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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. Repertoire for all programs to be announced. Please check back soon for details.

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.

Ellicottville Summer Music Festival

Sunday, July 4, 8pm

Your BPO kicks off the summer season in full Independence Day flare with a return to the Ellicottville Summer Music Festival. BPO Assistant Conductor Jaman E. Dunn leads a spirited patriotic program on the slopes, followed by a magnificent fireworks display.

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.

July 8: Riverside Park
July 15: South Park
July 22: Front Park
July 29: Cazenovia Park
August 5: Martin Luther King, Jr. Park
August 12: Delaware Park

The Music of The Tragically Hip Performed by the Strictly Hip with the BPO

Sunday, July 18, doors 5pm, concert 6pm
(rain date Tuesday, July 20)
Batavia Downs

In the summer of 2017, the BPO and Canada’s iconic band, The Strictly Hip, rocked Canalside with more than 15,000 people in attendance. In 2019, they sold out Kleinhans Music Hall for a repeat performance. Now, with conductor Bradley Thachuk, the forces team up once again for a one-night-only performance of The Music of The Tragically Hip. Celebrate the legacy of the band that defined rock for a generation!

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.

Wed, July 28: Clarence Town Park
Sun, August 1: Niawanda Park band shell
Wed, August 11: Bassett Park

Old Fort Niagara

Sunday, August 8, 7pm

Your BPO returns to Old Fort Niagara, a summer mainstay, with an evening of bombastic favorites at the region’s oldest historic site. A grand fireworks display closes out the concert. Adult tickets are $25. Tickets for students of all ages (valid student I.D. required) and children over age 6 are available for $10. Children under age 6 attend free. A family-four pack—tickets for two adults and two children over age 6—is available for $60.

Summer at a Glance


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

Ellicottville Summer Music Festival
Sun. July 4, 8pm
Tickets: ellicottvilleny.com

6 in 6 Series: Riverside Park
Thurs. July 8, 7pm

6 in 6 Series: South Park
Thurs. July 15, 7pm

The Music of The Tragically Hip Performed by The Strictly Hip with the BPO
Sun. July 18, doors 5pm, concert 6pm (rain date Tues. July 20)
Tickets: bataviaconcerts.com

6 in 6 Series: Front Park
Thurs. July 22, 7pm

Clarence Town Park Amphitheater
Wed. July 28, 7pm

6 in 6 Series: Cazenovia Park
Thurs. July 29, 7pm


Niawanda Park Band Shell
Sun. Aug. 1, 7pm

6 in 6 Series: Martin Luther King, Jr. Park
Thurs. Aug. 5, 7pm

Old Fort Niagara
Sun. Aug. 8, 7pm
Tickets: bpo.org

Bassett Park
Wed. Aug. 11, 7pm

6 in 6 Series: Delaware Park
Thurs. Aug. 12, 7pm
Additional support provided by Delaware District Council Member Joel Feroleto


July 4 @ 8:00 pm
August 12 @ 7:00 pm
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