22-23 Coffee Concerts

22-23 Coffee Concert Series


Coffee Classics

Tchaikovsky Piano No. 1
Fri Oct 14, 10:30am
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
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Pacho Flores, trumpet

ARTURO MÁrquez  Trumpet Concerto
HAYDN  Trumpet Concerto
BERLIOZ Symphonie Fantastique

JoAnn’s Classical Christmas
Fri Dec 9, 10:30am
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
Marcelo Lehninger, conductor
Sonia Goulart, piano

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

Schumann’s Second

Fri Feb 3, 10:30am
Sat Feb 4, 7:30pm
Ankush Kumar Bahl, conductor
Sterling Elliott, cello

REENA ESMAIL  “Testament” from Vishwas
SAINT-SAENS  Cello Concerto No. 1
SCHUMANN  Symphony No. 2

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

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

Brahms’ Fourth 

Fri May 5, 10:30am
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
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

Verdi’s Requiem
Fri Sep 30, 10:30am
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus
Adam Luebke, BPC music director
SUNY Fredonia School of Music Chorus

VERDI  Requiem

Coffee Pops

Doo Wop Project
Fri Sep 23, 10:30am
John Morris Russell, conductor

The stunning resurgence of pop a cappella traditions today has roots in the music of the 1950s and 1960s. The tight harmonies and soaring melodies of groups like The Imperials, The Belmonts, and The Platters influenced generations of singers from The Beach Boys and The Temptations to Boyz II Men, Pentatonix, and Maroon 5. Join your BPO, The Doo Wop Project, and John Morris Russell for a retrospective of high-impact harmonies.


Fri Nov 4, 10:30am
Bradley Thachuk, conductor

Set your watch back 100 years to the time of dimly lit cabarets and speakeasies of New York, Paris, Berlin, London, Chicago, Atlantic City, and Buffalo! Experience the roaring 1920s in all its decadence, with vintage imagery and jazzy favorites from Irving Berlin, Edith Piaf, Josephine Baker, and more.

John Morris Russell’s Holiday Pops
Thu Dec 15, 10:30am
Fri Dec 16, 10:30am
John Morris Russell, conductor

Deck the concert hall with holly jolly fun as Principal Pops Conductor John Morris Russell returns for four festive performances filled to the brim with holiday music favorites, a timeless carol sing-along, and maybe even a visit from the “man with the bag” himself… if you’re nice!

Unforgettable: Nat & Natalie

Fri Feb 10, 10:30am
John Morris Russell, conductor

Two legendary performers. Father and daughter. Nat and Natalie. Both Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole put their individual stamp on the jazz and pop music of their day and won multiple Grammys along the way. ‘Unforgettable’ celebrates Nat’s 100th birthday and honors this incredible father-daughter duo whose flexible musical styles and undeniable talent continue to influence the best musicians of today.

Patriotic Pops
Fri May 26, 10:30am
John Morris Russell, conductor

A Memorial Day weekend tradition! Join Principal Pops Conductor John Morris Russell and your BPO in a red, white, and blue musical salute to our nation and the sacrifices of our honorable servicemen and women.