Company Name - Company Message
Pre-Opera Week Events

WHEN: 7:30 PM, Saturday, October 19
WHAT: “A World of Song.”
Freudig Singers of Western New York, directed by Roland E. Martin, begins its 35th joyful concert season with A World of Song, a concert featuring folk melodies from around the globe.
WHERE: Baker Memorial United Methodist Church 345 Main St., East Aurora Plenty of free parking and wheel-chair accessible.
HOW: Tickets are $15 each may be purchased at the door or from a member of Freudig Singers.
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WHEN: 7:30 PM, Saturday, October 19; 4:00 PM, Sunday, October 20
WHAT: “Revealed and Rediscovered.”
In the opening concert of its 18th season Vocális presents music both past and present, which demands to be heard, revealing deeply moving works from underrepresented composers, while also rediscovering important a cappella standards from the heart of the vast choral repertoire.
WHERE: October 19 Venue-
Clarence Presbyterian Church
9675 Main Street, Clarence
 
October 20 Venue-
Pierce Arrow Museum
263 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo (Ticket purchase includes 3:00 pm entrance to museum. Free parking in museum lot.)

HOW: Tickets are sold at the door one hour before the concert begins. $15 per person, $10 student tickets.
Season subscriptions are available: $45 per person for one concert each series weekend.
Available to purchase at concert venue, or click here to order.
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WHEN: 3:00 PM,  Sunday, October 20,
WHAT: “A World of Song.”
Freudig Singers of Western New York, directed by Roland E. Martin, begins its 35th joyful season with A World of Song, a concert featuring folk melodies from around the globe.
WHERE: Buffalo Seminary 205 Bidwell Parkway, Buffalo
HOW: Tickets, at $15, may be purchased at the door or from a member of Freudig Singers. Light refreshments will be served at a reception immediately following the concert.
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WHEN: 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 20
WHAT: The Chopin Singing Society presents their 120th Annual Concert.
Join us for our Anniversary Dinner following the concert!
WHERE: St. Stanislaus Church, 123 Townsend St., Buffalo, NY
HOW: Tickets: $10 presale, $12 at the door. Call 633- 1755 to purchase
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WHEN: 6:00 PM cocktails, 7:00 PM Dinner, Sunday, October 20
WHAT:The Chopin Singing Society presents their 120th Anniversary Dinner following the concert (see prior entry).
WHERE: Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga, NY
HOW: Tickets $40- call 684-0512 or 651-0717 to purchase
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Friday, October 25 Events

WHEN: Dusk-1:00 AM, Friday, October 25
WHAT:
 In recognition of Opera America and Opera Europa's  Celebrate World Opera Day, the Peace Bridge will be lit in burgundy and gold to reference theater curtains found in opera houses worldwide. The  lighting of the bridge also honors the friendship and regard between the US and Canada, connecting two countries with music and art.
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WHEN: 7:30 PM, Friday, October 25; 2:00 PM, Sunday, October 27
WHAT: The Canadian Opera Company presents Turandot.
Princess Turandot will marry any suitor who can solve her three riddles — but answer even one wrong and they’ll face the executioner’s blade. This dark fairytale has been reimagined by director Robert Wilson, “a towering figure in the world of experimental theater” (The New York Times).

Conductor, Carlo Rizzi; Director, Robert Wilson; Co-Director, Nicola Panzer. Tamara Wilson/Marjorie Owens as Turandot; Sergey Skorokhodov/Kamen Chanev as Calaf; Joyce El-Khoury/Vanessa Vasquez as Liù; David Leigh/Önay Köse as Timur;  Adrian Timpau as Ping; Julius Ahn as Pang; Joseph Hu as Pong;  Adrian Thompson as Emperor Altoum; Joel Allison as The Mandarin; Matthew Cairns as The Prince of Persia.

WHERE: Four Seasons Centre, 145 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 4G1
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WHEN: 8:00 PM, Friday, October 25
WHAT: The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra presents The Music of Queen.
This concert event will rock you! Windborne returns with a show spotlighting the one-of-a-kind music that audiences everywhere have been rediscovering through the award-winning film “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Vocalist Brody Dolyniuk steps into the glittery shoes of Freddie Mercury as the BPO lends depth and color to Queen’s classic hits. Bradley Thachuk conducts.

