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By Mary Kunz Goldman » Friday, December 19, 2014

The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus’ latest search for leadership ended Friday, when the chorus named a new director, Adam Luebke.Luebke, who grew up in the Philadelphia area, succeeds Erin Freeman... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Friday, December 19, 2014

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light, and it is emanating from Kleinhans Music Hall.Never have I beheld a Holiday Pops concert so radiant, so rich in overall splendor. Brimming wi... Read More

Thursday, December 18, 2014

ClassicalA Caius ChristmasChoir of Gonville & Caius College, CambridgeGeoffrey Webber, conductor[Delphian]Three and a half starsThis Christmas disc takes chances but is one of the best of this yea... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Wednesday, December 17, 2014

University at Buffalo professor Jon Nelson and his wife, Lazara, own the cozy Allentown venue, Pausa Art House. Both of them are musicians, but it is usually Jon Nelson and his trumpet that are in the... Read More

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

It’s Holiday Pops time at Kleinhans Music Hall, and the theme of this year’s gala concerts could be called Christmas Swing.Making his Buffalo debut is a singer bound to be talked about &... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Friday, December 12, 2014

After making my list and checking it twice, I can report happily that the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus’ “Classical Christmas” meets all three of my requirements for t... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Thursday, December 11, 2014

Erin Freeman, formerly the director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, will be on the podium of Kleinhans Music Hall this weekend, conducting the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus in “A Cla... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Monday, December 8, 2014

Jason Vieaux, the virtuoso classical guitarist from Depew, has been nominated for a Grammy Award for his solo album “Play.”Vieaux, who leads the guitar department of the Cleveland Instit... Read More

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Cecilia Bartoli, “St. Petersburg” With I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis, conductor (Decca Universal). We don’t hear from mezzo soprano Cecilia Bartoli as often as we did 15 years ago,... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Sunday, December 7, 2014

Classical Handel, "Messiah" performed by Le Concert D’Astree Choeuer et Orchestre, Emmanuelle Haim, director [Warner Classics, two CDs] Handel’s “Messiah” never grows old, and this perf... Read More
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