Symphony Hall Pass Hub

Welcome to the Symphony Hall Pass Hub!

You can access all resources for the Symphony Hall Pass here and take advantage of the many membership benefits! Be sure to register for exclusive meet-and-greet opportunities to interact with BPO musicians, guest artists, and other local students. Encourage your friends to join!

Open Rehearsal with Gil Shaham

Pictures at an Exhibition
Sat Sep 23, 10am-12pm

Join your fellow Symphony Hall Pass members for an exclusive open rehearsal featuring violinist Gil Shaham. You’ll get to watch the orchestra rehearse for Opening Night, meet BPO musicians, and hear from Gil Shaham himself!

*Pre-registration required, as reservations are limited.

Sat Sep 30, 6:15pm

Kleinhans Mary Seaton Room
BPO performance of John Williams’ Movie Music, 7:30pm

Join teens across Western New York for a pre-concert party! Enjoy snacks and mingle with BPO musicians.

Reserve your spot by September 25!

Musician Meet & Greets

Use the links below to RSVP for events.

Tessa Lark, violin
Sat Oct 21
Haydn’s The Clock


D.J. Sparr, electric guitar
Sat Feb 3
Shostakovich & Six Strings



Julian Schwarz, cello
Sat Mar 23
Schubert & Wagner


Stewart Goodyear, piano
Sat Apr 20
Beethoven’s Emperor


Timothy & Nikki Chooi, violins
Sat May 4
Chooi Brothers & Bach



All meet & greets take place backstage in Livingston Hall during intermission of the concert, unless otherwise noted. You must have tickets to the BPO concert in order to attend the meet & greet. Tickets may be reserved through the Box Office.

Sit-in Rehearsal

Beethoven’s Ninth
Sat May 11, 10am-12:30pm

Sit on stage with BPO musicians and the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus for rehearsal.

*Reservations are limited, so please be sure to register in order to attend.

“Bring a Friend” Concerts

Bring a friend for FREE to these concerts!

Reserve tickets by calling the Box Office at (716) 885-5000 or email

*Limit of 2 friends to attend for free with member


Catch up on all the goings-on each month at the BPO for members. Stay up-to-date on the latest concerts and events.

Click the tabs below to access each monthly newsletter.


Contact Rachael Pudlewski, Associate Director of Education, at (716) 242-7822 or

Additional Resources


23-24 Season Guide

Explore the Symphony Hall Pass membership guide.


Practice with the BPO

Learn practice tips and tricks from BPO Musicians.

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Sing with the BPC

Learn vocal tips and tricks from members of the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus.


Listening Resources

Access Listening Guides that include repertoire performed on past BPOnDemand video-streamed concerts.