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Table of Contents | March 2011

2010-2011 75th Anniversary Celebration!

BPO Board of Trustees 11

BPO Musician Roster 13

Aikin Sings Strauss 17

M&T Bank Classics Series

March 4 & 5

The Music of Michael Jackson 23

March 12

Side by Side with the GBYO 25

March 15

Shostakovich’s First 27

M&T Bank Classics Series

March 19 & 20

Cherish the Ladies 33

BlueCross BlueShield of WNY Pops Series

March 26

Symphony Sing-a-long 37

BPO Family Series supported by Bank of America

March 27

Spotlight on Sponsors 40

Annual Fund Donors 42

Patron Information 51


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Message from Board Chair

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Welcome to the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s

75th Anniversary Season.

Last month, I had the extreme honor of making a major

announcement on behalf of the Buffalo Philharmonic—the

BPO has secured a new contract with Music Director JoAnn

Falletta, securing her leadership of our orchestra through

the 2015-2016 season! Furthermore, the BPO has been

invited to perform once again in Carnegie Hall in 2013,

nine years after the Orchestra’s last appearance in the great

hub of classical music in New York City.

On top of all of this, we announced our 2011-2012

M&T Bank Classics and BlueCross BlueShield of WNY

Pops seasons, lineups that include stars from virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell to Broadway

sensation Idina Menzel as well as some greatest hits from both the classical and pops

genres, and more.

In short, it has been a busy, productive, exciting time for the BPO! But the best part is,

part of what keeps us busy is a full schedule of education and outreach programs. In

addition to the full schedule of weekend performances your BPO play, our musicians

and staff put on a score of concerts for students by day. (Imagine, every seat around you

filled with fourth graders!)

Among our many educational performances is the West Side Connection, a concert for

students from schools right around Kleinhans Music Hall featuring 13-year-old Randall

Goosby, winner of the national Sphinx Competition. This unique partnership between the

BPO and the Buffalo Public Schools is made possible in part by Harter, Secrest & Emery

LLP, and includes in-school visits by Goosby and others the week of the concert.

Other highlights include the return of the Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra to play Side by

Side with our BPO musicians in a free concert on March 15 at 7:30 p.m., an annual

tradition providing memorable experiences for local emerging artists—please join us for

this special event!

Through all of this, we are thrilled to continue meeting our mission of inspiring, educating

and entertaining concertgoers in Western New York and beyond. We are thrilled to be

so busy, and to have you here with us today. Enjoy the performance!



Cindy Abbott Letro


Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Board of Trustees

2010-2011 75th Anniversary Celebration!

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Society, Inc.

Board of Trustees


Cindy Abbott Letro, Chair

Louis Ciminelli, Vice Chair/Chair Elect

Donald Ogilvie, Vice Chair

Randall Odza, Secretary

Dr. Angelo M. Fatta, Treasurer

Cheryl Howe, Immediate Past Chair

Board of Trustees

Martin Anderson

Karen Arrison

Dennis Black

Donald Boswell

Anthony Cassetta

Janz Castelo

Paul B. Cronin

JoAnn Falletta*,

Music Director

Gretchen Fierle

Lynne Marie Finn

John Fleischman*,

Erie County Music

Educators Association


Ida Christie

Anthony J. Colucci, Jr.

G. Wayne Hawk

Marion Jones

Daniel Hart*,

Executive Director

Robbie Hausmann

Monte Hoffman

Kate Holzemer

John Horn

John J. Hurley

Luke Jacobs,

BPO Foundation Chair

Dinesh Joseph

Carol Kociela

Doreen Rao*,

Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus

Music Director

Wilfred Larson

Edwin Polokoff

John N. Walsh, III

Robert G. Weber

Gary Schober

Brett Shurtliffe

Robert Skerker

Stephen Swift

Nicole Tzetzo

Joseph Voelkl

Michal Wadsworth

Jeffrey Wellington

Stephen Wydysh




Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

History of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

The Grammy Award Winning Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates its 75th

Anniversary Season in 2010-2011. Since 1940, the Orchestra’s permanent home has

been Kleinhans Music Hall, a National Historic Site with an international reputation as

one of the finest concert halls in the United States.

As Buffalo’s cultural ambassador, the BPO has toured widely across the United States

and Canada including the recently completed Florida Friends Tour with JoAnn Falletta

in March 2010, the first multi-city tour since the 1988 European tour and the first

outside of the WNY area since Maestro Falletta led the ensemble at Carnegie Hall

in 2004. Other concerts include appearances in the Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center,

Boston’s Symphony Hall, San Francisco’s Davies Hall, Montreal’s Place des Arts, and 22

appearances at Carnegie Hall.

Currently, the Orchestra presents more than 120 Classics, Pops and Youth Concerts each

year and the award winning BPO Education programs reach over 35,000 students per

year (K-12) from all eight counties of Western New York.

Over the decades, the BPO has matured in stature under the batons of some of the

leading stars of the podium. William Steinberg, Josef Krips, Lukas Foss, Michael Tilson

Thomas, Maximiano Valdes, Semyon Bychkov and Julius Rudel are among the luminaries

who have served as music directors of the Buffalo Philharmonic.

During the tenure of current music director JoAnn Falletta, the BPO has rekindled its

distinguished history of NPR broadcasts and recordings, including the release of eleven

new CDs of a highly diverse repertoire on the NAXOS and Beau Fleuve labels. The

Philharmonic’s Naxos recording of composer John Corigliano’s “Mr. Tambourine Man:

Seven Poems of Bob Dylan,” featuring soprano Hila Plitmann, won Grammys in two

categories of the three for which it was nominated: Classical Vocal Performance and

Classical Contemporary Composition.

History of Kleinhans Music Hall

Kleinhans Music Hall was built thanks to the generosity and vision of Edward and Mary

Seaton Kleinhans and the stewardship of their charitable dreams by the Community

Foundation for Greater Buffalo. The Community Foundation was bequeathed the estates

of Mr. and Mrs. Kleinhans who made their fortune from the clothing store that bore their

name and who died within three months of each other in 1934. Their intent for the funds

was specific: to build a music hall that would benefit the people of Buffalo. The year

2010 celebrates the 70th birthday of Kleinhans Music Hall.

