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Concerts & Productions

Enjoy! We are delighted to have so many live performances again!


WHEN: Complete Schedule Online With Numerous Concerts to Enjoy.

WHAT: Fredonia School of Music.

As a former student of SUNY Fredonia, I can personally attest to the diverse, enjoyable concerts, lectures, productions and events they offer every week… either free or minimal cost.

HOW: To view their calendar, visit here- https://events.fredonia.edu/music

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WHEN: Complete schedule online

WHAT: Visit the Opera Guild of Rochester's website to see the numerous concerts, lectures
and events offered in the Rochester area!

HOW: Visit www.operaguildofrochester.org 

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WHEN: Ongoing

WHAT: Visit the Chautauqua Institute's website for more information about their opera company
and about Chautauqua's 2022 Opera season.

HOW: www.opera.ch.org 

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WHEN: Friday, November 4, 2022, time TBD

WHAT: Opera-Lytes in collaboration with the Community Music School Chorus and the Amherst Community Church Chancel Choir presents the Harvest Concert, featuring favorite songs and choruses from Gilbert and Sullivan and the Broadway stage. This concert benefits Amherst Community Church.

WHERE: Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Hwy, Amherst, NY.

HOW: Visit https://operalytes.com/events/ or call (716) 391-0033.

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WHEN: Sunday, November 27, 2022, 3:00 PM; Sunday, December 4, 7:30 PM

WHAT: The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus returns with our annual holiday presentation of Handel's Messiah at Our Lady of Victory Basilica and St. Mary's Swormville. We will once again be joined by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of our BPC Concert Master, Adam Luebke.

WHERE: November 27 Venue

St. Mary's Swormville

6919 Transit Road, East Amherst, NY.

December 4 Venue

OLV National Shrine & Basilica

767 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, NY.

HOW: Order tickets online https://tickets.chorusconnection.com/bpc/events/542

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WHEN: Friday, December 2, 2022, 7:30 PM; Sunday, December 4, 2022, 2:30 PM

WHAT: Buffalo Opera Unlimited presents Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball) by Giuseppe Verdi.

Verdi originally set this opera in Sweden, but due to political censorship he moved it to Boston.
The story involves the governor, an assassination prophecy by a fortune-teller, a secret love, all of which comes together in a magnificent masked ball.

The opera will be fully staged, with orchestra, and sung in Italian with English surtitles.

WHERE: Rockwell Hall Performing Arts Center, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222.

HOW: https://buffalostatepac.org/

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WHEN: Friday, December 2, 2022, 8:00 PM; Saturday, December 3, 2022, 7:30 PM

WHAT: Vocális Chamber Choir presents “A Vocális Christmas.” A Vocális tradition continues!
Join us as we ring in the holiday season in the glorious acoustics of S.S. Peter and Paul and the Karpeles Manuscript Museum.

Bring the whole family! Relax to the sweet sounds of an intimate choral Christmas.


WHERE: December 2 Venue

S.S. Peter and Paul Church

5480 Main Street, Williamsville, NY.
December 3 Venue

Karpeles Manuscript Museum

220 North Street, Buffalo, NY (at Elmwood Ave.)


HOW: Individual Concert Tickets: $20 Adult | $10 Student. Tickets are sold at the door one hour before the concert begins or in advance at www.vocalischamberchoir.org

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WHEN: Sunday, December 4, 2022, 3:00 PM
WHAT: the Rochester Oratorio Society (ROS) presents "A City Sings for the Season 2022."
The most joyful afternoon of the year returns!

WHERE:  Edgerton Stardust Ballroom, 41 Backus Street, Rochester, NY.

HOW: Visit www.rossings.org for more information

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WHEN: Saturday, December 10, 2022, 10:30 AM

WHAT: OperaBuffs of Western New York presents their Inside Opera Series, dedicated to Dr. Jack Mack and Lee Cohen. Featuring Frank Scinta, presenting his Opera Fest!

WHERE: The Charter Place, Tacoma Performing Arts Center, 350 Tacoma, Buffalo, NY.

HOW: Free! All are welcome, no tickets required

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WHEN: Saturday, January 14, 2023, 10:30 AM

WHAT: OperaBuffs of Western New York presents their Inside Opera Series, dedicated to Dr. Jack Mack and Lee Cohen. Featuring Georgianna Eberhard, makeup/wig artist, who will create opera characters live!

WHERE: The Charter Place, Tacoma Performing Arts Center, 350 Tacoma, Buffalo, NY

HOW: Free! All are welcome, no tickets required.

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WHEN: Saturday, February 18, 2023, 10:30 AM

WHAT: OperaBuffs of Western New York presents their Inside Opera Series, dedicated to
Dr. Jack Mack and Lee Cohen. Featuring Michael Harris, presenting “’Zeitoper,’ or Operatic
News of the Day.”

WHERE: The Charter Place, Tacoma Performing Arts Center, 350 Tacoma, Buffalo, NY.

HOW: Free! All are welcome, no tickets required.

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WHEN: Saturday, March 11, 2023, 10:30 AM

WHAT: OperaBuffs of Western New York presents their Inside Opera Series, dedicated to Dr. Jack Mack and Lee Cohen. Featuring Lisa Berglund, presenting “Ruddigore and Sensation Fiction.”

