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CONCERTS & PRODUCTIONS:

*New Addition!*

Want to see what Buffalo's choruses are up to? Visit our talented friends, the Greater Buffalo Friends of Music, at their website here for a calendar of choral concert/events.

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WHEN: Saturday, October 17, 7:30 PM

WHAT: HEARTSONGS – VIRTUAL CONCERT

In the opening concert of its 19th season Vocalis presents favorite works from our ever-growing music library. The singers are in charge, as they program works that are close to their hearts. These heartsongs represent some of our most memorable past performances.

HOW: Virtual concert tickets: $15/$10 each. Purchase of a virtual ticket or subscription will give you access to a performance link, first viewable on listed concert date. Performance links will remain active for two weeks. Questions? Please email [email protected].

Look for the ticket purchase link by email, on social media, or at our website .

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WHEN: Monday, October 19, 7:00-9:00 PM ET.

WHAT: Divinely Inspired: The Masses of Franz Peter Schubert (Masses 1 & 2)

A virtual singing opportunity to learn and sing along with the Rochester Oratorio Society!

HOW: visit www.rossings.org

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WHEN: Friday, October 23, 7:00 PM

WHAT: Live Encore: Global Collaboration, Missa Luba

Join ROS for a Live Encore broadcast of the Rochester Oratorio Society’s performance of Missa Luba, by Guido Haazen, which was part of our Global Collaboration concert. RSVP and view the live broadcast on Facebook Live.

HOW: Facebook Live

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WHEN: October 23-25

WHAT: Join the World Opera Day celebrations!

OperaVision is showing contrasting versions of Fidelio by Beethoven, the genius of musical creativity who embodies the humanitarian message of universal brotherhood.

• 23 October 19:00 CET: The recent semi-staged version from Garsington Opera recorded in September 2020 and starring Katherine Broderick, Toby Spence and the Philharmonia Orchestra

• 24 October 17:00 CET: World premiere of a short animated version commissioned by OperaVision and WALPURGIS

• 24 October 18:00 CET: Following Fidelio live online discussion moderated by director Gitika Buttoo and featuring conductor Douglas Boyd, singer Toby Spence, director Graham Vick, writer Sarah Woods, director Judith Vindevogel and animator Roman Klochkov

• 24 October 19:00 CET: Graham Vick’s promenade production staged at the heart of an inner-city community by Birmingham Opera Company

The weekend culminates in a joyous, global musical jamboree from across the globe:

World Opera Day Celebration Concerts bringing together 6 continents in 4 acts and time zones:

Act 1 15:00 Tokyo time (07:00 CET)

Act 2 15:00 Moscow time (13:00 CET)

Act 3 15:00 London time (16:00 CET)

Act 4 15:00 New York time (20:00 CET)

Opera Europa, Opera America and Opera Latinoamérica, in collaboration with Opera for Peace, will offer vocal performances from six continents including, from among others: Denyce Graves, Hera Hyesang Park, Luca Pisaroni, Sondra Radvanovksy, Isabel Leonard, Brian Jagde, Elsa Dreisig, Golda Schultz and Nicole Car, and emerging artists Raehann Bryce-Davis, Vuvu Mpofu, Victoria Karkacheva, Julia Mennibaeva, William Guanbo Su, Leonardo Sánchez, and many others.

NOTE: If you want to join the festivities, here's a handy website to translate the CET (central European times) into your local time. So grab your popcorn and enjoy the shows! 

http://www.timebie.com/std/centraleuropean.php

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WHEN: Friday, November 20, 7:00 PM

WHAT: Live Encore: Puccini’s Messa di Gloria

Join Rochester Oratorio Society for a Live Encore broadcast of the Rochester Oratorio Society’s performance of Messa di Gloria by Giacomo Puccini. RSVP and view the live broadcast on Facebook Live.

HOW: Facebook Live

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WHEN: Friday, December 4, 8:00 PM

WHAT: VOCÁLIS CHRISTMAS – VIRTUAL CONCERT

A Vocalis tradition continues, as we once again return (virtually) to the glorious acoustics of the Karpeles Manuscript Museum in Buffalo to celebrate the season. Relax to the sweet sounds of an intimate choral Christmas.

HOW: Virtual concert tickets: $15/$10 each. Purchase of a virtual ticket or subscription will give you access to a performance link, first viewable on listed concert date. Performance links will remain active for two weeks. Questions? Please email [email protected]

Look for the ticket purchase link by email, on social media, or at our website.

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WHEN: Monday, December 14, 7:00 PM

WHAT: The Tale of John Charles Fix: A Personal Journey, Art Songs & Arias w/ Valerian Ruminski

In the lovely setting of the historic Saturn Club, Mr. Ruminski sings a full program of songs and opera extracts which serve to enhance his personal story which he will share throughout the evening.

WHERE: The Saturn Club, 977 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY

HOW: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/valerian-ruminski-concert-at-the-saturn-club-tickets-122518264427

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WHEN: Tuesday, December 15, 7:00 PM

WHAT: JoAnn’s Classical Christmas

BPO musicians highlight our annual offering when Sal Andolina presents a special saxophone rendition of holiday favorites, and the BPO Brass shine in Darin Kelly’s Of Nights and Lights, a sparkling Hanukkah composition. Perennial classics including selections from Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, Respighi’s “The Adoration of the Magi,” Vaughan-Williams Fantasia on Greensleeves, and more bring the spirit of the season to life.

