Community Spotlight

Community Spotlight

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

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.

Buffalo Suzuki Strings

2019-20 Community Spotlight Performances

Leonard Slatkin Conducts Grieg, CLASSICS

Saturday, November 2 at 8:00 PM
GREATER BUFFALO YOUTH ORCHESTRA

Leonard Slatkin Conducts Grieg, CLASSICS

Sunday, November 3 at 2:30 PM
AMHERST SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Max Valdés’ Tour of Europe, CLASSICS

Saturday, November 16 at 8:00 PM
MAIN STAGE STUDIOS

Classical Sax, CLASSICS

Saturday, December 7 at 8:00 PM
OPEN

Classical Sax, CLASSICS

Sunday, December 8 at 2:30 PM
LUTHERAN CHORALE OF THE NIAGARA FRONTIER

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, CLASSICS

Friday, January 17 at 8:00 PM
(716) TROMBONES

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, CLASSICS

Saturday, January 18 at 8:00 PM
COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, CLASSICS

Sunday, January 19 at 2:30 PM
OLMSTED HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA

Mozart’s Requiem, CLASSICS

Saturday, January 25 at 8:00 PM
SUNY FREDONIA CAMERATA

Mozart’s Requiem, CLASSICS

Sunday, January 26 at 2:30 PM
GREATER BUFFALO YOUTH STRING ORCHESTRA

RESPECT: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin, POPS

Saturday, February 1 at 8:00 PM
THE EASY STREET BIG BAND

Mahler and Bernstein, CLASSICS

Saturday, February 8 at 8:00 PM
CHOPIN SINGING SOCIETY

Mahler and Bernstein, CLASSICS

Sunday, February 9 at 2:30 PM
BUFFALO STRING WORKS

High Octane Classics, CLASSICS

Saturday, February 22 at 8:00 PM
BUFFALO SUZUKI STRINGS

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2, CLASSICS

Sunday, March 8 at 2:30 PM
MUSIC FORUM FOR PIANO TEACHERS OF WESTERN NEW YORK

Mozart and the Divine, CLASSICS

Saturday, March 21 at 8:00 PM
KENMORE WEST CHOIR

Portraits of England, CLASSICS

Saturday, April 4 at 8:00 PM
SPRINGVILLE HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA

The Firebird, CLASSICS

Sunday, April 19 at 2:30 PM
MATT’S MUSIC VOCAL PERFORMANCE TEAM

Patriotic Stars and Stripes, POPS

Saturday, May 23 at 8:00 PM
CHROMATIC CLUB OF BUFFALO

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, CLASSICS

Saturday, May 30 at 8:00 PM
KENMORE WEST STRING ORCHESTRA

Leading Ladies of Broadway, POPS

Saturday, June 13 at 8:00 PM
KENMORE EAST TREBLE CHOIR

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.