BPOnDemand Virtual Performance Series

Using state-of-the-art audio and video recording technology, we bring the magical acoustics of Kleinhans right to your living room via your computer or mobile device! This 6-concert series of Classics and Pops developed for the 2021-2022 season will be broadcast on a set schedule, with each concert available on-demand for 30 days following its premiere. Virtual tickets and ticket packages are available for purchase. Your virtual ticket acts just like a physical ticket would, redeemable for access to your BPOnDemand performance.

The full 6-concert BPOnDemand series is available for $120, or choose any 3 concerts for $66. Tickets can also be purchased individually for $25 each.

Click the buttons below to purchase a 3 or 6-concert package, or explore each of our upcoming BPOnDemand concerts below.

For personalized service to any of your questions, please e-mail the BPO Box Office at boxoffice@bpo.org, or call (716) 885-5000.

Tango Caliente

Available on-demand beginning Thursday, November 4

Bradley Thachuk, conductor
Camille Zamora, soprano
Hector Del Curto, bandoneón
Celina Rotundo & Hugo Patyn, dancers

A night of seductive, fiery tango classics with sizzling soprano Camille Zamora and dazzling bandoneón virtuoso Hector Del Curto. Award-winning and internationally-acclaimed Argentinian dancers Celina Rotundo and Hugo Patyn join in for an evening dedicated to the dance of romance– prepare to fall in love.

Nikki Chooi Plays Brahms

Available on-demand beginning Thursday, December 9

JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Nikki Chooi, violin

Mendelssohn’s joyful symphony captures his happy impressions of a youthful journey through Italy in a program also featuring a haunting, syncopated tango by Piazzolla. BPO concertmaster, Nikki Chooi, is highlighted tackling Brahms’ profound violin concerto, a “Mount Everest” of the repertoire.

Gershwin & Barber

Available on-demand beginning Thursday, February 3

Keith Lockhart, conductor
Philippe Quint, violin

Virtuoso Philippe Quint debuts with the BPO on Samuel Barber’s romantic, reflective, and storied violin concerto, while contemporary composer Gabriela Frank’s homage to her South American heritage was distinctly influenced by Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances. Dvořák’s American Suite was originally written for piano while the composer was on a U.S. visit. The program concludes with George Gershwin’s iconic, jazz-infused, epic love letter to the City of Light.

Tchaikovsky & The Mermaid

Available on-demand beginning Thursday, April 7

JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin

GRAMMY® Award-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich returns to the BPO to tackle Tchaikovsky’s dramatic and technically mesmerizing Violin Concerto. Zemlinsky’s lavishly-scored underwater fantasy is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale of the mermaid who sacrifices herself out of unrequited love for a prince, and Fuch’s latest work is inspired by abstract expressionism’s ‘washes of color.’

Gospel According to Swing

Available on-demand beginning Thursday, May 19

Byron Stripling, conductor, trumpet, vocals

A jubilant concert experience bursting with the spirit of gospel music, and bubbling with the influences of jazz and blues, including He’s Got the Whole World, Go Tell It On the Mountain, and Amazing Grace. From Mahalia Jackson to Aretha Franklin, through the influences of Bessie Smith and Duke Ellington, this stirring concert will set your soul on fire!

Elgar Impressions

Available on-demand beginning Thursday, May 26

JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Roman Mekinulov, cello

Your BPO is delighted when we can present the most famous of English compositions, Elgar’s loving miniature portraits of his family and friends, always witty and radiant. Kodály’s oft-neglected symphony conjures up nostalgia for his Eastern European homeland. Bloch’s meditative, haunting rhapsody is titled after the Hebrew name for Solomon and the lessons of life he pondered. Bloch proffers words of hope – “an ardent prayer that one day, men will know their brotherhood, and live in harmony and peace.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Why isn’t every performance available on-demand?
The production of broadcasting orchestral performances is intricate and costly work due to music licensing and other factors. Rest assured, our 2021-2022 BPOnDemand series features a wonderful selection of the best of Classics and Pops, and we hope to be able to offer other ways to experience your BPO in broadcast performances as well.

How do I watch a BPOnDemand video-streaming performance?
BPOnDemand allows you to enjoy the world-class musicianship of your BPO from anywhere in the world, on-demand via your computer or mobile device. There is no need to log in to your BPO account to view the performance. The information below will help you make sure you’re ready to enjoy your next BPOnDemand experience.

  • Step 1: Select from the list of upcoming BPOnDemand performances and add as many virtual tickets as you’d like to your cart. One household only needs one virtual ticket to receive a link to view the performance. After checkout, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with a link specifically for you to each of the events.
  • Step 2: Don’t worry about losing that confirmation e-mail! On the day of the event, a reminder e-mail will be sent to you once again containing your unique link to the performance. Click the link and get ready to enjoy the concert!
  • Step 3: After the event, access the performance as many times as you’d like, available on-demand for a limited time using the same access link you received in your e-mail.

What time of day will my BPOnDemand performance premiere?

Our BPOnDemand performances premiere at midnight on the date of their release, so when you wake up, you can enjoy your BPO right away, or save the performance to view anytime within that 30-day window.

What are the basic system requirements for accessing BPOnDemand performances?

For the best BPOnDemand experience, we recommend you have the most up-to-date web browser (Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari), most up-to-date operating system, a fast and reliable internet connection, and a high-quality speaker system.

How fast does my internet connection need to be?

A fast and reliable internet connection is highly recommended for BPOnDemand. At a minimum, your download speed should be 1.5 mbps. For optimal playback, we recommend download speeds of at least 5 mbps. Faster download speeds will ensure a better playback experience on all devices.

How do I test my internet connection speed?

There are numerous free tools available online to test your internet connection speed, including Speedtest.net.

Please note that many factors determine the download speed available via your internet connection at any given time. It can help to close other tabs, browsers, and programs while streaming your content. It may also help to hardwire your internet connection instead of using a wireless network connection.

Can I watch BPOnDemand on my TV?

It may be possible to connect your computer directly to your TV wirelessly or with an HDMI cable. There are ample resources on the web to help guide you with this process, including the following:

How to connect your laptop to your TV wirelessly or with HDMI

Additionally, it may be possible for you to connect to BPOnDemand performances on your Apple TV using AirPlay, or to an internet-enabled TV via Chromecast or other streaming devices. We recommend referring to your TV’s manual or contacting your manufacturer with questions.

How do I contact BPOnDemand customer support?

Please e-mail boxoffice@bpo.org with any technical questions, or call the Box Office at (716) 885-5000 during regular business hours. While we are not IT professionals, we are dedicated to providing the best listening experience for our patrons and we will do our very best to help with your questions. Please remember, if you have initial trouble viewing, you have 30 days from the date of the concert premiere to view the concert once again as many times as you’d like.

Please provide as much detail as you can when contacting customer support, including a complete description of the issue(s) you are having with BPOnDemand, the date and time you experienced the issue(s), and whether your issue(s) is specific to one BPOnDemand concert title. It will also help us troubleshoot your problem to include other details like your specific browser and version, type of internet connection, and connection speed.

Can I buy BPOnDemand tickets for friends and family, near and far?

Of course! However, at this time, we do not have the ability to send virtual ticket links to multiple e-mail recipients from one order. You will need to process your virtual ticket gift to friends and family as a separate order. When you receive your confirmation e-mail containing a unique link to the performance, you will then need to forward it along to your friend. Please note, each household will need one unique ticket link to view the performance.

Can gift cards be used to purchase BPOnDemand tickets?

Yes, gift cards can be used toward any BPO ticket purchase, including BPOnDemand tickets.