The BPO Goes To Florida!

The BPO Goes To Florida!

The BPO is excited to announce our 2019 Florida Friends Tour! After a successful tour of Poland in March 2018, the BPO will be returning to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center in Sarasota, Florida, where we last performed eight years ago. Historically, the BPO has been a beloved visiting orchestra in Florida and we are honored to return to play in some of our favorite venues like St. Augustine, Daytona Beach, Vero Beach, and the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach.

We are pleased to announce that Italian pianist Fabio Bidini will join the tour as the guest soloist. Mr. Bidini has been praised as one of the top-flight pianists of this generation. This tour will be his seventh performance with the BPO and we are thrilled to have him back performing with us. The tour is designed to highlight the lush, romantic signature style of the BPO and will include Borodin’s Overture to Prince Igor, Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, and Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2, which features Mr. Bidini on piano.

The BPO is honored to embark on this Florida tour, as tours allow us to increase our national and international reputation. We are especially excited to bring some hometown pride to our Florida donors. So many of you have moved to warmer climates and we are finally able bring some music to you! We would love to have you travel with us to Florida where you can escape part of the Buffalo winter and enjoy great music.

Tour Schedule:

Saturday, March 30, 2019
St. Augustine
Lewis Auditorium

Sunday, March 31, 2019
Daytona Beach
The Peabody Auditorium

Monday, April 1, 2019
West Palm Beach
Kravis Center

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Van Wezel Performing Arts Center

Thursday, April 4, 2019
Vero Beach
Community Church of Vero Beach

We welcome you to join our lead sponsors with a gift of any size, and we look forward to the chance to continue to develop relationships with you as we embark on this new adventure.For sponsorship information, contact Guy Tomassi at (716) 242-7821 or

Thank you for your continued support of the BPO. We truly appreciate it!

The BPO performing at the Kravis Center, West Palm Beach in 2016.

Lead Sponsors:

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Aleron 300x100 2

Tour Sponsors:

Regional Sponsors:

Peter W. and Belmore Bridgford

Willow and Gary Brost

Jim and Denise Daly / McKeen Fund

Barbara and John Drenning

Sally and Don Dussing

Frances and William Hudson

Mrs. Reginald Newman, II

Steinwachs Family Foundation
(Sharon and Paul Steinwachs)