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Friday, January 30, 2015

Classics season Unless otherwise noted, concerts are conducted by Music Director JoAnn Falletta. • 8 p.m. Sept. 16: Lang Lang performs Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto in the season-open... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Friday, January 30, 2015

The road to the 2015-16 Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra season began in faraway Finland. That was where JoAnn Falletta, the BPO’s music director, and orchestra executive director Dan Hart went, al... Read More

By Garaud MacTaggart » Thursday, January 29, 2015

Performers who play their instruments without accompaniment have nowhere to hide their deficiencies but, by the same token, their skills can shine with an undimmed luster. This is especially true when... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Canadian Opera Company’s spring season has sprung. On stage at Toronto’s Four Seasons Centre, for the next three weeks, are two big masterpieces, operas that belong in anybody’... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Tuesday, January 27, 2015

During Bach’s lifetime, his music often was performed at taverns and coffeehouses. Happily, it seems as if those days are back. A trio of classical musicians is playing a wide variety of Bach at 8 p... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Saturday, January 24, 2015

A big crowd turned out Saturday for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, never mind the warnings about snow and ice. And why not? The concert was all Mozart. This weekend brings the annual Mozart birth... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Friday, January 23, 2015

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s latest financial numbers are music to the ears. Once again, the orchestra achieved a balanced budget for its 2013-14 season. In announcing the news, the orche... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Friday, January 23, 2015

Growing up on the South Side of Chicago, Demarre McGill could be a rebellious teenager. But he was not your average rebellious teenager. “I used to have a saying, when I was 14 or 15 – I was ob... Read More

By Jane Kwiatkowski » Thursday, January 22, 2015

Professional flutist Demarre McGill told his personal success story Thursday afternoon to more than 100 middle-school music students at Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts. The silence amon... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Thursday, January 22, 2015

Mozart was just 22 when he wrote his famous Concerto for Flute and Harp. It was commissioned by a duke he met in Paris. The duke played flute and the duke’s daughter played harp. The story goes that... Read More
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