WHERE: The Charter Place, Tacoma Performing Arts Center, 350 Tacoma, Buffalo, NY.

HOW: Free! All are welcome, no tickets required.

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WHEN: Saturday, March 18, 2023, 7:30 PM; Sunday, March 19, 2023, 4:00 PM

WHAT: Vocális Chamber Choir presents “Around the World.”

For all that divides us, music never ceases to unite. Join Vocális and special guest Buffalo Girlchoir, as we celebrate the great diversity of choral music from around the world.
Travel the globe with us as we lift our voices in song!
WHERE: March 18 Venue

St. Matthias’ Episcopal Church

374 Main Street, East Aurora, NY.
March 19 Venue

Buffalo History Museum

1 Museum Court, Buffalo, NY.

HOW: Individual Concert Tickets: $20 Adult | $10 Student. Tickets are sold at the door one hour before the concert begins or in advance at www.vocalischamberchoir.org

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WHEN: Sunday, March 19, 2023, 3:00 PM

WHAT: Cohen's "Alzheimer's Stories" and Bach's "Magnificat." The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, in conjunction with the Buffalo Chamber Players, will present a moving performance under the baton of BPC Concert Master Dr. Adam Luebke.

In the first half of the concert we will present Bach's "Magnificat." During a brief intermission you can listen to a talk, presented by our local Alzheimer's Association.
During the second half of the concert we will present the moving and poignant work of
Robert Cohen, "Alzheimer's Stories."

WHERE: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1080 Main Street, Buffalo, NY.

HOW: Order tickets online https://tickets.chorusconnection.com/bpc/events/546

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WHEN: March 24-April 2, 2023; 7:30 PM for Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 PM for Sunday

WHAT: Opera-Lytes presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s Ruddigore, or the Witch’s Curse.

A delightful musical melodrama, featuring a pious village maiden, a wicked baronet,
a jaunty sailor, a love-crazed lunatic, and a ghostly picture gallery emerging from their frames!

WHERE: Alleyway Theatre, 1 Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo NY.

HOW: For more information, visit https://operalytes.com/event/gilbert-and-sullivans-ruddigore-or-the-witchs-curse/

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WHEN: Saturday, April 1, 2023, 10:30 AM

WHAT: OperaBuffs of Western New York presents their Inside Opera Series, dedicated to
Dr. Jack Mack and Lee Cohen. Featuring Frank Scinta, presenting his Opera Fest!

WHERE: The Charter Place, Tacoma Performing Arts Center, 350 Tacoma, Buffalo, NY.

HOW: Free! All are welcome, no tickets required.

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WHEN: Saturday, April 22, 2023, 7:30 PM; Sunday, April 23, 2023, 2:30 PM

WHAT: The Buffalo Philharmonic (BPO) and the SUNY Fredonia Hillman Opera program presents The Magic Flute. Your BPO and the SUNY Fredonia Hillman Opera program join to celebrate Mozart’s beautiful fairy tale opera in a semi-staged performance of the cherished, lighthearted masterpiece. Including the instantly-recognizable “The Queen of the Night” aria, this special 2-hour production will be sung in English for opera fanatics and newcomers alike to enjoy. JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Julie Newell, stage director; Adam Luebke, chorusmaster.

WHERE: Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY.

HOW: Order tickets via the Box Office (716) 885-5000, or online 

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WHEN: Friday, June 23, 2023, 7:00 PM; Sunday, June 25, 2023, 4:00 PM

WHAT: Nickel City Opera presents their production of Rossini's The Barber of Seville. 
Full orchestra, sets and chorus starring Valerian Ruminski as Bartolo, Gregory Sheppard as Basilio. Directed by Giorgio Lalov and Steve Vaughan. Conducted by Jason Tramm.

WHERE: June 23 venue: Hollywood Theatre, 39 W Main St, Gowanda, NY.


June 25 Venue:

Nichols Flickinger Center for the Arts, 1250 Amherst St, Buffalo, NY.


HOW: Tickets available at Eventbrite. Click to order June 23 tickets. Click to orders June 25 tickets. 

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WHEN: View the complete Met schedule online.

WHAT: Metropolitan Opera 2022-2023 Season

HOW: View Link Here 

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More Local Opera…

Eastman Opera Theater

https://www.esm.rochester.edu/voice/eastman-opera-theatre

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Glimmerglass Opera Festival

Visit www.glimmerglass.org for more information

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Canadian Opera Company- Digital Productions by digital donation. New concerts and performances every month—streaming in parallel with our in-person subscription.

View in home. https://www.coc.ca/watch

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Syracuse Opera

https://www.syracuseopera.org

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Nickel City Opera

One of Buffalo’s premier opera companies, NCO has exciting things planned for the
Queen City.

To view their upcoming events, visit this link.

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The Metropolitan Opera's Opera on Demand schedule for viewing in the comfort of your home! Link


Choruses!


Buffalo is home to award-winning and outstanding choruses. Enjoy these beautiful voices and performances often. Holiday concerts included. The Greater Buffalo Friends of Music's,
website has a complete listing and calendar 
here