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Hosted Event  |  BPO Nation presents Christina Courtin

Saturday, March 31, 2012, 7–9 pm

Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium  

A graduate of the Juilliard School in New York City, Christina Courtin occupies the middle ground between contemporary folk, vocal jazz, and alternative pop/rock. The New York native began studying violin at three years old, and her quick mastery of the instrument led to an interest in singing, songwriting, and performing. After enrolling at the Juilliard School, she began collaborating with the likes of Yo-Yo Ma, Dawn Upshaw, and Osvaldo Golijov, utilizing her talents as both a vocalist and violinist. Upshaw's longtime label, Nonesuch Records, took an interest in Courtin, who eventually signed with the label and decamped to L.A. to record her debut record. Christina recently recorded a number of new tracks which you listen to at her new website--christinacourtin.com

Opening the show is The S.B. Reeves project. After a career in the background as a writer, poet and creative force, S.B. Reeves has emerged as a dynamic performing artist. His performances have mesmerized his audiences everywhere from the street corner to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
His debut solo album "If You Ignore the Truth" has steadily gained a worldwide recognition as one of the great lyrically driven storytelling style recordings in a generation. Reeves is joined by guitarist Frank Grizanti and percussionist"Smilin" Eddie Godfrey.

BPO Nation’s mission is to provide additional funding to the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra by presenting concerts and other forms of quality entertainment at Kleinhans Music Hall. We wish to attract diverse audiences back to Kleinhans. We believe that audience development is crucial to the long term sustainability of the BPO.