Symphony Hall Pass High School Membership

Symphony Hall Pass                        

Your backstage pass to the BPO!

The Symphony Hall Pass is designed to be a flexible season concert pass for high school students to enjoy all the great music the BPO has to offer at a discounted rate. Members also gain insider access to the BPO through exclusive meet-and-greet opportunities with musicians and guest artists, in addition to other special events.

Open to all high school students in Western New York., the Symphony Hall Pass is your ticket to first-class symphonic music.

In order to further protect the health, safety and enjoyment of all, we will be implementing a COVID-19 vaccination requirement and a masking policy for all staff, volunteers, performers and audiences at Kleinhans Music Hall.

At this time, all children under the age of 12 will be required to show proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the concert start time. Children 12 and up may provide either proof of a negative COVID-19 test or proof of full vaccination.

These protocols will go into effect beginning September 11 through October 30, 2021 and may be extended if community transmission levels of COVID-19 remain high. 



The Symphony Hall Pass is only $29 per student. (Buffalo Public School student membership fees waived through the generous sponsorship of George and Bodil Gellman.)

Symphony Hall Pass Benefits

  • Symphony Hall Pass members are entitled to one best available student seat for almost all Classics, Pops & Rock performances.  This is your season pass to the BPO!
  • An opportunity to attend exclusive backstage events, meet guest artists, conductors and musicians, and be part of a teen community of music lovers.
  • A monthly newsletter with information about special BPO offers and promotions just for Symphony Hall Pass members.
  • Reduced price tickets for family and friends may be purchased at the Box Office, based on availability.
  • Volunteer opportunities.

Already a Symphony Hall Pass member? Access your member resources below.

Click the image below to explore the 2021-2022 season guide.


Contact Rachael Pudlewski, Education Manager, at (716) 242-7822 or

Sponsored by the George and Bodil Gellman Foundation

High school student members with Principal Pops Conductor John Morris Russell