Buffalo Philharmonic in NYC!

Hello all 641 of you!

I have just returned from a great vacation in sunny Florida, and am sitting under these beautiful fluorescent lights staring at my view of a brick wall. There is a restaurant in Sarasota called Wings n’ Weenies which carries Sahlen Hot Dogs and makes true Buffalo wings and my mind is there right now as I write this.

I have 2 pieces of good news for you. First off, it was announced that ALL NFL pre-season games will be televised on the NFL Network this summer. Most will be on tape delay and the schedule for this hasn’t been released yet. If games occur on a weekend at a reasonable hour, we’ll show them at McFadden’s with a special. We’ll have to wait til the schedule comes out though so sit tight.

Secondly, State Assemblyman Sam Hoyt of Buffalo, who is a leading candidate to be the next mayor of the Queen City (www.samhoyt.com), has taken an extreme interest in our group, and on top of spreading news about us around WNY, would like to make a continuing effort to make us all feel closer to Buffalo. Sam has notified me that the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will be playing at Carnegie Hall on June 6th and many Buffalonians will be flying here to see them play that weekend. He has arranged a discount for us Buffalonians already here in NYC to see a bit of our Buffalo culture in Manhattan. Here is the ad the BPO would like me to pass onto you:

To the New York City Buffalo Bills Backers:

Buffalo Chicken Wings, Elmwood Avenue, Weber’s Mustard, Great Architecture, Aunt Rosie’s Loganberry, Beef on Weck, Sponge Candy, The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

These are just some of the great things that Buffalo has to offer and next month one of them is coming to your own backyard.

On June 6, 2004, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Carnegie Hall for a performance that’s guaranteed to stir some of your greatest memories of Buffalo. Join the BPO and JoAnn Falletta – one of the only female music directors in the country – for a concert featuring the program that’s climbing to the top of the Classics charts in England and the U.S. What a great reason to call your old friends from Buffalo for a reunion in the Big Apple. And, just when you thought that it would never pay off to have Buffalo ties, we’re offering special pricing just for you:

1st Tier Balcony – $63
Parquet Prime – $57
Orchestra/Parquet Balance – $41.50
2nd Tier Box Seats – $41.50 & $31
Dress Circle – $31
Center Balcony – $23
Balcony – $19.50

Tickets can be ordered through CarnegieCharge at (212) 247-7800. Don’t forget to mention Code BPOP to receive your discount. Great seats are still available, but don’t wait too long! For more information, visit https://bpo.org/ orhttp://www.carnegiehall.org

I plan to attend this worthwhile event to show my support for one of the great culture icons of our city. I will pass on more details about the event as I receive them.

Also, as many of you know, a great article about us appeared in the Southtowns Citizen this past week. We’ll try to get the article up on our website ASAP.

— Matt “talkin proud and headin to Carnegie Hall” Kabel

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