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By Mary Kunz Goldman » Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Quartetto Gelato was crossover before crossover really caught on. For 20 years, the freewheeling ensemble has been beguiling audiences with a combination of instruments that is unusual, to say the lea... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Tuesday, September 30, 2014

“Bluebeard’s Castle,” the only opera by Hungarian composer Bela Bartok, is a brief, gripping journey into the dark. A handsome older nobleman, Bluebeard, brings his young bride, Judith, to hi... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Monday, September 29, 2014

Today Carnegie Hall, tomorrow the world. In 2013, when the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra played Carnegie Hall’s Spring For Music Festival, the orchestra shattered hometown attendance records –... Read More

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Ben Capps, cello, Ossia, Music of Bach, Schumann and Fitzenhagen (LP Classics). “Ossia” means “alternate,” and the gutsy and adventurous Ben Capps has three on the disc. Th... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Thursday, September 25, 2014

Anna Han is a young pianist from Arizona who has been showing a lot of promise. She made her debut at age 11 in her hometown of Chandler, Ariz., with the Chandler Symphony Orchestra, performing Liszt... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Tuesday, September 23, 2014

JoAnn Falletta, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s music director, can chalk up a lot of awards and achievements. On Columbus Day, though, she will receive an honor that strikes especially close t... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Buffalo is fortunate for our two celebrated chamber choirs, Vocalis and Harmonia, which is something of a spinoff of the older group. Artistic Director Robert Pacillo is a longtime fan of the Tridenti... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Miro Quartet has a unique blend of depth and wit. Once, when the group played for the Buffalo Chamber Music Society, it brought the house to its feet – and responded with the last movement of Ha... Read More

By Garaud MacTaggart » Sunday, September 21, 2014

Andrew Tyson’s Sunday afternoon piano recital at Kleinhans Music Hall featured a well-designed program where gems from the 18th and 19th century by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Frederic Chopin, and Robe... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Thursday, September 18, 2014

This beautifully packaged but very self-satisfied disc is one of those many projects that work better in theory than in reality. It is high-minded of the chamber orchestra A Far Cry to perform music o... Read More
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