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Springville-GI High School Orchestra gearing up for Kleinhans

GETTING READY – The Springville-Griffith Institute High School Orchestra practices for its upcoming concert at Kleinhans Music Hall, part of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Erie County Music Educators’ Association Community Spotlight program. The performance will begin at 7:15 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2.
SPRINGVILLE — The Springville-Griffith Institute High School Orchestra will perform at Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo on Saturday, Feb. 2, prior to that evening’s Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra concert.

This performance is part of the Community Spotlight program, which allows school music ensembles to perform and then listen to the BPO.

The Community Spotlight program is sponsored by the BPO and the Erie County Music Educators’ Association. This will be the ninth time the S-GI High School Orchestra has performed at Kleinhans, through this program.

The S-GI High School Orchestra’s performance will begin at 7:15 p.m. in the Mary Seaton Room, across from the main concert hall.

The program will include Reinhold Gliere’s “Russian Sailors’ Dance,” Modeste Mussorgsky’s “Hopak,” Gary Aubry’s string piece entitled “Affirmation” and a contemporary orchestra piece by Robert Sheldon, called “Resurgences.” The BPO concert, led by Music Director JoAnn Falletta, will begin at 8 p.m. in the main concert hall.

The BPO will be performing American composer Aaron Copland’s “Dance Symphony,” Andre Mathieu’s “Piano Concerto No. 4” and pianist Alain Lefevre and Modeste Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.”

Discounted tickets for this event may be purchased, by calling the BPO ticket office at 885-5000 and mentioning the Springville Community Spotlight program.

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