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Sunday, July 4, 2021 at 8:00pm

Our 2021 summer season features a rocking collaboration with The Strictly Hip, a BPO Brass series in partnership with Olmsted Parks Conservancy, and musical celebrations of the patriotic spirit throughout the region.

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September


17

Glenn Miller Orchestra

September 17 @ 10:30 am
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One event on September 18, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

The world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, paired with your swinging BPO, celebrates the return of POPS to Kleinhans with a high-energy concert of hot big-band jazz.

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September


24

Beethoven’s Fifth

September 24 @ 10:30 am
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One event on September 25, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

The powerful phenomena of classical music’s eight most famous notes in Beethoven’s iconic symphony contrast with Ravel’s lighthearted and playful piano concerto, featuring the jazz-tinged influences of George Gershwin, and performed by BPO favorite, Fabio Bidini.

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November


5

Grieg Piano Concerto

November 5 @ 10:30 am
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One event on November 6, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

The beguiling and brilliant keyboard flourishes of Grieg’s only piano concerto are executed by the flawless Joyce Yang in her return engagement with the BPO. The lighthearted musical imagery is extended with the Classical Symphony of Prokofiev, an appealing nod to Haydn and the 18th century, which also inspired Stravinsky’s witty Pulcinella Suite, originally scored as a one-act opera with sets designed by Picasso.

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December


10

JoAnn’s Classical Christmas

December 10 @ 10:30 am
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One event on December 11, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

A concert of timeless music that celebrates the spirit of the season.

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December


16

John Morris Russell’s Holiday Pops

December 16 @ 10:30 am
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One event on December 17, 2021 at 10:30 am

One event on December 18, 2021 at 7:30 pm

One event on December 19, 2021 at 2:30 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Celebrate the holidays with “Mr. Christmas” JMR, and festive Pops favorites with your BPO. Gather the family to enjoy Western New York’s favorite holiday tradition--as inspirational and joyous, as it is heart-warming and fun. Sensational singers Zoe Scruggs and George Brown, join the BPO for a seasonal celebration as eclectic and varied as the Queen City of the Lakes herself, with everyone’s favorite carols, seasonal pop, gospel, and jazz. For kids from one to ninety-two!

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January


14

New World Symphony

January 14, 2022 @ 10:30 am
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One event on January 15, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Conducting phenom Teddy Abrams leads your BPO in an evocative musical narration from young Anne Frank’s hopes and visions for the future to her sobering final moments, composed by former BPO Music Director, Michael Tilson-Thomas. Contrasting the program is Antonin Dvořák’s well-known ovation for North America, with its gorgeous melodies inspired by African-American spirituals and Native American music.

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February


4

Beethoven & Rachmaninoff

February 4, 2022 @ 10:30 am
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One event on February 5, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

The breathtaking kaleidoscope of Rachmaninoff’s colorful, flamboyant take on Niccolò Paganini’s melody is paired with the impressive triumph of the symphony that Beethoven himself called “one of the happiest products of my poor talents.” The energy of the two masterworks is mirrored in the multicultural rhythms of Jessie Montgomery’s modern work inspired by New York City’s frenetic pace.

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February


18

Classical Fireworks

February 18, 2022 @ 10:30 am
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One event on February 19, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Enescu’s ebullient and lively folk sounds of Eastern Europe juxtapose the driving, dramatic concerto of Rochester, NY native Adolphus Hailstork, performed by Canadian pianist Stewart Goodyear. Tchaikovsky’s supercharged Fourth Symphony, depicting a battle with Fate, rounds out a brilliantly energetic program.

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March


4

Prokofiev’s Piano

March 4, 2022 @ 10:30 am
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One event on March 5, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Originally written for opera from poet Alexander Pushkin’s satirical fairytale of trial, heroism, and love, Glinka’s overture is ebullient and effervescent, a perfect complement to Prokofiev’s demanding piano concerto requiring dexterity and blazing virtuosity of the soloist. The rarely-performed symphony of Scriabin, displaying his growing fascination with mysticism fully realized in The Divine Poem and The Poem of Ecstasy, completes the program.

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March


11

The Music of John Denver starring Jim Curry

March 11, 2022 @ 10:30 am
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One event on March 12, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

This unforgettable tribute to the legendary John Denver is back by popular demand, with hits like Annie’s Song, Rocky Mountain High, Sunshine on My Shoulders, Take Me Home Country Roads, and so much more. Jim Curry’s voice and stories are a wonderment to behold.

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