Buffalo Philharmonic celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with multiple events

Posted on: September 28, 2017

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is marking Hispanic Heritage Month, underway from September 15 to October 15, with church performances and a concert with the Mambo Kings. On September 24, a string quartet featuring BPO violinists Andrea Blanchard-Cone and Amy Licata, violist Janz Castelo, and cellist Eva Herer performed during Spanish-language masses at Holy Angels Church and Holy Cross Church. On October 15, the quartet will perform at Destiny International Church and Primera Iglesia Metodista. Castelo is artistic director of the Buffalo Chamber Players, is active in the Puerto Rican community, and speaks fluent Spanish. He selected the music to be performed, and will speak on behalf of the BPO at each visit. On October 14, the Buffalo Philharmonic will perform with the Rochester-based Mambo Kings at Kleinhans Music Hall. An hour before the concert, there will be performances of Hispanic dance music by Hutchinson Tech’s Tech Tones and Olmsted High’s Jazz F.L.O., arranged by the BPO Diversity Council. The Hispanic Heritage Month celebration was spearheaded by the BPO Diversity Council, formed in July 2016 to assist the orchestra in realizing its longstanding goals of presenting diverse programming, supporting artists of color, and engaging with every part of the Western New York community.

Posted September 28, 2017