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Captured: M&T FIRST FRIDAYS on Friday, April 6

April 13, 2012

Members of the BPO perform music by Dvorák in the Auditorium. From left: Amy Glidden (violin), Loren Silvertrust (violin), Amelie Fradette (cello), and Janz Castelo (viola).

On Friday, April 6, as part of M&T FIRST FRIDAYS @ THE GALLERY, the Gallery hosted a performance by the improvisational duo Defiant Monkey Improv. Later that evening, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) presented an in-depth program on the classical composer Antonín Dvorák. Tim Barringer, Yale University, gave a talk exploring the notion that Dvorák furnishes the nearest musical equivalent to the iconic American paintings of Frederic Church and Albert Bierstadt; Joseph Horowitz (author and creator of the New York Philharmonic’s “Inside the Music” series) presented a visual interpretation of Dvorák’s New World Symphony; and members of the BPO performed Dvorák’s “American” String Quartet and the Larghetto from his Violin Sonatina.

Throughout the day, guests had a chance to sign up to participate in Project Universals 150, a special project in which the artists Eric and Heather ChanSchatz will create a work of art in honor of the Gallery’s 150th anniversary with the help of 150 Western New Yorkers. Learn More and Enter to Participate

View photos from the day’s activities below. We hope to see you here for the next first Friday on May 4, when you will be invited to tour the newly opened 2012 Future Curators Exhibition and celebrate Wish You Were Here: The Buffalo Avant-garde in the 1970s with a variety of special events. View the Schedule for May 4