Category: Press Releases

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 »

Buffalo Philharmonic celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with church performances, Mambo Kings concert

BUFFALO, NY – It’s Hispanic Heritage Month and the BPO is celebrating. BPO violist Janz Castelo is leading a string quartet composed of himself, BPO violinists Andrea Blanchard-Cone and Amy Licata and cellist Eva Herer in performances at several churches that serve the Hispanic community. Castelo is the Artistic Director of the Buffalo Chamber Players,… Read more »

At annual meeting, Buffalo Philharmonic announces balanced budget, touts record-breaking season, honors partners, names new trustees and officers

BUFFALO, NY – On Sept. 12, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Society, Inc. stakeholders gathered at Kleinhans Music Hall for its annual membership meeting to review the past season, to elect trustees, and to get updates on the state of the orchestra. For the 2016-17 season, Treasurer Jim Beardi reported that the BPO broke records in ticket… Read more »

Buffalo Philharmonic starts season with glamour and panache

BUFFALO, NY – The Buffalo Philharmonic’s 2017-18 season celebrates American ingenuity while honoring the European roots of the classical tradition. The season begins on Sept. 16 with a performance starring eminent violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter. Mutter rarely performs in North America, and has not performed with the BPO since 1988. She will play Tchaikovsky’s sole violin… 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 kmockler@bpo.org 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 »