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By Mary Kunz Goldman is the classical music critic of The Buffalo News. She is also a columnist and feature writer. Born in Buffalo, she attended the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart and the University at Buffalo. She lives in North Buffalo. Mary Kunz Goldman » Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Italian pianist Fabio Bidini has a lively history with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. He last appeared here in October 2014, playing a romantic Rachmaninoff concerto conducted by BPO Music Director JoAnn Falletta. The News reported what a thrill it was. "Rachmaninoff always ratchets things up in the last moments,... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman is the classical music critic of The Buffalo News. She is also a columnist and feature writer. Born in Buffalo, she attended the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart and the University at Buffalo. She lives in North Buffalo. Mary Kunz Goldman » Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's Pops season kicks off in cinematic fashion Sept. 24. John Morris Russell, the orchestra's effervescent new pops conductor, is presenting a tribute to film composer John Williams. That means music from "Jurassic Park," "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," "E.T." and "Superman."... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Saturday, September 17, 2016

A new contract is in place.That was good news announced Saturday at the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s season-opening concert in Kleinhans Music Hall. BPO musicians have reached an agreement with the orchestra’s management on a new six-year contract. The contract was ratified by the musicians Thursday, the orchestra... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Saturday, September 17, 2016

Buffalo has it going on. Just look at how the planets have lined up.The Buffalo Bills played their first home game on Thursday. Curtain Up!, the start of the theater season, was Friday. And on Saturday, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra kicked off its 2016-17 season. It is rare and significant to have these three... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman is the classical music critic of The Buffalo News. She is also a columnist and feature writer. Born in Buffalo, she attended the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart and the University at Buffalo. She lives in North Buffalo. Mary Kunz Goldman » Thursday, September 15, 2016

Buffalonians are a lively group. It's not often that we fall silent. But we pull it off at Kleinhans Music Hall, listening to the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. And one of the deepest silences descended four years ago, when violinist Joshua Bell played the Beethoven Violin Concerto. You had to catch every note. You... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman is the classical music critic of The Buffalo News. She is also a columnist and feature writer. Born in Buffalo, she attended the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart and the University at Buffalo. She lives in North Buffalo. Mary Kunz Goldman » Wednesday, September 14, 2016

National Live Creative Day is a newly minted national holiday. Make it a good one. Wear a splashy hat. Pack a creative lunch. Do a chalk drawing. Pick up a cheap notebook and start a bullet journal. Then, think big. Buffalo is a creative town.  The Albright-Knox Art Gallery has art classes. ("Paint Like... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman is the classical music critic of The Buffalo News. She is also a columnist and feature writer. Born in Buffalo, she attended the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart and the University at Buffalo. She lives in North Buffalo. Mary Kunz Goldman » Monday, September 12, 2016

People say Kleinhans Music Hall is all curves. Such is its sleek, modern grace. But the hall began in the usual pedestrian way, with a cornerstone. And it's appropriate we celebrate the anniversary of the laying of that cornerstone, on Sept. 12, 1939. It was the moment when one of Buffalo's most audacious buildings came... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman is the classical music critic of The Buffalo News. She is also a columnist and feature writer. Born in Buffalo, she attended the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart and the University at Buffalo. She lives in North Buffalo. Mary Kunz Goldman » Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Get out your opera glasses. When the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra gives its first fall concert on Sept. 17, you'll want to take a close look at the orchestra. Three newly hired musicians will be on hand to go with the new season. Henry Ward will become the BPO's new principal oboe, the orchestra has just announced.... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman is the classical music critic of The Buffalo News. She is also a columnist and feature writer. Born in Buffalo, she attended the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart and the University at Buffalo. She lives in North Buffalo. Mary Kunz Goldman » Thursday, September 1, 2016

Game day can bring a weird feeling. You open your door, walk outside, and ... Where is everyone? If you're not a sports fan, it might take you a second to realize: Everyone is at the Bills game. Or watching a football game on TV. And you might feel, for a second, as if you should be, too. Banish that... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman is the classical music critic of The Buffalo News. She is also a columnist and feature writer. Born in Buffalo, she attended the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart and the University at Buffalo. She lives in North Buffalo. 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

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