Community Spotlight

Featuring school and community groups at Kleinhans for over 25 years!

The BPO’s Community Spotlight program features school and community groups in performances prior to BPO concerts throughout the year. Performances take place in the Mary Seaton Room at Kleinhans 45 minutes before the start time of select BPO concerts. Each student performer receives a free ticket to the concert that follows. Family, friends and community members receive discount ticket prices to attend the BPO performance.

Please check below for the 2023-2024 season Community Spotlight schedule. Request a performance date for your group by clicking the “Apply Now” button to fill out the Community Spotlight Application form.

2022-23 DATES

Patriotic Pops, POPS
Saturday, May 27 at 7:30 PM

The Easy Street Big Band

Beethoven & Strauss, CLASSICS
Saturday, June 3 at 7:30 PM

Hamburg Middle School Select Strings

Beethoven & Strauss, CLASSICS
Sunday, June 4 at 2:30 PM

Niagara Falls City School District Chorus

Verdi’s Requiem, CLASSICS
Saturday, June 10 at 7:30 PM

City Honors Chamber Orchestra

Verdi’s Requiem, CLASSICS
Sunday, June 11 at 2:30 PM

Katie Ann’s Piano & Voice Students

2023-24 DATES

Saturday, October 7 at 7:30 PM


Haydn’s The Clock, CLASSICS
Saturday, October 21 at 7:30 PM


Haydn’s The Clock, CLASSICS
Sunday, October 22 at 2:30 PM

Buffalo Suzuki Strings

From Godspell to Wicked and Beyond!, POPS
Saturday, October 28 at 7:30 PM

Niagara County Community College Jazz Combo

Rachmaninoff Piano No. 3, CLASSICS
Saturday, November 4 at 7:30 PM

Community Music School Students & Faculty

Rachmaninoff Piano No. 2, CLASSICS
Saturday, November 11 at 7:30 PM

Mary Handley Piano Studio

Rachmaninoff Piano No. 2, CLASSICS
Sunday, November 12 at 2:30 PM


JoAnn’s Classical Christmas, CLASSICS
Saturday, December 9 at 7:30 PM

Fredonia Trombone Choir

Tchaikovsky & Mozart, CLASSICS
Saturday, January 13 at 7:30 PM

Springville High School Orchestra

Let’s Groove Tonight: Motown and The Philly Sound, POPS
Saturday, January 20 at 7:30 PM

St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute Jazz Lab Band

Schumann’s Rhine Journey, CLASSICS
Saturday, January 27 at 7:30 PM


Schumann’s Rhine Journey, CLASSICS
Sunday, January 28 at 2:30 PM


Shostakovich & Six Strings, CLASSICS
Saturday, February 3 at 7:30 PM

Buffalo Academy for Visual & Performing Arts Guitar Ensemble

New World Symphony, CLASSICS
Saturday, February 17 at 7:30 PM


New World Symphony, CLASSICS
Sunday, February 18 at 2:30 PM


Don Quixote, CLASSICS
Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 PM

Transit Middle School 7th & 8th Grade Orchestra

First Ladies of Song, POPS
Saturday, March 9 at 7:30 PM

Sacred Heart Academy Chamber Singers

Mendelssohn’s Reformation, CLASSICS
Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 PM

Music Forum for Piano Teachers of Western New York

Schubert & Wagner, CLASSICS
Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 PM

Houghton University Choir

Schubert & Wagner, CLASSICS
Sunday, March 24 at 2:30 PM


Cirque de la Symphonie, POPS
Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 PM

ABC Bel Canto Choirs

Beethoven’s Emperor, CLASSICS
Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 PM

Muhammad School of Music Chamber Players

Beethoven’s Emperor, CLASSICS
Sunday, April 21 at 2:30 PM


Signature Stars and Stripes, POPS
Saturday, May 25 at 7:30 PM


Mahler’s Resurrection, CLASSICS
Saturday, June 1 at 7:30 PM

Lake Shore Senior High School Orchestra

Mahler’s Resurrection, CLASSICS
Sunday, June 2 at 2:30 PM