Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

BPO Youth Concerts

2014-2015 Season of the First Niagara Music for Youth Concert Series

This is a reservation system only.  When you reserve your seats, you will receive an invoice by email.  You do not need a credit card to use this system.

 

 

Buildings, Bridges, and the BPO: Our Musical City

$6.00 per ticket
One free chaperone ticket for every 15 purchased

Pre-K-2nd GRADES


Join your BPO as we explore the building blocks of symphonic music. We will look through the lens of some of the most resonant places in our community and introduce students to form and function both in place and music. Just as a builder begins with a foundation upon which a framework is laid, the orchestra will explore musical foundations and the tools used by some of the world's most famous composers, including Beethoven, Mozart, Saint-Saens, Copland, and Stravinsky. Students will discover how music fulfills a purpose (evoking images of a busy, humming zoo or inspiring us to move our feet to a march) just as important structures fulfill their community purpose. Each concert ends with two of our favorite musical constructions: the patriotic song and a dance!


This program aligns with Common Core Standards for ELA and Literacy and NYS Social Studies Standards. 


For curriculum, visit www.bpo.org and click on the Education Tab. 


Tuesday, February 24, 2015 — 10:15 AMSign In OR Register

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 — 10:15 AMSign In OR Register


The Listening Revolution: Technology, Music and You

$6.00 per ticket
One free chaperone ticket for every 15 purchased

3rd-6th GRADES

 

From the invention of the first radio to today's cell phones and MP3's, technology has had a deep and lasting impact on how we experience music. Join the BPO as we explore the creativity of invention and its effect on music composition and performance. Using a diverse selection of pieces by Mozart, Rossini, Wagner, John Williams, and even Glenn Miller, students will follow the timeline of entertainment technology to explore musical language, eras, form, and compositional choice-making. Our exploration ends with the orchestra and the audience making music together, highlighting the most valuable part of technology and music: its ability to connect people. 

 

This program aligns with Common Core Standards for ELA and Literacy as well as New York State Mathematics, Science and Technology Standards. 

For curriculum, visit www.bpo.org and click on the Education Tab. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 — 10:15 AMCall (716) 885-0331 for availability

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 — 12:15 PMCall (716) 885-0331 for availability

Thursday, November 6, 2014 — 10:15 AMCall (716) 885-0331 for availability

Thursday, November 6, 2014 — 12:15 PMCall (716) 885-0331 for availability

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 — 10:15 AMSign In OR Register

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 — 10:15 AMSign In OR Register

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 — 10:15 AMSign In OR Register


Friday Morning Concerts 2014-15

$6.00 per ticket
One free chaperone ticket for every 15 purchased

MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL


These full-length BPO concerts on Friday mornings give middle and high school students a chance to hear complete pieces of repertoire in a casual atmosphere.

*All concerts are $6.00 per ticket for educational groups, except for Classical Christmas and First Niagara Holiday Pops, which are $10.00 per ticket.

Rachmaninoff Festival

Friday, Oct. 10, 10:30am

The BPO is celebrating Rachmaninoff in a festival of his works including his romantic Symphony No. 2, his first and fourth piano concerto and some of his literary inspired works such as The Bells. Learn about this composer and pianist who performed at Kleinhans and said, "Never have I performed in such a beautiful auditorium."


The Hit Men

Friday, Oct. 24, 10:30am

Relive the glory days of rock and roll with this supergroup of performers, heard on some of the biggest hits of the 60s, 70s, and 80s. 


Molière's Le Bourgeois 

Friday, Oct. 31 10:30am

Irish Classical Theatre and LehrerDance join the BPO for this semi-staged dramatic presentation featuring the incidental music of Richard Strauss. 


Max Returns

Friday, Nov. 14 10:30am

Former BPO music director Max Valdes returns to conduct violinist Tai Murray performing Symphonie Espagnol for Violin and Orchestra and Frank's Symphony in D minor. 


Steve Lippia and Sinatra

Friday, Feb. 13 10:30am

Steve Lippia sings Sinatra's best known love songs for Valentine's Day. 


Beethoven Festival, A Hero's Life 

Friday, Mar. 27 10:30am

JoAnn Falletta conducts pianist Norman Krieger in one of Beethoven's most famous piano concertos, No. 5 "Emperor", as well as th ecomplete incidental music for Egmont. 


Na Zdrowie Poland!

Friday, Apr. 24 10:30am

JoAnn Falletta conducts a program of Polish composers including Chopin, Karlowicz, and Penderecki, featuring as soloist the BPO's own principal French horn player, Jacek Muzyk. 


Patriotic Pops

Friday, May 22 10:30am

Join your BPO for a patriotic tradition as we honor the men and women who have served our country and pay tribute to the American spirit. 


Bernstein and Mahler 

Friday, May 29 10:30am

JoAnn Falletta conducts violinist Tim Fain in Bernstein's Serenade for Violin and Orchestra, as well as Mahler's Symphony No. 1, "Titan."


Friday, October 31, 2014 — 10:30 AMCall (716) 885-0331 for availability

Friday, November 14, 2014 — 10:30 AMSign In OR Register

Friday, February 13, 2015 — 10:30 AMSign In OR Register

Friday, March 27, 2015 — 10:30 AMSign In OR Register

Friday, April 24, 2015 — 10:30 AMSign In OR Register

Friday, May 22, 2015 — 10:30 AMSign In OR Register

Friday, May 29, 2015 — 10:30 AMSign In OR Register


Friday Morning Holiday Concerts 2014

$10.00 per ticket
One free chaperone ticket for every 15 purchased

HOLIDAY CONCERTS

Limited seats are available to school groups for our holiday Friday morning concerts. Come celebrate the holidays with your school group, and the BPO. 

Classical Christmas Messiah

Friday, Dec. 12, 10:30am

Buffalo Philharmonic Chrous

Deck the halls for Holiday Pops! Western New York's top holiday tradition. 


Holiday Pops

Friday, Dec. 19, 10:30am

Buffalo Philharmonic Chrous

Deck the halls for Holiday Pops! Western New York's top holiday tradition. 


Friday, December 12, 2014 — 10:30 AMSign In OR Register

Friday, December 19, 2014 — 10:30 AMCall (716) 885-0331 for availability



 
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