Youth Concert Broadcasts
Free online youth concert available for viewing through the end of the 2019!
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 2019. Thanks to our sponsors, 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. Join them!
Recorded live at Kleinhans Music Hall
The BPO presents a video broadcast featuring assistant conductor of community engagement Jaman Dunn as host and guest artist Levi Powe, winner of the national Sphinx Competition. Also featured this year is Peter Boyer’s powerful piece called Ellis Island: The Dream of America conducted by assistant conductor Todd Craven with students from the Niagara University Theatre Department, as well as contemporary “coming to America” stories from local students from the International Preparatory School. The program lasts about 50 minutes and will be available On Demand through a secure website soon. The recorded broadcast date is March 13, 2019.
Who can participate and how much does it cost?
All Western New York schools are eligible for the FREE resource. 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?
This program celebrates the American story – the coming together of people with different backgrounds and cultures, all hoping to make a better life here. We explore this story through music, the greatest connector of people. The program includes Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man and the third movement of Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B minor performed by 18-year-old Levi Powe, winner of the 2018 Sphinx Competition. It also features Peter Boyer’s Ellis Island: The Dream of America. This beautiful and accessible piece uses powerful, historic stories of immigrants coming to America a hundred years ago, giving context to the great legacy of diversity in our communities today. We relate these stories with contemporary ones from immigrant and refugee students at the International Preparatory School.
Are there materials to help me prepare my students for viewing the broadcast?
Yes, coming soon:
Broadcast repertoire 2019 – A list of repertoire and guest artists.
Lessons – Broadcast 2019 – Three unique lessons to enrich the viewing experience. To receive these lessons, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
“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 School
“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