WHERE: Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY 
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WHEN: 8:00 PM, Friday, October 25; 8:00 PM, Saturday, October 26 
WHAT: The Rochester Philharmonic presents Troupe Vertigo.
Fusing together elements of cirque acrobatics and classical dance, Troupe Vertigo brings audiences on a spellbinding journey through the world of artistic movement—all choreographed to thrilling live music. Brace yourself for a surprising and delightful night of entertainment with world-class aerial artists, contortionists, and dancers as your RPO performs orchestral favorites.
Jeff Tyzik, conductor

WHERE: Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre 26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, NY 
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Saturday, October 26 Events

WHEN: 3:00 PM, Saturday, October 26
WHAT: Celebrate Opera Day- Niagara Arts and Cultural Center (NACC) "Opera Day: Art and Arias!"

The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center celebrates Opera Week with their Opera Day concert in Niagara Falls. Experience the beauty of opera with this exceptional concert of beautiful arias as we celebrate Opera Week in Niagara with some of WNY's finest musicians.
PERFORMANCES BY Mariami Bekauri, Angela Docenko, Karen D'Angelo, Maria Parker, Emilie Storrs, and Amy Teal.  LIVE PAINTING by Ylli Haruni.

Our delicious dessert reception to follow the performance, along with a fine art auction!
WHERE: Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine St. Niagara Falls, NY
HOW: Tickets are $15 suggested donation.  www.thenacc.org
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WHEN: 4:30 PM, Saturday, October 26
WHAT: The Canadian Opera Company presents Rusalka.
The mermaid Rusalka leaves behind her watery home to be with her prince charming. Will he stay true to her sacrifice?  Based on The Little Mermaid’s original tale, this romantic opera stars Met sensation Sondra Radvanovsky. Gorgeous sets, costumes, and choreography make this production a fairytale spectacle reminiscent of ballets Ondine and Giselle and films like The Shape of Water.

Conductor Johannes Debus; Director David McVicar; Sondra Radvanovsky as Rusalka;  Stefan Kocan as Vodník; Elena Manistina as Ježibaba; Pavel Cernoch as the Prince; Keri Alkema as the Foreign Princess;  Anna-Sophie Neher as the First Wood Nymph;  Jamie Groote as the Second Wood Nymph; Lauren Segal as the Third Wood Nymph;  Matthew Cairns as the Gamekeeper; Turnspit Lauren as Eberwein; Vartan Gabrielian as the Hunter.

WHERE: Four Seasons Centre, 145 Queen St W, Toronto, ON 
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WHEN: 7:30 PM, Saturday, October 26
WHAT: “Sing A New Song.”
Buffalo Choral Arts Society begins its 54th season by welcoming the Amherst Central High School Concert Chorale under the direction of Justin Pomietlarz for a choral collaboration of antiphonal, joint and separate selections. BCAS conductor/music director Marcia A. Giambrone along with Justin Pomietlarz will share the podium in music by Staheli, Forrest, Stroope, Mallonee and others.
Guests – Amherst Central High School Concert Chorale, Justin Pomietlarz, Conductor

WHERE: St. Joseph University Church; 3269 Main St, Buffalo, NY 
HOW: Click here to purchase yours or call our Box Office at 716.775.SONG.
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WHEN: 8:00 PM, Saturday, October 26
WHAT: The Rochester Philharmonic presents Troupe Vertigo.
Fusing together elements of cirque acrobatics and classical dance, Troupe Vertigo brings audiences on a spellbinding journey through the world of artistic movement—all choreographed to thrilling live music. Brace yourself for a surprising and delightful night of entertainment with world-class aerial artists, contortionists, and dancers as your RPO performs orchestral favorites.
Jeff Tyzik, conductor

WHERE: Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre 26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, NY 
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Sunday, October 27 Events
  
WHEN: 2:00 PM, Sunday, October 27
WHAT: The Canadian Opera Company presents Turandot.
Princess Turandot will marry any suitor who can solve her three riddles — but answer even one wrong and they’ll face the executioner’s blade. This dark fairytale has been reimagined by director Robert Wilson, “a towering figure in the world of experimental theater” (The New York Times).

