Stefan Sanders

Music Director, Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra // Resident Conductor, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra // Music Director, Round Rock Symphony

Oct
14
7:30 pm19:30

Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra

  • Huff Concert Hall

Cape Fear!

Join the Fayeteville Symphony Orchestra and new Music Director Stefan Sanders for this family friendly concert as we explore our Carolina coastline, home to pirates and shipwrecks. Works to be performed include Wagner’s Overture to The Flying Dutchman, Music from Hook, Pirates of the Caribbean, and many more!

Oct
25
7:30 pm19:30

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Montante Cultural Center

BPO at Canisius

Opening work, TBD

Rodrigo - Concerto de Aranjuez, Anton Baranov, guitar

Beethoven - Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, op.60

Nov
11
8:00 pm20:00

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Kleinhans Music Hall

BPO Pops: Super Daimond

This San Francisco-based tribute band to the much loved, international pop icon Neil Diamond delivers the hits like the timeless classics Sweet Caroline, America, Cracklin’ Rosie, Cherry Cherry, Song Sung Blue, and Forever in Blue Jeans. Super Diamond relives the unforgettable Neil Diamond concert experience with a high-octane show that will rock Kleinhans!

Dec
2
7:30 pm19:30

Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra

  • Huff Concert Hall

A Carolina Holiday

Come celebrate theholiday season with traditional and popular holiday tunes to get you in the holiday spirit! And what’s better at this time of year than the sounds of children’s voices raised in song? The Fayetteville Academy Chorus will join the symphony for several selections.

Jan
24
5:30 pm17:30

Sarasota Orchestra

  • Holly Hall

Great Escapes Series: Mozart in the Jungle

Mozart - Overture to The Marriage of Figaro 

Beethoven - Symphony No. 8, mvmt. II 

Schubert - Schwanengessang - Ständchen, Jason Collins, tenor

Bottesini - Double Bass Concerto No. 2, mvmt. III, John Miller, double bass

Puccini - Preludio Sinfonico 

Wagner - The Ride of the Valkyries

Hermmann - Scene d’amour from Vertigo

Elmer Bernstein - The Magnificent Seven

Victor Young - Overture to “Around the World in 80 Days” 

Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 

Jan
25
7:30 pm19:30

Sarasota Orchestra

  • Holly Hall

Great Escapes Series: Mozart in the Jungle

Mozart - Overture to The Marriage of Figaro 

Beethoven - Symphony No. 8, mvmt. II

Schubert - Schwanengessang - Ständchen, Jason Collins, tenor

Bottesini - Double Bass Concerto No. 2, mvmt. III, John Miller, double bass

Puccini - Preludio Sinfonico

Bernstein - On the Town: Three Dance Episodes “Times Square 1944” 

INTERMISSION

Wagner - The Ride of the Valkyries 

Wagner - Wesendonk Lieder “Träume” Jason Collins, tenor

Hermmann - Scene d’amour from Vertigo 

Elmer Bernstein - The Magnificent Seven

Victor Young - Overture to “Around the World in 80 Days” 

Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

Jan
26
5:30 pm17:30

Sarasota Orchestra

  • Holly Hall

Great Escapes Series: Mozart in the Jungle

Mozart - Overture to The Marriage of Figaro 

Beethoven - Symphony No. 8, mvmt. II 

Schubert - Schwanengessang - Ständchen, Jason Collins, tenor

Bottesini - Double Bass Concerto No. 2, mvmt. III, John Miller, double bass

Puccini - Preludio Sinfonico 

Wagner - The Ride of the Valkyries

Hermmann - Scene d’amour from Vertigo

Elmer Bernstein - The Magnificent Seven

Victor Young - Overture to “Around the World in 80 Days” 

Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 

Jan
27
8:00 pm20:00

Sarasota Orchestra

  • Holly Hall

Great Escapes Series: Mozart in the Jungle

Mozart - Overture to The Marriage of Figaro 

Beethoven - Symphony No. 8, mvmt. II

Schubert - Schwanengessang - Ständchen, Jason Collins, tenor

Bottesini - Double Bass Concerto No. 2, mvmt. III, John Miller, double bass

Puccini - Preludio Sinfonico

Bernstein - On the Town: Three Dance Episodes “Times Square 1944” 

INTERMISSION

Wagner - The Ride of the Valkyries 

Wagner - Wesendonk Lieder “Träume” Jason Collins, tenor

Hermmann - Scene d’amour from Vertigo 

Elmer Bernstein - The Magnificent Seven

Victor Young - Overture to “Around the World in 80 Days” 

Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

Feb
3
8:00 pm20:00

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Kleinhans Music Hall

BPO Pops: Piano Panache

Named a Rising Star Male Vocalist in Downbeat magazine, pianist and vocalist Tony DeSare has performed in jazz clubs, Carnegie Hall, and Las Vegas. His sound is romantic, swinging, and sensual. He’ll light up the stage with music by everyone from Elton John, Billy Joel, John Lennon, and Ray Charles, culminating in Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.

