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Please join ArtsCanisius on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 7:30 PM in Montante Cultural Center as we enjoy a performance of works by Handel, Bach, and Haydn. Under the direction of the BPO Assistant Conductor Todd Craven and Canisius College Chorale Director Bradley Wingert, the Orchestra and Chorale, along with soloists Cristen Gregory, soprano, Mariami Bekauri, alto, and Micheal Manganiello, bass, will celebrate the College’s collaboration with the BPO.

In May 1978, Edith DeLuca, a professor of music at Canisius College, pursued the novel and ambitious idea of having the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra come to the Canisius College campus. The series, called “The BPO Goes to College,” which began in the year 1978-79 academic year, was much larger than just the BPO performing on campus. From the very beginning, BPO musicians gave recitals on campus, faculty members were featured as soloists at concerts, and the Canisius community heard the BPO play Pops and Classical music, both on campus and at Kleinhans Music Hall. Now called the Canisius and BPO Connection, this program sustains the College’s commitment to the arts and the community’s unwavering support of the tremendous musical talent we foster at the College and in western New York.

Tickets are $25 general admission and $12 to students. They can be purchased at the door or online at

For more information about this event or others sponsored by ArtsCanisius, please visit or call 716.888.2536.


Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, visiting assistant professor and program director, Art History