22-23 Rock Series

22-23 Rock Series


The Music of The Moody Blues

Fri Oct 21, 7:30pm
Michael Krajewski, conductor

Some of the very best singers and instrumentalists in the U.K. come together to create the ultimate tribute to the greatest classic rock band of a generation, capturing hits such as Nights in White Satin, Tuesday Afternoon, Go Now, and Isn’t Life Strange.


Deep Purple Rising: A Symphonic Tribute

Fri Jan 20, 7:30pm
Bradley Thachuk, conductor

Legendary rock vocalist Phil Naro fronts a full band and your BPO performing fan favorites by Deep Purple, Whitesnake, and Rainbow, unlike you’ve ever heard them before.


Jefferson Starship

Fri Mar 10, 7:30pm
Timothy Berens, conductor

To tell the story of Jefferson Starship is to tell the story of rock and roll, from its roots as Jefferson Airplane, to 70s pro-rock and AOR, to Jefferson Starship, and the 80s split that created Starship. Today, original member David Freiberg is backed by a top-notch group of veteran musicians in the re-formed Jefferson Starship.


Revolution: The Music of The Beatles 

Fri Apr 28, 7:30pm
Bradley Thachuk, conductor

A magical musical and visual journey of The Beatles, featuring video, animation, and arrangements of over 25 top hits, incuding Ticket to Ride, Penny Lane, All You Need Is Love, Get Back, Here Comes the Sun,and Hey Jude.

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The Music of ABBA
Sat Nov 19, 7:30pm
Ron Spigelman, conductor

Mamma mia, here we go again! Relive the 1970s in all its gold lamé glory with one of the world’s most popular and best-selling ABBA tribute shows, Arrival from Sweden! Experience all of ABBA’s greatest hits, from Dancing Queen, Take A Chance, and SOS, to Money Money Money, Waterloo, and many more, with the flamboyant frocks and powerhouse vocals you have come to love from Sweden’s number one musical export.


Pops Goes Totally 80s

Sat Mar 11, 7:30pm
Stuart Chafetz, conductor

No need for a Walkman or a mixtape to relive your favorite ’80s jams! Stu Chafetz, Principal Pops Conductor of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, leads your BPO in an evening of totally tubular ’80s hits from Phil Collins, Rush, Michael Jackson, George Michael, and Billy Joel, as well as selections from blockbuster ‘80s flicks like Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, and more.