Wednesday, 06 August 2014 19:22

Matthew Kraemer Re: Farewell Performance

The BPO makes its debut on Buffalo's free Thursday summer concert series at Canalside. Unwind after work with the music of Michael Jackson and Earth, Wind and Fire. Matthew Kraemer leads this concert in his farewell as Associate Conductor.  WNED's Peter Hall found out more.

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director JoAnn Falletta is always looking for something new and she found it hidden in the BPO string section - violinist Amy Licata and double bassist Brett Shurtliffe have been performing old time fiddle/Irish/Bluegrass/you-name-it music for years, and they'll be playing some high energy arrangements with the BPO Wednesday night August 6th at the Erie County Fair at 8:00pm and Saturday night August 9th at Old Fort Niagara at 7:30.  WNED's Peter Hall found out more.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 19:32

Conductor Stuart Chafetz

He’s worked with the best… Chris Botti, Marvin Hamlisch, Wynton Marsalis, and now Chautauqua’s Stuart Chafetz comes back to Buffalo this Friday at 7 to conduct the Buffalo Philharmonic Pops with guest jazz artist Bobby Millitello over at First Presbyterian Church on Symphony Circle. WNED’s Peter Hall found out more.

Buffalo's Vocalis Chamber Choir has been invited to be part of the 2014 Cambridge Summer Music Festival and they'll be singing works by Western New York composers in some of England's finest old cathedrals.  Music Director James Burritt spoke with WNED's Peter Hall before the trip.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 19:51

Bradley Thachuck of the Niagara Symphony

As part of the Buffalo Garden Walk’s 20th anniversary festivities, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will perform a “greatest hits” concert at First Presbyterian Church next to Kleinhans Music Hall Saturday, July 26th.  The music starts at 7pm, but come early at 4pm to picnic or enjoy some of Buffalo’s favorite food truck delights.  Bradley Thachuck of the Niagara Symphony will make his fifth appearance on the podium.  WNED’s Peter Hall found out more.