Christmas is coming to Kleinhans Music Hall – for children, and for connoisseurs of classical music.
The connoisseurs get their turn first, with “A Classical Christmas.” On the podium is Australian-born Ron Spigelman, the BPO’s former associate conductor. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London, England, Spigelman is currently music director of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta and principal pops conductor for the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. The BPO also will welcome Buffalo’s Castellani/Andriaccio Guitar Duo, playing Vivaldi. There will be music from “The Nutcracker,” “Amahl and the Night Visitors” and “Messiah” as well as the lovely “Christmas Concerto” by Arcangelo Corelli. “A Classical Christmas” takes place 10:30 a.m. Friday and 8 p.m. Saturday in Kleinhans Music Hall. Admission is $33-$70.
Next it’s the kids’ turn to flock to Kleinhans. At 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Spigelman conducts “Jingle Bell Jam,” with songs from “Babes in Toyland” and “A Christmas Story” as well as carols like “Sleigh Ride” and “Silent Night.” Children who arrive early can make a card to send to Marines overseas. Tickets are $20.
For info on BPO events, call 885-5000.
– Mary Kunz Goldman