August 14, 2009 6:50 AM
If you can play an instrument, the Buffalo State College Philharmonia needs you. This is a call for all local musicians to audition for Buffalo's new community orchestra, led by maestro Paul Ferington.
The Philharmonia is composed of Buff State faculty, students (both music majors and those not majoring in music), WNY professionals, music educators, and any capable community enthusiasts who are ready to commit to this high performance symphonic group.
Ferington, a resident conductor for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, is looking for musicians
August 13, 2009 5:11 PM
So many of the ingredients that made Buffalo prosperous are gone, and they aren't coming back. Manufacturing will never return to its previous highs and the Erie Canal will never pump cash through our town.
But we haven't completely outlived our usefulness--far from it! This is a fantastic place to live, with incredible resources, even if we're still moving forward out of an outdated economic (and possibly governmental) model. We're Buffalo Rising, even if we aren't Buffalo Risen.
Our fate, as a city, seems brighter, but comparable, to that of the traditional