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Glenn Miller Orchestra

The world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, paired with your swinging BPO, celebrates the return of POPS to Kleinhans with a high-energy concert of hot big-band jazz.

In order to further protect the health, safety and enjoyment of all, we will be implementing a COVID-19 vaccination requirement and a masking policy for all staff, volunteers, performers and audiences at Kleinhans Music Hall. Alternatively, patrons may show proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the concert start time. Details at bpo.org/safety-protocols.


Jaman E. Dunn, conductor
Erik Stabnau, music director
Jenny Swoish, vocalist

Opening Theme: Moonlight Serenade
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Now I Know
A String Of Pearls
Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead
Get Me To The Church On Time
Tuxedo Junction
Speak Low
Caribbean Clipper
In the Gloaming
Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree
The American Patrol


I Sustain The Wings
Over There
Long Ago and Far Away
Little Brown Jug
I Know Why (And So Do You)
Love Me or Leave Me
Pennsylvania 6-5000
Begin the Beguine
In The Mood
Moonlight Serenade

Program selections are subject to change.

About Erik Stabnau

Tenor saxophonist Erik Stabnau brings his lifelong enthusiasm for big band music to each performance of the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Having grown up with a love for the music of the swing era, Erik naturally gravitated toward Glenn Miller, drawn to his recognizable melodies and the distinctive sound of his reed section.

A Western New York native, Erik learned to play the saxophone, flute, and clarinet in a variety of disciplines before developing an interest in the large ensembles of Ellington, Basie, Dorsey, Miller and others. Excited to pursue a future in music, he attended college at the Eastman School of Music in his hometown of Rochester, earning a bachelor’s of music in Jazz and Contemporary Media. Intent on broadening his education, Erik went on to study music business and recording with a masters degree in Audio Arts from Syracuse University.

Prior to his time with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Erik performed and recorded as a bandleader and sideman throughout the Northeast, adding to his credentials experience as an educator, clinician, writer, and arranger. He was thrilled with the opportunity to join the orchestra in June 2017 on tenor saxophone, playing the music and solos that Tex Beneke first made famous in the 1930’s and 40’s. As a member of the band, Erik has performed across the US in 48 states and abroad in Canada and Japan and now is honored to step in front of the orchestra as its music director.


Friday, September 17, 2021
10:30 am
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Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
(716) 885-5000

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