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Stories by Mary Kunz Goldman

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Saturday, May 21, 2016

Water flows like a river through our list of 100 Things every Western New Yorker should do at least once. From Darwin Martin House’s summer home, Graycliff, we marveled at Lake Erie. Kayaks carried us past the grain elevators down the Buffalo River. A rainbow rose over one of the stunning waterfalls at Letchworth State... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Thursday, May 19, 2016

Peter and Will Anderson, the twin saxophone Wunderkinder, gave a show in May 2015 at MusicalFare Theatre, and it must have brought the house down. Because now, they’re back with a return engagement. The twins, whom the New York Times praised as “virtuosi on clarinet and saxophone,” are in the midst of an intensive... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Harmonia Chamber Singers are celebrating 10 years of vocalizing. The popular singing group, led by Robert Pacillo, has marked a lot of milestones along the way. They instigated a mystical candlelight concert that has become part of every Buffalo spring. They sang Palestrina’s Pope Marcellus Mass at St. Louis... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Buffalo Chamber Players have a new concert planned that toasts the unusual and pioneering. While many composers have concentrated on the string quartet, the piano trio, the standard chamber orchestra and other traditional groups, the Chamber Players like to form surprise combinations. The musicians will throw a... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Monday, May 16, 2016

Grammy Award-winning pianist Bill Charlap was born into music. So wrote The News’ Jeff Simon recently, praising Charlap’s latest CD, “Notes From New York.” “Charlap is a piano player’s piano player; he’s also, as the son of a composer and a singer, a musician’s musician,” Simon wrote. (His parents were... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Saturday, May 14, 2016

You know how you hear that downtown is booming? It’s coming from Mohawk Place. The bar at 47 E. Mohawk St. – formally called Buffalo’s Mohawk Place, informally called “the ’Hawk” – is so loud it sells earplugs. Founded in 1990, closed in 2013, reopened in 2014, Mohawk Place is the gritty survivor among the... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Saturday, May 14, 2016

Think it’s a mistake to pair Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 with songs from Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess”?It ain’t necessarily so.This weekend’s concert by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus is a dandy. We’ve got a majestic Metropolitan Opera diva, Angela Brown. She is paired with the fine baritone Kevin... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Thursday, May 12, 2016

Brahms and Gershwin might sound like strange bedfellows, but the combination is certainly colorful. Guest conductor Carl St. Clair, in town to lead the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, has crafted a concert that begins with Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 and ends with a set of songs from Gershwin’s “Porgy and... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Tuesday, May 10, 2016

If Shakespeare was right, and all the world’s a stage, Buffalo is about to see a whole new world.Shakespeare in Delaware Park, the free summer festival founded in 1976, is breaking ground May 12 for the new stage installation. The installation begins May 16.The new stage, the result of a $1.2 million fund-raising... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Saturday, May 7, 2016

Two fabulous Fifths are filling Kleinhans Music Hall this weekend. The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Music Director JoAnn Falletta, is performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 and the huge Symphony No. 5 of Gustav Mahler.This is a real apples-and-oranges program. And I am overjoyed to report that at... Read More

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