“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.