When a composer writes a 9th symphony, it's a big deal.  For Mahler, his "ninth" was "Das Lied von der Erde" (The Song of the Earth) but the forces needed to perform it are so huge that it's rarely offered.  Western New York Chamber Orchestra conductor Glen Cortese has figured out how to do it in the intimate Rosch Recital Hall on the SUNY Fredonia campus, Sunday, February 9th at 4:00pm.  Heroic Tenor Mark Deaton and Maestro Cortese explain all to WNED.

Friday, 07 February 2014 16:37

Wooden Cities

Composers from the 1960s Creative Associates and young contemporary creative artists are featured tonight at Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall at 7:30pm when Wooden Cities presents a full program of works by Buffalo composers.  It's a free concerts, part of the Muriel Wolf and Albert Steger Endowment.

Van Cliburn Piano Competition medalist Philippe Bianconi returns to Buffalo by popular demand this weekend, Saturday night at 8 and Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at Kleinhans Music Hall as JoAnn Falletta conducts the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in a program featuring Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 and Dvorak's Symphony No. 6.  WNED spoke with M. Bianconi.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 21:38

Classical Guitarist Sharon Isbin

Classical guitarist Sharon Isbin is in Buffalo with two jazz guitarists - Stanley Jordan and Romero Lubambo - for a 7:30pm concert Thursday evening, January 30th at the UB Center for the Arts.  She spoke with WNED about the Falletta Competition, last year's winner (her student Celil Kaya), and how she blends the classical and jazz sides of her personality.