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Configuration Dance Theatre is switching on the lights for a Buffalo-centric production of "The Nutcracker." The Tchaikovsky ballet will be set against the fanciful backdrop of the Pan-American Exposition of 1901. The magic begins at a Christmas party in a beautiful Buffalo home. Some of the city’s most prominent citizens are present. And the Christmas tree glows, for t…

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Italian pianist Fabio Bidini has a lively history with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. He last appeared here in October 2014, playing a romantic Rachmaninoff concerto conducted by BPO Music Director JoAnn Falletta. The News reported what a thrill it was. "Rachmaninoff always ratchets things up in the last moments, and as the music was hurtling toward its close, Fallet…

This disc of lesser heard piano music by Tchaikovsky cannot help but charm you. “The Seasons” is 45 minutes long, and you don’t often get the chance to hear it complete. (Buffalo will get the rare chance to hear “The Seasons” complete and live on Nov. 23, when pianist Susan Yondt returns to play it on the Friends of Vienna concert series.) There is one piece for every mon…