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Saturday, November 15, 2014

There is an inherent uneasiness that comes with stepping out to watch a concert performance by an aging artist. Chief among the concerns: Is the voice you knew and loved decades ago shot? Is the perso... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Friday, November 14, 2014

Max is back! Maximiano Valdes, the former music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, is on the podium of Kleinhans Music Hall this weekend. Not only that, but joining him on stage is a gift... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Just the name, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, says it all. You expect cool virtuosity, flawless collaboration. Five musicians gave us a taste of that Tuesday in Kleinhans Music Hall ... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Saturday, November 8, 2014

Matt Catingub, who conducted a show called “Glorious Gershwin” Saturday night at Kleinhans Music Hall, is a one-man band all on his own. He can play the sax – Saturday, he contributed a competen... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Well, he’s not “Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll.” But he may be past the point where tackling lead vocals in concert is a viable option. Ian Anderson, whose flute, voice, and songwriting prowess... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Friday, October 31, 2014

“Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme,” the goofy comedy by Moliere with dazzling incidental music by Richard Strauss, is on stage at Kleinhans Music Hall through Sunday. And one line at the end say... Read More

By Matthew Chandler » Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Hit Men are quick to make a point to the audience: They are NOT a cover band.The crooning quintet, which formed in 2010, is made up of a group of longtime musicians with a collective body of work ... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Sunday, October 19, 2014

In October, when we are drawn to probe the mysteries of death and the supernatural, there’s nothing like Rachmaninoff.And there is nothing like the specific Rachmaninoff repertoire the Buffalo ... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Saturday, October 18, 2014

Walking into the Tralf Music Hall for the second of Stanley Clarke’s two shows at the fabled venue on Friday evening, I fully expected to be captivated by the man’s talents as electric a... Read More

By Garaud MacTaggart » Thursday, October 16, 2014

Allen Toussaint and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band took to the Shea’s stage Wednesday night and delivered a 90-minute look at music from a New Orleans point of view. The house wasn’t fu... Read More
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