Category: Press Releases

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 »

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra announces its 2018-2019 season

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra announces its 2018-2019 season and your connection to the world’s music   BUFFALO, NY – The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates the vast array of music that makes up our world in the upcoming season. The 2018-19 season is filled with major works, superstars, drama, multimedia and masterpieces old and new that will… Read more »

Buffalo Philharmonic seeks to raise $30,000 in 30 days for first international tour in 30 years

Buffalo Philharmonic seeks to raise $30,000 in 30 days for first international tour in 30 years BUFFALO, NY – With less than seven weeks until the Buffalo Philharmonic departs for Poland, a fundraising challenge has been set. Longtime BPO friends and supporters Cindy and Francis Letro have challenged the BPO to raise $30,000 in 30… Read more »

West Side Connection week features community and school events

West Side Connection week features community and school events BUFFALO, NY – The BPO’s award-winning West Side Connection education program takes place during the first week of February, and this year, its influence will spread beyond the schools. For Immediate Release Jan. 30, 2018 Contact: Kate Jenkins BPO Communications Coordinator kmockler@bpo.org (716) 242-7819 Robin Parkinson… Read more »

BPO chamber orchestra to perform in area churches

Buffalo Philharmonic to perform chamber concerts in area churches January 10, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact:Kate Jenkins Communications Coordinator Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra 716-242-7819 kmockler@bpo.org Buffalo, NY – For three engagements, a small group of BPO musicians are trading the concert hall for a more intimate setting. BPO Concertmaster Dennis Kim is once again directing a… Read more »

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 »

BPO Announces Staff Promotion

Buffalo, NY – Daniel Hart, Executive Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, today announced the promotion of Jennifer Barbee to Associate Director & Director of Development. Barbee joined the BPO as Director of Development in 2010 after serving in the same position at the Virginia Symphony from 2002 to 2010. She previously held positions at… Read more »

Buffalo Philharmonic celebrates the holiday season with Irish Tenors, Polar Express, classical treasures and a visit from Santa

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is gearing up for another busy holiday season, with four chances to experience the joy and magic of the holidays in concert. For Immediate Release Contact:Kate Jenkins Communications Coordinator Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra 716-242-7819 kmockler@bpo.org THE IRISH TENORS The season begins at 7 p.m Wednesday Dec. 6 with a performance from the… Read more »

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Invited to Perform at the Prestigious Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival in Warsaw

BUFFALO, NY – JoAnn Falletta is taking the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to Poland in March to perform in four different cities and four acclaimed concert halls. The tour comes at the invitation of Elzbieta Penderecka, president and founder of the Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival, an annual two-week festival in Warsaw that features many of… Read more »