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November


10

A String Serenade

November 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

JoAnn Falletta conducts a program of works brimming with inspiration: George Walker's Lyric for Strings, Elgar's Introduction and Allegro, Bach's Air, and Handel’s Harp Concerto No. 6, played by principal harpist Madeline Olson.

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November


24

Bach, Beethoven & Beyond

November 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

An early 20th century composer has a grand master to thank in this classic program conducted by JoAnn Falletta. J. S. Bach’s extraordinary and familiar Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 was an inspiration for Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks, and Beethoven’s early fame as a young composer was augmented with his Septet.

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December


8

Baroque Fireworks

December 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Baroque is front and center as JoAnn Falletta conducts Handel’s Water Music Suite No. 2, 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 soloists Alex Jokipii and Geoff Hardcastle perform on a Vivaldi Trumpet Concerto rare for the early 18th century. Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 3 completes the program.

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December


15

JoAnn’s Classical Christmas

December 15, 2020 @ 7:00 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. Perennial classics including selections from 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


19

From the Heart of the Orchestra

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - February 18 @ 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 - February 25 @ 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 Aaron Jay Kernis’ other-worldly Musica Celestis.

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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


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


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

BPOnDemand | 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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