If "frullato" sounds like something you'd get at a coffee or ice cream shop, then you'll want to be at Kleinhans Music Hall this Friday morning at 10:30am or Saturday at 8:00pm when BPO Principal Hornist Jacek Muzyk plays Penderecki's Horn Concerto "Winterreise" using a variety of cool techniques including actually singing into the horn and "frullato." Find out more in this WNED conversation with Jacek (actually "Dr. Muzyk, Ph.D.")!

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 15:35

Violist Leslie Bahler

 Building on the concept of synergy, Lewiston based poet Robert Giannetti and Buffalo based violist Leslie Bahler bring together words and music.  Their program of about 16 poems and musical examples will be in Youngstown, Saturday, April 25th at 7pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown.  In the conversation we hear how this collaboration came to be along with two examples of poetry and music.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 14:42

Pianist Yoonie Han Regarding Chopin

Pianist Yoonie Han plays Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the BPO this Friday morning at Saturday night.  In this conversation she talks about differences – between the young and older Chopin, between the Juilliard and Curtis music programs, and between this concert and the last time she arrived in Buffalo but her luggage didn’t (don’t worry, JoAnn Falletta took care of her).

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 16:05

Mezzo-Soprano Julia Bently

Buffalo's "Charles Ives: An American Maverick" week-long festival wraps up this Tuesday evening at 7:30pm with the Slee Sinfonietta at UB's Slee Hall. Mezzo-Soprano Julia Bently spoke with WNED about why 20th century composers preferred the lower female voice range and also why so many modern "classical" songs are not "sing-along" songs.

The Southern Tier Symphony Chamber Strings present "Bach's Lunch - Music for the Soul, Not the Stomach" at two locations, back to back, this Tuesday March 31st.  First at 11:30am at St. Mary of the Angels Church in Olean, NY and then at 1pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Bradford, PA.  Executive Director and Violin Soloist Kim Whitney and guest conductor Nick DelBello dropped by WNED to talk about Bach, Handel, Scarlatti, and more.