Lukas Foss Centennial Celebration at Carnegie Hall

We are delighted that the BPO was able to return to Carnegie Hall on Monday, October 3rd to celebrate the life and legacy of American Composer and former BPO Music director, Lukas Foss. Over four hundred guests from the Western New York community traveled to New York City to join us for this monumental performance. JoAnn Falletta led the program, featuring the Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Downtown Voices, along with soloists Amy Porter, flute and BPO Concertmaster Nikki Chooi, violin.

All of us at the BPO would like to say a special thank you to our donors. This concert helped brand the orchestra nationally, build audiences locally, and further fiscally strengthen our 2022-2023 season. This would not have been possible without their generous support.


Tour Lead Sponsor:
John and Carolyn Yurtchuk
Tour Leaders:

Philip H. Hubbell
Carin Phillips

Mark Chason and Mariana Botero-Chason,
in sponsorship of BPO concertmaster Nikki Chooi

Additional major support provided by:

Gary and Willow Brost
Crowley Webb and Associates, Inc.
Monte Hoffman
MOOG, Inc.
Corinne Rice
Steve and Nicole Swift

Musician Sponsors

Robert G. and Carol L. Morris, horn section sponsors

Vanda and Paul Albera
Victoria A. Christopher
Anne Conable
Michael P. D’Ambrosio
Edward N. Giannino
Constance A. Greco
Mr. and Mrs. George G. Herbert
Michael and Marilee Keller
Mark Lauretig and Susan Morgenstern
Cindy and Francis Letro
Bradford Lewis
Ronald Luczak and Michael Boland
Walter F. and Mary Pawlowski
Dr. Gilbert Schulenberg
Sonny and Diane Sonnenstein
Karen and Daniel Sperrazza
Bud and Sandy Whistler
Christopher Wilk and Christine Standish

And thank you to so many others who made this tour possible!