The Orchard Park Symphony has a spring concert planned for tonight. Music Director David Rudge is conducting the orchestra in the overture to Rossini’s "The Barber of Seville" and Brahms’ luminous Symphony No. 2.
In between, the Orchard Park Symphony welcomes one of Buffalo’s finest homegrown musicians, pianist Claudia Hoca. A graduate of the Curtis Institute, she has been heard numerous times with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, as soloist and resident pianist. She has played 20 different concertos with the BPO and a variety of conductors including Semyon Bychkov, Christopher Keene and Maximiano Valdes. For her Orchard Park appearance, Hoca is performing the piano concerto by Robert Schumann.
The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. today (March 30) at Orchard Park High School (4040 Baker Road, Orchard Park). Admission is $12 at the door, $9 for seniors. For info, call 474-5843.
-- Mary Kunz Goldman