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3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
(716) 885-5000

September


26

A Celebration of the Seasons

September 26 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

A theme of joyful rebirth takes center stage as JoAnn Falletta conducts the opening of the BPO season.

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October


3

Broadway to Buffalo

October 3 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

The Pops season opens with the new generation of Broadway stars along with Buffalo’s Second Generation Theatre Company, as Principal Pops Conductor John Morris Russell conducts beloved musical theatre favorites.

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October


10

Love & Longing

October 10 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Bach’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in D is a virtuosic display of technique and interpretation while Grieg’s Holberg Suite invokes dancing rhythms, and Dvořák’s Serenade for Winds, Op. 44 in D captures the lyrical and lively flavor of his native Bohemia.

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October


17

That Studio Sound: Jazz Classics for Lovers

October 17 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

The BPO brings arrangements of classics by Gershwin, Porter, and Jobim, recorded by the likes of Frank, Nat, and Ella, back to life in all their original splendor with Buffalo crooners Katy Miner and Chris Vasquez. A romantic evening of sultry swing!

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October


24

Tartan & Tango

October 24 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Intoxicating Spanish rhythms highlight the performance by hometown favorite, guitarist Jason Vieaux, in this program conducted by JoAnn Falletta.

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October


31

Simply Bewitching

October 31 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

From Hollywood horror, chilling orchestral classics, and creepy musical tales, you’ll be spellbound by the magic of your BPO. Music from Psycho, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and autumnal favorites weave together an enchanted night of thrills and chills.

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November


7

A String Serenade

November 7 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

As the first African American to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music (1996), it is fitting that George Walker’s Lyric for Strings is included on a program of works brimming with inspiration. Mozart’s Wind Serenade No. 11 is pleasingly playful yet heartfelt, Handel’s Harp Concerto No. 6, played by principal harpist Madeline Olson, lends the harp a delicate magic, and Bach’s Air is celestial with the instantly-recognizable second movement of his Baroque masterpiece. JoAnn Falletta conducts.

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November


14

A Brass Act

November 14 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Thrill to the power and majesty of the BPO Brass as they perform popular classics, from splendid fanfares and marches, to ragtime and jazz.

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November


21

Bach, Beethoven & Beyond

November 21 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Two early 20th century composers have grand masters to thank in this classic program conducted by JoAnn Falletta. Beethoven’s Septet led to increased early fame for the young composer. The extraordinary and familiar Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 by J.S. Bach was an inspiration for Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks, and Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 3 was influenced by Baroque-era Italian works.

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December


5

Baroque Fireworks

December 5 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Baroque is front and center as JoAnn Falletta conducts Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks with its iconic and lavish score, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 6, and Marcello’s Oboe Concerto in C minor played by principal oboist Henry Ward. Your BPO Brass plays an exciting work by Giovanni Gabrieli, and Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll, complete this Baroque program.

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December


12

JoAnn’s Classical Christmas

December 12 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

BPO musicians highlight our annual offering when Sal Andolina presents a special saxophone rendition of holiday favorites, and the BPO Brass shine in Darin Kelly’s Of Nights and Lights, a sparkling Hanukkah composition. Perennial classics including selections from Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, Respighi’s “The Adoration of the Magi,”Vaughan-Williams Fantasia on Greensleeves, and more bring the spirit of the season to life.

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December


19

John Morris Russell’s Holiday Pops

December 19 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Celebrate the holidays with “Mr. Christmas” himself, Maestro John Morris Russell, with festive Pops favorites from your BPO! It’s Western New York’s most celebrated holiday tradition with an eclectic variety of seasonal music from popular song, film, musical theatre, gospel, and jazz.

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January


15

Gerard Schwarz Conducts Brahms

January 15, 2021 @ 10:30 am
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Nature takes center stage with two classical favorites: The Flying Dutchman is a thrilling nautical fairytale, while Brahms’ Third is a rapturous ode to the mysterious life in the forest.

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January


16

Gerard Schwarz Conducts Brahms

January 16, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Nature takes center stage with two classical favorites: The Flying Dutchman is a thrilling nautical fairytale, while Brahms’ Third is a rapturous ode to the mysterious life in the forest.

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January


23

Mozart’s The Magic Flute

January 23, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

We celebrate Mozart’s birthday with a semi-staged performance of the cherished lighthearted opera with members of the SUNY Fredonia School of Music Hillman Opera Program.

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January


24

Mozart’s The Magic Flute

January 24, 2021 @ 2:30 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

We celebrate Mozart’s birthday with a semi-staged performance of the cherished lighthearted opera with members of the SUNY Fredonia School of Music Hillman Opera Program.

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January


30

Whitney Houston: The Greatest Love of All

January 30, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Join your BPO and a powerhouse vocalist who pays tribute to Whitney’s biggest hits.

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February


5

The Trumpeter’s Call

February 5, 2021 @ 10:30 am
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

An inventive program featuring the unique sound of renowned international trumpeter Pacho Flores, plus Rachmaninoff’s brilliant Symphonic Dances.

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February


6

The Trumpeter’s Call

February 6, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

An inventive program featuring the unique sound of renowned international trumpeter Pacho Flores, plus Rachmaninoff’s brilliant Symphonic Dances.

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February


13

A Chris Botti Valentine

February 13, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Botti is back! GRAMMY® Award-winning master trumpeter and composer Chris Botti returns to perform with your BPO. Stay after the performance for the annual Sweetheart Dance!

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February


20

Beethoven’s Emperor

February 20, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

The majestic keyboard flourishes of Beethoven’s last and largest concerto is countered by the ebullient and lively folk sounds of Eastern Europe.

