Buffalo Philharmonic’s American-themed 2017-18 season

Posted on: January 30, 2017

“The theme of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2017-2018 season, just announced, is America,” writes Mary Kunz Goldman in Saturday’s (1/28) Buffalo News. Music Director JoAnn Falletta “pointed out that 2018 marks the 100th birthday anniversary of Leonard Bernstein, a milestone that sparked the tribute…. Copland’s Symphony No. 3 is in the offing. So is ‘The Grand Canyon Suite’ by Ferde Grofe…. A Gershwin program spotlights the in-demand young pianist Conrad Tao. Another much-talked-about pianist, Charlie Albright, is also playing Gershwin…. Grammy-winning electric bass player Victor Wooten, known for his association with Bela Fleck, will be joining the BPO to perform a concerto he wrote. BPO Concertmaster Dennis Kim is featured in Philip Glass’ Violin Concerto No. 1…. A concert in April 2018 pairs Dvořák’s ‘New World’ Symphony with a work by Peter Boyer that explores Ellis Island. ‘I was thinking about people coming to America, becoming citizens, living here, and raising their families here,’ Falletta said. ‘Buffalo is a shining example of that.’ … April 2018 will bring ‘Buffalo Sings.’ The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus join the BPO and other choirs to celebrate, as the BPO puts it, the songs we all love to sing. The audience gets to sing along.”

Posted January 30, 2017