2022-2023 Youth Concert Series
Be sure to explore our curriculum online for each concert, which will help you prepare your students for their concert experience.
We hope you will join us this year at Kleinhans Music Hall!
BPO Musical Passport
Travel the world with the BPO in this exciting program that combines, music, geography and world cultures. Music from America, Europe, Asia, Africa and South America will introduce students to musical forms, instruments of the orchestra, and rhythms and melodies from around the world. Starting our journey in Western New York, students help solve musical clues as we explore farther and farther from home.
Our Musical Heritage
Celebrate musical traditions from around the world with the BPO in this exciting program that combines music, world cultures, and the immigrant experience. Music from America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America combine with immigration stories to explore musical language, musical forms, rhythms, and melodies from different cultures. Along our journey, students will hear personal accounts from those who have traveled from afar to make Western New York their home.
Open Rehearsal: The Chevalier
Written and directed by Bill Barclay, the true story of three immigrants whose lives are intertwined by the pending French Revolution – Marie Antoinette, W.A. Mozart, and Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, the first classical composer of color to achieve widespread acclaim. The BPO concert and theatre performance, featuring four actors and solo violinist Brendon Elliot, highlights Bologne’s extraordinary life and compositions.
Friday Morning Concerts
These full-length (2 hour) BPO concerts on Friday mornings give middle and high school students a chance to hear complete pieces of repertoire in a casual atmosphere.
This online hub of free youth concert content is for use in virtual or in-person classrooms. Explore video resources with accompanying suggested lesson plans under thematic units like Musical Stories, World Dances, American Voices, Art & Music, Celebrating WNY, The Orchestra at Work, Melody & Meaning, BPO Musical Passport, Our Musical Heritage, and Instruments of the World.