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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 *This concert has been POSTPONED due to inclement weather. Check back for more information on a rescheduled date.
July 15: South Park
July 22: Front Park
July 29: Cazenovia Park
August 5: Martin Luther King, Jr. Park
August 12: Delaware Park

*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.

Old Fort Niagara

Sunday, August 8, 7pm
Click to view a location map

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.

This concert is sponsored by the Niagara Area Foundation.

M&T Plaza Summer Series Concert

Wednesday, August 18, 11:45am
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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.

BPO at Artpark

Saturday, August 21, 8pm

JoAnn Falletta and your BPO present a program at Artpark’s Outdoor Ampitheater featuring Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite, and young composer Chris Rogerson’s Among Mountains.

Summer at a Glance

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

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

M&T Plaza Summer Series Concert
Wed. Aug. 18, 11:45am

BPO at Artpark
Sat. Aug. 21, 8pm


Thursday, August 5, 2021
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