The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is winding up its Pops season in bombastic style Saturday night, as Associate Conductor Matthew Kraemer conducts an extravaganza of hits from across the board. Two Broadway vocalists, Jan Horvath and George Dvorsky, will be joining in.
On tap are songs by Irving Berlin, Cy Coleman and Kander and Ebb, as well as a pair of songs from "Evita" and "Les Mis." There will also be a salute to Ray Charles, and "Clarinet Candy" by the always enjoyable Leroy Anderson.
Guest accordionist Al Schlisserman will perform a work with the orchestra.
A special treat promises to be "The Buffalo News March," by legendary Buffalo bandleader John W. Surra. A graduate of the Chicago Conservatory of Music and a student of Walter Damrosch, Surra founded and trained bands across Western New York in the 1930s and '40s, virtually launching the music programs in dozens of school districts from here to Rochester.
The concert takes place at 8 p.m. Saturday in Kleinhans Music Hall. Admission is $25-$72. For more info, call 885-5000.
-- Mary Kunz Goldman