Category: Press Releases

New musicians to join Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

BUFFALO, NY – When the BPO’s new season begins on Sept. 17, there will be several new faces onstage. The BPO has recently hired two oboe players and a French horn. Each was chosen through an international and nationally advertised audition process. Hundreds of musicians from all over the world submitted resumes. A number of… Read more »

Sold-out Buffalo Philharmonic concert celebrates diversity and community partnership

BUFFALO, NY – Friday’s Donor and Subscriber Appreciation Concert continues a longstanding tradition, but with several twists. The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will be joined onstage by participants in the 2016 Doctors of the World and Fantasy Camp, who are highly-trained amateur musicians living out their dream of playing with a professional orchestra. Forty-eight participants from… Read more »

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Creates Diversity Council, Signs Mayor Byron Brown’s Opportunity Pledge

For Immediate Release Contact:Kate Jenkins Communications Coordinator Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra 716-242-7819 kmockler@bpo.org   Buffalo, NY — The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra today announced the formation of a Diversity Council as an outgrowth of its burgeoning community engagement program and that the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to sign Mayor Byron Brown’s Opportunity Pledge. Otis N. Glover… Read more »

KeyBank to sponsor Buffalo Philharmonic Pops Series

Buffalo, NY — KeyBank is the latest corporation to increase their support of Buffalo’s internationally acclaimed orchestra. The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s Pops Series will now be known as the KeyBank Pops Series. Key Private Bank previously sponsored the 2015-16 season of the BPO Rocks series. The announcement was made at the Bisons’ Independence Eve event,… Read more »

Spotlight on rock visionaries in 2016-17 BPO Rocks series

  BUFFALO, NY -Your Buffalo Philharmonic rocks in the 2016-17 season, celebrating the music of five highly-regarded rock visionaries, each of whom had a profound effect on the musical landscape. Electric guitars blend with strings, woodwinds and horns as rock musicians join forces with the BPO. The series kicks off on Friday, Oct. 21 with… Read more »

Guitarist from Russia sweeps all prizes in 2016 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition

    Anton Baranov winner of international event organized by the Buffalo Philharmonic and WNED | WBFO     BUFFALO, N.Y. — Following tonight’s final round performance with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Anton Baranov of Russia won first place in the seventh biennial JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition. He was also selected as the… Read more »

M&T Bank’s $500,000 Gift Leads New Push for the Crescendo Campaign Continues the bank’s long history of support for the BPO

Buffalo, New York — The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s Crescendo Campaign is taking the next step to up the tempo in pushing toward the $25 million benchmark this summer. With approximately $23 million in pledges already made, the campaign is targeting $2 million in new grants over the next few months. The M&T Charitable Foundation has… Read more »

Announcing the Buffalo Philharmonic’s Summer Schedule

This summer, the Buffalo Philharmonic will perform at 11 of Western New York’s most iconic parks and venues. The summer season begins with a performance at the Ellicottville Music Festival at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 2, featuring the music of heroes and villains. The orchestra will be in downtown Buffalo the following night for the… Read more »