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“Usually worth while, but somewhat tame”

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Ranked #60 of 166 things to do in Buffalo
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Owner description: Buffalo's resident professional orchestra, serving the community since 1935. The BPO records for Naxos and has their own label, Beau Fleuve. From September to June, visitors can catch a concert nearly every weekend, ranging from classical masterworks to pops superstars. The orchestra's home is Kleinhans Music Hall, located at the nexus of several of Buffalo's most vibrant neighborhoods and designated a National Historic Landmark.
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Buffalo's orchestra is first rate and is usually well conducted by its long-time music director, JoAnn Falletta. Unfortunately, it caters to a very conservative clientele; the program tends to lean excessively on warhorses by Beethoven, Brahms, Rachmaninoff etc. More adventurous programming would do a lot of good. Presently the audience mostly consists of whiteheaded stalwarts and often does not begin to fill Kleinhans Music Hall, the orchestra's wonderful performance site. Under former music directors (especially Lukas Foss and Michael Tilson Thomas) the fare was much livelier and attracted a younger crowd. I am also not fond of the tendency of treating Pops and Classical as if they were exchangeable. As far as I'm concerned, I'd never miss the Pops concerts if they disappeared, though I understand that musicians must make a living.

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Reviewed 10 April 2013

As far as acoustics go, this place can't be beat ! It truly is a world class music hall that features one of the best Orchestras in the country. It has limited parking at the establishment but street parking is available all through the area. If this style of music is high up on your entertainment list come visit and you won't want to leave !

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