Weekly Feature



2018-01-11 / Entertainment

Symphonic

fri. 12 & sat. 13

Ravel’s Bolero — The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra presents a program of Latin-influenced works featuring cellist Roman Mekinulov with the BPO playing Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Cello Concerto No. 1.” Other works by Gabriel Fauré, Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel will be featured under the baton of JoAnn Falletta, 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12, and 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo; $. 885-5000, www.bpo.org

sun. 14

Player’s Choice — Join the Amherst Chamber Ensembles for an afternoon of music featuring Antonín Dvorãk’s “Quartet in G Major, Op. 106,” Ludwig von Beethoven’s “Serenade, Op. 25,” George Frideric Handel’s “Trio Sonata in A Major, Op. 5, No. 1,” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Wind Serenade in B-flat Major” and Witold Lutoslawski’s “Dance Preludes,” under the baton of Dr. Thomas Witakowski, 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at Trinity United Methodist Church’s Performing Arts Center, 711 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst; Donation. www.acemusic.org

tues. 16

Calidore Quartet — The Buffalo Chamber Music Society presents one of the most acclaimed and sought after chamber ensembles consisting of Jeffrey Myers (violin), Jeremy Berry (viola), Ryan Meehan (violin) and Estelle Choi (cello) playing pieces by Joseph Haydn, Dmitri Shostakovich and Felix Mendelssohn, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Kleinhans Music Hall’s Mary Seaton Room, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo; $.

wed. 17

Rachmaninoff & His Psychiatrist — The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra presents Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18,” featuring local pianist and psychiatrist Richard Kogan, under the baton of Stefan Sanders, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo; $. 885-5000, www.bpo.org

Announcement

BPO To Hold ‘Buffalo Sings Champion’ Contest — The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is looking for Buffalo’s top vocal talent. The winner will perform “Over the Rainbow,” written by Buffalo native Harold Arlen, with the BPO at the “Buffalo Sings” concert on Saturday, April 14. Principal Pops Conductor John Morris Russell will lead the concert, which will feature some of the region’s top vocal ensembles. The contest is open to anyone who is 14 or older and resides within a 60-mile radius of Buffalo. To enter, contestants must submit a video of themselves performing the song using the MIDI accompaniment available at bpo.org, along with an application. Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31. Up to 20 finalists will be selected on Feb. 19 to face off in the live finals held in Kleinhans’ Mary Seaton Room at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1. The Buffalo Sings champion will be selected that night. That event will be free and open to the public. All information is available at bpo.org/be-the-buffalo-sings-champion/.

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