Feb
7
10:15 am10:15

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Kleinhans Music Hall

Westside Connection Concert

Celebrating the rich diversity of Buffalo's West Side and the BPO's home, this features our  special guest artists Project Trio as well as this year's Sphinx Organization Junior Concerto Competition winner. 

Feb
10
7:30 pm19:30

Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra

  • Seabrook Auditorium

1867-2017: A 150 Year Celebration

In celebration of the sesquicentennial of Fayetteville State University, the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra will be performing with guest artist, the world-renowned soprano Angela Brown. Together we will explore the influence of African Americans on music composed during this 150-year time period including works by Joplin, Gershwin, and Still.

 

Mar
10
7:30 pm19:30

Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra

  • Huff Concert Hall

Americana

oin the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra as we celebrate being American, from the military to the movies, performing pieces such as American Salute, Apollo 13, and Forrest Gump. Portions of this concert will include side-by-side performances with the Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra, as well as a solo performance by the winner of the Harlan Duenow Young Artist Concerto Competition.

Apr
21
7:30 pm19:30

Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra

  • Seabrook Auditorium

Appalachian Spring

Travel to the Blue Ridge Mountains for the last concert of our Carolina season. Imagine hiking the Appalachian Trail as the symphony performs Copland’s Appalchian Spring and Sibelius’s Finlandia. This concert will also feature a solo performance by Alex Jokippi, Principal Trumpet of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, as he performs an original piece composed for him.

Apr
25
7:30 pm19:30

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Kleinhans Music Hall

Side by Side

Annual program where the BPO teams up with talented young musicians from Buffalo's Public Schools for a rewarding side by side experience. Program TBD.

Apr
27
10:30 am10:30

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Kleinhans Music Hall

BPO Pops: Fire and Rain

In 2015, AJ Swearingen was a big hit with Buffalo audiences in his Simon and Garfunkel tribute. He’s back with a new show featuring the iconic singer-songwriters of the 70s – James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, Carole King, Neil Young, and more.

Apr
28
8:00 pm20:00

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Kleinhans Music Hall

BPO Pops: Fire and Rain

In 2015, AJ Swearingen was a big hit with Buffalo audiences in his Simon and Garfunkel tribute. He’s back with a new show featuring the iconic singer-songwriters of the 70s – James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, Carole King, Neil Young, and more.


Jul
19
7:00 pm19:00

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Clarence Town Park

BPO in the Clarence Town Park

Wendel - A George M. Cohan Overture 

Seeger/Matthews - Erie Canal Song 

Freed and Brown - Singin’ in the Rain 

R. Hermann - Duke Ellington Fantasy 

The Fifth Dimension - Aquarius 

Walter Murphy - A Fifth of Beethoven from Saturday Night Fever 

Beauty and the Beast

INTERMISSION

Star Wars 40th Anniversary Retrospective 

Alford - Colonel Bogey March

Sousa - Stars and Stripes Forever

Jul
18
7:00 pm19:00

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Shakespeare at Delaware Park

The BPO and Shakespeare in Delaware Park

Bernstein - West Side Story

Samuel Coleridge Taylor - Othello op. 79 

Sullivan - The Tempest, Op. 1: Three Dances, with scenes from "Shakespeare in Delaware Park"

INTERMISSION

Nicolai - Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor

Prokofiev - Masks

Prokofiev - The Death of Tybalt

Verdi - Macbeth, Ballet Music, with scenes from "Shakespeare in Delaware Park"

 

