Category: Press Releases

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 »

Announcing the 2018-19 Kurt Weill Festival

Announcing the 2018-19 Kurt Weill Festival A collaboration of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences’ Collaboratory Buffalo, NY — The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences’ Collaboratory are pleased to announce the Kurt Weill Festival, a major creative partnership and… 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 »

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 »