OCTOBER 22 | AUTUMN FANTASY
Paint along with Bob Ross and Lauren Pantos, a Certified Ross Instructor (CRI).
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
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.
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.
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.
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 at the FirstOntario Concert Hall, April 10 has unfortunately been canceled. Please contact email@example.com to select an alternate concert, thank you gift or refund.
POSTPONED | NEW DATE TBD
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
Internationally renowned, award-winning recording artist, performer, & songwriter, Pavlo is rescheduling his Asbury Hall performance to Sun., Nov 20, 2022.
BTPM Special Ticket Opportunity
Internationally renowned, award-winning recording artist, performer, & songwriter, Pavlo is rescheduling his Koerner Hall performance. A date will be determined later..
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 | 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.
Check back soon for information on the next WBFO Blues Bash.
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.