Friends of Good Music presents "Ebony and Ivory" with the WNY Chamber Orchestra

Share this
Event Date(s): Sun, 02/17/2019 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Please note that this event has expired!
Friends of Good Music presents WNY Chamber Orchestra
Pianist Phillip Edward Fisher

Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents the Western New York Chamber Orchestra featuring Pianist, Philip Edward Fisher, and Conductor, Glen Cortese.  This is the sixth presentation in the Friends of Good Music's 2018-2019 performance season.

The program, titled "Ebony and Ivory," opens with Cortese conducting Respighi's "Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No. 3," followed by Fisher performing Haydn's "Piano Concerto in C-Major." After intermission, Fisher will be joined by trumpeter James Francisco in a performance of Shostakovich's "Concerto No. 1 for Piano, Trumpet and String Orchestra."

The Western New York Chamber Orchestra has a 32-year history of excellence serving Chautauqua County. The musicians' love of music and of this orchestra brings them from all over Western New York and Pennsylvania to rehearse and perform together. This ensemble of outstanding players includes faculty at the State University of New York at Fredonia's School of Music, and professional musicians from the Buffalo, Rochester and Erie areas. 

Cortese begins his 14th year as conductor of the orchestra. He is also the music director of the Greely (Colorado) Philharmonic and conductor emeritus of the Oregon Mozart Players.  Pianist Fisher is widely recognized as a unique performer of refined style and exceptional versatility. Fisher made his New York debut in 2002 at Alice Tully Hall, performing Rachmaninov's Third Piano Concerto under the baton of Maestro Larry Rachleff. His debut CD with the Naxos label, "Handel Keyboard Suites Vol. 1," was released in early 2010 to great critical acclaim and hit the U.S. Classical Billboard Chart within the first week of its release. Volume 2 of the set was released in 2015 to further acclaim. His release on the Chandos label, "Piano Works by The Mighty Handful," was featured on Classic FM as John Suchet's Album of the Week, as Classical Album of the Week in The Telegraph, and was nominated in the Best Solo Instrumental Album category of the 2012 International Classical Music Awards.

Tickets for all the events for the 2018-19 season are available from the Quick Center Box Office.  Please call 716-375-2494 during their regular office hours of:
Monday - Friday: Noon - 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: Noon - 4pm
Performance Dates: Opens one hour before each performance and is open during admission.  Cost is $20 at full price, $16 for senior citizens and St. Bonaventure employees, or $5 for students. 
Season Subscriptions are available on the Friends of Good Music Website

For more information on this event please visit

This event will be held at:

Regina A Quick Center for the Arts
3261 West State Road St. Bonaventure University Campus
St. Bonaventure , NY 14778
United States
Phone: 716-375-2494
42° 4' 47.6472" N, 78° 29' 4.2756" W
Javascript is required to view this map.

WKA National Championship Races

Chapel Hill Raceway in Humphrey is home to Go-Kart racing’s WKA National Championship races.

Read more