Category: BPO in the News

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 »

Long-serving BPO musicians, staff recognized

At the final M&T Bank Classics concert of the season, four BPO musicians and one staff member were recognized publicly for their long service to the orchestra. Violinist Mary Louise Nanna is celebrating 50 years with the orchestra. She is among the few native Western New Yorkers in the orchestra, and is also a member… Read more »

Scaling The Spectacular Heights Richard Strauss’ Alpine Symphony Receives Its BPO Premiere, Jan Jezioro, Artvoice

Richard Strauss completed his final tone poem, Ein Alpensinfonie, Op. 64 “An Alpine Symphony”, in 1915. Somewhat surprisingly, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s performance of “An Alpine Symphony”, under the baton of its music director JoAnn Falletta, will be an orchestra premiere on its season finale concerts on Saturday June 4 at 8pm and Sunday June… Read more »

Towering Strauss ends BPO season, Mary Kunz Goldman, Buffalo News

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is ending this season with a blast of triumphant, Romantic music. The final Classics concert features Richard Strauss’ “Alpine Symphony,” a work that, because of its scope and intense demands, is heard only rarely. It’s a first for the BPO’s Classics series, and to up the ante that much more, the… Read more »