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Since Buffalo will be a Cheerio-scented icicle this week, the event slate is tailored toward staying warm. From stuffed banana peppers and chili for your stomach and unforgettable melodies for your soul, the opportunities to thaw out away from the fireplace, stove or space heater are many. As the city catches its collective breath after a wild weekend of events, here's …

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The chamber musicians knew what they wanted for Christmas. A harpsichord. Not a common request, given that the instrument became obsolete in the 18th century. On a harpsichord, the strings are plucked, not hit with hammers the way strings are on a piano. The resulting festive, twinkling sound is especially popular around Christmas. It lends that note of authentici…

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The Buffalo Chamber Players, the adventurous group led by Buffalo Philharmonic violist Janz Castelo, are exploring what can be done with a clarinet. On the lyrical side of the spectrum is the Clarinet Quintet by one of music's great Romanticists, Johannes Brahms. This masterpiece for clarinet and string quartet, filled with bittersweet beauty, ranks with great clarinet …

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to the first person to reach the summit of Mount Everest, Sir Edmund Hillary, born on this date in 1919, “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” . . . GRAB A PLATE – New Hope United Methodist Church, 2846 Seneca St., West Seneca, will host a free community meal from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. The menu will include goulash, salad, bread, desse…

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If Bach, Charpentier and Vivaldi make you want to dance, you're not alone. The Buffalo Chamber Players will prove that in event called "Music and Dance," Lehrer Dance is presenting original choreography to the music of the Baroque masters. The evening also includes the world premiere of "Curtains of Light" by Chamber Players composer-in-residence Caroline Mallonée. T…

The Buffalo Chamber Players are settling into their first season as the ensemble-in-residence at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, offering up their usual mix of interesting programing and varying lineups. On the whole, this is a very good thing, with musicians drawn from the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and a pool of other talented local performers. That said, there are t…

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The Buffalo Chamber Players – joined by dancers from the Neglia Ballet – are going far back in time and exploring the early Baroque. They are presenting two performances of John Blow’s “Venus and Adonis.” The opera’s history lives up to its alluring title. It was composed in 1683 for the court of King Charles II. When it was first performed, Venus was portrayed by the King…

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The Buffalo Chamber Players are warming up again for another concert, this one with a French twist. Called “Vive le France!,” it includes music by Claude Debussy, Gabriel Faure, Jean Francaix, Francois Poulenc and the Baroque composer Jean-Baptiste Lully.As is the Chamber Players’ hallmark, the music makes creative use of various combinations of instru…

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The Buffalo Chamber Players begins its 2014-2015 season with a concert that is typically bracing and innovative. At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, the band of musical comrades is anchoring its concert with two works celebrating anniversaries. One is Johannes Brahms’s 1864 String Sextet No. 2, Op. 36, written 150 years ago. The other is Terry Riley’s hypnotic, pioneering work of min…

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Summer is in the air, and so is music. The only challenge is to keep it all straight. We’re here to help. Here are clip-and-save schedules. Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Here is the BPO’s summer concert schedule: • July 1, 7 p.m.: Knox Farm State Park, East Aurora. Free. • July 3: Independence Eve with the Bisons, Coca-Cola Field. Tickets available at www.bisons.com.…

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The Buffalo Chamber Players are re-convening Friday in the chapel of Buffalo Seminary for a concert that explores the personal lives of composers Richard Wagner and Leos Janacek. Wagner’s famous “Siegfried Idyll” was one piece written for love. After marrying Franz Liszt’s daughter Cosima – a controversial move, as he stole her away from …