Conductor, Carlo Rizzi; Director, Robert Wilson; Co-Director, Nicola Panzer. Tamara Wilson/Marjorie Owens as Turandot; Sergey Skorokhodov/Kamen Chanev as Calaf; Joyce El-Khoury/Vanessa Vasquez as Liù; David Leigh/Önay Köse as Timur;  Adrian Timpau as Ping; Julius Ahn as Pang; Joseph Hu as Pong;  Adrian Thompson as Emperor Altoum; Joel Allison as The Mandarin; Matthew Cairns as The Prince of Persia.

WHERE: Four Seasons Centre, 145 Queen St W, Toronto, ON 
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WHEN: 2:00 PM, Sunday, October 27
WHAT: Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra presents “Dr. FREAKuency’s Major Monster Bash.”

When mad scientist Dr. FREAKuency is busy in his laboratory trying to trick his Halloween visitors, he discovers his own creation has some surprise treats up its sleeve! You’re invited to come in costume and join the monster party! Featuring spooktaculary musical treats like Bach’s Toccata in D minor, “Infernal Dance” from The Firebird, and In the Hall of the Mountain King.
Enrico Lopez-Yañez, conductor

WHERE: Performance Hall at Hochstein, 50 Plymouth Ave., Rochester, NY 
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WHEN: 2:30 PM, Sunday, October 27
WHAT: The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra presents “A Magical Spooktacular.”
Wands Up! An interactive story of magic in the orchestra comes to life with The Conductor’s Spellbook, plus bewitching music from the Harry Potter franchise will make this an enchanting afternoon! Wear your costume and join the parade across the Kleinhans stage. Pre-concert activities start at 1:30.

WHERE: Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY
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WHEN: 2:30 PM, Sunday, October 27
WHAT: The Harmonia Chamber Singers present “My Spirit Sings! The Many Voices Of Buffalo.”
Robert Duerr was named Music Director of the Harmonia Chamber Singers as the group begins its 14th season. A prize-winning organist, Duerr holds multiple degrees from the University of South California.

Duerr says, “This is a musical homage to our vibrant, diverse community. The program will include selections by Italian, German, Irish, and Polish composers, representing Buffalo’s traditional music cultures. We’ll also honor ‘new Buffalonians’ by including selections sung in Somali and Spanish; music from Palestrina and Bach to Takach and Ortiz to celebrate our region’s rich cultural make up. This will be a powerful reflection of the beauty of cultural harmony.”

In addition to four annual concert series, Harmonia serves the next generation singers and audiences by mentoring young singers through educational outreach workshops and concerts.
For more information about Maestro Duerr and the Harmonia Chamber Singers, visit www.harmoniacs.org
WHERE: Assumption Church 435 Amherst St, Buffalo, NY 14207
HOW: Tickets available here.
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WHEN: 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 27
WHAT: The Erwin H. Johnson Memorial Fund, Inc., coordinators and promoters of Celebrate  Opera Week in WNY,  is proud to present "Opera Day in Buffalo Fall Concert."
One of the few true all female choirs in the nation will re-create the sound world of Antonio Vivaldi’s Venice. Hear Vivaldi’s Gloria as the composer originally intended—complete with female tenors and basses in period costume! Featuring the Women of Vivaldi, and Ivan Docenko, harpsichord.

Our famous dessert reception to follow the performance. Enjoy a slice of opera cake and many more special treats.

WHERE: Ciminelli Recital Hall, 3rd floor Rockwell Hall, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY.
HOW: By donation. www.ehjfund.org for more info.
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WHEN: 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 27
WHAT: Cheektowaga Community Symphony Orchestra presents "Russian Romantics"
featuring Alexander Aylward, piano.
WHERE: Villa Maria College Auditorium, 240 Pine Ridge Rd, Buffalo, NY 14225
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WHEN: 8:00 PM, Sunday, October 27
WHAT: Fredonia Choral Showcase
WHERE:  Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall, Mason Hall, Fredonia, NY 14063
HOW: Free
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