Arts Canisius presents Mostly Mozarts featuring a performance by the Camerata di Sant’ Antonio and the Canisius College Chorale Friday evening October 24 at 7:30 at the Montante Cultural Center on the Main Street campus of Canisius College in Buffalo. WNED's Peter Hall (who gives the pre-concert talk at 7:00pm) spoke with their Music Director, Chris Weber..

Beethoven himself would have applauded a free performance of his mighty Symphony No. 9 with the Cheektowaga Symphony Orchestra, the Fredonia College Choir, and soloists.  The concert is at Villa Maria College Auditorium Sunday October 26 at 3:00 with a pre-concert talk with the CSO's Music Director, John Landis at 2:00.  WNED's Peter Hall found out more in this 14 minute interview than he ever knew before about Beethoven's 9th and you will too!

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 15:42

Taiko Drummer Eitetsu Hayashi

The Japan Culture Center of WNY will host a Japanese taiko drum performance at the SUNY Buffalo State Performing Arts Center in Rockwell Hall on Saturday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m featuring World-renowned taiko drummer Eitetsu Hayashi .  With five other drummers onstage with Eitetsu Hayashi will be Matthew Bassett, principal timpanist of the Buffalo Philharmonic, who will engage Mr. Hayashi in a "battle of the drums."  The concert will also feature shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute). There is a taiko/shakuhachi demonstration at Rockwell Hall on Thursday, October 23rd from 12:15 to 1:45.  WNED's Peter Hall found out more. Check out this video of Eitetsu performing by clicking here!

Friday, 17 October 2014 17:59

Gabriela Martinez re: A Russian Splendor

"Props to him for being such a  wonderful composer" says this weekend's piano soloist with the BPO - Gabriela Martinez - about Rachmaninoff.  How does a pianist with normal sized hands tackle his Piano Concerto No. 1?  Apparently, as she told WNED's Peter Hall, the composer knew how to arrange all those difficult sounding notes in a playable way. Gabriela performs this weekend at Kleinhans Music Hall, Saturday night at 8 and Sunday afternoon at 2:30.

A young girl is sent into the woods by her step mother (of course) and ends up about to be eaten by the witch Baba Yaga.  A little scary, but suitable for everyone grades K and up, and if you come to Shea's this Saturday, October 18th an hour early (at 1pm) you can enjoy snacks, a Halloween costume contest, and various tellings of the story.  Neglia Ballet Artists, celebrating their 15th year, dances "Baba Yaga" to Russian music. Executive Director Heidi Halt explains to WNED's Peter Hall why the witch is being danced by a man.

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