Buffalo Philharmonic’s 2022-23 season: collaborations, Midori, new work for BPO double bassists

Posted on: February 11, 2022

The Buffalo Philharmonic, Music Director JoAnn Falletta, and Principal Clarinet William Amsel rehearse Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto at Kleinhans Music Hall, January 2022.

“Violin superstar Midori, former Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra music director Maximiano Valdés and … singer Gladys Knight are among the highlights of the BPO’s just-announced 2022-23 season,” writes Toni Ruberto in Thursday’s (2/10) Buffalo News. “Midori … opens the season on Sept. 17 in a program conducted by BPO Music Director JoAnn Falletta that includes the Korngold Violin Concerto, Fandangos by Roberto Sierra and Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov. Also included [during the season are] a celebration of Lukas Foss … and Valdés conducting violinist Paul Huang in … the Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1…. The BPO’s several community collaborations [include] Irish Classic Theatre Company for Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ to music by Jean Sibelius … and with SUNY Fredonia Hillman Opera for Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute.’ … Brazilian pianist Sonia Goulart [will perform with] her son, guest conductor Marcelo Lehninger of the Grand Rapids Symphony, [in] Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2…. The season also includes the world premiere of José Lezcano’s Concerto for Two Double Basses … written for BPO double bassists Daniel Pendley and Brett Shurtliffe.” Damon Gupton will lead a program of works by Duke Ellington and David Schiff, with violinist Regina Carter; the season will conclude with Verdi’s Requiem.