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February


21

Beethoven’s Emperor

February 21, 2021 @ 2:30 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

The majestic keyboard flourishes of Beethoven’s last and largest concerto is countered by the ebullient and lively folk sounds of Eastern Europe.

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February


26

Prohibition

February 26, 2021 @ 10:30 am
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Experience the roaring 1920s in all its decadence, with vintage imagery and jazzy favorites from Irving Berlin, Edith Piaf, Josephine Baker, and more.

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February


27

Prohibition

February 27, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Experience the roaring 1920s in all its decadence, with vintage imagery and jazzy favorites from Irving Berlin, Edith Piaf, Josephine Baker, and more.

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March


5

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3

March 5, 2021 @ 10:30 am
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

One of the most difficult pieces in the piano repertoire, Rachmaninoff’s dramatic Third anchors a program featuring two idyllic works by Kodaly.

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March


6

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3

March 6, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

One of the most difficult pieces in the piano repertoire, Rachmaninoff’s dramatic Third anchors a program featuring two idyllic works by Kodaly.

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March


19

Classical Fireworks

March 19, 2021 @ 10:30 am
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Pavel Sporcl brings his famed blue violin to Buffalo in an energetic program that includes the well-known William Tell Overture and concludes with Tchaikovsky’s supercharged Fourth Symphony.

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March


20

Classical Fireworks

March 20, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Pavel Sporcl brings his famed blue violin to Buffalo in an energetic program that includes the well-known William Tell Overture and concludes with Tchaikovsky’s supercharged Fourth Symphony.

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March


27

James Bond & Beyond

March 27, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

A retrospective of the music from the greatest James Bond films and Spy-Fi classics.

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April


9

An American in Paris

April 9, 2021 @ 10:30 am
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

George Gershwin’s love letter to the City of Lights lends its American-bred sound to a trio of composers who were influenced by uniquely American elements.

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April


10

An American in Paris

April 10, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

George Gershwin’s love letter to the City of Lights lends its American-bred sound to a trio of composers who were influenced by uniquely American elements.

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April


16

Glenn Miller Orchestra

April 16, 2021 @ 10:30 am
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

The world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, with its unique jazz sound, is one of the most popular and sought-after big bands in the world today. With symphonic expansion by your BPO, the Glenn Miller Orchestra always delivers a high energy concert that is not-to-be-missed!

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April


17

Glenn Miller Orchestra

April 17, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

The world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, with its unique jazz sound, is one of the most popular and sought-after big bands in the world today. With symphonic expansion by your BPO, the Glenn Miller Orchestra always delivers a high energy concert that is not-to-be-missed!

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April


24

Beethoven & Mendelssohn

April 24, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

The BPO travels from the tropical forests of Puerto Rico to the highlands of Scotland, with a dramatic detour to perform Beethoven’s bold and massive dance between piano and orchestra.

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April


25

Beethoven & Mendelssohn

April 25, 2021 @ 2:30 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

The BPO travels from the tropical forests of Puerto Rico to the highlands of Scotland, with a dramatic detour to perform Beethoven’s bold and massive dance between piano and orchestra.

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April


30

Sultans of String

April 30, 2021 @ 10:30 am
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Join Maestro John Morris Russell and the Sultans of String, Canada’s JUNO Award-nominated cultural ambassadors of world music, as they serve up their signature genre-bending mélange of Spanish Flamenco, gypsy jazz, Middle Eastern folk, and Cuban rhythms.

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May


1

Sultans of String

May 1, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Join Maestro John Morris Russell and the Sultans of String, Canada’s JUNO Award-nominated cultural ambassadors of world music, as they serve up their signature genre-bending mélange of Spanish Flamenco, gypsy jazz, Middle Eastern folk, and Cuban rhythms.

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May


8

Debussy & The Mermaid

May 8, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

The underwater world is depicted in two lavish stories, one of sacrificial love, the other of a lost world. The beautiful lyrical theme beauty continues in Bruch’s melodic concerto.

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May


9

Debussy & The Mermaid

May 9, 2021 @ 2:30 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

The underwater world is depicted in two lavish stories, one of sacrificial love, the other of a lost world. The beautiful lyrical theme beauty continues in Bruch’s melodic concerto.

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May


14

Pétrouchka

May 14, 2021 @ 10:30 am
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Jovial Russian waltzes and enchantment fill Stravinsky’s beloved symphonic tale of a magical street puppet, and audiences will be mesmerized by concertmaster Nikki Chooi’s BPO concerto debut.

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May


15

Pétrouchka

May 15, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Jovial Russian waltzes and enchantment fill Stravinsky’s beloved symphonic tale of a magical street puppet, and audiences will be mesmerized by concertmaster Nikki Chooi’s BPO concerto debut.

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May


28

Star Spangled Salute

May 28, 2021 @ 10:30 am
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Experience Western New York’s premier Memorial Day tradition as the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus joins your BPO in a program filled with inspiring music and red, white and blue pageantry.

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May


29

Star Spangled Salute

May 29, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Experience Western New York’s premier Memorial Day tradition as the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus joins your BPO in a program filled with inspiring music and red, white and blue pageantry.

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June


5

Mahler’s Resurrection

June 5, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

A fitting close to our season, Mahler’s monumental “Resurrection” is a retrospective on life, final judgement, and redemption.

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June


6

Mahler’s Resurrection

June 6, 2021 @ 2:30 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

A fitting close to our season, Mahler’s monumental “Resurrection” is a retrospective on life, final judgement, and redemption.

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June


12

Leslie Odom, Jr.

June 12, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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June


16

World Doctors Orchestra

June 16, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

The World Doctors Orchestra (WDO) was founded in 2008 and combines the pleasure of fine music with global medical responsibility.…

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