Calendar and Ticketing
Gift to the Community: Cicely Parnas, cello
Sunday, March 9th - 3:00pm
19-year-old American cellist Cicely Parnas is
recognized for bringing “velvety sound, articulate passagework and keen
imagination” to her performances (The New York Times). As First Prize
Winner of the 2012 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, she
will be presented by YCA next season in debuts in New York and in
Washington, DC at the Kennedy Center. She was awarded YCA’s Buffalo
Chamber Music Society Prize at the auditions in November. Western New York audiences can hear her perform free of charge as part of the Buffalo Chamber Music Society's Gift to the Community series.
Babel featuring Suzan-Lori Parks
Tuesday, March 11th - 8:00pm
Suzan-Lori Parks discusses her play, Top Dog/Underdog, which won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for drama.
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Buffalo Chamber Music Society presents the Artemis Quartet
Tuesday, March 18th - 8:00pm
Aficionados of the string quartet repertoire have been aware for some
time of the
exceptional qualities of the Berlin-based Artemis Quartet, but it is
only thanks to their recent series of recordings that their reputation
has become truly international. Quartet in Residence at the Vienna
Konzerthaus, their recordings have been recognized with the prestigious
"Gramophone Award" as well as the "Diapason d'Or" and the ECHO-Klassik.
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Music in Buffalo's Historic Places
Thursday, April 3rd - 7:30pm
Music in Buffalo’s Historic Places presents a selection of Luciano Berio’s Sequenzas for solo instruments on the main stage of Kleinhans Music Hall. For this unique concert experience, audience members will be invited to sit on stage for an up close and intimate concert experience in one of Buffalo’s architectural gems. The soaring interior of the Eliel and Eero Saarinen designed hall will be enlivened by the dramatic and extremely virtuosic music of Berio’s Sequenzas for violin, cello, clarinet, piano and trumpet. Featuring UB Music Faculty members Yuki Numata Resnick, Jonathan Golove, Jean Kopperud, Eric Huebner and Jon Nelson, the concert is co-produced in association with UB’s School of Architecture and Planning. For tickets, visit http://mbhp.ticketleap.com or call (716) 645-0637.
Friday, April 4th - 6:00pmN'Dias ("The Mix") featuring master percussionist Alassane Sarr, returns to Kleinhans, with special guests Daughters of Creative Sounds, "Issiatou" African Dance and Drum Ensemble of Miss Barbara's School of Dance, Lady Nafi (Queen of Reggae) and Ms. Susan Peters, jazz vocalist. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with an African marketplace in the lobby. Pre-concert entertainment by the Daughters of Creative Sounds takes place at 7, and the show begins at 8 PM.
The music of N'Dias is rooted in the African tradition. Through its performances, the band strives to build awareness for the beauty and excitement of West African dance and drumming. Though their art is based on tradition, they cover a broad range of musical styles, from ancient to contemporary. The 12-member group includes numerous percussionists, electric guitars and bass, and dancers who deliver engaging high-energy performances from beginning to end. For the performance, N'Dias will also feature the children's dance troupe Ayssiatou.
Leader Alassane Sarr is an internationally renowned artist and is a fourth generation Griot, from Dakar, Senegal, West Africa. He performed with Les Ballet Africains and Silimbo D'Adeane, among many other groups, before immigrating to the U.S. He now makes his home in Buffalo. The Griot tradition combines storytelling and musical performance to communicate the history of the Senegalese people.
Babel featuring Abraham Vergese
Tuesday, April 8th - 8:00pm
Abraham Vergese's debut novel, Cutting For Stone, became an instantaneous book club sensation when it was released in 2009. Vergese comes to Western New York to discuss the book.
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Buffalo Chamber Music Society presents the KLR Trio
Tuesday, April 29th - 8:00pm
After 36 years of success the world over, the
Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio continues to dazzle audiences and
critics alike. As one of the few long-lived ensembles with all of its
original members, the Trio of pianist Joseph Kalichstein, violinist
Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson have set the standard for
performance of the piano trio literature through annual appearances at
the world’s major concert halls, an active recording agenda and the
commission of major new works. At the same time, the three members
maintain internationally-acclaimed solo careers.
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Thursday, May 8th - 8:00pmON SALE NOW
Actor and comedian Sinbad arrived on the comedy scene with a "hit'em in the face" style of comedy that has kept audiences laughing in the aisles for over the past two decades. He freely admits that he doesn't know any jokes, except for the ones that his dad told him "back in the day." Sinbad tells stories, and boy does he tell stories! The basis of his humor comes from everyone he's met, everything he's seen and everything he's done. Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 standup comedians of all time, Sinbad has built a loyal following by taking audience's painful trials or embarrassing tribulations of day-to-day life, throwing them back in their faces, and causing an uproar of comedic hysteria. Back in Western New York for one night only, don't miss your chance to see Sinbad at Kleinhans Music Hall!