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Virtual Experiences

For the health and safety of everyone, we have implemented some changes for visitors to Buffalo Toronto Public Media: 
 

  • Everyone will need to fill out a health screen survey and receive a temperature check prior to entering the building.
  • We are asking all guests and staff to wear a mask inside our facility when not eating, drinking, or performing.
  • All attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series (Pfizer, Moderna), or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson). If you are not yet vaccinated, you are welcome to attend in-person events in the building two weeks after completing your vaccination regimen.
  • No exceptions will be made to the vaccine requirement, and a negative COVID test will no longer be accepted for entry.
  • Attendees will need to present photo ID and proof of vaccination in the form of your physical CDC Vaccination Record card or your digital vaccination record before entering the building. New York residents can easily register for your digital vaccination record for access on your mobile device. Photographs of vaccination cards will not be accepted.
  • We’ve installed an environmentally friendly clean air filtration system throughout our building to attack microbes both in the air and on surfaces. This system uses an innovative Dry Hydrogen Peroxide (DHP™) to fight viruses, bacteria, mold, odors, and insects.
  • There will be enhanced disinfecting of high-touch surfaces. Countertops, railings, restrooms, and seating areas will be cleaned and disinfected thoroughly.

 

We will continue to closely review public health guidelines and update our safety protocol as necessary. Staying informed is our best prospect for remaining safe as we move forward with navigating through the pandemic. Buffalo Toronto Public Media is dedicated to staying up to date with current guidelines to ensure a safe experience for all.  

October 26 | November 4

Muhammad Ali | Virtual Events

Buffalo Toronto Public Media, along with partners Say Yes Buffalo and the Buffalo Police Athletic League, is hosting two virtual events to share segments from the documentary and spark conversations on the life of Muhammad Ali and intersections of religion, sports, race, and other social issues.

December 9

Charcuterie Board Creation Class 

What cheddar way to deck out your holiday party or family get-together than with a well-constructed meat and cheese board. Join Buffalo Toronto Public Media and Cabot Cheese for a virtual Charcuterie Board Creation Class.

Muhammad Ali
A VIRTUAL EVENT SERIES

Conversations on Muhammad Ali

Join the filmmakers and special guests as they explore Muhammad Ali's life and legacy. The hour-long discussions feature clips from the four-part series.

June 23: "Ali the Man"

Now Streaming

July 19: "Ali On The World's Stage"

Now Streaming

September 9: "Ali, Race & Religion"

Now  Streaming

September 14: "Ali, Activism & The Modern Athlete"

Now Streaming

 

Buffalo Toronto Public Media is committed to the health and enjoyment of its event attendees. Check back here for the latest information. If an event is postponed or rescheduled, ticketholders will be notified by email as soon as possible.

Due to current restrictions and closings, NPR has decided to postpone all live events for the next eight weeks, including “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” previously scheduled for April 30, 2020 at Shea’s Buffalo Theatre in Buffalo.Ticketholders will be notified of the new date as soon as it is scheduled.

The 2020 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition scheduled for June 3-6 has been postponed, due to the nearly impossible logistics of mounting an international competition in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. The BPO will announce a rescheduled date at a later time.

The Artie Awards that were scheduled for June 15, 2020 has been rescheduled for November 1, 2021.

WNED PBS Special Ticket opportunity

Brit Floyd | Hamilton | CANCELLED

Brit Floyd at the FirstOntario Concert Hall, April 10 has unfortunately been canceled. Please contact membership@wned.org to select an alternate concert, thank you gift or refund.

POSTPONED | NEW DATE TBD

The NPR Comedy New Quiz is Coming To Buffalo!

Join us for Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, NPR’s Peabody Award-winning quiz show, live at Shea’s Buffalo Theatre. Be a part of this live taping.

BTPM Special Ticket Opportunity

Pavlo | Buffalo | Rescheduled for November 20, 2022

Internationally renowned, award-winning recording artist, performer, & songwriter, Pavlo is rescheduling his Asbury Hall performance to Sun., Nov 20, 2022.

BTPM Special Ticket Opportunity

Pavlo | Toronto | Postponed

Internationally renowned, award-winning recording artist, performer, & songwriter, Pavlo is rescheduling his Koerner Hall performance. A date will be determined later..

Jonathan Antoine

Jonathan Antoine | Toronto | Rescheduled for December 12, 2021

The Going the Distance Tour at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto, ON, has been rescheduled again to Sunday, December 12, 2021, 7:00 pm. WNED PBS tickets will be issued for the new date closer to the concert.

Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa | Toronto | Postponed to 2022

Joe Bonamassa at Meridian Hall (formerly Sony Centre), Toronto, ON, November 14, 2020 has been postponed to 2022. WNED PBS tickets will be issued for the new date closer to the rescheduled concert.

