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The Arditti Quartet

Photo courtesy of artist

 

May 9

7:30 p.m. at Baird Hall (University at Buffalo North Campus)

slee.buffalo.edu, 645-2765

 

The Arditti Quartet is featured in the first half of an unusual concert being given in two separate buildings on the UB Amherst Campus on Thursday May 9. UB distinguished professor David Felder’s three works for string quartet: Third Face, from 1998, Stuck-Stücke, from 2007, and Netivot, from 2016, were written for and premiered by the Arditti Quartet as part of a collaboration dating back more than twenty years. The most recent quartet is the result of a larger collaboration; its live performance requires the projection of a video created by visual artist Eliot Caplan, consisting of images of nature recorded by the artist in the American West.

 

Due to the technical and logistical requirements of the pieces, the first part of the concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m. will be in Baird Recital Hall. The second half in Slee Hall features Felder’s gorgeously accessible Jeu de Tarot, a violin concerto from 2017 that draws its inspiration from the tarot. Irvine Arditti, for whom the work was written, plays the challenging solo violin part, accompanied by Ensemble Signal, conducted by Brad Lubman. —Jan Jezioro

 


 

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Pop / Rock

 

May 2

Resoundings: The Shallows

Buffalo native Joseph Murray Myers’ penchant for melancholic songwriting has been described as lush and emotional modern folk ballads.

7 p.m. at Burchfield Penney Art Center

(1300 Elmwood Avenue)

Burchfieldpenney.org, 878-6011

 

May 3

Chris Lane

A rising star in contemporary country music

8 p.m. at Town Ballroom

(681 Main Street)

townballroom.com, 852-3900

 

Colter Wall

Baritone vocals and traditional folk songwriting has led this young Canadian acoustic act to a praiseworthy career.

8 p.m. at Asbury Hall

(Babeville, 341 Delaware Avenue)

babevillebuffalo.com, 852-3835

 

Ten Cent Howl

One of Western New York’s most prominent  blues/Americana bands 8 p.m. at Mohawk Place

(47 E. Mohawk Street)

buffalosmohawkplace.com, 312-9279

 

May 4

Jay and the Americans

Best known for its 1960 hit “This Magic Moment,” this quartet has become one of the longest surviving groups of a now antiquated era of American music.

7:30 p.m. at Riviera Theatre

(67 Webster Street, North Tonawanda)

rivieratheatre.org, 692-2413

 

May 5

Last in Line

Formed in 2012, this band is composed of former members of power metal group Dio.

8 p.m. at Buffalo Iron Works

(49 Illinois Street)

buffaloironworks.com, 200-1893

 

May 7

Parkway Drive

This Australian metalcore band is touring in promotion of their experimental and cinematic sixth album, Reverence.

6:30 p.m. at Rapids Theatre

(1711 Main Street, Niagara Falls)

rapidstheatre.com, 205-8925

 

D. B. Rouse

The prolific folk musician has a dry sense of humor and rare sincerity.

7 p.m. at Asbury Hall

(Babeville, 341 Delaware Avenue)

babevillebuffalo.com, 852-3835

 

May 8

Bruce Cockburn

The Canadian folk singer-songwriter and activist performs.

(Babeville, 341 Delaware Avenue)

babevillebuffalo.com, 852-3835

 

Richie Ramone

The original drummer for legendary punk band the Ramones plays alongside The Tender Beats, The Barksdales, and The Waves.

8 p.m. at Mohawk Place

(47 E. Mohawk Street)

buffalosmohawkplace.com, 312-9279

 

May 9

The Who

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey play perform.

7:30 p.m. at KeyBank Center

(1 Seymour H. Knox III Plaza)

keybankcenter.com, 888-223-6000

 

May 10

David Bromberg Quintet

Continuing the American folk music tradition from Bob Dylan to Jerry Garcia, Bromberg is now a prominent member of the genre’s legacy.

8 p.m. at Tralf Music Hall

(622 Main Street)

tralfmusichall.com, 835-3500

 

May 12

KT Tunstall

This talented Scottish singer-songwriter is known for the vivacity of her live performances.

8 p.m. at Buffalo Iron Works

(49 Illinois Street)

buffaloironworks.com, 200-1893

 

May 13

Gusto Vinyl Happy Hour - Deep Purple Machine Head

Join discussion with Jeff Miers and Anita West with a local all-star band to play album live immediately following. 

7-9 p.m. at Sportsmen's Tavern

(326 Amherst St.)

 

May 14

The Sea The Sea

The folk pop duo is praised for its harmonic vocal compositions and dreamy melodies.

8 p.m. at Asbury Hall

(Babeville, 341 Delaware Avenue)

babevillebuffalo.com, 852-3835

 

Snarky Puppy

See page 43

8 p.m. at Town Ballroom

(681 Main Street)

townballroom.com, 852-3900

 

May 18

Billy Ray Cyrus

This singer songwriter rides the fine line between pop and country.

