Category: Press Releases

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 »

Teachers, students and benefactors honored at BPO’s annual Celebration of Music Education

BUFFALO, NY — Saturday, May 14 will mark the annual Celebration of Music Education at Kleinhans Music Hall, presented by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. A reception and awards ceremony open to honorees, music educators, administrators and supporters of music education will be catered by Oliver’s and take place at 6:30 p.m. At the beginning of… Read more »

JoAnn Falletta Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

  JoAnn Falletta, Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Virginia Symphony, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The induction ceremony will take place on October 8, 2016 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Jonathan F. Fanton, President of the Academy welcomes Maestro Falletta together with her fellow newly elected Academy… Read more »

Sixteen Jazz Composers’ Works to be Performed by Three Orchestras

Between May and September 2016, three different orchestras will give public readings of new works for symphony orchestra written by a total of sixteen jazz composers as part of the third Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute (JCOI) Readings, a program coordinated by EarShot, the National Orchestra Composition Discovery Network. In addition to the reading sessions, the… Read more »

Announcing the 2016-2017 Pops Series

The 2016-17 Bank of America Pops Series offers the electricity of Broadway and hits from the 60s, 70s, and 80s in a seaosn hand-crafted by our new Principal Pops Conductor, John Morris Russell.