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From the Heart of the Orchestra

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 7:00pm

BPO musicians present a new year's gift of musical offerings to jumpstart January’s BPOnDemand programs. This showcase of our own world-class players will warm your heart on a cold winter’s night!

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19

From the Heart of the Orchestra

January 19 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

BPO musicians present a new year's gift of musical offerings to jumpstart January’s BPOnDemand programs. This showcase of our own world-class players will warm your heart on a cold winter’s night!

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January


26

Mozart & Tchaikovsky

January 26 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

A trinity of elegant melodies cross two centuries uniting George Li’s mesmerizing performance of Mozart’s radiant Piano Concerto No. 23 with the expressive Serenade for Strings by Tchaikovsky, and contemporary composer Alan Jay Kernis’ other-worldly Musica Celestis.

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February


9

Dreams, Dances & Variations

February 9 @ 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


23

Dramatic Reflections

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

Composed as a memorial to his countryman, Arensky’s lyrical work reinvents a theme from Tchaikovsky’s “16 Songs for Children,” while fellow compatriot Shostakovich prophesied his chamber piece, colored by the WWII destruction of Dresden, would be his requiem. The program concludes with the yearning of Haydn’s dissonant and dramatic Symphony No. 44.

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March


9

Beethoven & Strauss

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

Double-threat violin and 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
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Handel’s grandiose interlude music to his choral works is an audience favorite, while Mozart’s witty and blissful violin concerto puts BPO concertmaster Nikki Chooi through his paces. The extraordinary output of 20th-century American composer, conductor, and educator, Ulysses Kay, is represented when English hornist Anna Mattix undertakes his soulful, profoundly beautiful Pietà. The amusing and high-spirited Divertissement of French composer Jacques Ibert completes the program.

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April


9

An American in Paris

April 9 @ 10:30 am
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

George Gershwin’s love letter to the City of Lights lends its American-bred sound to a trio of composers who were influenced by uniquely American elements.

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April


10

An American in Paris

April 10 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

George Gershwin’s love letter to the City of Lights lends its American-bred sound to a trio of composers who were influenced by uniquely American elements.

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April


24

Beethoven & Mendelssohn

April 24 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

The BPO travels from the tropical forests of Puerto Rico to the highlands of Scotland, with a dramatic detour to perform Beethoven’s bold and massive dance between piano and orchestra.

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April


25

Beethoven & Mendelssohn

April 25 @ 2:30 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

The BPO travels from the tropical forests of Puerto Rico to the highlands of Scotland, with a dramatic detour to perform Beethoven’s bold and massive dance between piano and orchestra.

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