Our 19-20 season is approaching and we are giving you early access to some of our most exciting events of the season!
Favorites & Friends: A Celebration of 20 Years of JoAnn Falletta
Sat Sep 21, 8PM
Join the celebration as our lady of honor, Maestro JoAnn Falletta, takes the podium for her official 20th season with the BPO. JoAnn has handpicked a sparkling repertoire, including Saint-Saëns’ Capriccio and Rondo played by violin virtuoso Tianwa Yang, whom JoAnn conducted in her United States premiere performance; Rossini’s Overture to Semiramide; Liszt’s powerfully foreboding Totentanz, with JoAnn’s friend William Wolfram on piano, finishing with Dvořák’s bucolic and idyllic Symphony No. 8.
Fri Sep 27, 10:30AM
Sat Sep 28, 8PM
The extraordinary artists of Cirque de la Symphonie return to Kleinhans Music Hall performing ethereal choreography to spectacular music with captivating Latin flair. Aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, strongmen and other all-stars of exceptional cirque programs throughout the world will transport you to a place of wonder as John Morris Russell opens the 2019-2020 Pops season!
The Music of Queen
Fri Oct 25, 8PM
This concert event will rock you! Brent Havens, the mastermind behind such sold-out BPO shows as The Music of Led Zeppelin and The Music of The Doors, returns with a show spotlighting the one-of-a-kind music that audiences everywhere have been rediscovering through the award-winning film “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Broadway rock icon Tony Vincent steps into the glittery shoes of Freddie Mercury as the BPO lends depth and color to Queen’s classic hits.
The Beatles Classical Mystery Tour
Fri Nov 22, 8PM
Sat Nov 23, 8PM
From early Beatles music through the solo years, the exceptional portrayal of the Fab Four in Classical Mystery Tour brings the music of The Beatles to life, as four remarkable artists join your BPO in celebration of the 50th anniversary of both the Abbey Road and Yellow Submarine albums.
Home Alone in Concert
Wed Dec 11, 7PM
Your BPO performs John Williams’ majestic score live to film in this madcap, family-friendly holiday favorite, as an 8-year-old boy whose family leaves without him for Christmas vacation must defend his home against two bungling thieves.
JoAnn’s Classical Christmas
Fri Dec 13, 10:30AM
Sat Dec 14, 8PM
An annual holiday favorite, Maestro Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus celebrate the season with centuries of classical treasures.
Jingle Bell Jam
Sun Dec 15, 2:30PM
A family tradition including favorite holiday stories past and present. Music from Home Alone, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and A Charlie Brown Christmas, plus Santa helps conduct and leads the holiday sing-a-long. Pre-concert, make cards for our friends in the military with help from the US Marine Corps.
John Morris Russell’s Holiday Pops
Thurs Dec 19, 10:30AM
Fri Dec 20, 10:30AM
Sat Dec 21, 8PM
Sun, Dec 22, 2:30PM
Mr. Christmas brings his musical pack to Buffalo, filled with spectacular new arrangements, merriment, and fun in his not-to-be-missed holiday extravaganza that will delight audiences of all ages. It’s Western New York’s most cherished family holiday tradition.
Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
in collaboration with Irish Classical Theatre
Fri Jan 17, 8PM
Sat Jan 18, 8PM
Sun Jan 19, 2:30PM
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Irish Classical Theatre present a very special collaborative production of Shakespeare’s warmhearted comedy with Felix Mendelssohn’s brilliant score. Four young lovers discover the course of true love runs anything but smooth, as supernatural sprites conspire to reveal what fools we mortals be, and draw us all into the collective dream of romance and merriment.
Sat Jan 25, 8PM
Sun Jan 26, 2:30PM
The final words of Mozart were left unfinished at his death on December 5, 1791. The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus joins the BPO to honor the world’s most-celebrated composer with his profoundly moving Requiem, a must-experience for any classical music lover. The masterwork is paired with a staple of the cello repertoire, Concerto in C by Mozart’s contemporary, Joseph Haydn, magnificently performed by young artist and Buffalo native Drew Cone. JoAnn Falletta conducts. Come one hour prior to these concerts to hear directly from the artists in “Musically Speaking,” hosted by JoAnn Falletta.
Leslie Odom, Jr.
Sat Apr 25, 8PM
Be in the room where it happens as Hamilton star Leslie Odom, Jr. lights up Kleinhans with an evening of unforgettable music! The Tony Award winner’s symphonic show is a love letter to the American musical tradition.