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The latest WNED PBS original production is a 30-minute television documentary that tells the story of how Kleinhans Music Hall has become a community asset for celebrations and memories. 

Kleinhans’ Gift to Buffalo shares the story of how a generous gift from Ed and Mary Kleinhans, whose love of music, Buffalo, and each other, led to the building of a world-class concert hall. Hear from historians, musicians, architectural scholars, and community members who have connections to the building. Learn about the design, the architect, and how this concert hall and civic auditorium has become a community asset where family is celebrated and memories are made.  

Kleinhans Music Hall main hall looking at stage from balcony

We invite you to watch the program (below), learn about the production, pore over the recollections of milestone events Western New Yorkers attended at Kleinhans, watch an extended interview to learn more about the architecture, explore Kleinhans Music Hall from the grand lobby, main hall and more with 360° interactive videos, learn more about how Kleinhans came to be, and teachers can take advantage of lesson plans connected to the documentary for use in their classrooms. 

WNED PBS

Original Production


Premiered

March 21, 2022

 

NOW STREAMING  at wned.org, Buffalo Toronto Public Media YouTube Channel and on our apps

 

Additional WNED PBS airdates:

Monday, March 28 at 7:30pm

Thursday, April 7 at 2pm

Wednesday, April 20 at 4:30am

Friday, April 22 at 9pm

Sunday, May 8 at 3:30pm

Tuesday, May 10 at 10:30pm

Thursday, May 12 at 1:30am

Thursday, June 9 at 4:30am

Wednesday, June 22 at 4:30am

 

 


 

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Kleinhans' Gift to Buffalo

Kleinhans' Gift to Buffalo

29:00
Published:

Learn how Kleinhans Music Hall has become a community asset for celebrations and memories.

Major funding for Kleinhans’ Gift to Buffalo is provided by Clement & Karen Arrison, The Baird Foundation, Francis & Cindy Letro and Bob Skerker, with additional funding from Bond Schoeneck & King, Peter  & Maria Eliopoulos, Daniel & Barbara Hart and Jeremy & Sally Oczek.