Youth Concert Broadcasts

Youth Concert Broadcasts

Free online youth concerts available for viewing!

During this time of social distancing and school closures, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is pleased to provide access to our most recent BPO Broadcasts On Demand for educational student use at home. Featuring 24-hour online access for unlimited viewing opportunities whenever it is convenient, these broadcasts feature the BPO with special guest artists and were recorded in Kleinhans Music Hall in front of student audiences from the Buffalo Public Schools.  They were provided to schools across Western New York for use in classrooms as an educational resource and concert experience. We are now able to provide these to students who are currently learning at home during this unprecedented time.

Please register below to receive the link and password.

Who can participate and how much does it cost?

All students from Western New York schools are eligible for the FREE resource.  This includes schools in all eight counties.  All you need for participation is access to the internet. The program is geared towards middle and high school students. However, all ages will enjoy this musical and visual concert.

Are there materials to help me prepare for viewing the broadcasts?

Yes, each broadcast video has a repertoire listing with time markers to identify locations for specific pieces on the video. They also come with unique lessons to help enrich the viewing experience.

How can I sign up to share this resource with our students?

To receive access to this resource, you must register with the BPO to gain the web address and security password. With this information, we can show our funders how many are using the resource, and that way we can keep it free! This program is for educational use only. Schools can share the link and password with their students.  The password and web address will be emailed to you.

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Your role: (administrator, band director, parent, student, etc.)*
Your school (s):*
District (if applicable):
I understand that these broadcasts are for educational use only and are not to be posted or shared.*

Questions?

Jeff Dabbelt, Education Manager at (716) 242-7822 or jdabbelt@bpo.org

Testimonials:

“Thank you for providing this for our students. Being a small  community this may be one of the few if not only time some of our students will ever hear the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.”

– Bill Henris, Director of Technology, Brocton School

“I just wanted to take a moment to express our appreciation and gratitude to the BPO and TWC. We had a number of our middle and high school classes observe the event. I even heard one of the students whistling the Valkyrie theme as they left the room.  As a rural school district, this type of event is invaluable as our budgets get ever tighter and our opportunities for exposing our students to enriching activities gets more and more difficult. Events that we can bring to our students over the internet are highly effective means of maintaining a holistic education while managing costs. Thank you for the opportunity.”

– Kimberly A. Mueller, Superintendent,  Wellsville Schools