Each season the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra has a series of concerts designed with the children in mind, but the concerts are not just for the wee ones.
Despite it being a Sunday where the biggest football game of the season was scheduled and Super Bowl parties were in abundance across the region; Kleinhans Music Hall was filled with music fans on February 4 to see the BPO and Project Trio.
After Pop Conductor Stefan Sanders led the BPO in the Overture from “Candide” by Leonard Bernstein the Brooklyn based group Project Trio took the stage.
Fusing the worlds of Classical and Rock music; Greg on flute, Eric on cello, and Peter on the double bass brought fun to the stage with their original songs and adaptation of Classical music pieces. Peter often danced around and made numerous faces as he played. And Greg showed how a flute was more than a wind instrument when he created beatbox sounds with it.
Along with giving the large audience a lesson on how to perform beatbox sounds Project Trio performed “Djanish”, a funky rendition of “The Nutcracker Suite”, a piece about a Colorado rainstorm titled “Winter in June”, the “Hungarian Dance No. 5” by Johannes Brahams, the Washington Square inspired “Sweet Pea”, “Dr. Nick”, the New York Salsa inspired “The Bodega”, the Jethro Tull inspired “Bourree”, and finishing out the show with their rendition of an excerpt from “The William Tell Overture”.
Only an hour in length, it was a fun filled afternoon of music fit for music fans of all ages.