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)!
Erin Freeman of the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus and Janz Castelo of the Buffalo Chamber Players continue their discussion with WNED's Peter Hall concerning the Friday April 11 concert at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Delaware Avenue at 8:00.
For every job that Steve Thomas has retired from, he's taken on at least two more, often working with younger people and learning new things. It's what keeps him invigorated, he told WNED's Peter Hall. Steve's farewell concert as Music Director of The Amherst Symphony Orchestra is at the Amherst Middle School this Sunday, April 6th at 7:00pm.
You've been to Kleinhans Music Hall but have you ever been on stage with the performers? At 7:30 this Thursday at "Music in Buffalo's Historic Places" the musicians want you right next to them as they play different "Sequenzas" for solo instruments by 20th century composer Luciano Berio. Pianist Eric Huebner explains his concept to WNED's Peter Hall.
The classical guitar is neither easy to play nor to compose for, but at SUNY Fredonia composition and performance students are collaborating and learning from each other, as guitarist James Piorkowski explained to WNED's Peter Hall.