Employment and Auditions



The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is hiring a part-time Patron Services Representative for its Box Office team. Candidates are responsible for completing ticket and subscription sales, contacting patrons regarding their accounts, processing payments and acting as official representatives for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Applicants should have at least two years of customer service experience, have a team-oriented attitude, be well versed in Microsoft applications and possess an interest in the local arts community. Job is approximately 20 hours a week, depending on concert schedule. Flexible availability, including weekends and evenings, is required.

Resumes, a cover letter and two references should be emailed to Adam Cady, Box Office Manager, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, acady@bpo.org. Please, no phone calls.


Substitute Cello

Auditions to be held Tuesday, May 2 at 4 PM

For consideration, please email your resume to jcomisso@bpo.org by April 11.


I. SOLO  – 1 Movement of a standard concerto of the candidate’s choice


Beethoven: Symphony No. 5    2nd movement – measures [1] to [106] and 3rd movement – measures [1] to [18]; [141] to [196]

Brahms: Symphony No. 2  2nd movement – measures [1] to [15]

Debussy: La Mer 2 measures before [9] to 6 measures after [9]

Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night’s Dream Scherzo: Letter [N] to [O]

Mozart: Symphony No. 35  4th movement – measures [134] to [181]

Strauss:  Don Juan   1st Page

Verdi: Requiem  3rd movement (Offertorio) – measures [1] through [28]

Principal Viola

Auditions to be held April 17, 18 and 19, 2017

Resume deadline: postmarked by February 27, 2017

Current 2016-17 season Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra information:

  • $1,203 weekly base salary (plus additional overscale) (includes $75 EMG per week)
  • 40 week season
  • Health insurance plan with employee contribution
  • Pension contribution; short and long-term disability plans
  • Instrument insurance plan is available for musicians

To request reservation information and additional details, send materials to:



Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
499 Franklin St.
Buffalo, NY 14202
ATTN: Personnel Manager

Principal Viola Repertoire List April 2017

1. Bartok:                  Concerto                                               Beginning to bar 90

Hindemith:           Der Schwanendreher                          Beginning to 8 after [M]

Walton:                 Concerto                                               Beginning to 8 before 12

2. Mozart:         Sinfonia Concertante                             1st mvmt.-    Bar 72-223

2nd mvmt. –  Bar 16-53

  1. Bach: 1 mvmt from any of the unaccompanied Cello Suites, Violin Sonatas or Partitas


Viola Solo

  1. Ravel: Mother Goose Suite: last mvmt: solo
  2. Strauss: Don Quixote:            4 bars after #14

1 bar before #26

3 bars before #28

1 after #29-2 bars before #34

  1. Enescu:  Romanian Rhapsodie #1: #7- #8
  2. Ginastera, Concertante Variaciones:  solo

Tutti Excerpts

  1. Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, 2nd mvmt., bar 1-10, 49-59, 98-106
  2. Brahms: Haydn Variations, Variations 5, 7, 8
  3. Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night’s Dream Scherzo, Letter [C] – [D]
  4. Mozart: Symphony 35  4th mvmt. bar 134-181
  5. Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 1st mvmt. 15-17
  6. Strauss: Don Juan Beginning to [E]
  7. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6    1st mvmt. Allegro Non Troppo to 5 after [C]
Chamber Music

Dvorak                    American Quartet                                   1st and last mvmts