Community Spotlight

Community Spotlight has been featuring school and community groups at Kleinhans for 25 years!

Buffalo Suzuki Strings

This program features school and community groups in performances before BPO concerts throughout the year. Performances occur in the Mary Seaton Room at Kleinhans 45 minutes before the start time of BPO concerts listed below. Each student performer receives a free ticket to the concert that follows. Family, friends and community members receive discount ticket prices to attend.

Community Spotlight is open to all Western New York school and community groups.   To submit an online application to reserve a date for your ensemble, click here.

 

2018-19 DATES

Happy Birthday Gershwin, POPS

Saturday, September 22 at 8:00 PM
MAIN STAGE STUDIOS

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto, CLASSICS

Saturday, September 29 at 8:00 PM
MARY HANDLEY PIANO STUDIO

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto, CLASSICS

Sunday, September 30 at 2:30 PM
GRADUATE PIANO STUDENTS FROM THE STUDIO OF ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR ERIC HUEBNER

Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 3, CLASSICS

Saturday, October 13 at 8:00 PM
MUHAMMAD SCHOOL OF MUSIC

The Linda Ronstadt Songbook, POPS

Saturday, November 3 at 8:00 PM
SACRED HEART ACADEMY CHAMBER SINGERS

Paganini’s Fire, CLASSICS

Saturday, November 10 at 8:00 PM
GREATER BUFFALO YOUTH ORCHESTRA

Paganini’s Fire, CLASSICS

Sunday, November 11 at 2:30 PM
WOOM MUSIC STUDIO

Pictures at an Exhibition, CLASSICS

Saturday, November 17 at 8:00 PM
KENMORE WEST STRING ORCHESTRAS

Superheroes Soundtrack!, POPS

Saturday, November 24 at 7:00 PM
CHAUTAUQUA YOUTH CHORUS

Beethoven Piano Concerto, CLASSICS

Saturday, December 1 at 8:00 PM
AMHERST SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Beethoven Piano Concerto, CLASSICS

Sunday, December 2 at 2:30 PM
GREATER BUFFALO YOUTH STRING ORCHESTRA

Mad about Mozart, CLASSICS

Saturday, January 26 at 8:00 PM
LAKE SHORE HIGH SCHOOL STRING ENSEMBLE

Mad about Mozart, CLASSICS

Sunday, January 27 at 2:30 PM
THE PARK SCHOOL ORCHESTRA

The Music of Billy Joel, Elton John & more, POPS

Saturday, February 23 at 8:00 PM
EASY STREET BIG BAND

Sarah Chang Plays Brahms, CLASSICS

Saturday, March 2 at 8:00 PM
SPRINGVILLE HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRAS

Sarah Chang Plays Brahms, CLASSICS

Sunday, March 3 at 2:30 PM
IROQUOIS HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRAS

Bidini & Brahms, CLASSICS

Sunday, March 24 at 2:30 PM
OLMSTED HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA

The Passion of Yeshua, CLASSICS

Sunday, April 14 at 2:30 PM
KENMORE WEST CHOIR

Khachaturian Piano Concerto, CLASSICS

Saturday, April 27 at 8:00 PM
MUSIC FORUM FOR PIANO TEACHERS OF WESTERN NEW YORK

Beethoven’s “Eroica”, CLASSICS

Sunday, May 12 at 2:30 PM
CHROMATIC CLUB OF BUFFALO – STUDENT DIVISION

An American Salute, POPS

Saturday, May 25 at 8:00 PM
KRISTEN SMIGIELSKI QUINTET

Carmen in Concert, CLASSICS

Saturday, June 1 at 8:00 PM
COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL OF BUFFALO

Carmen in Concert, CLASSICS

Sunday, June 2 at 2:30 PM
(716) TROMBONES

Questions?  Need more information?  Call the Education Department at (716) 242-7822.

Community Spotlight Application

To apply for a date for your ensemble, please fill out this form.

Music Director:*
Music Director (if there is more than one):
Name of ensemble:*
Number of performers:*
Address for main contact:*
Work phone:*
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Home/cell phone:
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E-mail:*
Concert Choices:
Please note:  The maximum number of performers for Pops performance nights is 20.
First Choice:*
Second Choice:
Third Choice:
  • Community Spotlight Performers Receive:
    • The chance to perform a pre-concert performance to BPO patrons in the Mary Seaton Room at Kleinhans Music Hall.
    • Complimentary tickets to the Buffalo Philharmonic concert following their performance. 
    • Reduced price tickets for family, friends and community members to most Classics, Pops and Rock concerts, purchased at the Box Office by calling 885-5000, based on availability. (Prices include a $1 Kleinhans Restoration Fee) 
    • The chance to meet the conductor and/or the soloists of the evening, pending availability. 
    • Complimentary posters advertising the pre-concert performance for display in their school/community.
  • Prerequisites for Community Spotlight:
    • Directors and performers are REQUIRED to stay for the Buffalo Philharmonic Concert. This program is designed to be more than just another performance opportunity. It is a unique experience for students to hear a professional orchestra in an exceptional hall! 
    • One chaperone for every fifteen students is required. 
    • All Community Spotlight performances are 30 minutes in length and begin 45-minutes prior to the Buffalo Philharmonic concert. 
    • ALL persons entering Kleinhans Music Hall MUST have a BPO concert ticket. 
    • All performing ensembles must bring their own music stands and percussion equipment. All equipment must leave Kleinhans the end of the BPO concert.
I agree to the terms of the Community Spotlight program listed above:*
  • For More Information

    Contact Jeff Dabbelt, BPO Education Manager at (716) 242-7822, or email jdabbelt@bpo.org.