program which has a decided French flair:  Darius Milhaud’s Scaramouche, for cello and piano, Poulenc’s Improvisations for solo piano and Ravel’s incomparable Piano Trio.

Numata Resnick, who left her position at UB to concentrate on her leadership role in the after-school Buffalo String Works program, which helps kids largely from immigrant families on the Lower West Side, will perform the fiendishly difficult Sonata No. 4, E minor, “Fritz Kreisler” for solo violin, by the Belgian composer Eugène Ysaÿe. 

Friends of Vienna 2018-2019 Season Concert Schedule:           

Sunday, March 17,  2019 at 3:30PM

Katherein Allenberg, violin; University at Buffalo faculty members Leanne Darling, viola and Jonathan Golove, cello in a string trio  program: Mozart- Divertimento in E-flat major, K.563 and Beethoven- Serenade in D major for Violin, Viola and Cello.

Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 3:30PM

A program featuring the new BPO Principal Violist, Caroline Gilbert and friends. 

Sunday, April 28,  2019 at 3:30PM

 Original music by Moshe Shulman along with music by Hector Villa Lobos and Astor Piazzolla,                                        performed by: Miranda Shulman, violin; Antoine Lefebvre, violin;                                                 Moshe Shulman, viola;  Natasha Farny, cello.

Boleo Quartet plays music that has direct or indirect connection to dance.


Sunday, November 4,  2018 at 3:30

We are excited to present Henry Ward, BPO Principal Oboe, along with BPO Associate Concertmaster, Amy Glidden, BPO member, Kate Holzemer, viola,
and BPO member, Eva Herer, cello. They have a beautiful program planned:
 Henry Ward, oboist

Johann Christian Bach - Quartet in B-flat Major, W.B60
I. Allegro
II. Rondeau. Grazioso


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 370/368b
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Rondeau. Allegro


Benjamin Britten - Phantasy Quartet for oboe and string trio, op. 2 


Malcolm Arnold - Oboe Quartet, Op. 61
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Allegretto
III. Vivace con brio


Sunday, October 7,  2018 at 3:30PM

Susan Yondt, professor of piano, Royal College of Music, Stockholm will
showcase the music by American composer Amy Beach.
 Susan Yondt, pianist
"The Remarkable Amy Beach"

Nocturne, op. 107

La Reves de Columbine, op.65:

1. La Fee de la Fontaine

4. Sous les Etoiles

Scottish Legend, op.54 nr.1

Four Sketches, op.15:

1. In Autumn

3. Dreaming

Barcolle op. 28nr. 1

A Hermit Thrush at Morn, op. 92 nr. 2

Out Of The Depths, op. 130

Ballad, op.6


Sunday, September 16,  2018 at 3:30PM

 Natasha Farny, cellist

Eliran Avni, pianist

Yuki Numata Resnick, violinist

Darius Milhaud

Scaramouche, for cello and piano,

Poulenc

Improvisations for solo piano

Ravel

Piano Trio.

Eugene Ysaÿe

Sonata No. 4, E minor, “Fritz Kreisler” for solo violin


*We urge you to purchase season tickets for $55, which is a savings of 30% over the individual admission of $12.00. To avoid long lines at the first concert,  purchase your season tickets ahead of time. Just click on the link below, print out the form and return it to us along with your check. Your name will be kept on the list of season ticket holders. Your cancelled check will be your receipt. We look forward seeing you at our first concert in September.

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Ticket Information

Season ticket prices are:

$55 for all 6 concerts (a 30% savings)* 

Individual adult prices are $12. 

Student prices are $5.  

Ticketavailablathe door.

Cash or check only.

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Update and Donations

Thank you for your patronage and support. Our organization is proud to serve the people of Western New York by producing classical chamber music with truly affordable ticket prices.

The enthusiasm of the artists, together with their choice of music, makes possible our interesting and beautiful Sunday afternoon concert series and we are grateful that the members of our audience appreciate them. We know we could not present the series without your support and regular attendance at our concerts. It gives meaning to everything that we are doing.

In addition to your presence, we also appreciate your financial support. Those who donate to Friends of Vienna make it possible for others to enjoy high quality concerts at a price they can better afford, and help us to provide an expanding series of free concerts in the Buffalo Public School system. Please consider making a special gift for our 2018-19 season. Your tax-deductible donation will be recognized in our program notes:

Become a Friend: donation of $20 and above
Become a Good Friend: donation of $50 and above
Become a Best Friend: donation of $100 and above


You may donate to Friends of Vienna online, through Network for Good.

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If donating by mail, checks should be made payable to The Friends of Vienna and sent in care of our Treasurer, Ms. E O, 104 Parkwood Ave. , Kenmore, NY 14217.

On behalf of the entire Board of Directors of the Friends of Vienna, we thank you for your kind support.


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The Friends of Vienna gratefully acknowledge
 the support of The John R. Oishei Foundation and Erie County.

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