WNY Holiday Concerts


Music, Western New York / Monday, December 4th, 2017

Reprint of my article in the Springville Times: Holiday Bucket List-WNY Holiday Concerts

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No matter what your taste in holiday music might be, classical, Celtic, country or contemporary there’s a concert out there waiting for you this season. In addition to the large concert halls, don’t forget about the merriment right here in Springville with the SGI holiday concerts. Don’t be afraid to sing along in the audience, tis the season for merriment and mirth.

December 8 – December 10
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra: Classical Christmas
Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo

Join JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus to ring in the holidays with this magical concert, starring Aundi Marie Moore and BPO Principal Cellist Roman Mekinulov along with his son Benjamin. Ticket prices start at $40.

December 10
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra: Jingle Bell Jams
Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo

The BPO Annual Holiday Kids concert includes Santa’s favorite holiday music, dancing from Verve Dance Studios and the Royal Academy of Ballet. And the chance to join Santa and Mrs. Claus for milk and cookies after the concert. Ticket prices start at $14.

December 10
Celtic Family Christmas
UB Center for the Arts
103 Center for Tomorrow, Buffalo

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy along with other talented musicians and their children will be on stage at the Center for the Arts for an intimate and unique Christmas concert with a Celtic twist. Ticket prices start at $40.

December 15- December 17
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra: Holiday Pops
Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo

Don’t miss out on WNY #1 Holiday Tradition! This year the BPO joins forces with the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus while Mike Randall narrates The Polar Express, complete with its beautiful illustrations projected above the orchestra. Of course, you’ll also hear the rest of your holiday favorites. Ticket prices start at $40.

December 15
Norman Brown’s Joyous Christmas
Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall
1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo

Buffalo State welcomes Grammy Award winner Norman Brown for a special holiday concert joined by R&B and standards singer/songwriter Bobby Caldwell and Marion Meadows, a staple of contemporary jazz. Ticket prices start at $37.

December 15
Jim Brickman: A Joyful Christmas
Riviera Theatre
67 Webster Street, North Tonawanda

Jim Brickman once again brings his spirit of the season to WNY with carols, classics and original songs on his 21st holiday tour. Ticket prices start at $29.

December 16
Kenny Rogers Christmas & Hits
University at Buffalo Center for the Arts
103 Center for the Arts, Amherst

Kenny Rogers’ annual holiday tradition of performing Christmas Hits comes to WNY this December as part of the Grammy Award- Winner’s ‘The Gambler’s Last Deal’ Final World Tour to benefit the Ronald McDonald House. Ticket prices start at $60.

December 16
Trans-Siberian Orchestra
KeyBank Center
1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza, Buffalo
The holiday tradition of Trans Siberian Orchestra “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” includes holiday fan-favorites alongside awe-inspiring special effects and staging. Ticket prices start at $43.50.

December 17
Kenny G – The Miracles Holiday & Hits Tour
Riviera Theatre
67 Webster Street, North Tonawanda, NY

Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G performs a night filled with festive spirit & contemporary holiday classics. Ticket prices start at $40.