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Concerts & Productions

Featured will be works of Bach, Farrant, Palestrina, Gabrieli, Ouseley, Friedel, Mendelssohn, and others.

Please join us for us for a lovely evening of great choral music!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, June 9, 2023, 7:00 PM

WHAT: The Community Music School presents ‘Together in Song.’ CMS Community Chorus, in partnership with New Beginning Choral Ensemble, present an evening of fellowship, song and celebration! Directed by Paul Waara, and Ella R. Robinson.

WHERE: St. Martin de Porres RC Church 555 Northampton St. Buffalo, NY 14208

HOW: In lieu of an entry fee, donations gratefully accepted.

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WHEN: Monday, June 12, 2023, 6:00 PM

WHAT: Nickel City Opera presents ‘14th Annual Nickel City Opera Fundraising Gala.’ Enjoy opera singing, raffles, auctions, door prizes and a delicious meal at the 14th Annual Nickel City Opera Gala Dinner. Hosted by Valerian Ruminski with singing guests and pianist. This event will support our production of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE on June 23rd in Gowanda NY at the Hollywood Theater and June 25th at Nichols Flickinger Performing Arts Center in Buffalo.

6:00 pm Cocktails/Hors' d'oeuvres

7:00pm Dinner & Entertainment

WHERE: Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant & Banquet Facility, 3785 South Park Avenue, Blasdell, NY

HOW: $70. Order tickets here. 

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WHEN: Saturday, June 24, 2023, 7:00 PM

WHAT: Nickel City Opera presents Gioachino Rossini’s Barber of Seville. Don't miss the special, one day only, performance of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE by Rossini. It's a hoot. It's a blast! Laughs galore! Side splittin', knee slappin' funny! You won't need a whoopie cushion to get you started! Ha ha ha! Starring Metropolitan Opera basso Valerian Ruminski as the old windbag Bartolo who gets his comeuppance! Features a full set, orchestra, chorus and props. Directed by Giorgio Lalov and Steve Vaughan. Produced by Nickel City Opera-Valerian Ruminski and Eileen Breen.

WHERE: Nichols Flickinger Performing Arts Center, 1250 Amherst Street, Buffalo, NY

HOW: Tickets $45 via Eventbrite 

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WHEN: Sunday, June 25, 2023, 5:00 PM

WHAT: Nickel City Opera presents Gioachino Rossini’s Barber of Seville. Nickel City Opera comes to the lovely 660 seat Hollywood Theater in Gowanda NY for a night of fun and gorgeous music by Rossini with THE BARBER OF SEVILLE. A fully produced comic opera with theatrical sets, a full orchestra, chorus, costumes and supertitles giving you every word in English. A lot of the show is sung in English too! It's a game of cat and mouse for old Bartolo and Figaro who tries to stop him from marrying a woman who is much too young for him! 

Starring Valerian Ruminski as Bartolo, Carla Portillo as Rosina. Conducted by Jason Tramm. Directed by Giorgio Lalov and Steve Vaughan. Produced by Nickel City Opera-Valerian Ruminski and Eileen Breen.

WHERE: Hollywood Theater, 39 W Main Street, Gowanda, NY 14070

HOW: Tickets $29 via Eventbrite 

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WHEN: Monday, June 26, 2023 7:00 PM

WHAT: Come to the Stuart Steiner Theatre on the campus of Genesee Community College to see the classic comedy opera The Barber of Seville starring Metropolitan Opera bass Valerian Ruminski as Bartolo and a stellar international cast. Full orchestra, costumes, sets, chorus and supertitles in English will round out a hilarious evening for you! See Figaro fool the old fop Bartolo as the crotchety old doctor tries to marry a girl less than half his age.

This show is made possible by the hard work of GO ARTS in Batavia as well as GENESEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE providing the theatre.

WHERE: Stuart Steiner Theatre at Genesee Community College, 1 College Road, Batavia, NY 14020

HOW: Tickets are $30 on Eventbrite. Student tickets are $20 available at the theatre and DAY OF tickets are $40 available at the box office on June 26th. 

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WHEN: Saturday, September 9, 2023, 4:00 PM

WHAT: ‘A Musical Feast: The Joy of Music and Song.’ Featuring Tiffany DuMochelle, soprano; Holly Bewlay, soprano; George Caldwell, piano; Anthony Chase, moderator; and Michael Serio, piano. With storytelling by special guest, Stephen McKinley Henderson.

WHERE: Montante Cultural Center, 2001 Main St., Buffalo, NY

HOW: Tickets available at door or online at www.canisius.edu/artscanisius General Admission $20; Seniors $15; Students/Faculty/Staff $5

More information at www.amusicalfeast.com

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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


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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


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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


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