Buffalo Philharmonic to present free “Concert for Healing” following Buffalo mass shooting

Posted on: July 5, 2022

“Musicians in the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra are coming soon to a park near you from July 2 through July 31,” writes Peter Hall in Friday’s (7/1) Buffalo Rising (NY). “One concert deserves special mention and that’s ‘A Concert for Healing’ to be held on Buffalo’s East Side, … July 24 … at the Johnnie B Wiley Pavilion…. In the spirit of providing comfort and hope for all affected by the recent mass shooting tragedy in the Buffalo community, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and BPO Diversity Council offer this free performance, conducted by Maestro JoAnn Falletta along with Assistant Conductor Jaman E. Dunn, which will feature the full orchestra and vocalists Sirgourney Cook and Rev. Julian Armand Cook performing music that allows for moments of quiet reflection and celebrates the resiliency of the City of Good Neighbors. Included will be works by African American composers including Adolphus Hailstork’s ‘Three Spirituals’ and ‘Fanfare on Amazing Grace’ and William Grant Still’s ‘Mother and Child.’ This performance is free and open to the public.” Also included is coverage of the Buffalo Philharmonic’s season-ending June performance featuring the world premiere of Wang Jie’s The Winter That United Us, commissioned by the League of American Orchestras with the support of the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.