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Beethoven & Strauss

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 7:00pm

Piano phenom Ray Ushikubo returns to perform Beethoven’s youthful, imaginative, first full-length orchestral piece, contrasted by the subdued resignation of Richard Strauss’ sunset years and Metamorphosen, and the pulsating Spanish rhythms of Turina’s tone poem.

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February


2

Ragtime Kings

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - March 4 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

A combination of early Blues, French march music, and classical song, ragtime became the foundation for jazz and popular music of the past century. Your BPO is the star of the show with step out features for our very own clarinet, trombone and trumpet soloists. Songs include The Entertainer, Maple Leaf Rag, King Porter Stomp, St. Louis Blues, and Rialto Ripples.

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February


9

Dreams, Dances & Variations

February 9 @ 7:00 pm - March 11 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

The lyrical violin concerto of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges is performed by young virtuoso Randall Goosby, a former winner of the Sphinx Concerto Competition for Black and Latinx artists. The program also celebrates the ground-breaking achievements of Zwilich, the first female to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music, a sensual dreamscape by Debussy, and Mozart’s enchanting yet spirited symphony.

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February


16

Havana Nights

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - March 18 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Trumpeter, arranger, and conductor, Jeff Tyzik, currently serves as Principal Pops Conductor of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Known for his inventive programming, this concert recreates a sultry, passionate evening of Latin music from Cuba, Spain, and Argentina, from steamy tangos to seductive ballads.

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February


23

JoAnn Falletta Conducts Haydn

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - March 25 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Your BPO presents three works linked by a theme of remembrance: Arensky's Theme and Variations in memory of his colleague and mentor, Piotr Tchaikovsky; Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony for Strings, inspired by his visit to the ruins of Dresden after WWII; and Haydn's yearning and dissonant Symphony No. 44.

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March


2

Prelude to Pops

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - April 1 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

What defines Pops? Popular and light classical music, the tunes that make you want to dance, smile, and feel alive. This concert explores works across the generations that have stood the test of time through film, television, commercials, and more.

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March


9

Beethoven & Strauss

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - April 8 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Piano phenom Ray Ushikubo returns to perform Beethoven’s youthful, imaginative, first full-length orchestral piece, contrasted by the subdued resignation of Richard Strauss’ sunset years and Metamorphosen, and the pulsating Spanish rhythms of Turina’s tone poem.

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March


23

Handel & Mozart

March 23 @ 7:00 pm - April 22 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Handel’s grandiose interlude music to his choral works is an audience favorite, and BPO concertmaster Nikki Chooi performs Mozart's witty and blissful violin concerto. English hornist Anna Mattix undertakes Ulysses Kay's profoundly beautiful Pietà. Jacques Ibert's high-spirited Divertissement completes the program.

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March


30

Charlie Parker: Easy to Love!

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - April 29 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

An evening of popular compositions from the jazz halls of the 30s, 40s, and 50s. We shine the spotlight on BPO clarinetist and saxophonist Sal Andolina, with selections made famous by leading man of jazz Charlie Parker, including “Easy to Love,” “I’ve got you under my skin,” “Moon Mist,” and more!

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April


13

20th Century Titans

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - May 13 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Three celebrated composers highlight a program depicting themes of love, loss, and renewal. Respighi’s Triptych was inspired by works of Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli. Blake Pouliot performs Bernstein’s violin masterpiece, and the haunting chords of Barber’s Adagio capture not only despair but an accompanying glimmer of hope.

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April


20

Brand New Day – Back to Broadway!

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - May 20 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Join Principal Pops Conductor John Morris Russell, vocalists Jessica Hendy and Blaine Krauss, and your BPO as they perform 100 years of Broadway’s best, from the golden age of Gershwin and Rogers & Hammerstein to contemporary classics from The Wiz, Wicked and more!

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