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GO-Buffalo’s 30 Days of Bicycle Benefits: The Buffalo Chamber Music Society

By Green Options Buffalo:

In our series, 30 Days of Bicycle Benefits, you will be introduced to 30 new businesses that will offer you great discounts for riding your bike and wearing your helmet. Thirty businesses that want to say, “Thank you,” for choosing not to drive your car.

The Buffalo Chamber Music Society – Buy One Get One or 1/2 off tickets

Bicycle Benefits gets even better with the addition of some of the finest cultural institutions in the country, including the second oldest chamber music society in the world: The Buffalo Chamber Music Society.
 
The Buffalo Chamber Music Society’s 2011/2012 season opens on October 4th with a performance by the American String Quartet.   Internationally recognized as one of the world’s foremost quartets, the American String Quartet celebrates its 36th anniversary this season. 
 
The season will include three debut performances on our series; Trio Solisti, hailed as “The most exciting piano trio in America” by The New Yorker Magazine;  the Cecilia String Quartet, winners of the 2010 Banff International String Quartet Competition and the Johannes Quartet which brings together the winner of the Paganini Violin Competition, a Concert Artists Guild Competition winner, the principal violist of the Philadelphia Orchestra and the principal cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
 
Returning to our series for encore performances will be the Jerusalem Quartet, four young musicians based in Israel and the Brentano Quartet, winners of numerous awards and first ever Quartet-in-Residence at Princeton University.  Musicians From Marlboro, an annual event on our series, completes the seven concert series.
 
The 2011-2012 season also includes the 11th year of three free Gift to the Community recitals featuring Young Concert Artists International Auditions First Prize Winners. This season’s performers include pianist Benjamin Moser, clarinetist Narek Arutyunian and mezzo soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano. 
 
The series of 7 concerts are Tuesday evenings at 8 pm and are preceded by a “Chat with the Artists” hosted by WNED’s Peter Hall at 7:15 pm.  The Gift to the Community concerts are Sundays at 3 pm.  All concerts are performed in Kleinhans Music Hall’s Mary Seaton Room. 
 
Tickets are $95 for a season subscription and $40 for a student subscription and may be purchased online at bflochambermusic.org.   For a season brochure, call 716-462-4939 or e-mail bcms@bflochambermusic.org.

Ride up with your Bicycle Benefits membership stickered helmet and get HALF OFF or BUY ONE GET ONE. Bring the whole family! Ask that special someone out now that you’ve got a really great idea for a date!
 
2011-12 SEASON TUESDAYS AT 8 PM
 
OCTOBER 4                AMERICAN STRING QUARTET
NOVEMBER 15           JOHANNES STRING QUARTET
DECEMBER 13           BRENTANO QUARTET
JANUARY 31              CECILIA STRING QUARTET
MARCH 13                  JERUSALEM QUARTET
APRIL 17                     MUSICIANS FROM MARLBORO
MAY 1                         TRIO SOLISTI
 
GIFT TO THE COMMUNITY RECITALS  SUNDAYS AT 3 PM
 
SEPTEMBER 25          BENJAMIN MOSER, piano
NOVEMBER 13           NAREK ARUTYUNIAN, clarinet
MARCH 4                    JENNIFER JOHNSON CANO, mezzo-soprano
 
Buffalo Chamber Music Society
716-462-4939

Want to take advantage of Bicycle Benefits? Here’s how:

1. Buy a sticker. Join Bicycle Benefits and get your sticker… or buy one from ANY NEW participating business for $5.00. Don’t forget that stickers are FREE with a GO-Buffalo membership.
2. Put the sticker on your helmet.
3. Ride your bike to a participating business, wearing your helmet and GET GREAT DISCOUNTS!

Written by Sarah Maurer

Sarah Maurer

I moved to Buffalo to attend Canisius College in 2007 and began writing for Buffalo Rising as a journalism intern in 2010. Working with Newell and meeting numerous entrepreneurs, activists and everyday folks who were working to make their city better made a huge impact on my decision to stay here. After witnessing all the positive development and grassroots initiatives happening in neighborhoods throughout the city, I was inspired to pursue a term of service in AmeriCorps and a career in Buffalo's non-profit sector. I currently work in the housing department at the Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY and am excited to be a part of their ongoing efforts to revitalize the Broadway Fillmore neighborhood. I also volunteer as the project coordinator for Artfarms Buffalo. I continue to write for Buffalo Rising because I love having the opportunity to stay connected to those working toward positive changes for the Queen City.

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