How can Buffalo be a sports town, but also be a classical music town? Skeptics will find out Saturday in Kleinhans Music Hall, when the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra presents "Pops Soundtrack of Sports." Guest conductor Carl Topilow is going to be conducting a program including John Williams' famous "Olympic Fanfare," honoring Olympian Jenn Stuczynski.
Stuczynski won't be the only athlete featured on the program. Also present will be alumni of the Buffalo Sabres and the Buffalo Bills, in addition to everyone's best friend, Buster Bison. Footage will be shown of some of Buffalo's most memorable sports moments.
After the performance, patrons 21 and over will be welcomed to a free "tailgate party" featuring free beer and chicken wings donated by local merchants.
For the kiddies, Topilow is adapting the program at 2:30 p.m. Sunday as part of the Wendy's Family Series. The concert is called "Let's Play Ball."
Admission to Saturday's concert is $25-$57. Tickets to Sunday's concert are $12 for adults and $8 for kids. For information, call 885-5000.
-- Mary Kunz Goldman