Jul
11
11:45 am11:45

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

  • M & T Bank Plaza

BPO at M&T Bank Plaza

Wendel - A George M. Cohan Overture 

Seeger/Matthews - Erie Canal Song 

Freed and Brown - Singin’ in the Rain 

R. Hermann - Duke Ellington Fantasy 

The Fifth Dimension - Aquarius 

Walter Murphy - A Fifth of Beethoven from Saturday Night Fever 

Beauty and the Beast

INTERMISSION

Star Wars 40th Anniversary Retrospective 

Alford - Colonel Bogey March

Sousa - Stars and Stripes Forever

Jul
9
7:00 pm19:00

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

  • niawanda park

BPO at Niawanda Park

Wendel - A George M. Cohan Overture 

Seeger/Matthews - Erie Canal Song 

Freed and Brown - Singin’ in the Rain 

R. Hermann - Duke Ellington Fantasy 

The Fifth Dimension - Aquarius 

Walter Murphy - A Fifth of Beethoven from Saturday Night Fever 

Beauty and the Beast

INTERMISSION

Star Wars 40th Anniversary Retrospective 

Alford - Colonel Bogey March

Sousa - Stars and Stripes Forever

Jul
6
7:00 pm19:00

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

  • north park academy buffalo, ny

BPO at the North Park Academy Lawn

Wendel - A George M. Cohan Overture 

Seeger/Matthews - Erie Canal Song 

Freed and Brown - Singin’ in the Rain 

R. Hermann - Duke Ellington Fantasy 

The Fifth Dimension - Aquarius 

Walter Murphy - A Fifth of Beethoven from Saturday Night Fever 

Beauty and the Beast

INTERMISSION

Star Wars 40th Anniversary Retrospective 

Alford - Colonel Bogey March

Sousa - Stars and Stripes Forever

Jul
1
8:00 pm20:00

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Holiday Valley

BPO at Ellicottville: Pirates and Princess

Bernstein - Candide Overture 

Sounds from the Big Band Era

Medley from Grease

Age of Aquarius

Colonel Bogie March

Armed Forces Salute

INTERMISSION

Raider’s March

Tchaikovsky - Waltz from Sleeping Beauty 

Beauty and the Beast 

Pirates of the Caribbean

Frozen Medley

Tchaikovsky 1812 

Sousa - The Thunderer 

Sousa - Stars and Stripes

Jun
27
7:00 pm19:00

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Bidwell Parkway Buffalo, NY, 14222 United States

 

Elmwood Village Picnic in the Parkway Summer Concert Series.

Wendel - A George M. Cohan Overture 

Seeger/Matthews - Erie Canal Song 

Freed and Brown - Singin’ in the Rain 

R. Hermann - Duke Ellington Fantasy 

The Fifth Dimension - Aquarius 

Walter Murphy - A Fifth of Beethoven from Saturday Night Fever 

Beauty and the Beast

INTERMISSION

Star Wars 40th Anniversary Retrospective 

Alford - Colonel Bogey March

Sousa - Stars and Stripes Forever

Jun
25
4:00 pm16:00

Round Rock Symphony

  • university of texas at austin austin, tx

Butler Opera International Festival. Join the Round Rock Symphony  for an evening of beloved opera arias and ensembles with vocalists from the Butler Opera Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

Jun
11
2:30 pm14:30

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

  • University at Buffalo

June in Buffalo

The BPO returns as one of the featured ensembles for the renowned contemporary music festival at the University at Buffalo's Center for 21st Century Music. Repertoire TBD.

May
28
4:00 pm16:00

Rund Rock Symphony

  • Alma Thomas Theater Southwestern University

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS  English Folk Song Suite

BRITTEN  Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings - Steven Brennfleck, tenor Jacek Muzyk, horn

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS  Fantasia on Greensleeves 

ELGAR - Enigma Variations

 

May
23
10:15 am10:15

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Kleinhans Music Hall

K - 2 Grades - Education Concert

Explore key emotions through music, visuals and movement in this interactive program for our youngest audience.  Music has the ability to help us express different moods and we want to know how!  Using Edward Elgar’s famous Enigma Variations and other musical examples by Mozart and Beethoven we will see how tempo, dynamics, meter, tonalities and instrument choices can all help a composer express moods and feelings.  Using literary sources as inspiration as well as your students’ artwork we will also see how other arts can do the same thing through their unique tools!  Come join us for this multi-media experience.

May
14
2:30 pm14:30

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Kleinhans Music Hall

BPO Zoo!

Carnival of the Animals creates portraits of animals in music. The BPO presents a very special version of this classic with all-new narration that makes Buffalo connections!

Mar
26
2:30 pm14:30

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Kleinhans Music Hall

MENDELSSOHN Hebrides Overture (Fingal’s Cave)
BACH Piano Concerto in D Major, BWV 1054, Angela Hewitt, piano
BACH Piano Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1052,  Angela Hewitt, piano
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 5, “Reformation”

Mar
25
8:00 pm20:00

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Kleinhans Music Hall

MENDELSSOHN Hebrides Overture (Fingal’s Cave)
BACH Piano Concerto in D Major, BWV 1054, Angela Hewitt, piano
Bach Piano Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1052, Angela Hewitt, piano
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 5, “Reformation”

Mar
21
10:15 am10:15

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Kleinhans Music Hall

3 - 6 Grades - Education Concert

Selfies have always existed even before technology allowed us to take our own pictures.   We had music, literature and visual arts to help us capture our own image and show what was important to us.  This interactive, multi-media program explores “selfies” throughout time from the Renaissance through to modern day, using music from each period to help understand musical forms, eras of music writing, and the instruments of the orchestra.  The music of Gabrieli, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy, Stravinsky and others will be paired with visual images from the same time periods.  Copland’s Lincoln Portrait and our very own BPO selfie will complete the journey through time.

Mar
16
10:15 am10:15

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Kleinhans Music Hall

3 - 6 Grades - Education Concert

Selfies have always existed even before technology allowed us to take our own pictures.   We had music, literature and visual arts to help us capture our own image and show what was important to us.  This interactive, multi-media program explores “selfies” throughout time from the Renaissance through to modern day, using music from each period to help understand musical forms, eras of music writing, and the instruments of the orchestra.  The music of Gabrieli, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy, Stravinsky and others will be paired with visual images from the same time periods.  Copland’s Lincoln Portrait and our very own BPO selfie will complete the journey through time.

Mar
15
10:15 am10:15

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Kleinhans Music Hall

West Side Concert

A celebration of the diversity of the BPO's very own neighborhood, Buffalo's multi-cultural west side. Concert includes local performers and the junior division winner of the Sphinx Foundation's Annual Concerto Competition.