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Summer 2021

The BPO is thrilled to once again be able to bring live music to communities throughout Western New York! Our 2021 summer season features a rocking collaboration with The Strictly Hip, a BPO Brass series in partnership with Olmsted Parks Conservancy, and musical celebrations of the patriotic spirit throughout the region. Click here to view our summer program book, including repertoire for each concert.

Those who are not quite ready to venture out for live performances can enjoy the BPO from the comfort of their living room, patio, or anywhere on the go by tuning in to our weekly radio broadcasts on WNED Classical, airing each Tuesday at 7pm beginning July 6. For the full broadcast schedule, please visit bpo.org/broadcast.

The orchestra and its partners will continue to follow all local, state, and federal health and safety guidelines as it pertains to summer performance venues. For more information on safety and attendance protocols, click here.

Explore our upcoming summer events below. For our chronological summer calendar at a glance, click here.

6 in 6 Series


The BPO and Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy present 6 in 6 Concert Series, 6 concerts in 6 weeks, sponsored by Bank of America and Wegmans, at lush, green, and serene Olmsted Park settings, featuring the outstanding BPO Brass. The series, which is free and open to the public, takes place Thursdays at 7pm. Jaman E. Dunn conducts.

Click on each concert title for a location map. (Locations may change due to weather and other factors. Onsite staff and volunteers will be happy to assist you.)

July 8: Riverside Park *Due to inclement weather, this concert has been rescheduled for Friday, August 13.
July 15: South Park
July 22: Front Park
July 29: Cazenovia Park
August 5: Martin Luther King, Jr. Park
August 12: Delaware Park
August 13: Riverside Park *rescheduled date

*Additional support for Delaware Park Concert provided by Delaware District Council Member Joel Feroleto.

American Anthems Parks Series


A trio of free concerts in the parks with red, white and blue pageantry as your BPO performs a program of patriotic favorites. Jaman E. Dunn conducts. All concerts will start at 7pm.

Click each concert title to view a location map.

Wed, July 28: Clarence Town Park
Sun, August 1: Niawanda Park bandshell *This concert has been CANCELED due to inclement weather.
Wed, August 11: Bassett Park

*Niawanda Park concert funded by NY State Assemblyman for the 140th District of New York Bill Conrad.

M&T Plaza Summer Series Concert

Wednesday, August 18, 11:45am *This concert has been CANCELED due to inclement weather.
Click to view a location map


Bring your lunch, sit in the Plaza, and relish summer in the city with music from your BPO! This free summer concert begins promptly at 11:45am.

Power of Niagara at Artpark

Saturday, August 21, 8pm

Artpark and Modern Disposal Services present “Power of Niagara,” “A celebration of arts, nature and a sustainable future.”

5:30-6:30pm: “Branché,” Cirque Barcode & Acting for Climate Montréal (@ Emerald Grove Stage)
7:00pm: World premiere of “The Power of Niagara,” Jon Lehrer Dance Company (@ Niagara 1979 Painted Parking Lot)
8:00pm: Buffalo String Works (@ Artpark Amphitheater Stage)
8:20pm: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (@ Artpark Amphitheater Stage)

Maestro JoAnn Falletta and your BPO will present a program celebrating the nurturing power of connection with the environment we are born into and are responsible for sustaining: Chris Rogerson’s Among Mountains, Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, ‘Pastoral.’

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. A VIP package is also available for $150, including reserved seating for BPO and Buffalo String Works and an afterparty reception with JoAnn Falletta. Admission proceeds will support Buffalo String Works and Artpark’s sustainability program. To purchase, click the button below.

Summer at a Glance

Weekly Radio Broadcasts on WNED Classical
Tuesdays, July 6 – Sept. 7, 7pm
Tune in: wned.org/classical

Power of Niagara at Artpark
Sat. Aug. 21, 8pm
Click here to purchase tickets


Saturday, August 21, 2021
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