Masterclasses

Masterclasses

Free and open to the public

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra hosts incredible guest artists each year on our M&T Bank Classics and BPO Pops Series.  We make many of these masters available to the community in our BPO Masterclass series. These artists will work one-on-one with talented local students in front of a live audience. 

Musically advanced high school and college students are invited to apply as a performer for any class.  All applications require a private instructor’s nomination and an audio recording.

All events are free and open to the public with a required reservation. To reserve a seat, please click on the artist’s name below.

PLEASE NOTE: Some masterclasses this season will take place at the Clement House at 786 Delaware Avenue, in the beautiful Music Room. Take note of location for each.

2018-19 Masterclasses

Hila Plitmann, voice
April 13, 2019
10:00am
Kleinhans Music Hall

Hila Plitmann is a virtuoso soprano who specializes in avant-garde and contemporary music, including opera, film scores, and musical theater. Plitmann has appeared with world-class orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and numerous other ensembles. She has premiered works by Del Tredici, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Aaron Jay Kernis, and John Corigliano, often recording them as well. She performs without scores, memorizing each work to internalize the music and perform it with authentic expression.

To reserve your seat, click here.