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

July


20

Video Games Live

July 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Video Games Live™ is an award-winning immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. Your BPO performs along with exclusive synchronized video footage, synchronized lighting, well known internet soloist, electronic percussion, live action and interactive segments.

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September


21

Favorites & Friends: A Celebration of 20 Years of JoAnn Falletta

September 21, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Join the celebration as our lady of honor, Maestro JoAnn Falletta, takes the podium for her official 20th season with the BPO!

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September


27

Cirque FIESTA!

September 27, 2019 @ 10:30 am
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One event on September 28, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

All-stars of exceptional cirque programs throughout the world will transport you to a place of wonder in this Latin-themed program as John Morris Russell opens the 2019-2020 Pops season!

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October


5

Canadian Superstar James Ehnes

October 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on October 6, 2019 at 2:30 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

JoAnn Falletta conducts superstar violinist James Ehnes in his debut with the BPO, performing the lush, lyrical Korngold Violin Concerto.

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October


12

The Paul Simon Songbook

October 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Paul Simon changed the face of songwriting, from his years with Simon and Garfunkel through his solo albums. Experience his timeless songs in this brand-new show.

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October


18

Danny Elfman’s Violin Concerto

October 18, 2019 @ 10:30 am
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One event on October 19, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

A world of mystery and enchantment await as violinist Sandy Cameron takes on the Violin Concerto of film composer Danny Elfman, known for his brilliant scores to Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Batman (1989). This thrilling performance rounds out with two storied works of Richard Strauss.

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October


25

The Music of Queen

October 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

This concert event will rock you! Vocalist Brody Dolyniuk steps into the glittery shoes of Freddie Mercury as the BPO lends depth and color to Queen's classic hits. 

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October


26

Byron’s Ragtime Jazz

October 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Byron Stripling rejoins the BPO, bringing his incomparable talent, wit, and charm to Kleinhans for another evening of jazzy musical stylings.

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October


27

A Magical Spooktacular

October 27, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Wands Up! An interactive story of magic in the orchestra comes to life with The Conductor’s Spellbook. Wear your costume and join the parade across the Kleinhans stage!

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November


2

Leonard Slatkin Conducts Grieg

November 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on November 3, 2019 at 2:30 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

World-renowned conductor Leonard Slatkin personally requested a stop in Buffalo on his world tour of orchestras of his career. He conducts George Li on Grieg’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Cindy McTee’s Circuits and Elgar’s Symphony No. 1 are the perfect complement.

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November


8

Pops Goes to the Movies

November 8, 2019 @ 10:30 am
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating until November 9, 2019

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

John Morris Russell and the BPO bring silver-screen soundtrack selections from your favorite action-adventure films to life in this high-octane salute to the music that moved us at the movies!

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November


13

Joy of Music and Wine Festival

November 13, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

The Friends of the BPO will present the 9th annual Joy of Music and Wine Festival! This year's event will…

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November


15

Max Valdés’ Tour of Europe

November 15, 2019 @ 10:30 am
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One event on November 16, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Former BPO music director Maximiano Valdés returns with a bouquet of European masters: Preludes to Act 1 and 3 of Wagner’s "Lohengrin;" Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5; and Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 featuring Drew Peterson.

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November


22

The Beatles Classical Mystery Tour

November 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating until November 23, 2019

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

From early Beatles music through the solo years, the exceptional portrayal of the Fab Four in Classical Mystery Tour brings the music of The Beatles to life!

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December


7

Classical Sax

December 7, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on December 8, 2019 at 2:30 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

In this inventive performance with renowned conductor Thomas Wilkins on podium, the sax busts boundaries, becoming the featured woodwind of Fuchs’ Rush and Glazunov’s Concerto for Alto Saxophone, both brilliantly executed by top classical saxophonist Timothy McAllister.

