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Buffalo Philharmonic

Time For Three (Charles Yang, violin & vocals; Nick Kendall, violin & vocals, and Ranaan Meyer, double bass & vocals), stands at the intersection of Americana, pop and classical music. In the Feb 26th broadcast, they join Maestro JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic to perform music of Jennifer Higdon.

The Grammy Award-winning Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, under the leadership of music director JoAnn Falletta, begins and ends the month of broadcasts of SymphonyCast for January 2021.

BPO Composers Reading & About Self-publishing

Feb 12, 2020

Hello everyone, my name is Sia Uhm, a new classical radio intern at WXXI. I am originally from South Korea and I came to the US 7 years ago to attend Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Massachusetts. Currently, I am a composition major at the Eastman School of Music and I am in my final year. 

ACO (American Composers Orchestra) organizes an opportunity called EarShot for emerging composers to have their orchestra pieces come to life and get input from professional composers and performers. My orchestral piece 'Ladybug in the Room' that I wrote last year was recently selected for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra EarShot New Music Readings. The performance (public reading) occurred on January 30th in Kleinhans Hall, Buffalo, with Maestro Bradley Thachuk conducting, 

What the BPO is doing to increase diversity

Feb 26, 2019

African-Americans currently make up less than two percent of larger orchestra members in the United States. That lack of representation is a struggle for many groups, including the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Rochester area native Steve Gadd, often cited as one of the most influential contemporary drummers in the world, now has his first Grammy Award.

On Sunday, Gadd, who grew up in Irondequoit, graduated from Eastridge High School and also is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, won for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: Steve Gadd Band.

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2/1        Tchaikovsky: Polonaise from Eugene Onegin, Variations on a Rococo Theme, Serenade for Strings, 1812 Overture (Mark Kosower, c; Buffalo Philharmonic; JoAnn Falletta, cond)

2/8        Stravinsky: Fireworks Pereira: Concerto for Timpani and Two Percussion Brahms: Symphony No. 1 (Joseph Pereira, tim; Maraca 2, perc; Los Angeles Philharmonic; Gustavo Dudamel, cond)

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day, when many recall the millions of Jews and others who died at the hands of the Nazis. It has a special meaning for Robbie Hausmann, cellist for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. His German great-grandmother, Toni Marcus, was one of the 1.1 million people killed at the Auschwitz concentration camp. And when the BPO toured Poland last month, he visited the camp -- to honor her with music. He spoke about it with WBFO's Nick Lippa.

Next month, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will be hitting the road, and leaving the country for its first international tour in three decades. The BPO are invited guests to headline concerts in Poland, including Warsaw's prestigious Beethoven Easter Festival.

Credit Brendan Bannon for The New York Times

To Rochesterians, the city of Buffalo is like a big, brawny cousin who restores old cars and drinks the coolest draft brews.   The Queen City's waterfront rejuvenation, passion for football, and history as a major American port have shaped the city’s cultural life in fascinating ways.  The New York Times casts a light on the journey of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.