KMH Backstage

              Kleinhans Music Hall was designed to function as an orchestral concert hall, with an oratorio-sized stage large enough to accomodate a full orchestra and a chorus of 300 voices. It was not intended as a lyric theater for fully staged performances of opera, in that the backstage has no available space for required sets. Nor is there a theater curtain, as required for staging full opera productions.
       However, the area backstage does hold several dressing rooms for conductors and soloists, as well as administrative offices and the BPO library. There is also a large coffee lounge for the players and individual lockers for each member of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. The BPO has made its home in Kleinhans since the day the Hall opened on October 12, 1940.

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