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! Encourage your friends to join!

Welcome to a new year Symphony Hall Pass members!

We are thrilled to be performing live music once again and welcoming you back to Kleinhans Music Hall for concerts! We are so excited to have you as a valued patron of the BPO! This concert pass is your season ticket to all the great Classics, Pops & Rock performances throughout the year. Be sure to take advantage of the exclusive meet-and-greet opportunities to interact with musicians, guest artists, and other high school students and stay tuned to our monthly newsletter for additional special events and insider access.

At this time, all children under the age of 12 will be required to show proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test in order to attend BPO performances. Children 12 and up may provide either proof of a negative COVID-19 test or proof of full vaccination.

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“Bring a Friend” Concerts

Bring a friend for FREE to these concerts!

  • Tango Caliente Sat Oct 16, 7:30pm
  • Bewitching Broadway Sat Oct 30, 7:30pm
  • Gershwin & Barber Sat Nov 20, 7:30pm
  • Star Trek v. Star Wars Sat Jan 29, 7:30pm
  • Beethoven & Rachmaninoff Sat Feb 5, 7:30pm
  • Schumann’s Cello Sat Apr 2, 7:30pm

Reserve tickets by calling the Box Office at (716) 885-5000 or email boxoffice@bpo.org.

*Limit 3 free tickets, including Symphony Hall Pass holder

BPOnDemand Virtual Performance Series

Using state-of-the-art audio and video recording technology, we bring the magical acoustics of Kleinhans right to your living room via your computer or mobile device! This 6-concert series of Classics and Pops developed for the 2021-2022 season will be broadcast on a set schedule, with each concert available on-demand for 30 days following its premiere. Your virtual ticket acts just like a physical ticket would, redeemable for access to your BPOnDemand performance.

Information on how to reserve tickets coming soon!

Tango Caliente

Available on-demand beginning Thursday, November 4

Bradley Thachuk, conductor
Camille Zamora, soprano
Hector Del Curto, bandoneón
Celina Rotundo & Hugo Patyn, dancers

A night of seductive, fiery tango classics with sizzling soprano Camille Zamora and dazzling bandoneón virtuoso Hector Del Curto. Award-winning and internationally-acclaimed Argentinian dancers Celina Rotundo and Hugo Patyn join in for an evening dedicated to the dance of romance– prepare to fall in love.

Nikki Chooi Plays Brahms

Available on-demand beginning Thursday, December 9

JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Nikki Chooi, violin

Mendelssohn’s joyful symphony captures his happy impressions of a youthful journey through Italy in a program also featuring a haunting, syncopated tango by Piazzolla. BPO concertmaster, Nikki Chooi, is highlighted tackling Brahms’ profound violin concerto, a “Mount Everest” of the repertoire.

Gershwin & Barber

Available on-demand beginning Thursday, February 3

Keith Lockhart, conductor
Philippe Quint, violin

Virtuoso Philippe Quint debuts with the BPO on Samuel Barber’s romantic, reflective, and storied violin concerto, while contemporary composer Gabriela Frank’s homage to her South American heritage was distinctly influenced by Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances. Dvořák’s American Suite was originally written for piano while the composer was on a U.S. visit. The program concludes with George Gershwin’s iconic, jazz-infused, epic love letter to the City of Light.

Tchaikovsky & The Mermaid

Available on-demand beginning Thursday, April 7

JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin

GRAMMY® Award-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich returns to the BPO to tackle Tchaikovsky’s dramatic and technically mesmerizing Violin Concerto. Zemlinsky’s lavishly-scored underwater fantasy is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale of the mermaid who sacrifices herself out of unrequited love for a prince, and Fuch’s latest work is inspired by abstract expressionism’s ‘washes of color.’

Gospel According to Swing

Available on-demand beginning Thursday, May 19

Byron Stripling, conductor, trumpet, vocals

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!

Elgar Impressions

Available on-demand beginning Thursday, May 26

JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Roman Mekinulov, cello

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.”

Special Events

The safety of our musicians, staff, volunteers and community continues to be our #1 priority, and we will continue to follow all local, state and federal COVID-19 guidelines. Opportunities for musician meet and greets and sit-in rehearsals will be announced as the season progresses.

Stay tuned for up-to-date information and registration for 21-22 special events!

Monthly Newsletters

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.

BPO Ambassador Challenge

Share your experience as a Symphony Hall Pass member with your teachers, classmates, family and friends to help recruit for our program and be entered in the running to win exciting prizes!

Every new Symphony Hall Pass member that mentions your name in the “How did you hear about the Symphony Hall Pass” comment box upon registering, will increase your chances of winning prizes such as BPO swag, musician visits, and even the opportunity to meet Music Director, JoAnn Falletta!

Spread the word and enjoy the benefits!

Questions?

Contact Rachael Pudlewski, Education Coordinator, at (716) 242-7822 or rpudlewski@bpo.org.

Additional Resources

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21-22 Season Guide

Explore the Symphony Hall Pass membership guide.

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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.

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Listening Resources

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