Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
In this week's featured regional orchestra of the week, we're thrilled to spotlight the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra!
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Society, Inc. provides a resident, professional, major symphony orchestra of artistic excellence and integrity to enrich the quality of life in Western New York through the presentation of live symphonic music and other musical events which educate and entertain the broadest possible audiences within and beyond the Western New York region.
As Buffalo's cultural ambassador, the Grammy Award-winning Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestraunder Music Director JoAnn Falletta presents more than 120 Classics, Pops and Youth Concerts each year and reaches more than 40,000 K-12 students per year across all eight counties of Western New York.
Since 1940, the orchestra's permanent home has been Kleinhans Music Hall, a National Historic Landmark designed by Eliel and Eero Saarinen with an international reputation as one of the finest concert halls in the United States.
The BPO has toured widely across the United States and Canada including the Florida Friends Tour with JoAnn Falletta in March 2010, the first multi-city tour since the 1988 European tour. In February 2014, the BPO will again tour Florida.
The BPO has been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall as a participant in the prestigious Spring For Music festival in 2013. They were one of six orchestras selected from a national field to present a program at this festival. This will be the orchestra's 24th appearance at Carnegie Hall and its first since Music Director JoAnn Falletta led the orchestra in a much-heralded appearance there in June 2004.