HOW: This performance is part of our BPOnDemand video-streamed series. There will be no live audience at Kleinhans Music Hall for this performance. For more information on BPOnDemand, please visit our 2020-21 season FAQ page.

All 2020-21 subscribers receive FREE access to BPOnDemand performances, but must register in advance. Please contact the Box Office at (716) 885-5000 or [email protected] to register for this event.

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WHEN: Friday, December 18, 7:00 PM

WHAT: Live Encore: Brahms’s Schicksalslied and Nänie

Join the Rochester Oratorio Society for a Live Encore broadcast of the Rochester Oratorio Society’s performance of Schicksalslied and Nänie by Johannes Brahms. RSVP and view the live broadcast on Facebook Live.

HOW: Facebook Live

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WHEN: December 26-28

WHAT: Nickel City Opera presents A Special Holiday Presentation "Amahl and the Night Visitors."

WHERE: The Varsity Theatre, 3165 Bailey Avenue, Buffalo & additional venues TBA

HOW: https://www.nickelcityopera.org/players

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WHEN: Saturday, January 23, 2021, 8:00 PM; Sunday, January 24, 2021, 2:30 PM

WHAT: Mozart’s The Magic Flute

Join your BPO in collaboration with the SUNY Fredonia School of Music Hillman Opera Program as we celebrate Mozart’s birthday with a semi-staged performance of one of his most cherished lighthearted operas, The Magic Flute. Follow Prince Tamino and Papageno as they are sent by the Queen of Night to save her daughter Pamina from the clutches of the evil lord Sarastro. Mozart’s comic masterpiece is replete with instantly recognizable themes, including the exuberant high notes of “The Queen of the Night aria.” This special 2-hour production will be sung in English with subtitles—perfect for opera fanatics and newcomers alike!

*All artists and repertoire subject to change. Please visit the website regularly for the latest updates.

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

HOW: (716) 885-5000 www.bpo.org

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WHEN: Online rehearsals 2/4/2021 and 2/11/2021, 7:00-9:00 PM ET. Virtual singing opportunity on 2/19/2021, 7:00-9:00 PM ET.

WHAT: Divinely Inspired: The Masses of Franz Peter Schubert (Masses 3 & 4)

A virtual singing opportunity to learn and sing along with the Rochester Oratorio Society!

HOW: Visit www.rossings.org

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WHEN: Saturday, March 13, 2021, 7:30 PM; Sunday, March 14, 2021 4:00 PM

WHAT: LOVE AND LIGHT

In this moment, we have seen how truly universal the language of music is. Countless musical gestures from around the world have shared ‘Love and Light,’ offering hope in uncertain times. In this program, Vocális pays it forward, presenting works that celebrate our shared humanity. When we make music together, we create ‘Love and Light,’ acknowledging and uplifting the beauty in all people.

WHERE: 3/13 Venue- 500 Seneca Building, 3rd Floor Atrium, 500 Seneca Street, Buffalo, NY;

(Free parking in adjacent lots on Spring and Seneca.)

3/14 Venue- Orchard Park Presbyterian, 4369 South Buffalo Street, Orchard Park, NY

HOW: $15 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: Online rehearsals 4/8/2021 and 4/15/2021, 7:00-9:00 PM ET. Virtual singing opportunity on 4/23/2021, 7:00-9:00 PM ET.

WHAT: Divinely Inspired: The Masses of Franz Peter Schubert (Mass 6)

A virtual singing opportunity to learn and sing along with the Rochester Oratorio Society!

HOW: Visit www.rossings.org

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WHEN: Sunday, June 6, 4:00 PM

WHAT: CONTEMPORARY VOICES

Vocális is thrilled to present a program honoring the creative craft of composition. The choral landscape is rich with exciting new works. We are pleased to share these voices with you! From the current generation of choral greats, to the newest composers breaking through, join us as we support these beautiful and intriguing works. A powerful event, not to be missed!

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

HOW: $15 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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UPCOMING EVENTS

Mark your calendars… Here’s a sneak peak of what local opera 2020-2021 has to offer!


Canadian Opera Company (COC)

Magnificent new productions, world premieres and international stars are only part of the magic the Canadian Opera Company has to offer this season.

For more information, visit this link.

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Eastman Opera Theater

Click the link to see their full listing of events.

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Fredonia School of Music

As a former student of SUNY Fredonia, I can personally attest to the numerous, phenomenal concerts, lectures, productions and events they have every week… all of them either free or minimal cost.

To view their calendar, visit here.

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Glimmerglass Opera Festival

Visit www.glimmerglass.org for more information

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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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Syracuse Opera

Click here for more information.

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Due to the ongoing health crisis, the Metropolitan Opera has canceled the remainder of the 2020-2021 Season. However, the Met has fabulous productions on demand, for viewing in the comfort of your home! Link