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10:28 AM

Classical/CabaretThe Cole Porter SongbookSarah Fox, sopranoJames Burton, piano[Signum Classics]Three and a half starsLike the songs of Cole Porter, this album is a real mixed bag. Among these 20... Read More

8:30 AM

Popular BPO guest conductor Paul Ferington is stepping down. He wants to relax, enjoy his family and spend more time composing and arranging. But first, bravo to him for going out with a bang... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Saturday, June 27, 2015

Nickel City Opera is reaching toward new heights with Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro.” Every opera fan knows and loves this drama, it is one of the greatest achievements of... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Buffalo Choral Arts Society is taking a bite out of the Big Apple. Make that a very big bite. The choir, about 60 voices strong and joined by 20 guests, will soon be singing at four of New... Read More

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

ClassicalThe Monks of NorciaBenedicta: Marian Chant From Norcia[Decca Universal]Four starsIn our increasingly noisy and overloaded world, the calm of Gregorian chant clearly has a lot to offer. Steve... Read More

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

ClassicalJanice WeberSeascapes[Sono Luminus]Three starsI loved this collection of 20 virtuosic piano salon pieces celebrating the sea. It is a pleasure just to hear names like Felix Blumenfeld and... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Monday, June 22, 2015

The opera world is home to a lot of rare birds, all singing in exotic voices. But there is one bird rarer than the rest.The countertenor.A countertenor is a man who sings like a woman –... Read More

Thursday, June 18, 2015

On Saturday at the CEPA Gallery, the Buffalo Chamber Players are presenting two free performances of experimental music. The music honors the spirit of Hollis Frampton, the pioneering filmmaker,... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Two Buffalo area bassists can legitimately claim the title of Ace of Bass.At the International Society of Bassists biennial convention, held earlier this month in Fort Collins, Colo., two local bass... Read More

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Doreen Rao, the former director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, has been busy. Recently, in Chicago, she opened the Rao Center for Choral and Contemplative Arts, and she is leading workshops... Read More

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