Campus BPO Concert Features Faculty English Hornist

September 22, 2011


BUFFALO, NY – Canisius College will welcome theBuffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) to campus, under the direction of BPO Associate Conductor Matthew Kraemer, on Sunday, October 16 at 2:30 p.m. in theMontante Cultural Center

The program will feature Canisius College music faculty member Anna Mattix as English horn soloist. The performance will include the following works: 

    • Gioachino Rossini Overture to L’Italiana in Algieri
    • Gaetano Donizetti Concertino in G Major for English Horn and Orchestra
    • Gabriel Fauré Suite from Pelléas et Mélisande
    • Manuel de Falla Ritual Fire Dance from El amor brujo
    • Joaquín Turina L’oracion del torero (The Bullfighter’s Prayer)
    • Manuel de Falla Suite No. 1 from The Three-Cornered Hat

As associate conductor of the BPO, Matthew Kraemer leads each of the orchestra’s major series as well as its award-winning community engagement programs. He is a guest conductor with several other orchestras including Canada’s Mississauga Symphony and the Rochester Symphony. 

Anna Mattix is the English hornist for the BPO, a position she has held since 2007. She is a member of the woodwind faculty at Canisius College, Buffalo State College and the State University of New York at Buffalo. Mattix is a founding member of the Buffalo-based trio Double-Trouble3

Tickets are $25 general admission and $10 for students with ID. To purchase tickets, click here or call the Office of Fine Arts at (716) 888-2536. 

The ArtsCanisius series at Canisius College presents concerts by professional musicians, including members of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Canisius faculty, art shows and lectures by professional artists, as well as student recitals. For more information, contact the Fine Arts Department at (716) 888-2536 or visit

Canisius is one of 28 Catholic Jesuit colleges in the nation and the premier private college in Western New York. Canisius prepares leaders – intelligent, caring, faithful individuals – able to pursue and promote excellence in their professions, their communities and their service to humanity.