Category: Press Releases

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   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 »

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 »