Valerian Ruminski

Nickel City Opera's Valerian Ruminski

According to Nickel City Opera's Valerian Ruminski, “During the pandemic, all was not horrific. Some wonderful things happened: I pulled away a few layers of very personal and private matters to reveal a powerful, wonderful surprise. The experience has changed my perspective on my career, my inner life, my relationships, and my future as an active member of the Buffalo arts community. This happenstance has inspired me to reveal to the public what the nature of it is and to tell the story in a unique and musical way.”

Within the historic setting of Buffalo's Saturn Club, Ruminski sings a full program of songs and opera extracts to enhance the personal story he will share throughout the evening. All event safety protocols and procedures will be adhered to for these events including a fifty person maximum capacity per performance.


December 14–15

The Ballad of John Charles Fix 

7 p.m. at Saturn Club (977 Delaware Avenue), 884-8800



December 3, 10, 17

Celebrity Series of Boston at Home – Virtual Performances

The fall 2020 edition of Celebrity Series at Home features a diverse lineup of eighteen artists, with newly created, original content; explore streamed performances of chamber music, solo piano, jazz, dance, folk, and more.

8 p.m. livestream


December 3

Bruce Wojik & The Struggle with 77 Stone

Rootsy American rock-n-roll soul music. Reserved seating event.

7 p.m. at Tralf Music Hall

(622 Main Street), 835-3500


December 4

Live from Premier Cabaret Lounge: Philippe Lemm Trio

One of the most exciting and electrifying jazz trios around today creates passionate musical soundscapes, ranging from traditional jazz to progrock/classical-influenced music.

7:15 p.m. livestream


The BBC Band 5th Annual Christmas Show

This tribute band specializes in the Beatles and sixties hits. Reserved seating event.

7 p.m. at Tralf Music Hall

(622 Main Street), 835-3500


December 5

Vanessa  Williams: Live from the West Side

Williams presents a mix of Broadway showtunes, pop songs, and personal stories. Part of a series presented by Shea's Performing Arts Center; buy tickets online.

8 p.m. livestream, 847-1410


December 8

Baroque Fireworks

JoAnn Falletta conducts Handel’s Water Music Suite No. 2, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 6, and Marcello’s Oboe Concerto in C minor, plus BPO Brass plays an exciting work by the influential 16th century organist Giovanni Gabrieli, and Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll.

7 p.m. livestream, 885-500


December 9

Buffalo Chamber Players

Concerts offer an exciting and engaging program featuring great music, musician commentary, and audience participation through our stream’s chat feature. A link to the live stream will be emailed on the day of the performance.

7 p.m. livestream, 885-9561


Through December 10

Radio Free Birdland Concert Series

This pay-per-view concert series features a slew of exciting Broadway, jazz, and cabaret performers. A new show airs every Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m.


December 15

JoAnn’s Classical Christmas

Sal Andolina presents a special saxophone rendition of holiday favorites, plus perennial classics including selections from Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, Respighi’s The Adoration of the Magi, and more.

7 p.m. livestream, 885-500



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