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The Lukas Foss Legacy

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In commemoration of his 100th birthday, we celebrate the life and works of Lukas Foss, music director of the BPO from 1963 to 1970, and a transformative force in the Buffalo arts scene. His early tonal works, like Ode for Orchestra, Symphony No. 1, and Three American Pieces, were sublime, while his later works, such as Renaissance Concerto, which will feature flutist Amy Porter, explored an exciting avant-garde sound for which he became well-known. Rounding out the program is a nod to Foss’ great friend, Leonard Bernstein, with his Three Dances from On the Town, telling the tale of a trio of sailors and their amorous adventures while on leave in New York City.

This concert is presented in collaboration with the University at Buffalo Department of Music.


JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Nikki Chooi, violin
Amy Porter, flute

FOSS  Ode for Orchestra
FOSS  Three American Pieces
FOSS  Renaissance Concerto
FOSS  Symphony No. 1
BERNSTEIN  Three Dances from On the Town


Friday, September 30, 2022
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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