Community Spotlight

Community Spotlight has been featuring school and community groups at Kleinhans for 23 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.

 

2017-18 DATES 

Disney FANTASIA Live in Concert, POPS

Saturday, September 23 at 8:00 PM
MUHAMMAD SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Gershwin’s Rhapsody, CLASSICS

Sunday, October 1 at 2:30 PM
MARY HANDLEY PIANO STUDIO

Copland’s Fanfare, CLASSICS

Saturday, October 7 at 8:00 PM
MILL MIDDLE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Copland’s Fanfare, CLASSICS

Sunday, October 8 at 2:30 PM
COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL OF BUFFALO

Mambo Kings, POPS

Saturday, October 14 at 8:00 PM
JAZZ F.L.O. and THE TECH TONES

Russian Fantasy, CLASSICS

Saturday, October 21 at 8:00 PM
St. JOE’S JAZZ LAB BAND

Russian Fantasy, CLASSICS

Sunday, October 22 at 2:30 PM
ALL CITY JAZZ BAND

Cirque de la Symphonie, POPS

Saturday, October 28 at 8:00 PM
CHAUTAUQUA YOUTH CHORUS

Chopin’s Piano, CLASSICS

Saturday, November 4 at 8:00 PM
GREATER BUFFALO YOUTH ORCHESTRA

Chopin’s Piano, CLASSICS

Sunday, November 5 at 2:30 PM
MARY HANDLEY PIANO STUDIO

Debussy’s La Mer, CLASSICS

Saturday, November 18 at 8:00 PM
(716) TROMBONES

Mendelssohn and Mozart, CLASSICS

Saturday, December 2 at 8:00 PM
FREDONIA TROMBONE CHOIR

Mendelssohn and Mozart, CLASSICS

Sunday, December 3 at 2:30 PM
COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL OF BUFFALO

Boléro, CLASSICS

Saturday, January 13 at 8:00 PM
NICHOLS CONCERT CHOIR

Byron Stripling: A Night at the Cotton Club, POPS

Saturday, January 20 at 8:00 PM
SACRED HEART ACADEMY WIND ENSEMBLE AND CHAMBER SINGERS

Mozart’s Operatic Favorites, CLASSICS

Saturday, January 27 at 8:00 PM
CITY HONORS CHORALE & ORCHESTRA

Mozart’s Operatic Favorites, CLASSICS

Sunday, January 28 at 2:30 PM
GREATER BUFFALO YOUTH STRING ORCHESTRA

Piano Panache, POPS

Saturday, February 3 at 8:00 PM
THE EASY STREET BIG BAND

Scheherazade, CLASSICS

Saturday, February 10 at 8:00 PM
THE PARK SCHOOL

Scheherazade, CLASSICS

Sunday, February 11 at 2:30 PM
BUFFALO SUZUKI STRINGS

Glenn Miller Orchestra, POPS

Saturday, February 17 at 8:00 PM
THE BUFFALO DOLLS

Schumann and Beethoven, CLASSICS

Saturday, February 24 at 8:00 PM
MUSIC FORUM FOR PIANO TEACHERS OF WESTERN NEW YORK

Gershwin Meets Bernstein, CLASSICS

Sunday, March 11 at 2:30 PM
CHROMATIC CLUB PERFORMERS

Journey to the New World, CLASSICS

Saturday, April 21 at 8:00 PM
SPRINGVILLE HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA

Journey to the New World, CLASSICS

Sunday, April 22 at 2:30 PM
KENMORE WEST CHOIR

Carmina Burana, CLASSICS

Saturday, May 12 at 8:00 PM
IROQUOIS ORCHESTRA ENSEMBLES

Carmina Burana, CLASSICS

Sunday, May 13 at 2:30 PM
WILSON HIGH SCHOOL VOCAL ENSEMBLE

Star-Spangled Spectacular, POPS

Saturday, May 26 at 8:00 PM
LAKE SHORE MIDDLE SCHOOL ORCHESTRA

Pines of Rome, CLASSICS

Saturday, June 2 at 8:00 PM
CITY HONORS CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

Pines of Rome, CLASSICS

Sunday, June 3 at 2:30 PM
CHEEKTOWAGA CENTRAL CHORALE

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 the concert: $20 adult tickets and $7 student tickets to Classics and Pops, 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.