Category: BPO in the News

New Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra recording features works custom-made for the Nickel City

BUFFALO, NY — The follow-up to 2015’s ultra-popular “Built For Buffalo” recording is here. “Built For Buffalo 2” is now available through the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra box office and website. Released on the BPO’s house label, Beau Fleuve, and recorded over four years, it features the world premiere recordings of three pieces commissioned for BPO… Read more »

BPO names names Jaman Edward Dunn as first-ever appointee to new Community Engagement conducting position

BUFFALO, NY – Jaman Edward Dunn will become the first-ever Assistant Conductor, Community Engagement of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, starting later this month. The one-year Assistant Conductor position was funded by Round VII of the New York State Council on the Arts Regional Economic Development Council initiative and is part of the BPO’s ongoing efforts… Read more »

Bokyung Byun becomes first female winner of JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Following tonight’s final round performance with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Bokyung Byun of  South Korea won first place and Musician’s Choice in the eighth biennial JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition. Byun is the first woman to win the Competition. Tengue “TY” Zhang of China captured Audience Favorite and second place. Congyi… Read more »

JoAnn Falletta to receive SUNY Honorary Doctor of Music at Buffalo State College

Buffalo State College will confer degrees on 1,900 undergraduate and 683 graduate students during its 146th commencement celebration, Saturday, May 19, in the Sports Arena. Degree candidates will be honored at morning (9:00 a.m.) and afternoon (1:00 p.m.) baccalaureate ceremonies and an evening (5:00 p.m.) master’s hooding and certificate of advanced study (C.A.S.) ceremony. The… Read more »

Listening Post: Wagner

Review by Jeff Simon, Buffalo News, April 6, 2018 Wagner, Orchestral Music from “Der Ring des Nibelungen” performed by Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by JoAnn Falletta (Naxos). If you take an historical overview of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra you have to conclude that no BPO conductor has achieved anything close on record with the orchestra… Read more »

A celebration in Lublin

After all of the planning, all of the coordination, the excitement, and the hoopla, it’s hard to believe that the tour has ended so quickly. But last night’s performance at the Centre of Culture in Lublin (Centrum Spotkania Kultur) was the final stop on this tour. The hall was completed in 2015. Its construction was… Read more »

“The BPO is Perfect”

That was the headline out of Warsaw that greeted us this morning on Twitter. This is one of the first reviews of our performances that we’ve been able to see in America. Written by Wojciech Giczkowski for his Teatralna Warszawa (“Warsaw Theater”) blog, it was nothing short of glowing! We did the best we could… Read more »

Eat, sleep, perform: Katowice

Katowice, we’re told, is a hidden gem of Poland, a riverside city that has utterly transformed from a crushingly gray, oppressive place under Communism to a bustling business center with a vibrant cultural life. Unfortunately, we have to take their word for it. With a 2 PM arrival in the city, and warm-ups starting between… Read more »

Images from Warsaw

This morning, Executive Director Dan Hart shared his impressions of last night’s concert. The big Warsaw moment came and went in a flurry, and it was a tremendous night for the BPO. Many of the BPO fans in attendance were moved to tears by the electric nature of the performance and the profound artistic statement… Read more »

Warsaw: the big day

March 20, 2018. Notable to some as the first day of spring, just an ordinary Tuesday to many others. But to us, it’s a significant moment in our history. It’s a day that people will talk about for years. It’s the day we made genuine history as the first full American orchestra to perform at… Read more »