Buffalo Philharmonic musicians spotlighted in Roycroft Chamber Music Festival

Posted on: June 16, 2017

“East Aurora is alive with the sound of music. The Roycroft Chamber Music Festival is in full swing,” from June 10 to June 17, writes Mary Kunz Goldman in Thursday’s (6/15) Buffalo News (N.Y.). “The concerts feature a host of the region’s most prominent musicians, many from the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. This year, the festival welcomes … cellist Bob Donowick, a Juilliard graduate from West Seneca [who] recently joined the roster. So has cellist Sarah Markle, an East Aurora native and alumna of the Peabody Institute…. On Friday, BPO Principal Flutist Christine Bailey-Davis is featured in Mozart’s Flute Quartet [with] Markle … and … violinist Rebecca Ansel and violist Donna Lorenzo. The evening also includes ‘The Butterfly Effect’ by Buffalo composer Carolyn Malonee … [and] the Piano Quintet of Robert Schumann…. On Saturday, another BPO principal … clarinetist John Fullam takes the stage for Carl Maria von Weber’s Quintet for Clarinet and Strings.… Concerts take place at … historic St. Matthias Episcopal Church … in East Aurora…. For the first time, the Roycroft Chamber Music Festival includes a [free] children’s concert … at the Aurora Town Library.”

Posted June16, 2017