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December


11

Home Alone: Film with Live Orchestra

December 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Your BPO performs John Williams’ majestic score live with the film on the big screen in this madcap, family-friendly holiday…

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December


13

JoAnn’s Classical Christmas

December 13, 2019 @ 10:30 am
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One event on December 14, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

An annual holiday favorite, Maestro Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus celebrate the season with centuries of classical treasures.

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December


19

John Morris Russell’s Holiday Pops

December 19, 2019 @ 10:30 am
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One event on December 20, 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on December 21, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on December 22, 2019 at 2:30 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Mr. Christmas brings his musical pack to Buffalo, filled with spectacular new arrangements, merriment, fun, and special guest, Broadway, film and recording artist Liz Callaway! It's a not-to-be-missed holiday extravaganza that will delight audiences of all ages--Western New York's most cherished family holiday tradition!

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January


17

A Midsummer Night’s Dream in collaboration with Irish Classical Theatre

January 17, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on January 18, 2020 at 8:00 pm

One event on January 19, 2020 at 2:30 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Irish Classical Theatre present a very special collaborative production of Shakespeare’s warmhearted comedy with Felix Mendelssohn’s brilliant score.

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January


18

Kleinhans Music Hall Tours

January 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Join BPO Executive Director Daniel Hart for a behind the scenes tour of one of Buffalo’s most iconic architectural treasures, Kleinhans Music Hall.   

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January


25

Mozart’s Requiem

January 25, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on January 26, 2020 at 2:30 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus joins the BPO to honor the world’s most-celebrated composer with his profoundly moving Requiem, a must-experience for any classical music lover.

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January


29

New Music Readings and Reception

January 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
Free

All music was once new.  Come attend this exciting opportunity to hear new music take shape "before your ears." In…

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January


31

The Music of The Eagles

January 31, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Take it Easy after a long work week with The Music of The Eagles! Hotel California joins the BPO to deliver the ultimate classic rock show.

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February


1

RESPECT: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin

February 1, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

It takes a cast of three sensational vocalists to tell the FULL story of the one and only Queen of Soul. Aretha Franklin defined gospel, blues, R&B, jazz , rock and soul over the last six decades. Join us for this loving tribute to an all-American legend.

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February


8

Mahler & Bernstein

February 8, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on February 9, 2020 at 2:30 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Celebrate three Jewish-born masters: Mahler, Leonard Bernstein, a spirited Klezmer Concerto in the Jewish tradition, written and performed by American concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic, Noah Bendix-Balgley.

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February


14

Nobody Does It Better: The Music of Marvin Hamlisch

February 14, 2020 @ 10:30 am
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating until February 15, 2020

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Longtime friend and collaborator Kevin Cole joins John Morris Russell in tribute to the former BPO Principal Pops Conductor and esteemed composer with selections from A Chorus Line, The Way We Were, Ice Castles, The Sting and more.

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February


15

Kleinhans Music Hall Tours

February 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Join BPO Executive Director Daniel Hart for a behind the scenes tour of one of Buffalo’s most iconic architectural treasures, Kleinhans Music Hall.   

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February


16

BuffaLove!

February 16, 2020 @ 2:30 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Buffalo is an amazing place to grow up! This concert celebrates Buffalo arts with help from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Just Buffalo Literary Center, and Verve Dance Studio.

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February


21

High Octane Classics with Time for Three

February 21, 2020 @ 10:30 am
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One event on February 22, 2020 at 8:00 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Time For Three joins your BPO in an unforgettable performance of Jennifer Higdon’s bluegrass-classical fusion, Concerto 4-3. Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis and Tchaikovsky’s turbulent tone poem Francesca da Rimini pack power and punch in a performance that will leave you reeling.

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February


22

BPO College Night: High Octane Classics with Time for Three

February 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Join us for a night of music, mingling and fun, and #FeelTheVibes with your Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at this power-packed performance!

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February


25

The Music of the Grateful Dead

February 25, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

The BPO celebrates the 50th anniversary of their legendary joint performance with The Grateful Dead with The Music of the Grateful Dead, featuring Crazy Fingers.

