Buffalo Philharmonic Pays A Musical Tribute To One Of The Greatest Song-Writing Masters Of All Time

Come Celebrate George Gershwin’s 120th Birthday at Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo, New York – Saturday, September 22 at 8:00 pm

News from the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) and Kleinhans Music Hall

Posted September 21st, 2018 on Niagara At Large

Celebrate the 120th birthday of the original piano man, George Gershwin! John Morris Russell opens the BPO Pops season with an extravaganza of the Gershwin repertoire, including the cherished Suite from Porgy and Bess.

Guest artist seventeen-year-old Ray Ushikubo, winner of the 2016 Piano Concerto Competition at the Aspen Music Festival and School and recipient of the prestigious Davidson Fellow Laureate Award, will wow audiences with the “I Got Rhythm Variations” on piano, and a special encore you won’t expect! Mezzo-soprano Nicole Thomas lends her pipes to some of Gershwin’s classics.

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The Salvatore’s Symphony Shuttle provides round-trip shuttle service between Salvatore’s Italian Gardens in Depew and Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo. The Salvatore’s shuttle leaves at 7:00 PM sharp from 6461 Transit Road in Depew. The pick-up location is the back corner lot, near the water tower.

To reserve spaces on the shuttle for this eventclick here. 

For more on this special event, click on – https://bpo.org/event/happy-birthday-gershwin/ .

For a bit more on the late, great George Gershwin, click on the screen below 

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