Ellicottville Central School will kick-off its 2015-16 concerts with a Middle School/High School performance on Thursday, November 12 in the new multi-purpose gymnasium. The concert will begin at 7:00 p.m.

The school is also excited to announce that immediately following the student concert, the Buffalo Philharmonic String Quartet, headed by Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) violinist Diana Sachs, also will be performing for all to enjoy. The Quartet is an outgrowth of the BPO’s Teaching Artists Program.

Both concerts are open and free to the public.

The Quartet’s program will be based on Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn. It outlines a few highlights in the book which are musically illustrated by many short pieces that they play in a “back and forth telling of the story.”

This concert in made possible in part through funds from the Tony Cassetta Program, which supports the introduction of fine arts to students at Ellicottville Central School.

MS/HS Principal Bob Miller notes that “we are very excited about the opportunities our new multi-purpose facilities provide, not just for students, but for the entire community as well. These concerts are a great opportunity for people to come and enjoy great music in a great atmosphere. We hope to see you there!”