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June brings new season for Roycroft Chamber Music Festival

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By Mary Kunz Goldman

You know summer is on the way when the Roycroft Chamber Music Festival announces its season. The group of musicians who get together every June to perform four concerts in East Aurora have lovely things planned for this year.

8 p.m. Sat., June 7: Mozart's "Hunt" Quartet; Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8; Mendelssohn's Piano Trio in D Minor.

7 p.m. Sunday, June 8: Frank Bridge's "Miniatures"; the 1933 String Trio of Jean Francaix; Schumann's Quartet No. 3 in A.

8 p.m. Friday, June 13: Max Bruch's Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, Op. 84; Beethoven's Piano Trio in E Flat, Op. 70; Smetana's Quartet No. 1, "From My Life."

8 p.m. Sat., June 14: Ravel's Sonata for Violin and Piano; Grieg's String Quartet No. 2; Poulenc's Sextet for Piano and Winds.

All the above concerts take place at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 374 Main St., East Aurora. Admission is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Tickets may be had at the Roycroft Inn in East Aurora, as well as at the East Aurora Tops Market and the Copper Shop. You may also order tickets by mail from Roycroft Chamber Music Festival, P.O. Box 281, East Aurora, N.Y. 14052.

The two dozen or so Roycroft musicians, who assemble under the leadership of pianist Eugene Gaub and his wife, Nancy McFarland Gaub (pictured at top), are also planning a Buffalo concert at 7 p.m. Fri., June 6 at Good Shepherd Church across from the Darwin Martin House, 125 Jewett Parkway. They will play the Bridge, Francaix and Mendelssohn. Admission is $25 and includes a dessert and wine reception afterward at the Darwin Martin House.

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