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By Mary Kunz Goldman » Tuesday, May 24, 2016

It has become traditional for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus to end the Pops seasons with a Memorial Day salute. Last year, Associate Conductor Stefan Sanders struck just the right note – just solemn enough, just humorous enough. Sanders also will preside over this year’s concert, called “Star-Spangled... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Buffalo Chamber Players have a new concert planned that toasts the unusual and pioneering. While many composers have concentrated on the string quartet, the piano trio, the standard chamber orchestra and other traditional groups, the Chamber Players like to form surprise combinations. The musicians will throw a... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Saturday, May 14, 2016

Think it’s a mistake to pair Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 with songs from Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess”?It ain’t necessarily so.This weekend’s concert by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus is a dandy. We’ve got a majestic Metropolitan Opera diva, Angela Brown. She is paired with the fine baritone Kevin... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Thursday, May 12, 2016

Brahms and Gershwin might sound like strange bedfellows, but the combination is certainly colorful. Guest conductor Carl St. Clair, in town to lead the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, has crafted a concert that begins with Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 and ends with a set of songs from Gershwin’s “Porgy and... Read More

Thursday, May 12, 2016

For the adventuresome Buffalo concert series “A Musical Feast,” it’s time for dessert. The season wraps up May 13 with an evening of French confections. It features some notable talent. Making an encore appearance will be Charles Castleman, the distinguished – and very entertaining – violinist who has charmed... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Thursday, May 5, 2016

Another historic violin is heading our way, in the hands of the up-and-coming violin star Mayuko Kamio. Kamio is the current keeper of the “Sennhauser,” a Guarneri dating from 1735, on loan from the Stradivarius Society of Chicago, and will be performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5. Wistful and beautiful in that... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Tuesday, May 3, 2016

There’s a homecoming by a star guitarist. A quartet with a burnished Old World sound. And a wind quintet from one of the world’s most famous orchestras. All of that is part of the Buffalo Chamber Music Society’s 2016-2017 season. The eight concerts, recently announced, begin with three quartets. The Auryn... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Thursday, April 28, 2016

It’s astronomical, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s upcoming “Know the Score” concert. Associate Conductor Stefan Sanders is conducting the orchestra and the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus in Gustav Holst’s popular “The Planets.” And to set off this super-popular music, a video screen will broadcast... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Friday, April 22, 2016

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, established in 1780, has a distinguished new member. Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director JoAnn Falletta has been elected to the historic group. The induction ceremony will take place on Oct. 8 in Cambridge, Mass.The academy’s purpose, according to its charter, is “to... Read More

By Steve Sucato » Thursday, April 21, 2016

Proof of the adage “Good things come to those who wait,” Thursday night’s long-awaited performance by Richmond Ballet and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in “The Rite of Spring” at UB Center for the Arts’ Mainstage Theatre had everything: excitement, drama, pathos, thrilling music and exceptional dancing.... Read More

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