To help realize the Kleinhans’ vision, the Foundation went to work doing what it does best—

mobilizing the community in support of the project, and collaborating with civic leaders to

maximize the impact of the gift. The Foundation held an international design competition and

selected Eliel and Eero Saarinen as the architects for the project. It also convened a Citizens

Committee to select the site and secured supplementary funding from the Federal Emergency

Administration of Public Works (PWA) to complete the fullest expression of the Kleinhans’

vision by bringing to fruition the world class facility we all enjoy today.

Though the Kleinhans called Buffalo home for a short 36 years, their love for music and

for their adopted home town lives on -- and the Community Foundation is proud to have

played a role in the fulfillment of their legacy.

2010-2011 75th Anniversary Celebration!

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

JoAnn Falletta, music director - Peter & Elizabeth C. Tower Endowed Chair

Matthew Kraemer, associate conductor


Michael Ludwig

Monte Hoffman 1

Martha Malkiewicz


Robert Hausmann

Clement & Karen Arrison David Schmude


Endowed Chair

Amelie Fradette

Jacek Muzyk

Amy Glidden


assoc. concertmaster


Kay Koessler

Louis P. Ciminelli Family Daniel Pendley

Endowed Chair

Foundation Chair


Daniel Kerdelewicz

Ansgarius Aylward

Garman Family Foundation assoc. principal

asst. concertmaster Endowed Chair Daniel Sweeley

Marylouise Nanna Brett Shurtliffe

Jay Matthews

Douglas Cone

assoc. principal Duane Saetveit

Frances Kaye

William Burns

Karen Soffer

Michael Nigrin


Deborah Greitzer

John Haas

Alex Jokipii

Diana Sachs

Makoto Michii


Alan Ross

Edmond Gnekow

Geoffrey Hardcastle

Melanie Haas

Philip Christner

Andrea Blanchard-Cone

Loren Silvertrust


Antoine Lefebvre


Jacqueline Galluzzo

assoc. principal

Richard Kay

Jeffrey Jones

Frances Morgante

Donald McCrorey

Robert Prokes

Amy Licata

Dmitry Gerikh

Diane Melillo

Shieh-Jian Tsai


Valerie Heywood


Natalie Piskorsky

assoc. principal

Matthew Phillips

Kate Holzemer

Janz Castelo

NingNing Jin


Roman Mekinulov


Jane D. Baird

Endowed Chair

Feng Hew

assoc. principal


Christine Lynn Bailey


Betsy Reeds

Natalie Debikey Scanio


Natalie Debikey Scanio


Pierre Roy


Catherine Estes

Anna Mattix


Anna Mattix


John Fullam


Patti Dilutis

Salvatore Andolina


Patti Dilutis



Salvatore Andolina


Glenn Einschlag


Ron Daniels

Martha Malkiewicz


Jonathan Lombardo 2


Timothy Smith


Jeffrey Dee


Don Harry



Matthew Bassett


Dinesh Joseph

asst. principal


Mark Hodges


Dinesh Joseph


Suzanne Thomas


Cover Conductor

Scott Bean


Chair dedicated to the memory

of Mauer Bunis


Chair dedicated to the memory

of Scott Parkinson



JoAnn Falletta, Music Director

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Few artists are as important to the fabric of their

communities as JoAnn Falletta. An effervescent and

exuberant figure on the podium, she has been praised by

The Washington Post as having “Toscanini’s tight control

over ensemble, Walter’s affectionate balancing of inner

voices, Stokowski’s gutsy showmanship, and a controlled

frenzy worthy of Bernstein.” Both on and off the podium,

she is a vibrant ambassador for music and an inspiring

artistic leader. Acclaimed by The New York Times as

“one of the finest conductors of her generation,” she

serves as the Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic

Orchestra and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.

Ms. Falletta is the recipient of many of the most prestigious

conducting awards, including the Seaver/National

Endowment for the Arts Conductors Award for exceptionally gifted American

conductors, the coveted Stokowski Competition, and the Toscanini, Ditson and

Bruno Walter Awards for conducting, as well as the American Symphony Orchestra

League’s prestigious John S. Edwards Award. Hailing her as a “leading force for

the music of our time,” the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

honored JoAnn Falletta with her 10th ASCAP award in 2008. Ms. Falletta serves as

a Member of the National Council on the Arts, the advisory body of the National

Endowment for the Arts.

Since stepping up to the podium as Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic

Orchestra in the fall of 1999, Maestro Falletta has been credited with bringing the

Philharmonic to a new level of national and international prominence. In 2009,

for the first time in its 74-year history, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra won two

Grammy awards for Best Classical Performance and Best Classical Composition

for its John Corigliano: Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan; Three

Hallucinations CD. The orchestra was also nominated for a third Grammy in the Best

Engineered Album, Classical category for its Respighi: Church Windows recording.

Highlights for the 2009–10 season included the BPO’s first tour in many years with

concerts throughout Florida.

Under her leadership, the BPO has made an unprecedented number of highly

acclaimed recordings, and has entered into a multi-disc contract with Naxos and is

one of the leading orchestras for the label and one of the most frequently recorded

orchestras in America. Falletta, who has established a reputation for conducting

artistically important, but seldom-heard works, is embarking on a multi-year recording

project of the lost works of Marcel Tyberg, the brilliant Austrian composer and

Holocaust victim. The Orchestra has simultaneously established its own recording

label, releasing seven CDs with marketing partnerships with the Albright Knox Art

Gallery and Burchfield Penney Art Center and Darwin Martin House in Buffalo.

Ms. Falletta received her undergraduate degree from the Mannes School of Music

in New York, her master’s and doctorate degrees from The Juilliard School, and in

addition has been awarded eleven honorary doctorates including degrees from

Canisius College, D’Youville College and Niagara University.

For more information on Ms. Falletta, visit her website at www.joannfalletta.com.

Matthew Kraemer, Associate Conductor

2010-2011 75th Anniversary Celebration!

Recognized for his “musical sensitivity” and “energized

sense of interpretation” conductor Matthew Kraemer enters

his second season as associate conductor of the Buffalo

Philharmonic Orchestra in September 2010. In this role

he appears regularly on each of the orchestra’s major

series, including subscription weeks, Pops, Family, and

summer concerts. He plays a vital role in the BPO’s awardwinning

education and community engagement programs,

in addition to assisting Music Director JoAnn Falletta

during recording sessions and on tour. Upcoming season

highlights include performances of Miguel del Aguila’s

The Fall of Cuzco, a fully-staged production of Prokofiev’s

Romeo and Juliet, performances with violinist Jennifer Koh

and tour performances in Atlanta, Long Island, Miami, and

West Palm Beach with Idina Menzel. Kraemer additionally

appears this season as guest conductor with the Atlanta Symphony, Jacksonville

Symphony and Virginia Symphony orchestras.

