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Valentine’s Day may have come and gone, but Saturday night’s Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra concert, “Bidini and Brahms,” was heavy on romance.  Music director JoAnn Falletta’s programming of three Romantic masterpieces was an ideal showcase of the BPO’s strengths and her own larger-than-life podium presence. Headlining the program was the colossal Brahms Piano Concerto…

The classical music world is big on composer milestones. Last year saw 100th anniversary celebrations for Debussy and Bernstein, and 2020 is already full of RSVPs for Beethoven’s 250th birthday. A 262nd anniversary? When you're Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, each and every birthday is a musical anniversary worth celebrating. Thus, the BPO’s annual tradition of a January co…

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Though the weather outside was frightful, there was plenty of heat on the Kleinhans Hall stage Saturday night. “The Music of Led Zeppelin,” the latest offering from the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in its BPO Rocks series, was the perfect antidote to the winter storm and sub-freezing temperatures. Indeed, the energy onstage was matched by the buzz of the near-capacity…