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A Celebration of the Seasons

Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 8:00pm

A theme of joyful rebirth takes center stage as JoAnn Falletta conducts the opening of the BPO season.

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September


26

A Celebration of the Seasons

September 26 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

A theme of joyful rebirth takes center stage as JoAnn Falletta conducts the opening of the BPO season.

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October


10

Love & Longing

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

Bach’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in D is a virtuosic display of technique and interpretation while Grieg’s Holberg Suite invokes dancing rhythms, and Dvořák’s Serenade for Winds, Op. 44 in D captures the lyrical and lively flavor of his native Bohemia.

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October


24

Tartan & Tango

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

Intoxicating Spanish rhythms highlight the performance by hometown favorite, guitarist Jason Vieaux, in this program conducted by JoAnn Falletta.

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November


7

A String Serenade

November 7 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

As the first African American to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music (1996), it is fitting that George Walker’s Lyric for Strings is included on a program of works brimming with inspiration. Mozart’s Wind Serenade No. 11 is pleasingly playful yet heartfelt, Handel’s Harp Concerto No. 6, played by principal harpist Madeline Olson, lends the harp a delicate magic, and Bach’s Air is celestial with the instantly-recognizable second movement of his Baroque masterpiece. JoAnn Falletta conducts.

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November


21

Bach, Beethoven & Beyond

November 21 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Two early 20th century composers have grand masters to thank in this classic program conducted by JoAnn Falletta. Beethoven’s Septet led to increased early fame for the young composer. The extraordinary and familiar Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 by J.S. Bach was an inspiration for Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks, and Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 3 was influenced by Baroque-era Italian works.

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December


5

Baroque Fireworks

December 5 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Baroque is front and center as JoAnn Falletta conducts Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks with its iconic and lavish score, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 6, and Marcello’s Oboe Concerto in C minor played by principal oboist Henry Ward. Your BPO Brass plays an exciting work by Giovanni Gabrieli, and Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll, complete this Baroque program.

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December


12

JoAnn’s Classical Christmas

December 12 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

BPO musicians highlight our annual offering when Sal Andolina presents a special saxophone rendition of holiday favorites, and the BPO Brass shine in Darin Kelly’s Of Nights and Lights, a sparkling Hanukkah composition. Perennial classics including selections from Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, Respighi’s “The Adoration of the Magi,”Vaughan-Williams Fantasia on Greensleeves, and more bring the spirit of the season to life.

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January


15

Gerard Schwarz Conducts Brahms

January 15, 2021 @ 10:30 am
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Nature takes center stage with two classical favorites: The Flying Dutchman is a thrilling nautical fairytale, while Brahms’ Third is a rapturous ode to the mysterious life in the forest.

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January


16

Gerard Schwarz Conducts Brahms

January 16, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Nature takes center stage with two classical favorites: The Flying Dutchman is a thrilling nautical fairytale, while Brahms’ Third is a rapturous ode to the mysterious life in the forest.

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January


23

Mozart’s The Magic Flute

January 23, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

We celebrate Mozart’s birthday with a semi-staged performance of the cherished lighthearted opera with members of the SUNY Fredonia School of Music Hillman Opera Program.

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