Recipient of the distinguished Herbert von Karajan Conducting Fellowship and the Bruno

Walter Career Development Grant, Mr. Kraemer served a residency with the Vienna

Philharmonic at the Salzburg Music Festival during the summer of 2006. His conducting

engagements include appearances with the symphony orchestras of Akron, Asheville,

Baltimore, Canton, Jacksonville, and Richmond (IN), the Reno Chamber Orchestra, and

in Europe with the Vidin Philharmonic and the Orquesta de Cadaqués. Equally at home

in the ballet pit, he has led fully-staged productions with Virginia Ballet Theatre, Ohio

Ballet, Neglia Ballet Artists, and Todd Rosenlieb Dance. Mr. Kraemer has collaborated

with many leading artists, including Awadagin Pratt, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet,

Philippe Quint, Ben Folds, Chris Botti, Idina Menzel, and Richard Stolzman, among

many others.

Prior to his appointment in Buffalo, Mr. Kraemer completed a highly successful, threeyear

tenure as associate conductor of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Increasingly

recognized for his committed advocacy of music education and his devotion to audience

development, he has created numerous arts education programs and continues his

work with young musicians as conductor, clinician and lecturer at many music festivals

and in public schools. He has held positions with the Akron Symphony and the Akron

Youth Symphony orchestras, leading the AYS into its 50th anniversary season with a

performance in Carnegie Hall.

An Indiana native, Mr. Kraemer studied conducting in Vienna, Austria with Salvador Mas

Conde and was twice a fellowship conductor at the American Academy of Conducting

at Aspen. He has additionally participated in the National Arts Center Conductor’s

Program in Ottawa, Canada. His conducting teachers include David Zinman, Robert

Spano, Stanley DeRusha, and Jorma Panula. Mr. Kraemer is a graduate of Butler

University and the University of Nevada, Reno, where he assisted former Cincinnati

Symphony concertmaster Phillip Ruder. An accomplished violinist in his own right, he

was a member of the Nightingale String Quartet. Fluent in German and French, his

principal violin teachers include Phillip Ruder, Herbert Greenberg, and Larry Shapiro.

When he is not performing, Mr. Kraemer enjoys cooking, running, and reading. He and

his wife Megan reside in Buffalo, NY.


2010-2011 75th Anniversary Celebration!

Friday, March 4, 2011 at 10:30 AM

Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 8:00 PM


JoAnn Falletta, conductor

Laura Aikin, soprano



Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs)

Frühling (Spring)

September (September)

Beim Schlafengehen (Going to Sleep)

Im Abendrot (At Sunset)

Laura Aikin, soprano



Sieben frühe Lieder (Seven Early Songs)



Die Nachtigall


Im Zimmer



Laura Aikin, soprano

La mer (The Sea)

From Dawn to Noon on the Sea

Play of the Waves

Dialogue of the Wind and the Sea

Patrons are asked to turn off all pagers, cell phones and signal watches.

The use of cameras and recording devices is strictly prohibited.

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Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Laura Aikin

World renowned American Soprano Laura Aikin is

considered a leader amongst dynamic Sopranos performing

today. Possessing a range of over three octaves and an

arresting stage presence, her repertoire embraces works

from the Baroque to the contemporary on both the concert

and operatic stages. In great demand in both Europe

and America, she began her career as a member of the

ensemble at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin. At the Deutsche

Staatsoper Berlin, Laura Aikin performed more than 300

times in such major roles as Lulu (Lulu), Queen of the

Night (Die Zauberflöte), Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos),

Amenaide (Tancredi), Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), Adele

(Die Fledermaus), and Zaide (Zaide).

Her critically acclaimed recordings and DVD’s include Beethoven’s Christus am Ölberg

with Daniel Barenboim on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Centenial Edition

Recording, Songs and Cycles by Ned Rorem for Orfeo with pianist Donald Sulzen,

Schoenberg’s Die Jakobsleiter with the Sudwestfunk Symphony Orchestra, Respighi’s La

Campana Sommersa with the Orchestre National de Montpellier, and DVDs of Lulu from

Opernhaus Zürich, Henze’s L’Upupa, Die Entführung aus dem Serail from the Salzburger

Festspielen and Les Dialogues des Carmelites from La Scala with Ricardo Muti, and

Henze’s Boulvarde Solitude from the Gran Teatro del Liceo Barcelona. Soon to be

released a CD of Strauss songs with Pianist Donald Sulzen.

Miss Aikin began her studies in her hometown of Buffalo, New York and Indiana

University, where she studied with Margaret Harshaw. On receiving a two-year grant

from the Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD), she travelled to Europe to study

at the Hochschule for Musik in Munich with Kammersängerin Reri Grist. Since 1998 a

student of Kammersängerin Brigitte Eisenfeld, she lives with her family in Basiglio, Italy,

a small village south of Milan.

For more information please visit www.lauraaikin.com.


Program Notes

Richard Strauss

German composer

Born June 11, 1864, Munich

Died September 8, 1949, Garmisch-


Don Juan, Op.20

First Classics performance: December

2, 1936, conducted by Lajos Shuk;

most recent performance: September

17, 2005, conducted by JoAnn Falletta;

duration 17 miunutes

Don Juan was the earliest of Strauss’ great

orchestral tone poems, scored in 1888

when the composer was just 24 years of

age. The Spanish legend on which it is

based has a long chronology in literature

and the arts in general, with a lot of

attention from serious composers, including

even a celebrated opus from Mozart - his

inimitable opera Don Giovanni.

With regard to its origins, the lure and lore

of the Don Juan fantasy began in 1630

with a stage drama titled The Mocker of

Seville and the Statue by the Spanish monk

Gabriel Tellez (Tirso de Molina, c.1571-

1648). Since that debut the legend has

inspired many extrapolations. The Don

is sometimes portrayed as nothing more

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than a playboy, a libertine with a simple

goal - to seduce every woman in sight.

Other versions place him in a role mostly

foolish, more like a silly romancer than a

crafty paramour, as in the case of the Don

Juan by by Nikolaus Lenau (1802-1850),

the Austrian poet whose work provided

the character model for Strauss.

