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The BPO is not on vacation this summer, far from it. Some of the finest instruments ever created sing in the hands of rising stars Augustin Hadelich and Mayuko Kamio this Friday night at 7pm at Kleinhans Music Hall as JoAnn Falletta conducts a concert featuring music by Sarasate, Bach, and others. WNED’s Peter Hall found out more.
"Spoiler Alert???" It's no secret that in grand opera, characters suffer and die, but in Puccini's "Tosca" the baritone gets stabbed, the tenor gets shot, and the soprano leaps to her death. What you might not know is that "Tosca" is the most error-prone production in history. If it CAN go wrong, it WILL go wrong in "Tosca." Nickel City Opera impresario Valerian Ruminski tells WNED's Peter Hall about some amusing mistakes over the last century. Tosca is live on stage at the Riviera Theatre on Webster Street in North Tonawanda, Friday night at 8:00pm and Sunday afternoon at 2:30.
Chautauqua Concerts 2014
Saturday, July 5 - 8:15 p.m.
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini
Arthur Fagan, guest conductor
Chautauqua Opera Company
To Air- Tuesday, July 22
Thursday, July 31 - 8:15 p.m.
Maximiano Valdes, guest conductor
Stanislav Khristenko, piano (Winner of the 2013 Cleveland International Piano Competition)
Essay No, 1, Op. 12……………………………………………. Samuel Barber 8’
Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 23 in B-Flat Minor.....Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 32’
Symphony No. 5, Op. 82 in E-flat Major……………………………………………………………....Jean Sibelius 30’
To Air: Saturday August 9th.
Saturday, July 19 - 8:15 p.m.
Roberto Minczuk, guest conductor
Jon Nakamatsu, piano
Piano Concerto, Op. 16 in A Minor Edvard Grieg 30’
Symphony No. 10, Op. 93 in E Minor Dmitri Shostakovich 45’
Saturday, August 16 - 8:15 p.m. Celebrating the 90th anniversary of the premiere of Rhapsody in Blue
Daniel Boico, guest conductor
Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano
Les Preludes……………………………………….…...…....Franz Liszt 16’
Rhapsody in Blue………………………..…………George Gershwin 16’
Symphony No. 1 in G Minor Vassili Kalinnikov 35’
When one musician plays a second or third instrument, it’s known as “doubling.” Most people who attend BPO concerts know Anna Mattix as an English Hornist, but this weekend at the Roycroft Chamber Music Festival Anna “doubles” on oboe! WNED’s Peter Hall found out more.
Caruso did it, Pavarotti did it, and now, for a new generation, the three young men who make up “Il Volo” are keeping alive the tradition of what is commonly known as “Neopolitan singing.” Il Volo appears Wednesday night at Kleinhans Music Hall at 8, and WNED’s Peter Hall found out more from Piero Barone.
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