Celtic Thunder | Buffalo | Postponed to December 2021

The Ireland tour at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, Buffalo, NY, December 5 is being postponed to December 2021. Date and time will be announced.


Buffalo Toronto Public Media Signature Events

WBFO’s Buffalo Blues Bash brings a rollicking night of music, food and fun to Buffalo Toronto Public Media each fall and spring. WNED PBS’s large studio is transformed into a state-of-the-art concert venue for one night only; it offers the perfect setting for local opening blues acts and notable national headliners alike. Food, beer and wine are available for purchase to complete this rockin’ evening.

 

WBFO's Buffalo  Blues Bash returned to our studios October 2021. The headliner was 2019 New England Music Award-Winning “Blues Artist Of The Year”Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers. Rockabilly Steve and BR3 is the opener.

 

Check back soon for information on the next WBFO Blues Bash.


WNED PBS Antiques Home Show

Celebrity Chef's Table at WNED PBS

Celebrity Chef’s Table is a culinary experience. We invite a celebrity chef from a beloved PBS cooking show to join us as we enhance our love of culinary arts through Q&A, demos, and of course, eating.

WNED PBS Antiques Home Show

WNED PBS Antiques Home Show!

Rescheduled for Sun, Oct. 24, 2021
 

WNED PBS's Antiques Home Show is a local, non-televised event using local expert appraisers. For one day only, community members are invited to bring antiques to be verbally evaluated by Western New York’s finest appraisers.


Don Boswell (Buffalo Toronto Public Media) and JoAnn Falletta (Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra) welcome the Semi-finalists.

The JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition

Named in honor of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s Music Director, the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition was launched in 2004 by Classical WNED, WNED PBS and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. It was the world’s first concerto competition for classical guitarists with accompaniment by a full symphony orchestra. The Falletta Competition was established to help identify and encourage talented young classical guitarists and help them on their musical journeys. Every two years, it brings international guitarists to Buffalo, New York for one week to perform publicly in competition for cash prizes, a recording contract, national and international broadcast exposure, and a return engagement with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. It is the opportunity of a lifetime for young musicians who have dedicated themselves to their art and who are serious about pursuing careers not only as international performing and recording artists, but also as concert soloists.

In addition to bringing prominent recognition to highly-skilled young classical guitarists, Buffalo Toronto Public Media and the BPO seek to promote music appreciation and enhance the visibility of the cultural arts in Western New York.

Buffalo Toronto Public Media and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra congratulate Bokyung Byun of South Korea who was awarded first place and Musician's Choice in the eighth biennial JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition on June 9, 2018.

Eight classical guitarists, representing five nations, competed throughout the week. Byun is the first woman to win the competition. Tengue "TY" Zhang of China captured Audience Favorite and second place. Congyi Zhang won third place, and also received the inaugural William and Carol Greiner Award for his performance of Ernesto Cordero’s Concierto Antillano. The Greiner Award encourages the performance of lesser-known works.

Byun will receive a solo concert at the Fondazione La Società dei Concerti in a recital among the series “Winners!” of Incontri Musicali at Gaber Auditorium in Milano, Italy, along with a $10,000 cash prize, national and international broadcast exposure, and a return engagement with the BPO.

The 2020 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition scheduled for June 3-6 has been postponed, due to the nearly impossible logistics of mounting an international competition in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. The BPO will announce a rescheduled date at a later time.


WNED Kid Fest At Home

Kid Fest has gone virtual!

We are so sad we couldn’t meet in person this year. With that in mind, we decided to bring Kid Fest to you! While nothing can fully replace in-person fun, we are providing a fun alternative.


JazzWorks Live! is a fundraiser for Western New York Public Broadcasting Association, a nonprofit corporation that serves the educational, cultural and informational needs of communities across Western New York and Southern Ontario. Sponsorship support of this unique concert event helps provides the financial resources required for the organization’s on-air, community collaboration and outreach activities.

 

JazzWorks Live!
Thank you for your support.

Saturday, September 14th, 2019
 

Buffalo Toronto Public Media continues its tradition of bringing live music to Buffalo and Western New York with its first JazzWorks Live! The inaugural event took place September 14, 2019. The Buffalo Toronto Public Media studio was transformed into an intimate jazz nightclub setting.with Jazzmeia Horn, winner of the Thelonious Monk Award was the headlining and an opening performance by Taylor Made Jazz. The musicians, ambiance and excitement of this event made for an incredibly memorable evening!

JazzWorks Live! features jazz musicians from Western New York and beyond. There is food and beverages (alcohol and non-alcohol) available for purchase.

 

Check back soon for information on the next JazzWorks Live! event.