In fact, the Lenau variation is a tale of

Don Juan’s relentless search for the perfect

woman - one who is at once spiritually and

sensually ideal. But the frenzy of the quest

obscures and eclipses the dream. After a

lifetime of manic pursuit the Don becomes

disillusioned, dispassionate and tired of

the world, its women - and ultimately -

himself. Near the close he welcomes

the challenge of a duel with Don Pedro

who swears to redeem the honor of his

sister, who of course had fallen to the

wiles of our amorous conquistador. In

self-retribution, Don Juan allows himself to

be killed.

Strauss’ music, though youthfully

conceived, reveals a composer already

at home in his métier of grandiloquent

orchestration. The motifs - macho and

brash and tender all at once - are

splendidly cast over harmonies which

convey the quixotic, double pursuit of

soul and sensuality. Without following

a literal course, Strauss tone-paints a

series of episodes in the life of Don Juan

by representing the spirit of the chase in

florid tonalities. Indeed, the work is a

symphonic tour de force, in turns brazen

or tender, replete with noble melodies

and emotive harmonies.

The score also contains some of the

dreamiest moments in music via enamored

solos in the violin and oboe. Stand by as

well for the principal theme heard several

times strutting through the lusty choir

of horns. But just as we might sense a

developing apotheosis, the skies darken

with ominous tones - the knell and toll of

the avenging stroke of Don Pedro. Alas,

the curtain closes on the sad career of

Don Juan.

Vier letzte Lieder - Four Last Songs

Frühling Spring

September September

Beim Schlafengehen Going to Sleep

Im Abendrot At Sunset

First Classics performance: December 1,

1942, with soprano Lotte Lehmann,

conducted by Franco Autori; most recent

performance: September 21, 2002, with

soprano Renee Fleming, conducted by

JoAnn Falletta; duration 25 minutes

German Lieder (art songs) comprised

a genre unto its own until roughly the

beginning of the Romantic era. It was

about that time when the venerable form

began to respond to influences from the less

structured but intimate ballads from England

and the Continent at large. However, as

the Lied became more flexible, the genre

was once again dominated by exquisite

examples from great Viennese and

German masters such as Franz Schubert,

Robert Schumann, Hugo Wolf, Gustav

Mahler and, of course, Richard Strauss.

It is often noted that the latter’s true

calling was revealed through his scores

for the human voice. Strauss’ output is

ravishing: among sixteen operas are

Der Rosenkavalier, Salomé, Elektra and

Ariadne auf Naxos and a body of over

200 published songs for a variety of

voices, several of which were orchestrated

by the composer himself. However, almost

all of his songs were scored prior to 1900.

Except for about twelve Lieder written after

World War I, Strauss did not seriously

return to the form until the last months of his

life. The Four Last Songs were completed

just days before the composer’s death. The

poetry Strauss selected for the settings is

often considered as a memoir of his life

and career.

But even as Strauss was an octegenarian

when he conceived the Four Last Songs,

we are charmed by the poignant allure of

the works. Completed in 1949, just days

before the composer’s death, the song

cycle is revered as an exquisite adieu to


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the Romantic Age. We may be certain that

Strauss also intended to serve as a parting

valentine as well to his wife of fifty-five

years, Pauline, who had had her own fine

career as a soprano soloist.

The Four Last Songs are a luxuriant trove

of melody and probing harmonies - all in

service to the evocative poetry of the solo

voice, which lingers like soft sunlight over

a mystic forest of orchestral tone.

Alban Berg

Austrian composer

Born February 9, 1885, Vienna

Died December 24, 1935, Vienna

Sieben frühe Lieder -

Seven Early Songs



Die Nachtigall


Im Zimmer



These are the first performances of this work

on the Classics series; duration 17 minutes

Though he was immensely gifted, Alban Berg

is known to the music world for just a handful

of titles. These include his operas Wozzek

and Lulu (unfinished in full score), the Violin

Concerto and Lyric Suite for orchestra, and

just a few chamber pieces and song cycles,

including his Seven Early Songs.

Berg was the third of four children in an

upper-class family in which cultural values

were keen. Like his siblings, he received

instruction from a governess, including

lessons on the piano for which he revealed

exceptional aptitude. He was also

passionately drawn to literature, especially

the verse of the German Late-Romantics.

By his early teens Berg began to mix

metaphors by setting his favorite verses to

music. Without his knowledge, his family

managed to get copies of a few of Berg’s

songs (he had already composed about

80) to the celebrated Arnold Schönberg

who agreed at once to accept Berg as a

composition student without a fee.

For the young and idealistic Alban Berg,

under Schönberg’s influence the world of

music became vast domain of possibilities,

i.e. where every note carried a harmonic

universe unto its own. The ultimate result

was that Wagner’s ‘music of the future’ had

opened the door to ‘atonality’ - i.e. music

without a key center. No more D major, no

more B minor. In musician’s terms, no more

tonic, nor dominant, no more leading

tones nor modulation. Indeed, a revolution

that seemed almost frightening to those

who loved Bach, Tchaikovsky or Mahler.

But there is a delightful catch to all this.

‘Atonal’ - without a key center, does not

mean ‘atunal’ - without a melody. In Berg,

as in Schönberg and others of the era,

there are themes and wonderful melodic

lines everywhere - it is only the harmonies

that are ‘atonal.’ However, we are a bit

ahead of ourselves.

Berg’s Seven Early Songs were composed

between 1905 and 1908, revealing a

composer who was indeed en route ‘to

the future.’ Orchestrated in 1928, the

songs are replete with a wonderful lyrical

sense, based on melodies and harmonies

which reach to the chromatic cosmos, but

remain ‘terra firma’ in tonal construction.

But his imminent progression into the realm

of atonality was surely hinted and glinted

in the songs.

We should also note the composer’s

choice to ‘word-paint’ (a term from

Renaissance art songs) with timbres and

tempos, embellishing the songs with

evocative orchestrations as savvy as any

in all of music. While the same can be

said for Strauss’ Four Last Songs, what is

striking here is the reach of Berg’s abstract

mix of lyrics and voice with a select

palette of symphonic color, very closely

allied to the meaning and rhythm of the

original poetry. One might say the artistry

of each setting belies the science behind

their conception, in particular for a twentysomething

composer in the first decade of

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the 20th century. Moreover, Berg was a

son of Vienna, where new science and

new art were revered from every quarter,

even as the soul of the city was nurtured by

Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms and

Johann Strauss, Jr. By the way, they are all

interred there, in the ‘city built to music,’ as

are Schönberg and Alban Berg.

