BPO Out of the Box: Virtual Version is a traveling music video series that highlights the beauty of WNY, showcases the talent of our musicians, recognizes the inspirational and healing power of music, and celebrates the resilient spirit of the City of Good Neighbors.
Check back to access the video performances on each release date. These broadcasts are free and open to the public for 30 days – no tickets or reservations required. Click here to make a donation that supports the series.
Tuesday, December 29
One of Western New York’s historic gems glistens in the warmth of the setting sun as musicians from the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra perform in the majestic architecture of Graycliff, the Lake Erie summer home of Buffalonian Darwin D. Martin and his wife, Isabelle. Amy Glidden (violin), Kate Holzemer (viola), Eva Herer (cello), and Henry Ward (oboe), perform Mozart’s Oboe Quartet in F major as the summer solstice envelops the landmark designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Buffalo’s Grain Elevators and Silos
Tuesday, January 5
Industrial and entrepreneurial acumen were hallmarks of Buffalo’s claim to fame throughout the 19th century. One remaining vestige of industrial achievement are the downtown grain elevators on the Buffalo River, a fitting location for a performance of Dvorak’s String Quartet No. 12 in F major, “American.” BPO musicians Nikki Chooi (violin), Antoine Lefebvre (violin), Caroline Gilbert (viola), and Roman Mekinulov (cello), undertake the vibrant and poetic piece symbolic of the times.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House
Tuesday, January 12
Buffalo is fortunate to have one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic designs right in the heart of our city. The Martin House is an artistic masterpiece, much like the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Join us for the melding of art and music when BPO musicians Sheryl Hadeka (horn), Geoffrey Hardcastle (trumpet), and Tim Smith (trombone) celebrate the restoration of this internationally-renowned, early 20th-century architecture with a performance of Poulenc’s Sonata for horn, trumpet, and trombone.
Tuesday, January 19
The powerful grandeur of Niagara Falls is a counterpoint to the Trio Sonata for Two Oboes and Bassoon in D minor by George Frideric Handel. Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra members Joshua Lauretig (oboe), Anna Mattix (oboe), and Glenn Einschlag (bassoon) perform the quintessential chamber work from high above the rushing torrent, in stark contrast to the light, lyrical cadence of Handel’s Baroque masterpiece.