The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is not taking much of a summer break. Today the orchestra announced a night of Spanish music, to take place 7 p.m. July 8 at Kleinhans Music Hall.
Matthew Kraemer, associate conductor, is leading the orchestra in the overture to "West Side Story, followed by tangos by Astor Piazzolla and a whole bunch of Latin numbers including that old favorite, "Tico Tico." The great late Capitol Records bandleader Carmen Dragon had a hand in the "Tico Tico" arrangement so that makes it doubly Latin.
That is a Carmen Dragon classic album up above. Sorry, I couldn't resist!
The concert has a catchy title: BP-Ole.
I like these impromptu BPO concerts but I wonder how many people want to go inside on a summer night. Well, I guess that depends on the weather. If it's hot enough, people might like the cool of Kleinhans. Not to mention those cold drinks at the bar ...
BP-Ole takes place at 7 p.m. July 8. Admission is $35.
-- Mary Kunz Goldman