The Buffalo Chamber Players (Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra musicians and friends) have a new home - the Albright Knox Art Gallery at 1285 Elmwood Avenue - and their inaugural concert will be Thursday, October 1 at 8 p.m. in the auditorium. The gallery is open during concerts and tickets may be purchased through the AK website. WNED spoke with BCP Artistic Director Janz Castelo about both the history of performance in that space and Thursday's program spanning 400 years of music from the 1700s to the past few years.

The exciting young Toronto pianist Stewart Goodyear brings his formidable stamina to two legendary works: Bach’s Goldberg Variations and Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations.  Starting at 3:15 p.m. in Walter Hall in the Edward F. Johnson Building on Sunday, September 27, Stewart will show that these works should not be put on a pedestal to be revered but should be listened to. He recently spoke to WNED.


Monday, 21 September 2015 18:43

Stefan Sanders Regarding BPO Soundwave


The Albrights and a reunited Babik join the BPO for an exciting symphonic mash-up of indie rock, cutting-edge classical and Gypsy jazz! The after-party features Verve Dance Studios and a DJ. Stefan Sanders conducts the music collaboration of the year. A free beverage and slice of pizza are included with the very affordable admission. Thursday night, September 24th at 8pm. WNED spoke with Stefan Sanders and found out more.

 We tend to put classical composers on pedestals, but they were living, breathing men very much struggling to get along in the world as much as anyone. This weekend, the Western New York Chamber Orchestra (with narrator and soloists) presents "Mozart the Hero, Mozart the Legend" including favorite excerpts, some clips from the film "Amadeus," and the complete Symphony No. 40 in G minor. Two performances: Friday September 18 at 7:30 at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church and Sunday, September 20 at 4:00 at King Concert Hall, SUNY Fredonia.  Artistic Director Glen Cortese spoke with WNED about what made Mozart tick.

Friday, 11 September 2015 17:47

Emily Helenbrook regarding Friends of Vienna

Buffalo audiences have watched her grow up on various stages throughout WNY and this Sunday afternoon 21-year-old soprano Emily Helenbrook takes a day off from studying at the Eastman School of Music to sing a recital of music by Wolf, Berg, Satie, Mozart, and more. The first “Friends of Vienna” recital of the new season begins at 3:30 p.m. at the Unity Church, 1243 Delaware Avenue, one block south of Gates Circle. Emily spoke with WNED about her new voice coach and her plans for life after Eastman.