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By Mary Kunz Goldman » Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The minstrel boy to the war has gone. Twenty years ago, “Riverdance” took Irish music and dance and made it thunder with military precision. The drums, pipes, fiddles, rock star lighting, clouds of smoke and dry ice, and leather-clad dancers took the... Read More

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... 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... Read More

By Mary Friona-Celani » Monday, May 16, 2016

Let’s face it, these days there aren’t very many brick-and-mortar bookstores - let alone ones that focus on children. Our buying habits have changed over the years, leaving independent bookshops with a not-so-happy ending. Some shops have managed to... 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




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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More

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