Claude Debussy

French composer

Born 1862, Staint-Germain-en-Laye

Died 1918, Paris

La mer (The Sea)

From Dawn to Noon on the Sea

Play of the Waves

Dialogue of the Wind and the Sea

First Classics performance: December 2,

1936, conducted by Lajos Shuk; most

recent performance: September 17, 2005,

conducted by JoAnn Falletta; duration

17 minutes

Throughout his life French composer

Claude Debussy was fascinated with the

sea - its ancient symbolism and capricious

grandeur, its contrast of horrific storms

and serene peacefulness. Debussy’s idea

to compose an orchestral seascape was

likewise influenced by his admiration for

the work of his compatriot, the painter

Claude Monet, as well as the evocative

oils of the English artist J.M.W. Turner.

Often noted is that Debussy himself

became a tone painter with La mer of

1905, creating for the concert hall a

sonic canvas of stunning veracity.

With regard to style, Debussy once

remarked that the music of late German

Romanticism, and in particular that of

Wagner, was really not a beginning but

rather a glorious sunset. The new light

which followed was not less than the

dawn of Impressionism, with its aesthetic

appropriation of soft allusions and misty

chromatic light. However, because the

Impressionst style in music seems to be such

a world apart from the traditional elements

of harmony and form, in his time Debussy

was considered to be a kinder, more

gentle example of a ‘modern’ composer

- far apart from Wagner’s ‘music of the

future.’ But of course, Debussy’s music

received praises from very high places.

Bela Bartok wrote:

“Debussy’s great service to music

was to rewaken among all musicians

an awareness of harmony and all its

possibilities. In that, he was just as

important as Beethoven, who revealed

to us the meaning of the progressive

form, and as Bach, who showed us the

transcendent significance of counterpoint.

Now, what I am always asking

myself is this: is it possible to make a

synthesis of these three great masters,

a living synthesis that will be valid for

our time?”

With regard to La Mer, the best clues

to the content of each musical canvas

are provided by Debussy in the form of

descriptive movement titles. Also, the music

is altogether vivid: for example, listeners

can usually spot the irresistible calls of

mythical Sirens who enchant through the

wind-blown mist of the last movement.

About the latter Debussy was not

kidding. In letters to his Parisian publisher

he wrote:

The sea has been very good to me.

She has shown me all her moods...

it is always endless and beautiful. It

is really the one thing in nature which

keeps us in our place. But we do not

respect it nearly enough. In the sea

one should find sirens...from within the

waters which rage then flood across

the shore - a sea which tears at the

rocky cliffs in tantrums.”

There is a rapture on the lonely shore,

There is society, where none intrudes,

By the deep sea, and music in its roar;

I love not man the less, but Nature more.

Childe Harold, Lord Byron

Program Notes by Edward Yadzinski


2010-2011 75th Anniversary Celebration!

Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 8:00 PM

The Music of Michael Jackson

Brent Havens, conductor

James Delisco, vocals

Program Will Be Announced From Stage

Patrons are asked to turn off all pagers, cell phones and signal watches.

The use of cameras and recording devices is strictly prohibited.

Brent Havens, conductor

Berklee-trained arranger/conductor Brent Havens has

written music for orchestras, feature films and virtually

every kind of television. His TV work includes movies for

networks such as ABC, CBS and ABC Family Channel

Network, commercials, sports music for networks such

as ESPN and even cartoons. Havens is Arranger/Guest

Conductor for six symphonic rock programs – the Music

of Led Zeppelin, the Music of the Doors, the Music of Pink

Floyd, the Music of the Eagles, the Music of Queen and

most recently the Music of Michael Jackson!

James Delisco, vocals

Crowned “The Entertainer” by Wayne Newton on the E!

Network’s reality TV series, Delisco has proved he is more

than worthy of that title. After completing his $1 million

contract at the Las Vegas Hilton, where his show opened to

rave reviews, Delisco continues to obtain critical acclaim

in every market and venue on his recent world-wide tour.

An iconoclastic showroom performer, he emanates old

school charm with contemporary charisma. He creates a

connection between artist and audience while ushering in

his unique new sound through his original music. He has

crafted his own style of music he calls RaGaBaR, which is

a synthesis of the elements of twentieth-century music such as rhythm and blues, gospel,

rock, and ragtime.

For more information visit www.delisco.com.


2010-2011 75th Anniversary Celebration!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 7:30 PM

Free Admission

Matthew Kraemer, BPO associate conductor

Gerard Floriano, GBYO artistic director and conductor

Hamburg High School Choir

Norman Zogaib, director


The Planets (selections)

Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune

Gerard Floriano, GBYO director

Hamburg High School Choir

Norman Zogaib, director


Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6

Mvts 1, 2, and 3

Matthew Kraemer, conductor

Pre-concert performance by the Greater Buffalo String Orchestra

in the Mary Seaton Room at 6:30pm.

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The use of cameras and recording devices is strictly prohibited.


2010-2011 75th Anniversary Celebration!

Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 2:30 PM

Shostakovich’s First

Antoni Wit, conductor

Jacek Muzyk, french horn


Romeo and Juliet - Fantasy Overture

Mozart Horn Concerto No.4 in E-flat major, K.495

Allegro moderato

Romanza: Andante

Rondo: Allegro vivace



Orawa for String Orchestra


Symphony No.1 in F minor, op.10





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The use of cameras and recording devices is strictly prohibited.

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Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Antoni Wit

Born in Krakow in 1944, Antoni Wit is one of the

most highly regarded Polish conductors, a champion

of Polish music and since January 2002 he has been

Director General and Artistic Director of the National

Philharmonic in Warsaw.

After studying conducting with Henryk Czyz, composition

with Krzysztof Penderecki and later with Nadia

Boulanger in Paris, Six time Grammy award nominated

Antoni Wit became Top Prize Winner at the Herbert von

Karajan International Conducting Competition 1971 in

Berlin which proved a pivotal moment in his career. Two

years later he assisted Herbert von Karajan at the Easter

Festival in Salzburg and during this time he was a regular conductor at the Poznan

Philharmonic from1970 until 1972. Antoni Wit was given the post of Artistic Director

for the first time in 1974 with The Pomeranian Philharmonic. Three years later, he

assumed the post of Artistic Director and First Conductor of the Orchestra and Choir

of the Polish Radio and Television in Krakow. For four years Antoni Wit worked with

Orquestra Filharmonica de Gran Canaria in Las Palmas, first as Music Director and

then as Visiting Conductor and from 1983 until 2000 held the position of Director of

the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra before taking up his current position

at the Warsaw Philharmonic.

