Free online youth concert available for viewing through the end of the 2017-18 school year!
Featuring 24-hour online access for unlimited viewing opportunities whenever it is convenient for school schedules, the BPO’s annual Broadcast On Demand is available for viewing through the end of the 2017-18 school year. Thanks to sponsorship from the Ellicott Development Group, students can tune in to the broadcasts from schools all over Western New York for free. Over 150 schools have registered to view this broadcast.
Recorded live at Kleinhans Music Hall
The BPO presents a video broadcast featuring associate conductor Stefan Sanders and guest artists Ifetayo Ali, winner of the national Sphinx Competition, as well as the exciting and versatile PROJECT Trio. The program lasts about 50 minutes and will be available On Demand through a secure website. The recorded broadcast date is February 7, 2018.
Who can participate and how much does it cost?
All Western New York schools are eligible for the FREE resource thanks to sponsorship from Ellicott Development Group. This includes schools in all eight counties. All you need for participation is access to the internet in your classrooms or auditorium. The program is geared towards middle and high school students. However, all ages will enjoy this musical and visual concert.
What is the concert program?
There is no better or more powerful connector of people than music. Music can cross boundaries, it can celebrate our similarities and our differences, and it can express our deepest shared emotions. This concert demonstrates that music doesn’t have to fit into one box and it is a language that anyone can understand and enjoy. Featuring Ifetayo Ali, 15-year-old cellist and winner of the national Sphinx Competition for black and Latino string players, performing the third movement of Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1, we celebrate an exceptional young talent. Our other featured guest artists are PROJECT Trio, a dynamic group of musicians who use influences and musical elements from many different cultures and genres to create something new. This concert is called BPO Remix! and is our West Side Connection.
Are there materials to help me prepare my students for viewing the broadcast?
Yes, please use these resources:
Broadcast repertoire 2018 – A list of repertoire and guest artists.
Lessons – Broadcast 2018 – Three unique lessons to enrich the viewing experience.
How can our school sign up?
To receive access to this resource, schools must register with the BPO to gain the web address and security password. With this information, we can show our funders how many schools are using the resource, and that way we can keep it free! This program is for educational use only. Schools can arrange for a viewing at a time convenient to their instructional schedule, thanks to our On Demand availability. If you haven’t already, please register below. The password and web address will be emailed to you.
Jeff Dabbelt, Education Manager at (716) 242-7822 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“Thank you for providing this for our students. Being a small community this may be one of the few if not only time some of our students will ever hear the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.”
Bill Henris, Director of Technology, Brocton Schools
“I just wanted to take a moment to express our appreciation and gratitude to the BPO and TWC. We had a number of our middle and high school classes observe the event. I even heard one of the students whistling the Valkyrie theme as they left the room. As a rural school district, this type of event is invaluable as our budgets get ever tighter and our opportunities for exposing our students to enriching activities gets more and more difficult. Events that we can bring to our students over the internet are highly effective means of maintaining a holistic education while managing costs. Thank you for the opportunity.”
Kimberly A. Mueller, Superintendent, Wellsville Schools