SPRINGVILLE — The Springville-Griffith Institute High School orchestra will perform at Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo, prior to the evening’s Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra concert, on March 29.
This performance is part of the “Community Spotlight” program, which provides the opportunity for school music ensembles to perform and hear the BPO, an internationally-renowned professional orchestra. The “Community Spotlight” program is sponsored by the BPO and the Erie County Music Educators’ Association. This will be the 10th time the S-GI orchestra has performed at Kleinhans, through this program.
The S-GI Orchestra performance will begin at 7:15 p.m. in the Mary Seaton Room, directly across from the main concert hall. The program will include Leroy Anderson’s “Blue Tango,” Benjamin Britten’s “Playful Pizzicato for string orchestra,” American composer Aaron Copland’s “John Henry” and a contemporary orchestra piece by William Harbinson, entitled “Lake Dance.” The BPO concert will begin at 8 p.m. in the main concert hall, led by Associate Conductor Matthew Kraemer. The BPO will be performing a program entitled “East Meets West.” Their program will include works by Griffes, Borodin and Debussy. It will also include a concerto featuring the pipa, a traditional Chinese string instrument.
Discounted tickets are available by calling the BPO ticket office at 885-5000 and mentioning “Springville Community Spotlight.”