Jacek Muzyk

Jacek Muzyk was born and raised in Poland. He

began to study the french horn at the age of 18. After

graduation from the Academy of Music in Krakow, Mr.

Muzyk completed another master’s degree at the Mannes

College of Music in New York studying with David Jolley.

He received further education at the Julliard School

of Music with William Purvis and then he continued

studying at Rice University in Houston (TX) with William

VerMeulen. Following his studies Mr. Muzyk returned to

Poland, working full time with the best Polish orchestras,

including Sinfonia Varsovia, the National Philharmonic

of Warsaw, Polish Radio Orchestra and the Krakow

Philharmonic among others. In 1999 he was chosen as

the Principal Horn for Krystian Zimerman’s Polish Festival Orchestra, a select group

of Poland’s finest musicians that toured Europe and the United States playing over

40 performances of Chopin’s concertos while winning a Grammy Award. In 2002,

Mr.Muzyk moved to the United States where he played with the Houston Grand Opera

and the Dallas Symphony before being appointed as the Principal Horn with the

Buffalo Philharmonic. He has made guest appearances with the Chicago Symphony

Orchestra, the Houston Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony and other orchestras in the

USA, Japan, Europe, South America and appeared as guest soloist as well. Mr.

Muzyk has given numerous master classes and recitals throughout all continents

and has made solo recordings under the Polish Radio label. Recently he recorded

2 solo CDs featuring all Mozart’s concertos and Bach Cello Suites no.1, 2 and 3.


For more information www.jacekmuzyk.com.

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Program Notes

Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky

Russian composer

Born April 25, 1840, Votkinsk

Died October 25, 1893, St. Petersburg

Romeo and Juliet - Fantasy Overture

First Classics performance: March 5,

1936, conducted by Lajos Shuk; most

recent performance: April 1, 2007,

conducted by Gerard Schwarz; duration

19 minutes

Composed in 1869 and revised in 1880,

Tchaikovsky’s setting of Shakespeare’s star

crossed lovers is a tone poem of graphic

detail, replete with provocative themes,

seductive harmonies and a scintillating

orchestration. From the great Bard’s

original drama of 1595, the composer

tone-painted the scenes which both

summarized the drama and conveyed the

emotive power of the young lovers in the

face of cruel reality.

Portrayed from the very opening measures

of the score is the character of Friar

Laurence, represented by dark, chantlike

chords which resonate from the low

woodwinds and horns. With breathless

solemnity, poignant strings and harp

confirm that something ominous is at

hand, already encoded with heartache.

In measured steps the symbolism proceeds

with ever increasing tension, as the strife

and bitter rivalry between the Montagues

and Capulets fills the troubled air of Verona.

The scene is replete with malevolence and

vengeance, where stilettos and swords

hold court before reason.

But then, via the subtlety and nuance of

Tchaikovsky’s pen, the music becomes

quiescent, even hopeful. Through the

timbres of the morning mist before dawn

we are aware of the presence of Juliet in

her chamber with her beloved Romeo. The

young lovers have been secretly married

by Friar Laurence. Tchaikovsky represents

their nuptial night with a radiant melody

and harmony that could not be more

rapturous. For a brief moment our innocent

lovers visit the paradise of their dreams.

But their devotion does not spare them from

the madness of their feuding families. In

just a few strokes of the baton the hopeless

vendettas recapture the scene with ferrocious

veracity. Although a momentary flashback

or two returns us to the love scene, clearly

the fateful denouement is at hand. The

score then terrifies the stark horizon with

a raven-toned chill, signaled by a deep

power stroke from the timpani. Romeo and

Juliet now lie lifeless in a crypt of cold stone,

as the curtain closes with an elegiac coda,

mirroring the religious chant heard at the

opening. Imperious chords from the brass

over rolling percussion provide the closing

quotes to the saga of forbidden young love

redeemed only in eternity.

Romeo and Juliet;

Act III, Scene V, Juliet’s chamber

Juliet: Thou must leave? it is not yet

near day:

It was the nightingale, and not the lark,

That pierced the fearful hollow of

thine ear;

Nightly she sings on yon

pomegranate tree:

Believe me, love, it was the nightingale.

Romeo: It was the lark, the herald of

the morn,

No nightingale: look, love, what

envious streaks

Do lace the severing clouds in

yonder east:

Night’s candles are burnt out, and

jocund day

Stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops;

I must be gone and live, or stay and die.

Juliet: It is, it is, hie hence, be gone,


It is the lark that sings so out of tune

Straining harsh discords, and

unpleasing sharps.


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Some say, the lark makes sweet


This doth not so, for she divideth us:

O, now be gone; more light and

light it grows.

Romeo: More light and light! --

– more dark and dark our woes!

William Shakespeare

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Austrian composer, pianist and violinist

Born January 27, 1756, Salzburg

Died December 5, 1791, Vienna

Horn Concerto No.4 in E-flat

major, K.495

Allegro moderato

Romanza: Andante

Rondo: Allegro vivace

First Classics performance: February 6,

1972, with hornist Roy Waas, conducted

by Michael Tilson Thomas; most recent

performance: January 29, 2006, with

hornist Jacek Muzcyk, conducted by

Roberto Minczuk; duration 15 minutes

Among the wonderful concertos for

winds and brass is a veritable wealth

for the French horn, highlighted by the

Brandenburg Concerto No.1 by J.S.

Bach, two concertos by Franz Joseph

Haydn, not less than four by Wolfgang

Amadeus Mozart and a much later pair

by Richard Strauss. Nor can we overlook

treasures like the concerto by Glier and

the stunning Serenade for Tenor, Horn and

Strings by Benjamin Britten. And when we

add in all of the great horn solos in the

orchestral and opera repertoire it appears

there is a trove in the Hornist’s Nest (there

is even a publisher by that name).

Mozart scored his horn concertos for one

of his Salzburg friends, a dilettante horn

player named Joseph Leutgeb (who later

distinguished himself as cheese merchant

in Vienna). Wolfgang Amadeus had

plenty of levity in his pen as well. Several

pages of the horn manuscripts contain

scripted comments in Mozart’s hand *

“Careful!” * “Special for you, Monsieur

Donkey!” * “Thank God this is the end!”

