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Guitarist James Piorkowski is launching a new album "NINE" (nine original compositions) on the Centaur label. Prior to its release, Piorkowski and friends present "NINE Live" Sunday October 5th at 7pm at Canisius College's Montante Cultural Arts Center and Tuesday October 7th at 8pm at SUNY Fredonia's Rosch Recital Hall. Some of the works deal with hope after tragedy, including "Toward the Light, Flight 3407" and "Eucharisteo" (dedicated to Piorkowski's son Ben who recently passed away). Others celebrate Ben's love of travel, including "One Morning in Venice" and "El Camino a Oviedo." WNED's Peter Hall spoke with the composer/guitarist.
The Miro String Quartet returns to Buffalo this season for all six concerts of the Slee Beethoven String Quartet Cycle. All concerts are at Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall on the SUNY Buffalo Amherst campus, three in February 2015 and three this weekend - Friday 9/26 and Saturday 9/27 at 7:30pm and Sunday 9/28 at 3:00pm. Miro cellist Joshua Gindele spoke with WNED's Peter Hall about the group's origin, their name, how they keep their sound consistent, and offers "if you have any questions, we'll be at the Anchor Bar or Duff's" (eating wings) in between concerts.
It's "All Amadeus" this weekend when Music Director Glen Cortese leads the Western New York Chamber Orchestra in four fairly youthful works by Mozart. Soprano Laura Nowak solos in the gorgeous "Regina Coeli" while piano playing phenom, Dmitri Novgorodsky, plays the first of Mozart's "Vienna" concertos, No. 12 in A, K. 414. Friday night at 7:30 at the Quick Center for the Arts on the St. Bonaventure University campus, and Sunday afternoon at 4:00pm at King Concert Hall on the SUNY Ferdonia campus. WNED's Peter Hall found out more from Maestro Cortese.
Have you ever wondered what makes a symphony a symphony? Do you know what all concertos have in common or how a composer puts together an overture? Learn more about all of the symphonic forms and increase your listening enjoyment at a series of free concert preview talks led by Maestro Paul Ferington of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Every "BPOvation" talk is offered at three branches of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System – a lunchtime presentation at the Central Library Downtown on 9/17, and evening presentations at the Orchard Park library (9/17 at 6:30pm) and the Amherst-Audubon Library (9/24 at 7:00pm). WNED's Peter Hall spoke with Paul Ferington.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Terry Riley’s seminal "In C "and the 150th anniversary of Brahms’s "String Sextet in G, Opus 36" the program for the season opening concert by the Buffalo Chamber Players (Wednesday 9/17 at 7:30pm at Buffalo Seminary) also includes works by composers-in-residence Rob Deemer and Caroline Mallonée. WNED's Peter Hall spoke with BCP Artistic Director (and violist) Janz Castelo and Ms. Mallonée about music as well as raising kids in the city of Buffalo.
Her parents brought her to Kleinhans Music Hall when she was a little girl, and now Gabrielle (Gigi) Monachino is a very accomplished violinist with her own "Lilac Piano Trio." They'll perform for a private dinner reception prior to the BPO's opening night gala, and a number of her coaches from the "Bravo Chamber Music" program (all members of the BPO) will be justifiably proud. WNED's Peter Hall spoke with Gigi and was happy to use the trio's CD for music to accompany the conversation.
"America's Soprano," Renée Fleming opens this season's Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra classics series on Saturday night, September 13th, at Kleinhans, JoAnn Falletta conducting. Having recently turned 50, Renée's not slowing down, at all. She'll be singing a new role for her, "Hannah," in Lehar's The Merry Widow at the Met, she's trying her hand at producing an opera at the Lyric Opera of Chicago based on Ann Patchett's book Bel Canto, she took a role in straight theater in a play "Living on Love" this summer at the Williamstown Theater Festival, she was recently at the White House, she sang the U.S. National Anthem at the last Superbowl and was also on Letterman! There were lots of things to talk about with WNED's Peter Hall.
Hear Italian opera favorites sung by Italians and SUNY Fredonia faculty this Sunday September 6th at 3:30 at the Friends of Vienna recital in the Unity Church, 1243 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo. If you like composers whose names end in the letter "i" (think Vivaldi, Donizetti, Bellini) this will be a vocal delight. It's a special concert, before the regular concert season begins. SUNY Fredonia's Julie Newell, soprano, spoke with WNED's Peter Hall.
Film-maker Mary Wall is finishing up a true Buffalo documentary, all about the Buffalo Sabres, the teams heartbreaks and triumphs, and their die-hard Buffalo fans. For several years now Mary has been filming the individual stories, the ups and downs, and struggles of 12 of those fans, including young opera singer James Wright, who spoke with WNED’s Peter Hall about a special evening, Tuesday, September 9th at 7:30pm at the newly restored North Park Theater on Hertel Avenue. It’s a chance to find out about the documentary, share in some fans' and enjoy some music sung by Wright as well as Doug Allen, who sings the National Anthems at home games.
George Wesner probably holds the record for most live performances (over 4,000 shows) before the most people (more than 23 million) and he's going to delight audiences at this Summer, not at his "day job" at Radio City Music Hall, but at the Knox Church in Stratford, Ontario. Theatre goers can enjoy a treat at 11:15am on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, August 14, 15, 16 as they listen to a newly restored theatre organ. WNED's Peter Hall found out more.
The BPO makes its debut on Buffalo's free Thursday summer concert series at Canalside. Unwind after work with the music of Michael Jackson and Earth, Wind and Fire. Matthew Kraemer leads this concert in his farewell as Associate Conductor. WNED's Peter Hall found out more.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director JoAnn Falletta is always looking for something new and she found it hidden in the BPO string section - violinist Amy Licata and double bassist Brett Shurtliffe have been performing old time fiddle/Irish/Bluegrass/you-name-it music for years, and they'll be playing some high energy arrangements with the BPO Wednesday night August 6th at the Erie County Fair at 8:00pm and Saturday night August 9th at Old Fort Niagara at 7:30. WNED's Peter Hall found out more.
He’s worked with the best… Chris Botti, Marvin Hamlisch, Wynton Marsalis, and now Chautauqua’s Stuart Chafetz comes back to Buffalo this Friday at 7 to conduct the Buffalo Philharmonic Pops with guest jazz artist Bobby Millitello over at First Presbyterian Church on Symphony Circle. WNED’s Peter Hall found out more.
Buffalo's Vocalis Chamber Choir has been invited to be part of the 2014 Cambridge Summer Music Festival and they'll be singing works by Western New York composers in some of England's finest old cathedrals. Music Director James Burritt spoke with WNED's Peter Hall before the trip.
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