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Blending art & music at the Albright-Knox

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A blend of music, art and a lecture series will kick off for another season in Buffalo this fall. WBFO's Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley says the Albright-Knox Art Gallery announced dates for 'Art of Jazz', Buffalo Chamber Players and Director's Lecture Series.  

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Buffalo Chamber Players inside the Albright-Knox.

The sound of two violinist and cellist from the Buffalo Chamber Players waltzed inside the Albright as they demonstrated their classical work to kicking off the fall season for all three venues that will take place at the Gallery. 

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Buffalo Chamber Players inside the Albright-Knox.

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director JoAnn Falletta appeared at the announcement. Falletta will play with the Buffalo Chamber Players at the first concert October 13th. 

“What better place to celebrate music than in then in a sanctuary of beauty and creative innovation as this treasured Albright-Knox is,” declared Falletta as she appeared at Wednesday announcement at the Art Gallery.  “And I was thrilled to hear the building vibrating with music as they were warming up, just filled with the sound of music here.”

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Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director JoAnn Falletta will play with the Buffalo Chamber Players at the first concert October 13th.

This will also mark the 10th anniversary for the chamber players. Artist director and violinist Janz Castello said their December 1st concert will featured a renowned Polish Composer.   

“Penderecki’s music is heard on stages throughout the world and featured in many major films including Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining and William Friedkin, The Exorcist, so his music is very popular,” explained Castello. 

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Artist director and violinist Janz Castello.

The 'Art of Jazz' will feature a blend of work from national artists.

The Albright will feature six art lectures focusing on individual masterpieces including a Gauguin piece.    

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Albright-Knox Art Gallery's Deputy Director Joe Lin-Hill.

"For the coming year we will be focusing our lectures on individual masterpieces in the Albright-Knox collection beginning with one of Gauguin's famous paintings and running up, chronologically, to the present day and a recent work by the African American artist Theaster Gates. These lectures are intended to bring to life works of art from the past as well as the present and connect the dots between the now and the then," said Joe Lin-Hill, Deputy Director at the Albright-Knox.