* all in teasing admiration for his friend,

who curdled notes no less efficiently

than cream. No matter. We owe a lot to

Leutgeb for inspiring one of the greatest

pens in the history of anything to add such

class and charm to the horn repertoire.

The Horn Concerto No.4 was scored in

1786, an interval when Mozart turned

out masterworks by the yard - astonishing

- including piano concertos Nos. 23, 24

and 25 as well as the exquisite Symphony

No.38, the “Prague.”

K.495 opens with a light introduction which

loses no time highlighting the melodies

to come. But this is Mozart, which also

means by the time the solo horn makes

its demure entrance the theme is already

in variation. The solo line then weaves

and spins its way, finding a minor key

retreat at the mid-point, then coyly turning

back, with a brief cadenza, to retake the

opening tonality and mood. Set in B-flat

major, the Romanza presents a poetic daydream,

gentle and pleading. Here, as in

most of the second movements of Mozart’s

concertos, the music is carried by lyrical

poise, tuneful grace and time in repose.

We are back in E-flat major for the third

movement, for which the principal tune is

a characteristic ‘hunting horn’ motif. In turn

follows a wonderful serve-and-volley set

of rondo variations, with deft articulation

required from the soloist on the wing.

But as it so often seems, Mozart has yet

another poetic enchantment or two up his

sleeve before a recap of the theme closes

the curtain with a sprightly coda.

Wojciech Kilar

Polish composer

Born July 17, 1932, L’viv, Ukraine

Orawa for String Orchestra

These are the first performances of this work

on the Classics series; duration 10 minutes

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Born in the former Polish city of Lwów,

Wojciech Kilar received his formative

training at the Katowice Academy,

followed by advanced studies at the

State Higher School of Music in Kraków.

Immersed in the powerful pull of the

avant-garde in the 1950s, Kilar was

the first Polish composer to participate in

the festivals at Darmstadt, a renowned

center for the avant-garde. However, he

remained faithful to his traditional instincts

and moved to Paris where he studied

composition with Nadia Boulanger.

Although his catalog of original

compositions includes music in diverse

genres, Kilar’s work is highlighted by an

abundance of film scores, including the

sound tracks for The Pianist and Francis

Ford Coppola’s Dracula.

Kilar remains vigilant about the heritage

of Polish music, and has worked tirelessly

to highlight music from his native soil. For

example, he was among the founders

of the Karol Szymanowski Society, and

for many years directed the Katowice

Association of Polish Composers. He

also served on the repertoire board for

the prestigious Warsaw Autumn Festival

of Contemporary Music.

From the Classical era through the modern

age, mountain motifs have provided

a trove of inspiration for composers.

Examples include Beethoven’s Symphony

No.6 “Pastoral”, Richard Strauss’ Alpine

Symphony, Ruggles’ Men and Mountains

and Hovahness’ Mysterious Mountain.

While we are at it, the lighter side of

the orchestral repertoire holds showcase

pieces like Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald

Mountain and Grieg’s In the Hall of the

Mountain King, among others.

Composed in 1986, Orawa is cast

as a tone poem for strings, offering an

evocation of the Carpathian Mountains

from the heart of Eastern Europe.

The expanse stretches from Serbia to

Czechoslovakia, and crosses parts of

Hungary, the Ukraine, Romania, Poland

and Slovakia. Located at the border

between Poland and Slovakia, the

Orawa region is only about 20 miles

in length, yet retains its rustic, postcardperfect


A repeating rhythmic fragment in F-sharp

minor (really a Baroque-styled ostinato)

opens the work with nine iterations,

followed by another nine, then seven,

then five, and so on. The idea is borrowed

from the ‘minimalist style’ (where very

small musical fragments are repeated

over and over with slight changes and

additions every so often along the way).

A middle section of ratcheted accents

stands in as a trail marker - back and forth

between the upper and lower voices. In

turn, the texture becomes briefly quiescent

before a brash folk-dance anticipates an

evocative tune with gypsy-like intonations

- as if borrowed from Bartók.

The energy overall takes on a martial

mode, as the rhythmic patterns strut

straight ahead in duple meter. But

suddenly the brick-and-mortar rhythms

segue to an impromptu exit into F major

- replied by a punctual D. A full-voice

stinger provides the final tag - doubtless

the end of a journey. (A ‘stinger’ is the

term for an exclamation point at the end

of a concert march.)

Dmitry Shostakovich

Russian composer

Born September 25, 1906, St.

Petersburg; died: 9 August 1975,


Symphony No.1 in F minor, op.10





First and only Classics performances:

November 29, December 1, 1959,

conducted by Josef Krips; duration:

31 minutes

Updates on the life and times of Dimitry

Shostakovich reveal the composer was


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a self-styled double agent: one for

public view as a token of obedience to

the Soviet regime; another for his own

artistic expression. At the time - a very

risky gambit.

Political problems for young Dimitry

began in 1936 when a performance of

his opera Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk

District was heard by not-less (i.e., notworse)

than Joseph Stalin. The opera

and the composer received such severe

official condemnation that the work had

to be withdrawn. The very next major

effort of Shostakovich was his now wellknown

Symphony No.5, listed by the

composer as “A Soviet artist’s reply to

just criticism”. Clearly, the ruse was on,

and for the rest of his life Shostakovich

was able to keep the political dragons

at bay.

By the end of his career, the composer’s

catalog included additional operas,

ballets, many film scores, various

concertos and diverse pieces for

orchestra, many vocal settings, fifteen

symphonies and fifteen string quartets in

addition to volumes of other work. In a

word: prolific. And as Wordsworth once

noted “The child is father of the man” -

indeed, the composer’s full output reveals

the creative signature that resonates

throughout Symphony No.1.

It all began when, as a precocious

youngster of just thirteen, Dimitry was

admitted into the Petrograd Conservatory

of Music. He became so proficient as a

pianist that he won ‘honorable mention’

in the Chopin Competition in Warsaw.

But his true calling was composition,

and as a graduation piece submitted his

Symphony No.1 in 1926. He was all of

nineteen years old. Good news travels

like lightning in the music world - within

two years the symphony was heard in

Berlin under Bruno Walter and in the

United States under Leopold Stokowski.

Although it required decades of clever

maneuvers to dodge the censors,

Shostakovich ultimately prevailed.

Symphony No.1 begins as if a

variation were already in progress.