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March


4

Konrad Skolarski in Recital

March 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Polish pianist Konrad Skolarski presents a solo recital of works by Beethoven and Chopin as part of the Kleinhans Centerstage concert series.

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March


5

Piano Masterclass with Konrad Skolarski

March 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
Free

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra artists work one-on-one with talented local students in front of a live audience in classes that are…

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March


7

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2

March 7, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on March 8, 2020 at 2:30 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

JoAnn Falletta conducts pianist Konrad Skolarski in his return to the BPO with the masterful Piano Concerto No. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff. The work is complemented by two French Romantic masters: Claude Debussy and Florent Schmitt.

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March


17

CANCELED: Kleinhans Music Hall Tours

March 17, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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March


20

CANCELED: Mozart and the Divine

March 20, 2020 @ 10:30 am
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One event on March 21, 2020 at 8:00 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

March


21

CANCELED: Kleinhans Music Hall Tours

March 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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24

March


25

POSTPONED: GBYO Side by Side with the BPO

March 25, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
Free
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March


27

CANCELED: The Doo Wop Project

March 27, 2020 @ 10:30 am
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating until March 28, 2020

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

April


3

CANCELED: Portraits of England

April 3, 2020 @ 10:30 am
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One event on April 4, 2020 at 8:00 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

April


5

POSTPONED: Once Upon A Time

April 5, 2020 @ 2:30 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

April


8

CANCELED: Kleinhans Music Hall Tours

April 8, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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April


14

POSTPONED: Raphael Feuillatre, Guitarist

April 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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April


18

CANCELED: The Firebird

April 18, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on April 19, 2020 at 2:30 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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April


24

POSTPONED: Jefferson Starship

April 24, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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April


25

CANCELED: Kleinhans Music Hall Tours

April 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

May


1

CANCELED: Beethoven’s Pastoral

May 1, 2020 @ 10:30 am
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One event on May 2, 2020 at 8:00 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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May


3

CANCELED: Carnival of the Animals

May 3, 2020 @ 2:30 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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May


6

CANCELED: BAVPA Side by Side with the BPO

May 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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May


9

CANCELED: Beethoven’s Triumph

May 9, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on May 10, 2020 at 2:30 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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May


22

CANCELED: Patriotic Stars and Stripes

May 22, 2020 @ 10:30 am
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating until May 23, 2020

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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May


29

CANCELED: Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

May 29, 2020 @ 10:30 am
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One event on May 30, 2020 at 8:00 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
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June


6

POSTPONED: JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition Finals

June 6, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Join us as three candidates perform along with your BPO for the final round of the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition!

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June


12

CANCELED: Back to the Future: Film with Live Orchestra

June 12, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra has extended its previously announced suspension of concert activity at Kleinhans Music Hall through June 13,…

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June


13

CANCELED: Leading Ladies of Broadway

June 13, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

The Great White Way has produced a host of iconic female talent, from actresses and singers to dancers and composers. The BPO and Broadway veterans perform the signature songs of those who have graced the footlights.

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September


26

A Celebration of the Seasons

September 26, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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


13

Love & Longing

October 13, 2020 @ 7:00 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


20

That Studio Sound: Jazz Classics for Lovers

October 20, 2020 @ 7:00 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


27

Tartan & Tango

October 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Intoxicating Spanish rhythms highlight the performance by the effervescent Tessa Lark, in this program conducted by JoAnn Falletta featuring Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas (The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires), a tango from Argintenean master Astor Piazzolla.

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November


2

Simply Bewitching

November 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Autumnal favorites, including a narrated The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Saint-Saëns’ Danse Macabre, and the iconic theme from ‘Alfred Hitchcock Presents’ weave together an evening of eerie enchantment.

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November


10

Friends of the BPO Chiavetta’s Chicken BBQ Fundraiser

November 10, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

The Friends of the BPO, our tireless volunteer organization that hosts several fundraising events each year, has partnered with Chiavetta’s…

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November


10

A String Serenade

November 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

JoAnn Falletta conducts a program of works brimming with inspiration: George Walker's Lyric for Strings, Elgar's Introduction and Allegro, Bach's Air, and Handel’s Harp Concerto No. 6, played by principal harpist Madeline Olson.

