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.

 

 

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.

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, May 29, 2015 — 10:30 AMCall (716) 885-0331 for availability


Symphonic Fairytales

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

Pre-K-2nd GRADES

Explore storytelling and music in this fun, interactive youth concert.  Help the BPO tell a unique and wacky fairytale by making musical choices that affect the direction of the story.  Students will learn about instrument families, meters, tonalities and musical vocabulary through active listening and choice-making.  This rich program encourages ELA connections while introducing some of the greatest orchestral repertoire.   Students will move and sing with the orchestra while experiencing the magic of a live orchestra performance.   

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 — 10:15 AMSign In OR Register

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 — 12:15 PMSign In OR Register

Thursday, October 22, 2015 — 10:15 AMSign In OR Register

Thursday, October 22, 2015 — 12:15 PMSign In OR Register

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 — 10:15 AMSign In OR Register

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 — 10:15 AMSign In OR Register


BPO Musical Passport

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

3RD-6TH GRADES

Travel the world with the BPO in this exciting program that combines music, geography and world cultures. Music from America, Europe, Africa, Asia and South America will introduce students to musical forms, instruments of the orchestra, rhythms and melodies from around the world. This interactive program encourages participation through movement and active engagement. Starting our journey in Western New York, students help choose our destinations as we explore further and further from home.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 — 12:15 PMSign In OR Register

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 — 10:15 AMSign In OR Register

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 — 10:15 AMSign In OR Register

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 — 10:15 AMSign In OR Register

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 — 10:15 AMSign In OR Register


Friday Morning Concerts 2015-16

$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 Holiday Pops, which are $12.00 per ticket.

Echoes of Sibelius
Friday, Oct. 9, 10:30 AM
Be a part of the BPO’s FinnFest with a performance of Sibelius’ first symphony and the music of those who have walked in his footsteps.  Finnish violinist Elina Vahala performs the US premiere of Jaako Kuussisto’s Violin Concerto. 
 
Sounds of Simon and Garfunkel
Friday, Nov. 13, 10:30 AM
Their folk rock style was the soundtrack to 1960’s America.  This tribute features vocalists A.J. Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle and is sure to leave you Feelin’ Groovy!
 
Elgar’s Enigma
Friday, November 20, 10:30 AM
Acclaimed violinist Jennifer Koh shines with Nielsen’s Concerto for Violin.  The BPO performs Elgar’s famous Enigma Variations, each of which represented a close friend of the composer.
 
Happy Birthday Mozart!
Friday, Jan. 15, 10:30 AM
Celebrate Mozart’s birthday with the music of the great man and those who were influenced by him including Salieri and Haydn.  Featuring the BPO’s own Valerie Heywood as soloist.
 
A Symphonic Tribute to John Denver
Friday, Feb. 26, 10:30 AM
Jim Curry, whose voice was heard in “Take Me Home:  The John Denver Story,” joins the BPO for this tribute to the beloved singer/songwriter.
 
Czech Portraits
Friday, March 4, 10:30 AM
Smetana and Novak take you on an evocative trip of their beloved Czech Republic, one of Eastern Europe’s most beautiful countries.  Rising cello star Nicholas Altstaedt performs Elgar’s Cello Concerto.
 
Shostakovich 5
Friday, Apr. 15, 10:30 AM
Hear Shostakovich’s important Symphony No. 5.  Also enjoy violin wunderkind Bella Hristova making her BPO debut performing Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy.
 
Porgy, Bess and Brahms
Friday, May 13, 10:30 AM
Top conductor Carl St. Clair leads this not-to-be-missed concert that includes Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 and music from Porgy and Bess featuring the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, soprano Angela Brown and bass Kevin Deas.
 
Star Spangled Pops
Friday, May 27, 10:30 AM
The BPO is joined by the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus for a patriotic tradition as we honor those who have served our country and pay tribute to the American spirit.


Friday, October 9, 2015 — 10:30 AMSign In OR Register

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

Friday, November 20, 2015 — 10:30 AMSign In OR Register

Friday, January 15, 2016 — 10:30 AMSign In OR Register

Friday, February 26, 2016 — 10:30 AMSign In OR Register

Friday, March 4, 2016 — 10:30 AMSign In OR Register

Friday, April 15, 2016 — 10:30 AMSign In OR Register

Friday, May 13, 2016 — 10:30 AMSign In OR Register

Friday, May 27, 2016 — 10:30 AMSign In OR Register


Friday Morning Holiday Concerts 2015

$12.00 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. 

JoAnn’s Classical Christmas
Friday, Dec. 11, 10:30 AM
JoAnn Falletta leads the BPO in Christmas favorites like Greensleeves, Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah, Joy to the World and much more.
 
BlueCross BlueShield Holiday Pops
Friday, Dec. 18, 10:30 AM
Deck the halls for Holiday Pops! Western New York’s top holiday tradition connects you with the spirit of the season, finishing up with an old-fashioned sing-along. 


Friday, December 11, 2015 — 10:30 AMSign In OR Register

Friday, December 18, 2015 — 10:30 AMSign In OR Register



 
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