Category: BPO in the News

In the studio: The World of The Ring

When Klaus Heymann, founding chairman of Naxos, asked the Buffalo Philharmonic (BPO) to record the seven orchestral interludes from Wagner’s Ring cycle, he set in motion a series of events that resulted in an extraordinary and highly unusual concert programme. JoAnn Falletta The BPO and music director JoAnn Falletta always present an upcoming CD programme… Read more »

BPO season puts America in the spotlight, Mary Kunz Goldman, Buffalo News

Timpani roll, please. And better beat the snare drum, too. The theme of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2017-2018 season, just announced, is America. The Classics season kicks off on Sept. 16 with a rare appearance by German superstar violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, playing Tchaikovsky. But after that, the orchestra begins a two-week celebration of American masters. From… Read more »

BPO gives Buffalo school children a lesson in ‘feeling the music,’ Eileen Buckley, WBFO

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra has a long legacy of performing concerts for area school children.  This school year the BPO Youth Concerts are featuring a blend of music and visual arts. WBFO’s senior reporter Eileen Buckley takes us inside Kleinhans Music Hall where some young Buffalo Public School children started their day with a lesson… Read more »

Interview with JoAnn Falletta, James Strecker

JOANN FALLETTA: MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE BUFFALO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA AND THE VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND AT THE FOREFRONT OF WOMEN CONDUCTORS IN THE CHANGING WORLD OF CLASSICAL MUSIC – A REVIEWER’S INTERVIEW WITH PEOPLE IN THE ARTS Read on jamesstrecker.com JAMES STRECKER: If you were asked for 50 words for an encyclopedia to summarize what… Read more »

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra announces 6-year contract with musicians, Mary Kunz Goldman, Buffalo News

A new contract is in place. That was good news announced Saturday at the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s season-opening concert in Kleinhans Music Hall. BPO musicians have reached an agreement with the orchestra’s management on a new six-year contract. The contract was ratified by the musicians Thursday, the orchestra announced. The agreement is expected to be… Read more »

John Morris Russell brings pizzazz to the Pops, After 50 Magazine

As the Principal Pops Conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic, John Morris Russell has big shoes to fill. In the 1980s and 1990s, Doc Severinsen embodied the Pops spirit at the Buffalo Philharmonic, with crowd-pleasing, dynamic programs. Night owls who watched him during the week on “The Tonight Show” flocked to the hall for their own… Read more »