Category: BPO in the News

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 »

Mozart, Mahler spark rousing response at Kleinhans, Mary Kunz Goldman, Buffalo News

Two fabulous Fifths are filling Kleinhans Music Hall this weekend. The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Music Director JoAnn Falletta, is performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 and the huge Symphony No. 5 of Gustav Mahler. This is a real apples-and-oranges program. And I am overjoyed to report that at Saturday’s concert, both pieces brought… Read more »

JoAnn Falletta joins founding fathers, Nobel winners in American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Mary Kunz Goldman, Buffalo News

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, established in 1780, has a distinguished new member. Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director JoAnn Falletta has been elected to the historic group. The induction ceremony will take place on Oct. 8 in Cambridge, Mass. The academy’s purpose, according to its charter, is “to cultivate every art and science… Read more »

RECORD KEEPING | Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra/JoAnn Falletta: Florent Schmitt, Paul E. Robinson, Musical Toronto

The city of Buffalo is only 100 miles from Toronto, and as I mentioned in a previous article, it has an excellent orchestra with a distinguished history. Its conductors have included such luminaries as William Steinberg, Josef Krips, Lukas Foss, Michael Tilson Thomas, Semyon Bychkov, and the present music director, JoAnn Falletta.  Steinberg and Krips… Read more »

From Mozart to Strauss, Jan Jezioro, Artvoice

This weekend, Buffalo Philharmonic music director JoAnn Falletta will be on the podium in Kleinhans this Saturday at 8:30pm, and on Sunday at 2:30pm for a BPO program featuring the Austro-Germanic composers Mozart, Franz Schreker and Richard Strauss. Making his welcome BPO return engagement, pianist Eldar Nebolsin will be the featured soloist in Mozart’s sublime… Read more »