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November


17

A Brass Act

November 17, 2020 @ 7:00 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


24

Bach, Beethoven & Beyond

November 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

An early 20th century composer has a grand master to thank in this classic program conducted by JoAnn Falletta. J. S. Bach’s extraordinary and familiar Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 was an inspiration for Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks, and Beethoven’s early fame as a young composer was augmented with his Septet.

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December


8

Baroque Fireworks

December 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Baroque is front and center as JoAnn Falletta conducts Handel’s Water Music Suite No. 2, 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 soloists Alex Jokipii and Geoff Hardcastle perform on a Vivaldi Trumpet Concerto rare for the early 18th century. Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 3 completes the program.

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December


22

CANCELED: Holiday Pops

December 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Due to growing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus in our community, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Holiday Pops featuring the BPO brass ensemble. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience it causes.

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January


19

From the Heart of the Orchestra

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - February 18 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

BPO musicians present a new year's gift of musical offerings to jumpstart January’s BPOnDemand programs. This showcase of our own world-class players will warm your heart on a cold winter’s night!

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January


26

Mozart & Tchaikovsky

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - February 25 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

A trinity of elegant melodies cross two centuries uniting George Li’s mesmerizing performance of Mozart’s radiant Piano Concerto No. 23 with the expressive Serenade for Strings by Tchaikovsky, and contemporary composer Aaron Jay Kernis’ other-worldly Musica Celestis.

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February


2

Ragtime Kings

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - March 4 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

A combination of early Blues, French march music, and classical song, ragtime became the foundation for jazz and popular music of the past century. Your BPO is the star of the show with step out features for our very own clarinet, trombone and trumpet soloists. Songs include The Entertainer, Maple Leaf Rag, King Porter Stomp, St. Louis Blues, and Rialto Ripples.

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February


9

Dreams, Dances & Variations

February 9 @ 7:00 pm - March 11 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

The lyrical violin concerto of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges is performed by young virtuoso Randall Goosby, a former winner of the Sphinx Concerto Competition for Black and Latinx artists. The program also celebrates the ground-breaking achievements of Zwilich, the first female to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music, a sensual dreamscape by Debussy, and Mozart’s enchanting yet spirited symphony.

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February


11

Winkler & Samuels Valentine’s Day Music and Wine Pairing Class

February 11 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

BPO Principal Pops Conductor John Morris Russell and Sommelier Melissa Winkler, owner of Winkler and Samuels, host a Valentine's Day Music and Wine Pairing with performances by BPO musician Sal Andolina!

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February


16

Havana Nights

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - March 18 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Trumpeter, arranger, and conductor, Jeff Tyzik, currently serves as Principal Pops Conductor of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Known for his inventive programming, this concert recreates a sultry, passionate evening of Latin music from Cuba, Spain, and Argentina, from steamy tangos to seductive ballads.

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February


23

JoAnn Falletta Conducts Haydn

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - March 25 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Your BPO presents three works linked by a theme of remembrance: Arensky's Theme and Variations in memory of his colleague and mentor, Piotr Tchaikovsky; Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony for Strings, inspired by his visit to the ruins of Dresden after WWII; and Haydn's yearning and dissonant Symphony No. 44.

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March


2

Prelude to Pops

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - April 1 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

What defines Pops? Popular and light classical music, the tunes that make you want to dance, smile, and feel alive. This concert explores works across the generations that have stood the test of time through film, television, commercials, and more.

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March


9

Beethoven & Strauss

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - April 8 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Piano phenom Ray Ushikubo returns to perform Beethoven’s youthful, imaginative, first full-length orchestral piece, contrasted by the subdued resignation of Richard Strauss’ sunset years and Metamorphosen, and the pulsating Spanish rhythms of Turina’s tone poem.

