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Utah music fan goes east to hear favorite composer

Published May 8, 2013 9:21 am

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How far would you go to satisfy your love of music?

Utah music fan David Sullivan was scheduled to go to New York Tuesday night — the second of two trips to the Empire State — because the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is performing a rarity, Russian composer Reinhold Gliere's Third Symphony.

According to The Buffalo News, Sullilvan flew to Buffalo last weekend to hear the work performed there, and tonight will hop a red-eye to New York, where the BPO is playing the work at Carnegie Hall tonight.

Sullivan, who works in the tech industry, did some sightseeing around Buffalo — and said he was impressed that the readerboards at the Buffalo airport were running messages supporting BPO on its Carnegie trip.

"That just floored me," Sullivan told the News. "I love how the whole city supports the BPO."