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Sat, Sept. 28, 8pm
Matthew Kraemer, conductor
Bernadette Peters, vocals
The 2013-14 Pops series opens with a "Smash!" You've heard her albums, you've seen her on hit TV shows from The Carol Burnett Show to Smash, now see the legendary Bernadette Peters LIVE in concert with your BPO.
ABBA: The Hits!
Sat, Oct. 12 8pm
Matthew Kraemer, conductor
Returning to the BPO after their sold-out concert three years ago, the music of the ever-popular band of the 70s rocks Kleinhans! Hear the songs that inspired the hit musical and movie "Mamma Mia" as only your BPO can perform them.
Friday, Oct. 25, 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 26, 8 PM
Doc Severinsen's brand-new “Solid Gold” concert experience reaches into Doc’s history with a parade of classic songs. This trip down Doc’s memory lane features Vanessa Thomas, known for her seamless four-octave range, the ever-charismatic Steve Lippia, and the brilliant trumpet playing that made Doc a star, with rare footage of Johnny Carson.
One Singular Sensation: A Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch
Sat, Nov. 9, 8pm
They’re playing your songs! Remember “The Way We Were” with this tribute to former BPO pops conductor and composer Marvin Hamlisch, featuring his hits from the stage and silver screen. Vocalists Jodi Benson, Donna McKechnie, and Doug LaBrecque performed with Hamlisch during his lifetime and pay tribute to his legacy.
First Niagara Holiday Pops with JoAnn Falletta
Friday, Dec. 13, 10:30 AM
Friday, Dec. 13, 8 PM
Sat, Dec. 14, 8 PM
Sun. Dec. 15, 2:30 PM
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Michele Ragusa, vocals
Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus
Deck the Halls for Holiday Pops as your BPO and JoAnn Falletta pull out all the stops for Western New York’s #1 Holiday tradition. Buffalo’s Broadway sensation, Michele Ragusa joins the orchestra as we all need a little Christmas! The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, directed by Erin Freeman will be joined by a local, all-star high school chorus. Hear all your favorites from Silent Night to the Nutcracker.
Sat, Jan. 25, 8 PM
Cirque Musica and your BPO blend the thrills and grace of the circus with the majesty and beauty of music. Be transported to a place of wonder as the world's best circus performers add a new dimension to your favorite music.
Ann Hampton Callaway's Streisand Songbook
Sat, Feb. 15, 8pm
Ann Hampton Callaway, vocals
Singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway's critically acclaimed tribute to Barbra Streisand lights up the stage. Callaway captivates with her interpretation of music from Yentl, Funny Girl and A Star Is Born, as well as "I've Dreamed of You," written by Callaway for Streisand to sing to James Brolin on their wedding day.
The Beatles Classical Mystery Tour
Sat, Mar. 1, 8pm
The long and winding road leads to Buffalo! The music of the Beatles comes to life as four talented artists, including Tony Kishman as Paul McCartney, join your BPO to rock Kleinhans Music Hall!
Sat, March 15, 8pm
Chris Botti, trumpet
The wait is over! Trumpet superstar Chris Botti returns to Western New York with his unique fusion of rock, pop, jazz and Latin music in one of the hottest and most anticipated concerts of the season.
Ellis Hall's Tribute to Ray Charles
Sat, Apr. 5, 8pm
Ellis Hall, vocals
Ray Charles changes the face of popular music with his blend of gospel, rhythm and blues, jazz and soul. Ellis Hall, lead singer and keyboardist of Tower of Power, electrifies audiences with his tribute to an icon.
Matt Catingub's Big Band Salute
Sat, May 3, 8 pm
Take the A train to hear big band music with a twist. Matt Catingub puts his own spin on the music of Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney and more. It's the perfect way to swing into spring!
Star Spangled Pops
Fri., May 23, 10:30 AM
Sat, May 24, 8 pm