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March


23

BPOnDemand | Handel & Mozart

March 23 @ 7:00 pm - April 22 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Handel’s grandiose interlude music to his choral works is an audience favorite, and BPO concertmaster Nikki Chooi performs Mozart's witty and blissful violin concerto. English hornist Anna Mattix undertakes Ulysses Kay's profoundly beautiful Pietà. Jacques Ibert's high-spirited Divertissement completes the program.

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March


30

BPOnDemand | Charlie Parker: Easy to Love!

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - April 29 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

An evening of popular compositions from the jazz halls of the 30s, 40s, and 50s. We shine the spotlight on BPO clarinetist and saxophonist Sal Andolina, with selections made famous by leading man of jazz Charlie Parker, including “Easy to Love,” “I’ve got you under my skin,” “Moon Mist,” and more!

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April


13

BPOnDemand | 20th Century Titans

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - May 13 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Themes of love, loss, and renewal highlight a program featuring virtuoso Blake Pouliot performing iconic composer Leonard Bernstein’s violin masterpiece, musically interpreting Plato’s Symposium and the varied meanings of love. Respighi’s Triptych was inspired by works of Italian Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli, and American Wayne Barlow’s The Winter’s Passed seems a perfect metaphor for the challenging time we are leaving behind.

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April


20

BPOnDemand | Brand New Day – Back to Broadway!

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - May 20 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Join Principal Pops Conductor John Morris Russell, vocalists Jessica Hendy and Blaine Krauss, and your BPO as they perform 100 years of Broadway’s best, from the golden age of Gershwin and Rodgers & Hammerstein to contemporary classics from The Wiz, Wicked and more!

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April


27

Friends of the BPO Chiavetta’s Spring BBQ Fundraiser

April 27 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

After the success of this past November's sold-out fundraiser, the Friends of the BPO have partnered with Chiavetta’s for another drive-up chicken…

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April


27

BPOnDemand | Superb Shostakovich

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - May 27 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Lush and lyrical describes both Cordero’s sparkling and serene island travelogue, and the emotionally intense Serenade of Josef Suk, although composed over 100 years apart. Their beauty and tenderness are contrasted by the eclectic, spirited, and technically challenging Shostakovich concerto, considered by some a double concerto for piano and trumpet.

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May


4

BPOnDemand | Nothing But The Blues

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - June 3 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Much popular music of the past 100 years has Blues at its heart and soul. Your BPO pays tribute to the musical legends who sang their way into history including Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Ma Rainey, and Louis Armstrong with songs like House of the Rising Sun, Nobody Knows When You’re Down and Out, Baby Won’t You Please Come Home, and more.

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May


11

BPOnDemand | Dvořák’s Serenade

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - June 10 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

A colorful interplay of BPO musicians Nikki Chooi, Roman Mekinulov, Henry Ward, and Glenn Einschlag, performing solo as well as in duos and quartets, highlight Haydn's delightful and witty sinfonia. The theatrical, spirited work counters the serenity of Still's heartwarming rhythms reminiscent of a lullaby, and Dvořák's dream-like serenade.

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May


14

LIVE CONCERT | Bizet’s Carmen Suite

May 14 @ 1:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Vaughan Williams’ popular treatment of a 16th-century Renaissance chant is paired with the contemporary reworking of an iconic masterpiece using primarily strings and percussion. Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite, created for the Russian composer’s prima ballerina wife, was initially banned in the Soviet Union for disrespecting Bizet’s opera.

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May


15

LIVE CONCERT | Bizet’s Carmen Suite

May 15 @ 7:30 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Vaughan Williams’ popular treatment of a 16th-century Renaissance chant is paired with the contemporary reworking of an iconic masterpiece using primarily strings and percussion. Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite, created for the Russian composer’s prima ballerina wife, was initially banned in the Soviet Union for disrespecting Bizet’s opera.

