Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphony Orchestra
BMHOF Class of 1999


The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is an internationally recognized symphony orchestra of the highest artistic caliber. They are an indispensable part of the WNY Community's quality of life. The BPO is currently in its 64th season as Buffalo's leading source of diverse cultural enrichment and entertainment. They are considered on of the major philharmonic orchestras in the United States.

The BPO was founded in 1935 and incorporated in 1936, becoming a permanent professional ensembles under its first music director Franco Autori. In 1940 the BPO moved into its permanent home, Kleinhans Music Hall, which is today a National Historic Landmark.

The prominence of the BPO is evidenced by the quality of its musicians and Music Director. Past directors include Lucas Foss and Michael Tilson Thomas (who won a Grammy in 1999). Current director, JoAnn Falletta, leads the BPO through 17 different series, ranging from Classical, Pop, Jazz to eclectic collaborations - a banquet with something for everyone.

Check their web page for more info. Web Link: ​bpo.org

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