ORG has hosted numerous world-class concert events and gained a reputation as a top-notch concert event organization. (Photo above: Historic St. Mary’s RC Church, Medina, New York)
ORG concert events have featured The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, world-renowned Anonyous 4, the Genesee Symphony, the Genesee Chorale & Orchestra, the BPO Holiday Brass, the Greycliffe String Quartet, the SUNY Fredonia School of Music Trombone Choir, the Genesee Symphony Orchestra and many more.
The Orleans Renaissance Group– Credible. Professional. Innovative. Promoting the arts in Medina and across Western New York.
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. An appearance by the BPO was the first concert event ever hosted by ORG and helped launch the organization to where it is today. Since then, they have appeared on several occasions in historic St. Mary’s RC Church– a stunning gothic-revival edifice in Medina– for breathtaking concert events. The two-time Grammy Award winning orchestra is truly a world-class concert event– an honor for ORG and Medina!
“Those who remember the early concerts will recall what stunning performances they were- a triumph. A world-renown orchestra performing in one of the most beautiful sanctuaries in Western New York; surrounded by works of art, architecture, and stained glass. Simply beautiful. Unsurpassed in Medina.” –Christopher Busch, ORG President
“The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is delighted beyond words to once again be with our friends in Medina! We are so excited to return to the gracious hospitality, opulent St. Mary’s setting, and contagious energy that Medina supporters provide.” –Maestro Paul Ferington, Staff Conductor, BPO
The Genesee Symphony Orchestra. A remarkable concert event! Maestro Raffaele Ponti and the orchestra delivered an unforgettable evening of exquisite music in the soaring space of St. Mary’s RC Church. Since 1947, the Genesee Symphony Orchestra continues to bring excellence in music, education and entertainment to the Genesee region, hosting many world-class artists and composers, as well as a multitude of well-known local soloists.
BPO Brass Quintet. Featuring BPO Principal Trumpet Alex Jokipii, BPO Principal Trombone Jonathan Lombardo, BPO Bass Trombone Jeff Dee, BPO Trumpet Geoffrey Hardcastle and BPO Principal French Horn Jacek Muzyk, the quintet twice appeared at the historic First Presbyterian Church in Medina’s Downtown Historic District for a holiday concert event. The finest brass ensemble Western New York has to offer, ORG was honored to host the BPO Holiday Brass Quintet!
The SUNY Fredonia Trombone Choir. From the renown SUNY Fredonia School of Music and under the direction of former BPO Principal Trombone Carl Mazzio, the ensemble twice appeared at historic St. Mary’s RC Church. A crowd favorite, the combination of twenty-four trombones, pipe organ and the soaring acoustics of the venue provided a thrilling concert experience never to be forgotten! One of their performances was captured by Buffalo film maker Gabriel Simon and can be seen on YouTube.
The Greycliffe String Quartet. Long-time friends and supporters of ORG, Buffalo’s Greycliffe String Quartet was formed in August of 2006, as part of the Chamber Music Program at the University at Buffalo. The ensemble has performed at two holiday concert events at Medina’s historic First Presbyterian Church featuring the works of Haydn and Mozart. Greycliffe has also performed at several ORG special events. Part of the ORG family!
Anonymous 4. ORG was honored to host the internationally acclaimed vocal quartet Anonymous 4. Renowned for their unearthly vocal blend and virtuosic ensemble singing, the four women of Anonymous 4 combine historical scholarship with contemporary performance intuition to create their magical sound. Appearing in the perfect venue of St. Mary’s RC Church and performing Marie & Marion: Motets & Songs from the Montpellier Codex– a stunning evening and a world-class event.
The Genesee Chorale & Orchestra. Under the baton of Maestro Ric Jones this renown WNY ensemble performed twice in St. Mary’s RC Church to capacity crowds. In 2012, the ensemble gave a staggering performance of Schubert’s Mass No. 6 in E flat major, bringing the crowd to their feet in a rousing ovation. An unforgettable evening and a thrilling performance of one of Schubert’s most memorable works! This performance was captured by Buffalo film maker Gabriel Simon and can be seen on YouTube.
Róisín Dubh: The Black Rose. This student ensemble from Rochester, NY has an international reputation and have been featured on NPR’s Thistle and Shamrock. On a Saturday evening… almost St. Patrick’s Day, in the historic sanctuary of St. Mary RC Church, ORG presented an evening of “all-things-Irish”– traditional Irish music a stone’s-throw from The Erie Canal, all in an old Irish church fescoed with motifs from the Book of Kells– an amazing, toe-tapping night of Old Ireland!
The Buffalo Tango Orkestra. The Buffalo Tango Orkestra was formed to perform Argentine tango and other styles of tango such as “Nuevo” and “European”. Since its first performance in August 2012 at the Elmwood Arts Festival, the orchestra appeared at Smith Opera House in Geneva, New York, “Tango Cafe” in Rochester, NY, Milonga Paradiso in Toronto, ON and other venues. Under the direction of Moshe Shulman, a Russian-born Israeli composer, BTO brought the tango to life for an unforgettable intimate evening of elegant music from a by-gone era!
The Easy Street Big Band. For over ten years, 17-piece Easy Street Big Band has been Buffalo and Western New York’s favorite big band. Composed of 5 saxes, 4 trombones, 4 trumpets, a vocalist and rhythm section, the instrumentation keeps the sounds of the traditional “Big Band Era” alive. ORG hosted Easy Street in a “cool yule” holiday performance that left the crowd swingin’ in the aisles!