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By Mary Kunz Goldman » Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Buffalo Chamber Players – joined by dancers from the Neglia Ballet – are going far back in time and exploring the early Baroque. They are presenting two performances of John Blow’s “Venus... Read More

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Aurora OrchestraRoad Trip[Warner Classics]3 starsA lot of this album is pretentious but I like the idea of what the Aurora Orchestra is trying to do, to present classical music along with pop, and a... Read More

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Chant: Into the LightThe Cistercian Monks of Stift Heiligenkreuz[Obsculta Music]Four starsSince 1183, seven times a day starting at 5:15 a.m., the monks at Austria’s monastery of Heiligenkreuz... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The curtain has fallen on the grand finals of the Metropolitan Opera auditions, held Sunday in New York City, and the winners have emerged.They are Nicholas Brownlee, bass-baritone (Western Region:... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Beethoven’s romantic drama “Egmont” has a rich history with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1935, the magnificent overture was the first piece on the orchestra’s first season,... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Saturday, March 21, 2015

If ever there were a case to be made for live music, as opposed to listening to recordings in your living room, Saturday provided it.The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s Beethoven Festival... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Monday, March 16, 2015

Beethoven wrote his songs for the romantic drama “Egmont” with a 20-year-old actress in mind. The actress, Antonie Adamberger, was a featured artist with the Viennese theater that... Read More

Thursday, March 12, 2015

“Few quartets at any stage of their evolution have this much personality,” raved the Philadelphia Enquirer, admiring the Elias String Quartet. The Strad, the esteemed magazine for... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Vocalis Chamber Singers are singing this weekend, presenting a concert called “Vocalis Spins the Globe.” The music spans the centuries as well as the earth, ranging from madrigals to... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Mozart’s “Cosi Fan Tutte” is a comedy that makes people uncomfortable. It concerns a cynical nobleman, Don Alfonso, who believes that no woman can be faithful, and sets out to prove it. He... Read More

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