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Free BPO tickets for furloughed employees and veterans

By Mary Kunz Goldman

When the going gets tough... the tough turn to Mozart!

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is offering free tickets to this weekend's Classics concert to furloughed federal employees, veterans and military families.

Even if a deal is struck by this weekend to end the partial government shutdown, the BPO says, the offer still stands.

This weekend's concert features clarinetist Ricardo Morales playing Mozart's Clarinet Concerto -- the first time, the BPO points out, that the Clarinet Concerto has been played in Kleinhans Music Hall for 20 years. That is Morales in the video up above, performing the concerto in Venezuela. Music by Bartok and Ravel is also on this weekend's program.

The concert takes place at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Those qualified may present their federal employee, military or veteran IDs at the box office to claim a pair of free tickets. Seating is limited and reservations are suggested. Call 885-5000, stop by the box office of Kleinhans Music Hall, or just come to the hall the day of the concert. As at any concert, seating is based on availability.

For info on BPO events, call 885-5000.



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