Summer 2014! Date TBA
Kleinhans Music Hall
Adult amateur musicians join the BPO for a day at Kleinhans Music Hall, rehearsing and performing alongside the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. The day culminates in a side-by-side concert. Friends, family and community members are encouraged to come hear the final product at the end of this incredible day.
Participation is determined on an application basis. Once accepted you receive:
• The opportunity to rehearse and perform with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at Kleinhans Music Hall
• Sectional coachings with BPO musicians
• Additional opportunities to get to know the BPO musicians, as well as an optional guided behind-the-scenes tour of historic Kleinhans Music Hall
• Catered lunch at Kleinhans
• Discount on tickets for selected summer performances.
*A portion of the tuition will be tax deductible.
Who should apply?
The BPO Fantasy Camp is an opportunity created for adult amateur musicians (25 years and older) to experience a day with the BPO. Perhaps you studied music in school and have recently dusted off your instrument and begun playing again. Maybe you have played in your community orchestra for years, or enjoy getting together with friends for chamber music. This experience is for you!
Why is the BPO offering this program?
This program was created with the belief that one of the best possible ways to engage our audience is by creating opportunities for active participation in music-making.
How many applicants will the BPO accept?
The BPO accepts the usual number of players for each instrument, according to a typical orchestra set-up. Our goal is to include as many participants as we can and still comfortably accommodate both BPO musicians and participants on the stage of Kleinhans Music Hall.
What is the repertoire for the rehearsal and concert?
Repertoire for the 2014 summer experience is TBA. Past summers have included selections from Rimsky-Korsakov's Sheherazade, Bizet's Carmen Suites, Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake and others.
How can I apply?
Our application process is all online. No audition is required. Application for Summer 2014 will be available soon. Check back for details!
To answer any questions, please contact Robin Parkinson, Director of Education at (716) 242-7808 or firstname.lastname@example.org