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A Celebration of the Seasons
A theme of joyful rebirth takes center stage as JoAnn Falletta conducts the opening of the BPO season.
Two works originally composed for keyboard and later transcribed for orchestra: Bach’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in D is a virtuosic display of technique and interpretation, played by principal pianist for the New York Philharmonic, Eric Huebner, while Grieg’s Holberg Suite invokes dancing rhythms. Dvořák’s Serenade for Winds, Op. 44 in D captures the lyrical and lively flavor of his native Bohemia. JoAnn Falletta conducts.Find out more »
The BPO brings arrangements of classics by Gershwin, Porter, and Jobim, recorded by the likes of Frank, Nat, and Ella, back to life in all their original splendor with Buffalo crooners Katy Miner and Chris Vasquez. A romantic evening of sultry swing!Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »