Shake Away the Coronavirus Blues by Watching Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Concerts at Home

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The seats in Kleinhain’s Music Hall may be temporarily empty, but the BPO plays on.

Some Uplifting News from the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) in Buffalo, New York

Posted March 19th, 2020 on Niagara At Large

A Brief Foreword Note from Doug Draper at NAL – From classically trained instrumentalists and singers entertaining their neighbours from balconies in Italy to members of the Hamilton-based band The Arkells offering guirtar lessons on-line, artists around the world are rising up to keep us from going nuts while we are pent up in our homes.

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra – known simply as the BPO to the countless many who follow this world-class music machine – circulated the following good news for us a day or so ago, and Niagara At Large will be posting more news like this when we can.

Now here is the news from the BPO –

Buffalo, New York – During this uncertain and stressful time, we believe that it is essential to unite through music. Over the next several weeks, we are partnering with WNED Classical, Buffalo Toronto Public Media’s Classical music station, to broadcast archived live recordings of BPO concerts.

These broadcasts will begin this Tuesday, March 24 with Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony No. 3, originally performed and recorded Saturday May 11, 2019 as part of the M&T Bank Classics series. The program also features Falla’s Ritual Fire Dance, and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21, K. 467, “Elvira Madigan,” featuring pianist Adam Golka.

These archived concert recordings will be available each Tuesday at 7pm for the next several weeks by tuning in to 94.5 FM, or by streaming at (, via the WNED Classical mobile app, or by listening to WNED Classical via smart speaker. 


Visit our social media for updates from our musicians!

Musicians nationwide are currently out of work as a result of the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Over the coming days and weeks, our BPO musicians will unite to bring music to our fans during this difficult time.

Visit our social media accounts as BPO musicians create and share their own self-submitted video recordings of solo works. Click the icons below, or use the hashtag #PlayOnBPO to follow us!




All of us at the BPO would like to say a special thank you to you, our donors and patrons. You have stood side-by-side with us in the best and worst of times, and we are so grateful. It is our honor to be able to share our music with you now.

Wishing you peace, good health, and lots of beautiful music in the coming days.


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