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By Mary Kunz Goldman » Friday, August 26, 2016

Dennis Kim, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's new concertmaster, is still getting used to performing at Kleinhans Music Hall. But on Sept. 25, he will be appearing in a different limelight. Joined by pianist David Fung and cellist Soojin Han, Kim will be kicking off the Friends of Vienna concert series. The... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Wednesday, August 17, 2016

On the afternoon and evening of Aug. 21, the Amherst Senior High School auditorium will turn into an opera house, and the public is invited. Cadenza, a workshop led by renowned soprano Sebnem Mekinulov, is holding its annual recital. The student singers will be presenting staged scenes from operas. Among the ambitious... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Sunday, July 31, 2016

Virgil Thomson and John Cage are two of America’s greatest classical composers; both figure crucially in new books.This is a story about my accidental fleeting intersections with both....Thomson (1896-1989) was the greatest combination of composer and critic in American music. Further proof of the literary side of that... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Friday, July 22, 2016

Do we hear a crescendo? The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's summer season will culminate in what promise to be three big events. At 3 p.m. July 24, JoAnn Falletta leads the BPO at Artpark in an all-Beethoven program. Featured will be the overture to “Egmont”; the Symphony No. 5, and the Piano Concerto No. 2, with... Read More

By Zoe Chevalier » Friday, July 15, 2016

If you like listening to music while enjoying the outdoors we have something for you. The BPO is once again offering a free concert at 7 p.m. on July 16 at the Chestnut Ridge Conservatory, at the sledding hill near the Casino. The evening’s program commemorates the 50th anniversaries of "Batman" and "Star Trek"; the... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, June 23, 2016

Classical J.S. Bach, “The French Suites BWV-812-817” (Harmonia Mundi, two discs). The always-winning harpsichordist Richard Egarr has a persuasive theory about why Bach’s “French Suites” have been relatively unloved both on record and in live performance compared to so much other Bach keyboard music. For... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra rocks! The 2016-2017 “BPO Rocks” concert series, just announced, includes what promise to be colorful tributes to the Beatles and U2. Brent Havens, who masterminded the BPO’s über-popular tributes to Led Zeppelin and also explored the music of the Rolling Stones and Elton John,... Read More

By Garaud MacTaggart » Monday, June 13, 2016

Throughout its 31-year period of shepherding by Artistic Director David Felder, June In Buffalo is and always has been, a place and time for like-minded musicians to get together and work on their craft, creating new ways of making music by writing it, playing it and listening to it.It’s a week-long venue for teaching... Read More

By Garaud MacTaggart » Saturday, June 11, 2016

Saturday evening’s BPO performance began with a rousing performance of Emmanuel Chabrier’s “Espana” and closed out with some well-chosen orchestral highlights from Georges Bizet’s “Carmen.”But the bulk of the concert was devoted to the guitar – the finals of the seventh biennial JoAnn Falletta International... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Saturday, June 11, 2016

By the end of “Shot!,” you will know all about the assassination of President William McKinley. It will be in your head and under your skin. The ambitious two-act opera, composed by Persis Vehar and being premiered at Shea’s Performing Arts Center by Nickel City Opera, was meticulously researched. The libretto, by... Read More

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