22-23 Classics

2022-2023 M&T Bank Classics Series


Midori Returns
Sat Sep 17, 7:30pm
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Midori, violin

KORNGOLD  Violin Concerto in D major
Rimsky-Korsakov  Scheherazade

The Lukas Foss Legacy
Fri Sep 30, 10:30am
Sat Oct 1, 7:30pm
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Nikki Chooi, violin
Amy Porter, flute

FOSS  Ode for Orchestra
FOSS  Three American Pieces
FOSS  Renaissance Concerto
FOSS  Symphony No. 1
BERNSTEIN  Three Dances from On the Town

Tchaikovsky Piano No. 1

Fri Oct 14, 10:30am
Sat Oct 15, 7:30pm
Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
Tony Siqi Yun, piano

ANNA CLYNE  Masquerade
STRAVINSKY  Pétrouchka
TCHAIKOVSKY  Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor

Symphonie Fantastique
Fri Oct 28, 10:30am
Sat Oct 29, 7:30pm
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Pacho Flores, trumpet

ARTURO MÁrquez  Trumpet Concerto
HAYDN  Trumpet Concerto
BERLIOZ Symphonie Fantastique

Elgar & Kodály

Sat Nov 12, 7:30pm
Sun Nov 13, 2:30pm
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Asier Polo, cello

WALTON  Portsmouth Point Overture
ELGAR  Cello Concerto in E minor
SCHMITT  In Memoriam: Gabriel Fauré
KODÁLY  Háry János Suite

JoAnn’s Classical Christmas
Fri Dec 9, 10:30am
Sat Dec 10, 7:30pm
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Madeline Olson, harp
Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus
Adam Luebke, BPC music director

An annual holiday favorite, Maestro Falletta celebrates the season with centuries of classical treasures. Principal harpist Madeline Olson adds a sparkle of delicate magic with François-Adrien Boieldieu’s Concerto for Harp and Orchestra , and the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus returns to lend their festive voices to seasonal favorites and our traditional holiday sing-along.

Chopin & Shostakovich
Fri Jan 13, 10:30am
Sat Jan 14, 7:30pm
Marcelo Lehninger, conductor
Sonia Goulart, piano

BEETHOVEN  Egmont Overture
CHOPIN  Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor
SHOSTAKOVICH  Symphony No. 1 in F minor

Mozart Masterpieces
Sat Jan 28, 7:30pm
Sun Jan 29, 2:30pm
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Nikki Chooi, violin
Caroline Gilbert, viola
Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus
Adam Luebke, BPC music director

MOZART  Symphony No. 31, “Paris”
MOZART  Symphonie Concertante
MOZART  Coronation Mass in C major

Schumann’s Second

Fri Feb 3, 10:30am
Sat Feb 4, 7:30pm
Ankush Kumar Bahl, conductor
Paul Huang, violin

REENA ESMAIL  “Testament” from Vishwas
BRUCH  Violin Concerto No. 1
SCHUMANN  Symphony No. 2

Shakespeare’s The Tempest
in collaboration with the Irish Classical Theatre Company
Sat Feb 25, 7:30pm
Sun Feb 26, 2:30pm
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Fortunato Pezzimenti, director
Irish Classical Theatre Company

SIBELIUS The Tempest (Stormen), Op. 109

Beethoven’s Eighth
Sat Mar 4, 7:30pm
Sun Mar 5, 2:30pm
Josep Cabellé-Domenech, conductor
Michelle Cann, piano

CARLOS SIMON  Fate Now Conquers
PRICE  Piano Concerto in One Movement
R. STRAUSS  Burleske in D minor
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 8 in F major

Mendelssohn’s Violin
Fri Mar 17, 10:30am
Sat Mar 18, 7:30pm
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
SandY Cameron, violin

KODÁLY  Dances of Galánta
MENDELSSOHN  Violin Concerto in E minor
DVOŘÁK  Symphony No. 7 in D minor

Max Valdés Returns
Sat Apr 15, 7:30pm
Sun Apr 16, 2:30pm
Maximiano Valdés, conductor
Sterling Elliott, cello

ANGÉLICA NEGRÓN  “Me he perdido” (I’ve Gotten Lost)
SAINT-SAËNS  Cello Concerto
BRUCKNER  Symphony No. 6 in A major

Mozart’s Magic Flute
Sat Apr 22, 7:30pm
Sun Apr 23, 2:30pm
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Julie Newell, stage director
Adam Luebke, chorusmaster
Hillman Opera Program at SUNY Fredonia School of Music

MOZART  The Magic Flute

Brahms’ Fourth 

Fri May 5, 10:30am
Sat, May 6, 7:30pm
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Daniel Pendley, double bass
Brett Shurtliffe, double bass

JOSÉ LEZCANO  Concerto for two Double Basses (world premiere)
BRAHMS  Symphony No. 4 in E minor

Classical Jazz
Fri May 12, 10:30am
Sat May 13, 7:30pm
Damon Gupton, conductor
Regina Carter, violin

ELLINGTON  Black, Brown and Beige Suite
SCHIFF  Four Sisters: Concerto for Jazz Violin & Orchestra
TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No. 2 in C minor

Beethoven & Strauss
Sat June 3, 7:30pm
Sun June 4, 2:30pm
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Norman Krieger, piano

BEETHOVEN  Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major
R. STRAUSS  Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme Suite

Verdi’s Requiem
Sat Jun 10, 7:30pm
Sun Jun 11, 2:30pm
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus
Adam Luebke, BPC music director
SUNY Fredonia School of Music Chorus

VERDI  Requiem