Category: BPO in the News

Artistically and financially, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra had a sound year, James Fink, Buffalo Business First

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra has struck a chord both artistically and financially with its supporters. In its just-completed fiscal year, the orchestra saw attendance increase by more than 11.5 percent to a record 212,114 people attending at least one of its 129 performances. Financially, the BPO finished slightly in the black. “It was a fantastic… Read more »

Plan to donate Clement Mansion will give BPO, Red Cross shared home, Jonathan Epstein, Buffalo News

After several years of uncertainty, the Buffalo chapter of the American Red Cross can now rest assured it will be staying indefinitely in its Delaware Avenue home – along with some musical accompaniment. John Yurtchuk, a developer and former chairman of the regional Red Cross chapter, is buying the prominent Clement Mansion from the nonprofit… Read more »

With library naming, BPO extols its unsung heroes, Nick Lippa, WBFO

There are unseen heroes in the orchestra family. Some of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s heroes work in the basement of Kleinhans Music Hall, but now they are being brought out into the light. The BPO has named its music library after Bradford Lewis following a substantial gift to the orchestra. “Without classical music, I wouldn’t… Read more »

Congrats to our long-serving musicians!

On June 3, 2017, we honored four musicians who were celebrating an anniversary with the orchestra. Cellist Robbie Hausmann joined the BPO in 1982 under Julius Rudel. He is one of only a few musicians in the orchestra who are native Western New Yorkers. He studied at Juilliard and at Eastman, and serves as associate… Read more »

Comedy legend Bill Murray & cellist Jan Vogler bring collaboration to Kleinhans

  Tickets on sale June 9, 10 AM BUFFALO, NY – Bill Murray’s fans know to expect the unexpected from the multifaceted comedian and actor. Murray became famous on “Saturday Night Live,” and cemented his reputation with blockbuster comedies like “Ghostbusters,” “What About Bob,” and “Groundhog Day.” In recent years, he’s become equally as well-known… Read more »

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 »