Category: Featured

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra announces “Buffalo Sings Champion” contest

BUFFALO, NY – The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is looking for Buffalo’s top vocal talent. The winner will perform “Over the Rainbow,” written by Buffalo native Harold Arlen, with the BPO at the “Buffalo Sings” concert on Saturday, April 14. Principal Pops Conductor John Morris Russell will lead the concert, which will feature some of the… Read more »

Two musicians retire after a combined 102 years of service

This year’s Classical Christmas concerts brought some bittersweet news: the retirement of First Violin Marylouise Nanna and Principal Harp Suzanne Thomas. Nanna and Thomas began their orchestral careers on Oct. 3, 1966, under Lukas Foss. Since then, they have performed with the BPO in Europe and at Carnegie Hall, appeared on more than 50 recordings,… Read more »

Beethoven’s Third & Emperor Piano Concertos – Norman Krieger/Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra/JoAnn Falletta [Decca], Classical Source

“This coupling has much to recommend it…There are no fads or fancies; rather we get the music straight from the hip.” [Three Stars] By Colin Anderson My understanding is that this release is currently only available in South Korea and also direct from the Buffalo Philharmonic. No doubt the artists involved hope for an international… 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 »

For the first time in decades, the International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians meets in Buffalo

For Immediate Release Contact:Kate Jenkins Communications Coordinator Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra 716-242-7819 BUFFALO, NY – When the International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians last met in Buffalo, Jimmy Griffin was the mayor, and the Buffalo Sabres still played at the Aud. The organization representing the top 52 orchestras in the nation hasn’t held their… Read more »

The Richardson Olmsted Campus & the BPO present enLIGHTen Fri. July 28, 9 PM

The Richardson Olmsted Campus and the Buffalo Philharmonic present enLIGHTen Iconic architecture.  Stunning visuals. Inspiring LIVE music. Fri. July 28, 9 PM For Immediate Release Contact: Ms. Corey Fabian Borenstein Visitor Services Coordinator Richardson Olmsted Campus 726 Exchange St., Suite 1006 Buffalo, NY 14210 Direct: (716) 601-1153   Contact: Kate Jenkins Communications Coordinator Buffalo… Read more »

Buffalo Philharmonic’s 2017-18 season celebrates the power of music around the world and our American musical heritage

BUFFALO, NY – The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2017-18 season will feature a celebration of America’s musical heritage to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth, a theme that’s evident in both the M&T Bank Classics Series and the KeyBank Pops Series. For Immediate Release Contact:Kate Jenkins Communications Coordinator Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra 716-242-7819… Read more »