The Amherst Symphony Orchestra presents their holiday concert "Traditions, Old & New" this Sunday at the Amherst Middle School, 55 Kings Hwy in Snyder, at 3pm with a pre-Concert event featuring the youngsters from Buffalo String Works at 2:15pm and a cookie reception to follow the concert.  Violinist Yuki Numata Resnick will play Vivaldi, French Hornist Marc Guy will play a Holiday Concerto, and Nicholas DelBello will conduct.  All three spoke with WNED about the event.

Buffalo based composer Caroline Mallonee has some experience with writing Christmas Carols (two have been featured on "A Prairie Home Companion") and she has written one for the chamber choir in which she sings - Vocalis - which has two concerts: Friday, December 4th at 8pm at S.S. Peter and Paul in Williamsville and one Saturday, December 5th at 7:30pm at the Karpeles Manuscript Museum at North and Elmwood.  Caroline recently spoke with WNED.

This Thanksgiving weekend, Stefan Sanders conducts Tchaikovsky's great ballet, "The Nutcracker" with Neglia Ballet Artists in two performances at Shea's - Saturday, November 28 at 7pm and Sunday, November 29 at 2pm. Sanders tells WNED that "The Nutcracker" is one of the three great scores of western classical music.

Adam Luebke, the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus's new Music Director, recently spoke with WNED about Handel's "Messiah" at OLV Basilica, one performance only, Sunday, November 29 at 8pm.

BLURB: Adam Luebke, the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus's new Music Director, recently spoke with WNED about Handel's "Messiah" at OLV Basilica, one performance only, Sunday, November 29 at 8pm.

Buffalo based composer Caroline Mallonee talks about her new composition for string quartet inspired by the concept of "the butterfly effect." It will be part of the "Atmosphere and Texture" concert presented by The Buffalo Chamber Players at the Albright Knox Art Gallery on Thursday evening, November 19th at 8pm (but your ticket also allows gallery viewing from 5pm on).