Category: Press Releases

Landmark contract settlement for BPO musicians reached

BUFFALO, NY — The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Society, Inc. and American Federation of Musicians Local 92, representing the musicians of the BPO, have reached agreement on a new six-year contract. The announcement was made Saturday night at the nearly sold-out house on the opening night of the BPO’s 2016-17 season at Kleinhans Music Hall. The… Read more »

Buffalo Philharmonic delivers toys to Women & Children’s Hospital; Toy collection part of ongoing Healing Arts initiative

BUFFALO, NY – The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is providing cheer for the young patients at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo (WCHOB). Hundreds of building block sets and toys were collected at the BPO Fantasy Camp event this summer, which saw doctors and other adult amateur musicians from around the world come to Buffalo to… Read more »

Buffalo Philharmonic to begin season with new Director of Orchestra and Hall Operations

BUFFALO, NY — Alison Bolton has joined the staff of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra as Director of Orchestra and Hall Operations. Bolton grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in viola performance from The University of North Carolina School of the Arts and The University of Akron, respectively, and has… Read more »

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 »