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May


16

LIVE CONCERT | Bizet’s Carmen Suite

May 16 @ 2:30 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Vaughan Williams’ popular treatment of a 16th-century Renaissance chant is paired with the contemporary reworking of an iconic masterpiece using primarily strings and percussion. Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite, created for the Russian composer’s prima ballerina wife, was initially banned in the Soviet Union for disrespecting Bizet’s opera.

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May


25

BPOnDemand | Bizet’s Carmen Suite

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - June 24 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Vaughan Williams’ popular treatment of a 16th-century Renaissance chant is paired with the contemporary reworking of an iconic masterpiece using primarily strings and percussion. Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite, created for the Russian composer’s prima ballerina wife, was initially banned in the Soviet Union for disrespecting Bizet’s opera.

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May


28

LIVE CONCERT | American Anthems

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

Symbolic of our country’s ability to weather the storm, we honor those who have served and sacrificed to uphold our traditions in this annual celebration of song and spirit.

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May


29

LIVE CONCERT | American Anthems

May 29 @ 7:30 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Symbolic of our country’s ability to weather the storm, we honor those who have served and sacrificed to uphold our traditions in this annual celebration of song and spirit.

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June


1

BPOnDemand | American Anthems

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - July 1 @ 7:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Symbolic of our country’s ability to weather the storm, we honor those who have served and sacrificed to uphold our traditions in this annual celebration of song and spirit.

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June


4

LIVE CONCERT | Mahler & Mozart

June 4 @ 1:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Contradictions compel our highly-unusual season to its finale. Contemporary composers juxtapose heart-wrenching memorials and clever combinations of relaxed riffs and rapid rhythms, while Kyle van Schoonhoven's interpretation of Mahler’s song cycle of lost love and despair contrasts with Mozart’s lighthearted serenity.

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June


5

LIVE CONCERT | Mahler & Mozart

June 5 @ 7:30 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

Contradictions compel our highly-unusual season to its finale. Contemporary composers juxtapose heart-wrenching memorials and clever combinations of relaxed riffs and rapid rhythms, while Kyle van Schoonhoven's interpretation of Mahler’s song cycle of lost love and despair contrasts with Mozart’s lighthearted serenity.

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June


8

BPOnDemand | Mahler & Mozart

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

Contradictions compel our highly-unusual season to its finale. Contemporary composers juxtapose heart-wrenching memorials and clever combinations of relaxed riffs and rapid rhythms, while Kyle van Schoonhoven's interpretation of Mahler’s song cycle of lost love and despair contrasts with Mozart’s lighthearted serenity.

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September


11

American Resilience: 20th Anniversary Commemoration to 9/11 Heroes

September 11 @ 7:30 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

The BPO, joined by vocalists George Brown and Jessica Best, with narration by Keith Radford, celebrate the triumph of the American spirit. A portion of the proceeds will go to support the Western New York Families of 9/11 Memorial Fund.

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September


17

Glenn Miller Orchestra

September 17 @ 10:30 am
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One event on September 18, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

The world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, paired with your swinging BPO, celebrates the return of POPS to Kleinhans with a high-energy concert of hot big-band jazz.

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September


18

Glenn Miller Orchestra

September 18 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on September 18, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

The world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, paired with your swinging BPO, celebrates the return of POPS to Kleinhans with a high-energy concert of hot big-band jazz.

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September


24

Beethoven’s Fifth

September 24 @ 10:30 am
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One event on September 25, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

The powerful phenomena of classical music’s eight most famous notes in Beethoven’s iconic symphony contrast with Ravel’s lighthearted and playful piano concerto, featuring the jazz-tinged influences of George Gershwin, and performed by BPO favorite, Fabio Bidini.

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September


25

Beethoven’s Fifth

September 25 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on September 25, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States

The powerful phenomena of classical music’s eight most famous notes in Beethoven’s iconic symphony contrast with Ravel’s lighthearted and playful piano concerto, featuring the jazz-tinged influences of George Gershwin, and performed by BPO favorite, Fabio Bidini.

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