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Gusto

Charlie Albright, the hotshot young pianist, cuts a captivating figure. Friday morning at Kleinhans Music Hall, he appeared from the wings in a white Nehru jacket and dark trousers. With dash, he sat down at the Steinway. You knew he would pull no punches and take no prisoners. His performances of two pieces --  George Gershwin's famous "Rhapsody in Blue" and Duke El…

Gusto

Charlie Albright is a pianist, a composer and an improviser. The New York Times has lauded his "jaw-dropping technique and virtuosity.'" Buffalo is going to get to see that virtuosity head-on when the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra joins Albright for what promises to be a smoking "Rhapsody in Blue." We pause to remind audiences that this is one of those occasions when t…