Symphony in Lackawanna


Select Local Merchants

  • Mardi Gras Celebration
    It started in 2008 with Axeman's Jazz, an original play by artistic director Matthew LaChiusa that explored a terrifying (and true) series of murders. While the subject matter was dark, the reception was anything but, earning the fledgling American Repertory Theater of WNY its first ARTIE nomination. Since then, they've kept up their winning streak with acclaimed darker material, as well as comedies such as Neil Simon's Laughter on the 23rd Floor. It's not all plays, either?A.R.T. has explored the work of celebrated composer Michael John LaChiusa, a multiple Tony-nominee, native son, and sharer of the artistic director's family tree.
    Read More
    16 Linwood Avenue
    Buffalo, NY US
  • "Music of the Grateful Dead"
    Though playing 120 concerts a year is a dream for some musicians, it's a reality for members of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. The classical musicians perform concerts at their home base, Kleinhans Music Hall, as well as throughout the U.S. In doing so, they introduce listeners to music ranging from Tchaikovsky to Duke Ellington, a task they've been up to since the orchestra's founding in 1934. In addition to performing live, they've also released a number of CDs that pay homage to George Gershwin and Bob Dylan, the famous triangle player.
    Read More
    1300 Elmwood Avenue
    Buffalo, NY US
  • Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
    Hershey Theatre The Hershey Theatre, conceived in 1933 by noted philanthropist and chocolatier Milton S. Hershey, stands as an opulent tribute to the performing arts. Taking architectural cues from Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the foyer’s towering arches gleam with golden paint and crystal chandeliers. The blue-and-gold mosaic that leads to the main seating area is the masterwork of two German artists who spent two years on its construction. Once inside the theater, audiences might think they’ve stepped onto the streets of Venice thanks to the atmospheric ceiling, stonework facades, and gondoliers paddling them to their seats. ####Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Music has permeated the 800 manicured acres where the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts has stood since 1969, when farmer Max Yasgur agreed to let love, peace, and harmony grow wild at the very first Woodstock festival. These days, the renowned outdoor venue and cultural center continues to attract the biggest acts in music to its pavilion stage. The open-air design ensures ample ventilation on the natural sloping lawn, and a roof protects up to 15,000 fans from inclement weather and the prying eyes of Cessna pilots.
    Read More
    9993 Allegheny Rd.
    Darien Center, NY US
  • St. Simon's Anglican Church
    In 1984 a small group of string players gathered together to try out a few songs?starting what would eventually blossom into a full orchestra. While retaining that simple spirit and keeping strings as its core, the Oakville Chamber Orchestra now encompasses wind, brass, and percussion sections, along with a keytar section when called for by Mozart. Yet chamber music remains the orchestra's favorite, and most concerts focus on creating an intimate, small-scale experience. Whether performing on its own, with a special guest soloist, the Oakville Chamber Orchestra continues to be, in the words of Mayor Rob Burton, a "world-class orchestra."
    Read More
    1450 Litchfield Rd.
    Oakville, ON CA
  • Central Baptist Church
    In 1984 a small group of string players gathered together to try out a few songs?starting what would eventually blossom into a full orchestra. While retaining that simple spirit and keeping strings as its core, the Oakville Chamber Orchestra now encompasses wind, brass, and percussion sections, along with a keytar section when called for by Mozart. Yet chamber music remains the orchestra's favorite, and most concerts focus on creating an intimate, small-scale experience. Whether performing on its own, with a special guest soloist, the Oakville Chamber Orchestra continues to be, in the words of Mayor Rob Burton, a "world-class orchestra."
    Read More
    340 Rebecca St.
    Oakville, ON CA
  • "Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience"
    The largest soft-seat theatre in Canada, the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts is perhaps most famous for its overhanging marquee outside. The diagonal canopy and its snake-like rows of lights were restored to their original form in 2010, along with the facility?s wood, brass, and marble accents. Inside the lobby, York Wilson?s mural, The Seven Lively Arts, fills eyes with fractured, panoramic representations of various artistic media, from slanted musical staffs to menacing Greek theatre masks.
    Read More
    1 Front St. E
    Toronto, ON CA