The BPO's 2012/2013 season kicks off this weekend with an opening night gala featuring world renowned flutist Sir James Galway. The evening will included performances of Hamilton Harty's An Irish Symphony and Mozart's Flute Concerto No. 2 in D Major.
Nicknamed "The Man With The Golden Flute," Sir Galway has recorded an extensive catalog for flute the world over and has enjoyed success with more mainstream music via live performances with artists such as Roger Waters and performing on the soundtrack for Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy. His albums have sold more than 30 million copies and he maintains a vigorous touring schedule... between now and New Year's, he will be performing in Buffalo, New Jersey, Hong Kong, Beijing, various locales in the United Kingdom, and finally, a New Years Eve performance in New York City.
This season looks to be very promising, with many can't-miss performances of world-class material. I am very much looking forward to attending as many shows of the Classics Series as I can and will be posting previews of all Classics Series shows this season.
The Opening Night Gala is this Saturday at 8PM
Kleinhans Music Hall is located at 3 Symphony Circle (where North turns into Porter)
Tickets range from $42-$92