After eight years as Concertmaster of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Michael Ludwig is leaving at the end of this season to pursue an exclusive solo career. Actually, he's the soloist this weekend at Kleinhans and a few days ago he spoke with WNED's Peter Hall about the history of the Korngold Violin Concerto (remember Heifetz?) and his own musical legacy (which goes back to the teacher of Heifetz, Leopold Auer)!
It's a matter of physics, says violist Janz Castelo, the Artistic Director of the Buffalo Chamber Players. It's all about listening, says Erin Freeman, Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus. Both organizations team up for "War and Peace: A Concert for Hope" at Westminster Presbyterian Church Friday, April 11th at 8pm. Janz and Erin tell WNED's Peter Hall how different performing groups can work together.
Bob Berkman, a native Clevelander, earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre at that city’s Case Western Reserve University, where he also studied piano with Jeanette Cherubini and composition with Bernard Frum.
Brahms, Mozart, Debussy - three of the greatest composers for the clarinet are on the program when BPO Principal John Fullam joins clarinetist Myra Engle, her sister, mezzo soprano Elisabeth Engle,and pianist John Mitton. It's Sunday, January 12th, at 3:00 pm, at St. Matthias Church, 374 Main Street in East Aurora.