7 p.m. at Seneca Allegany Casino

(777 Seneca Allegany Boulevard, Salamanca)

senecaalleganycasino.com, 877-873-6322

 

Tom Morello

One of the major creative forces behind influential metal band Rage Against the Machine, Morello is touring in promotion of his fourth solo album, The Atlas Underground.

8 p.m. at Town Ballroom

(681 Main Street)

townballroom.com, 852-3900

 

Whitesnake

The popular hair metal supergroup performs.

8 p.m. at Seneca Niagara Casino

(310 4th Street, Niagara Falls)

senecaniagaracasino.com, 299-1100

 

May 20

Passion Pit

Touring in recognition of the tenth anniversary of its album Manners

8 p.m. at Rapids Theatre

(1711 Main Street, Niagara Falls)

rapidstheatre.com, 205-8925

 

May 25

Mom Said No

This locally renowned indie alternative band performs with Wine Lips and Nylon Otters.

8 p.m. at Mohawk Place

(47 E. Mohawk Street)

buffalosmohawkplace.com, 312-9279

 

May 29

Combichrist

The industrial metal band enjoys critical and commercial success as the result of primary songwriter Andy La Plegua’s eclectic talents.

7 p.m. at Buffalo Iron Works

(49 Illinois Street)

buffaloironworks.com, 200-1893

 

Classical

 

BPO Wind Octet

Eight members of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra perform pieces by Beethoven and Mozart for their home audience.

7 p.m. at Kleinhans Music Hall

(3 Symphony Circle)

kleinhansbuffalo.org, 885-5000

 

May 4-5

May the Fourth Be with You: The Music of Star Wars

The BPO performs scores written by John Williams for the Star Wars films.

8 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. at Kleinhans Music Hall

(3 Symphony Circle)

bpo.org, 885-5000

 

May 6

Sheryl Hadeka - Women in the Orchestra

The BPO’s first female brass player and Eastman graduate performs.

6:30 p.m. at Kleinhans Music Hall

(3 Symphony Circle)

bpo.org, 885-5000

 

May 7

Buffalo State Philharmonia Orchestra and Choir

The talented students of Buffalo State College’s School of Music perform under the direction of Dr. Thomas Witakowski

7:30 p.m. at Rockwell Performing Arts Center

(Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Avenue)

buffalostatepac.org, 878-3005

 

May 9

Buffalo Chamber Players at the AK: Images from the Dark Land

See page 43

7:30 p.m. at Albright-Knox Art Gallery

(1285 Elmwood Avenue)

albrightknox.org, 882-8700

 

May 10

Songs of Paradise: Fauré’s Requiem in Late-Romantic France

Skilled singers perform one of Gabriel Fauré’s masterworks.

7:30 p.m. at Kenmore Presbyterian Church

(2771 Delaware Avenue)

bnchoirs.org

 

May 11 and 12

Beethoven’s Eroica!

The BPO performs this narrative classic.

8 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. at Kleinhans Music Hall

(3 Symphony Circle)

bpo.org, 885-5000

 

May 18

A Musical Feast

The Hayley-Laufer Duo challenges the boundaries of voice-and-piano composition by commissioning exciting young artists while cultivating a core repertoire of twentieth and twenty-first century masterworks.

8 p.m. at Burchfield Penney Art Center

(1300 Elmwood Avenue)

Burchfieldpenney.org, 878-6011

 

May 19

BNYC – Spring Concert

The Buffalo Niagara Youth Choir displays its impressive skills of harmony and cohesion.

4 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

(1080 Main Street)

Bnchoirs.org

 

 

Jazz

May 1

Ranky Tanky

See page 45

7 p.m. at UB Center for the Arts

(Center for the Arts, UB North Campus, Amherst)

ubcfa.org, 645-6915

 

An Evening with Will Holton

A Buffalo native, saxophonist Holton derives the smooth groove of his sound from classic soul and early jazz.

7:30 p.m. at the Hotel Henry

(444 Forest Avenue)

hotelhenry.com/jazz, 882-1970

 

May 4

The Dave Schiavone Quintet

A skilled ensemble of local talent covers the work of Stan Getz.

7:30 p.m. at the Kenan Center’s Taylor Theater

(433 Locust Street, Lockport)

kenancenter.org, 433-2617

 

May 9

Shawn Maxwell

From precocious child to world renowned multi-instrumentalist, Maxwell’s meteoric rise is due to amazing talents and impressive improvisational skills.

7:30 p.m. at PAUSA Art House

(19 Wadsworth Street)

pausaarthouse.com, 697-9069

 

May 18

Banjo Juice Jazz Band

This traditional New Orleans-style jazz band is composed of various locally prominent musicians. 8 p.m. PAUSA Art House

(19 Wadsworth Street)

pausaarthouse.com, 697-9069

 

May 30

Trio Mi-Mi-Mi

This freshly formed trio pays homage to pianist and composer George Gershwin.

7:30 p.m. PAUSA Art House

(19 Wadsworth Street)

pausaarthouse.com, 697-9069

 

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