Tonight is the big night. It’s when the Buffalo Philharmonic will play “A Love Letter To Buffalo” at the First Presbyterian Church. This is a Love Letter in its truest nature – an actual gift in the form of a performance where the proceeds from the concert are earmarked to help restore the iconic E.B. Green designed tower. It’s a moving gesture to see one of the city’s prized cultural institutions stepping up to help a neighbor in need. After all, what would Symphony Circle look like without the majestic tower – the bookend tower to the HH Richardson Towers at the opposite end of Richmond Avenue?
This is one of those Buffalo moments that draws upon the newfound energy that radiates throughout the city.
WHO: Buffalo Philharmonic Concert
WHAT: “A Love Letter to Buffalo” Benefit Concert
WHEN: Tonight, Friday February 21st, 8pm
WHERE: First Presbyterian Church @ 1 Symphony Circle, Buffalo NY 14201
WHY: In support of One Symphony Circle Inc’s efforts for the historic preservation of the E.B. Green church building and tower
Free parking will be available at the church lot, as well as in the Kleinhans Music Hall lots.
The evening will feature Paul Ferington as conductor and the score for the evening will include: Beethoven’sConsecration of the House Overture, Op. 124, Valentine’s reflections in Mozart’s “Overture” Marriage of Figaro, Faure’s “Prelude” Pelleas & Melisande Suite Op. 80, and Elgar’s Salute d’Amour, Op. 12. The evening will also include a piece from Wagner: “Procession to the Cathedral” and conclude with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92.
Tickets are general admission $40 and can be purchased online at the BPO website (http://www.bpo.org/tickets/church-benefit.php), at the BPO box office, or tonight at the church doors. Admission includes a champagne reception following the program. Seating is limited to 750, so please support the preservation of the iconic E.B. green tower, and reserve your seats by purchasing your tickets now.