ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y., Oct. 22, 2012 — Austrian folk music ensemble Hans Wieland und die 43er will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, at St. Bonaventure University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. It is the fourth concert of the 2012-13 Friends of Good Music season.
Prior to the concert, the Quick Center will serve a traditional Octoberfest dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. in The Loft on the Quick Center’s third floor. The menu includes German bratwurst, sauerkraut, dumplings, spaetzle, a variety of strudels and, of course, beer. Octoberfest beer from the Ellicottville Brewing Company will be served.
The dinner is $25 per person ($20 for those choosing a non-alcoholic beverage).
Tickets for the concert are $20 at full price; $16 for subscribers, St. Bonaventure staff and senior citizens; and $5 for students.
Hans Wieland und die 43er, an ensemble of five musicians from the mountains of Salzburg, plays traditional Austrian folk music, including some original yodlers as well as their own compositions, a fusion of folk music with jazz and klezmer. Their music is earthbound, tied to their Salzburg roots, but also incorporates the sound of the gypsies.
The ensemble has its own concert series in its native Gastein region of Salzburg state, performs all around Austria and has performed internationally. This is their first visit to the United States.
The dinner/concert option is the return of an old tradition, said Ludwig Brunner, interim executive director of The Quick Center.
“I wanted to revive the custom of offering a dinner option at St. Bonaventure prior to a concert at The Quick Center and what better way to start than with the concert in our world music series,” said Brunner. “Presenting Austrian folk music in the fall almost calls for an Octoberfest, even if our celebration will be in November. Serving dinner on the third floor of the center makes it so convenient for concert-goers. I hope everyone will enjoy the food and have a good time. I know the concert will brim with Austrian Gemütlichkeit.”
This performance is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts.
For tickets and information, call The Quick Arts Center at (716) 375-2494.
For this and all other performances, the museum galleries will open one hour before the start of each performance and remain open throughout the intermission. Regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Museum admission is free and open to the public, year round. Visit The Quick Arts Center at www.sbu.edu/quickcenter.
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