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Evolution of the Modern Orchestra

Monday, February 5
Downtown Central Library, 12:00 pm

Associate Principal bassist Brett Shurtliffe explains the progression from the earliest orchestral ensembles to today’s symphony orchestra. With a focus on his own instrument’s predecessor, the ancient viol, Brett will share his insights on how the advancing technological capabilities and the changing social constructs of the times led to the orchestra we know and love today.

The BPO, in cooperation with the Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries, presents a chance to get to know your Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra on a personal level. These free talks given by BPO musicians give an intimate look inside the BPO while providing a basis of knowledge about the orchestral world.