Who is your "guitar hero?" Maybe classical guitarist Jason Vieaux or rock guitarist Erik Clapton. They themselves would be astounded by what Chinese born Pipa artist Wu Man can do with just ten fingers and four strings. You’ll be amazed too at this weekend’s BPO concerts. WNED’s Peter Hall found out more.
A few centuries back, plays had what we call “incidental music” which served the same function that movie music plays in cinema. In the current run of the play “RED” at “seven-ten Main” abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko listens to a lot of classical music. WNED’s Peter Hall found out why.
WNED ǀ WBFO Buffalo-Toronto and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra are pleased to announce the dates for the 2014 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition. The competition will be taking place June 4, 5 and 7. Each event takes place at 7:30 p.m.
The semifinals will take place in the WNED Studios in downtown Buffalo on June 4 and 5 with the finals being held at Kleinhans Music Hall on June 7. The semifinals will be broadcast live on Classical 94.5 WNED and streamed online at wned.org.
Tickets are $12 for the semifinals and $41 - $76 for the finals and can be purchased at bpo.org or by calling (716) 885-5000.