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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. 

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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. 


Original Production


March 21, 2022


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

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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.