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Kleinhans conductor discovers he's a long way from New York


It is invigorating to see Buffalo through the eyes of people here for the first time. One such lucky fellow is Ted Sperling, the Broadway conductor who is in town this weekend to conduct the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Sperling had fun at Friday morning's concert at Kleinhans Music Hall. It is part of the "Coffee Concert" series, meaning that before the concert you jazz yourself up with free coffee, mountainous doughnuts and cute little bagels.

"This is the first time I've been in Buffalo. Also the first time I've given a concert at 10:30 a.m.," Sperling joked, as the crowd, all of us high on caffeine and sugar, laughed happily.

He added: "It's the first time I've ever seen doughnuts this big and bagels this small!"

Whee! Here's an idea: As long as New York is the Big Apple, can Buffalo be the Big Doughnut?

It has a ring to it!


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