Employment and Auditions



Audience Services Manager (part-time)

As a member of the Orchestra Operations department and Kleinhans Music Hall staff, this position is responsible for managing all aspects for BPO and Kleinhans-presented concerts related to the patron experience in the front of house staffing (ushers, ticket takers, patron seating issues, etc). The Audience Services Manager ensures that BPO patrons have a positive concert experience through recruiting and training an usher team that provides top-notch customer service. This position is the primary staff liaison with the volunteer core of the Buffalo Philharmonic (ushers, backstage volunteer, drivers, etc). The Audience Services Manager works in tandem with the Event Manager to ensure that a safe, positive and entertaining environment is created for our patrons.

Position Requirements: Prior experience with a performing arts organization a plus. Strong verbal communication skills are essential, as well as positive interaction with members of the general public. The ability to quickly analyze situations involving the public and effectively handle issues/challenges presented by patrons is important. The ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by successfully communicating and collaborating with fellow members of the administrative staff and volunteers within the orchestra family are mandatory for success. Hours: This position is a part time position. This position must be present for all BPO and KMH presentations at Kleinhans Music Hall. Due to the nature of the position, the weekly schedule is flexible with the majority of the activity happening during the evening and weekend hours. Please submit your resumes to James Cichocki, Kleinhans Music Hall Building Services Manager, at jcichocki@bpo.org. No phone calls about this job, please.



Auditions to be held:   February 25-26, 2019

Resume deadline: Postmarked by:  January 12, 2019

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra information:

  • 2018-19- season: $1,263 weekly base salary (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 available for musicians

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

            Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

            786 Delaware Avenue

            Buffalo, NY  14209

            ATTN: Personnel Manager or email to jcomisso@bpo.org

Repertoire list

Lebedev Concerto in One Movement 1st page only (w/o piano)


Beethoven Symphony No.9 measures 595-626
Berlioz Hungarian March 6 measures before rehearsal 4 to 2 measures
after rehearsal 5
Romeo and Juliet Introduction 14 bars before rehearsal 4 to 5
bars before rehearsal 6
Bizet L’Arlesienne Suite No.2 “Farandole” 1bar after rehearsal M to
1bar after rehearsal P
Brahms Symphony 1 4th movement rehearsal C to 32 bars before
rehearsal D
Symphony 4 4th movement rehearsal E to 8 bars before F
Bruckner Symphony 4 Movements 1 and 4
Haydn The Creation No.26 Achieved is His Glorious Work Opening to
letter C
Kodaly Hary Janos, The Defeat of Napoleon, rehearsal 5 to 11 bars after
rehearsal 6
Mahler Symphony 5 Movements 2 and 3
Mozart Requiem Kyrie
Respighi Fountains of Rome quarter note pick up to rehearsal 11 to 2 bars
after rehearsal 14
Rossini Overture to William Tell rehearsal C to 9 measures after D
R. Schumann Symphony No.3 “Rhenish” Movement 4 Opening to 13 after
rehearsal A
R. Strauss Ein Heldenleben rehearsal 55 to 2 bars after 56; Rehearsal 61
to rehearsal 65
Wagner Ride of the Valkyries pickup to rehearsal 4 to rehearsal 5; pickup to
rehearsal 6 to rehearsal 7
Overture to Tannhauser rehearsal letter A to 27 bars before
rehearsal B
Das Rheingold 4th Trombone Act 1 Scene 2 Measures 395-401;
4th Trombone Act 1 Scene 4 measure 1027-end

3.Possible sight reading from standard orchestral repertoire