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Magnificent Mozart

Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 7:30pm

Our annual celebration of Mozart’s birthday features BPO principal clarinet, William Amsel, performing Mozart’s last major composition, the Clarinet Concerto, plus the high-spirited and familiar Overture to The Marriage of Figaro. Completing the program are his dazzling “Haffner” Symphony, and Tchaikovsky’s “Mozartiana,” a devoted tribute to four of Mozart’s lesser-known piano works.

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2

BPO Little Kids

April 2 @ 10:00 am
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

New for our littlest listeners! In this special Saturday morning session for children 0-5 with their caregivers, join BPO musicians and community partners who lead fun musical activities that are designed specifically for tiny ears and growing minds.

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April


2

Schumann’s Cello

April 2 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on April 2, 2022 at 7:30 pm

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

Robert Schumann’s poetically expressive Cello Concerto was written in a brief two weeks of 1850 shortly before he was institutionalized, but rarely performed before the end of the 19th century. Similarly, Franck’s only symphony, both melancholy and luminous, was originally considered too avant-garde and radical, but became his most popular work after his death.

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April


8

Majestic Mendelssohn

April 8 @ 10:30 am
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One event on April 9, 2022 at 7:30 pm

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

Mendelssohn’s dramatic “Scottish” Symphony tells the tale of the composer’s travels through the highlands, and audiences will delight at the return of Drew Petersen to perform the Piano Concerto’s “Sturm und Drang” with dazzling virtuosity. The two monumental works are complemented by a high-spirited homage to the city of Detroit by contemporary composer Jonathan Bailey Holland.

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April


9

Majestic Mendelssohn

April 9 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on April 9, 2022 at 7:30 pm

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

Mendelssohn’s dramatic “Scottish” Symphony tells the tale of the composer’s travels through the highlands, and audiences will delight at the return of Drew Petersen to perform the Piano Concerto’s “Sturm und Drang” with dazzling virtuosity. The two monumental works are complemented by a high-spirited homage to the city of Detroit by contemporary composer Jonathan Bailey Holland.

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April


23

Brahms’ German Requiem

April 23 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on April 24, 2022 at 2:30 pm

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

Brahms composed the profound and radiant Requiem after the death of his beloved mother as a gentle benediction offering comfort and hope for the living. As music inspires life, so art inspires music, as with Russell Platt’s musical interpretation of abstract impressionist works by Clyfford Still that hang in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

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April


24

Brahms’ German Requiem

April 24 @ 2:30 pm
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One event on April 24, 2022 at 2:30 pm

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

Brahms composed the profound and radiant Requiem after the death of his beloved mother as a gentle benediction offering comfort and hope for the living. As music inspires life, so art inspires music, as with Russell Platt’s musical interpretation of abstract impressionist works by Clyfford Still that hang in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

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April


29

Gospel According to Swing with Byron Stripling

April 29 @ 10:30 am
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One event on April 30, 2022 at 7:30 pm

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

A jubilant concert experience bursting with the spirit of gospel music, and bubbling with the influences of jazz and blues, including He’s Got the Whole World, Go Tell It On the Mountain, and Amazing Grace. From Mahalia Jackson to Aretha Franklin, through the influences of Bessie Smith and Duke Ellington, this stirring concert will set your soul on fire!

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April


30

Gospel According to Swing with Byron Stripling

April 30 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on April 30, 2022 at 7:30 pm

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

A jubilant concert experience bursting with the spirit of gospel music, and bubbling with the influences of jazz and blues, including He’s Got the Whole World, Go Tell It On the Mountain, and Amazing Grace. From Mahalia Jackson to Aretha Franklin, through the influences of Bessie Smith and Duke Ellington, this stirring concert will set your soul on fire!

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May


1

Peter and the Wolf / Pedro y el Lobo

May 1 @ 2:30 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

A symphonic fairy tale introducing the instruments of the orchestra as they portray each character in the thrilling story of Peter and his adventures to capture the wolf. The BPO narration will include a Spanish bilingual translation for Pedro y el Lobo, and additional Hispanic presentations.

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7

Elgar Impressions

May 7 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on May 8, 2022 at 2:30 pm

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

Your BPO is delighted when we can present the most famous of English compositions, Elgar’s loving miniature portraits of his family and friends, always witty and radiant. Kodály’s oft-neglected symphony conjures up nostalgia for his Eastern European homeland. Bloch’s meditative, haunting rhapsody is titled after the Hebrew name for Solomon and the lessons of life he pondered. Bloch proffers words of hope – “an ardent prayer that one day, men will know their brotherhood, and live in harmony and peace.”

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