The actual theme is assembled in the

listener’s intuition, well after the fact -

clever mischief. Here and throughout

the work, distinct solo lines carry the

principal roles - clarinet, flute, violin,

etc. Although a lyrical dialog develops

throughout the movement, the tuneful

expanse is cast over sections which

sound as though a military band is in

the waiting backstage.

At the opening of the second movement

the clarinet tosses out the first pitch -

a scherzo in disguise - with a piano

added to the mix for some extra zing. A

plaintive middle section is tone-painted

by anxious low strings with enigmatic

brush strokes on the snare drum. A

sporting bassoon gets things back to

the scherzo on the wing, ending with

stentorian brass as an escort to flashing

strikes from the piano.

A lyrical oboe over lush strings opens the

third movement, marked Lento. Listeners

might note a touch of Wagnerian

chromaticism just before the an

orchestral sunrise. But trumpets seem to

echo from within, calling sadly from a

much different venue - a tragic souvenir

which haunts all of the later scores of


Then suddenly - a rolling crescendo from

the snare signals the last movement.

Stand by for every manner of contrast

- breathless lyricism, biting harmonies,

tenderness and a hail storm of sonic color,

including a cryptic episode midway for

solo timpani, followed by strings and

woodwinds as if in memoriam. Not to

worry - a bright apotheosis in full voice

closes the curtain in uplifting F major.

Program Notes by Edward Yadzinski

2010-2011 75th Anniversary Celebration!

Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Cherish the Ladies

Matthew Kraemer, conductor

Cherish the Ladies

Joanie Madden flute, whistle and vocals

Mary Coogan guitar

Mirella Murray accordion

Grainne Murphy fiddle

Kathleen Boyle piano and vocals

Deidre Connolly vocals, bodhran and whistle

Amy Licata, violin

Brett Shurtliffe, double bass


The Irish Washerwoman” from Irish Suite


Amy Licata

The Rose in the Heather

Rose in the Heather

High Hill

Road to Lisdoonavarna

Amy Licata, violin

Brett Shurtliffe, double bass


The Rakes of Mallow” from Irish Suite

HARDIMAN/MOORE Music from Lord of the Dance


Pat Hollenbeck

Meagh Seola

Joanie Madden


The Girl I Left Behind Me” from Irish Suite




Amy Licata

Brett Shurtliffe

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Traditional: Fir and Far Medley

Keane: The Homesteaders (from the Way

West) (arr Keane & Wallace)

Yeats: The Ballad of the Foxhunter

Traditional: Dan Stacey

O’Carolan: Loftus Jones

Madden: The Cat’s Meow

Traditional: High Germany

Traditional: Hornpipe Dance

Madden: Bonkers in Yonkers

Traditional: The Castle of Dromore

The Highway to Kilkenny Medley

Amy Licata (nee Kinney) was born in the border region

of Washington and Idaho. When she was four years old

her Grandad gave her a fiddle to help preserve Westernstyle

fiddlin’. At age eight, when she finished third to Mark

O’Connor in the National Junior-Junior Old-Time fiddling

competition, she figured fiddling was in capable hands

with Mark. Amy devoted her studies to classical violin

and studied with Jascha Brodsky and Aaron Rosand at

the Curtis Institute of Music. Fiddling has remained part of

Amy’s musical interest and heritage, with Irish-style a recent

variation on the theme. Amy lives in the Elmwood Village of

Buffalo with her husband and their four children.

Double bassist Brett Shurtliffe received his Bachelor in Music

from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with

James VanDemark and his Master in Music from Duquesne

University, where he studied with Jeffrey Turner. Apart from

performing, Mr. Shurtliffe has commissioned new works for

the double bass, as well as creating numerous transcriptions

of his own including Monte’s Czardas, Kabalevsky’s 1st

Cello Concerto, and Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen. Along

with his current private studio, he serves as Adjunct Professor

of Double Bass at Canisius and Houghton Colleges. He

currently resides in Boston NY with his wife Andrea and

their two daughters Madelyn and Ashlyn.

Cherish the Ladies

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JOANIE MADDEN is the Grammy Award winning whistle

and flute player who has been the leader of Cherish the

Ladies since its inception. Born in New York of Irish parents,

she is the second oldest of seven children raised in a musical

household; her mother hails from Miltown Malbay, County

Clare and her father Joe, an All-Ireland Champion on the

accordion, comes from Portumna in East Galway. Joanie won

five gold medals at the All-Ireland World Championships,

and made history becoming the first American to win the

coveted Senior All-Ireland Championship on the whistle. In

addition to her larger than life persona, she is also a gifted

composer and many of her compositions are basic session

tunes known around the globe and have been recorded by

some of Ireland’s leading musicians. She has in constant demand in the studio and has

recorded on over 75 albums running the gamut from Pete Seeger to Sinead O’Connor.

She has many awards and citations including; the youngest member inducted into both

the Irish-American Musicians Hall of Fame and the Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Traditional Music

Hall of fame, recipient of the Wild Geese Award, chosen twice as one of the Top 100

Irish-Americans in the country and also voted Traditional Musician of the Year all for

her contributions to promoting and preserving Irish culture in America. Her extremely

successful solo whistle recordings entitled “Song of the Irish Whistle” have sold more than

500,000 albums worldwide, making her the most successful whistle player in history. All

these accolades and more are why Dr. Mick Moloney, noted folklorist and scholar, has

proclaimed Joanie “The First Lady of Irish Music.”

MARY COOGAN was born in New York and also raised in a musical household. Along

with Joanie, she is one of the founding members of Cherish the Ladies and has been

with the band for over twenty-five years. Her mother comes from County Roscommon and

her father Jim was a first generation Irish-American accordion player. Her father bought

her a guitar for Christmas when she was four years old and Mary began the process

of teaching herself how to play. She began listening to various types of acoustic music

and along the way learned the mandolin, banjo and bouzouki. She has a number of

projects that she has been involved in; her duet album she recorded with her father

Jim entitled “Passing Time” featuring renditions of tunes both old and new and her first

solo recording, “Christmas” have received rave reviews across the board. Mary also

holds her masters degree in education, and is named in Who’s Who among American

Teachers. This close tie to children pushed her to make a wonderful collection of music

for our young fans entitled “The Big Ship Sails. She continues to teach music to children

in New York and is a highly sought-after accompanist. Acoustic Guitar Magazine named

Mary one of the top four Celtic guitarists in Celtic music.

MIRELLA MURRAY grew up in Claddaghduff, near Clifden, on the coast of Connemara

in County Galway. Her father John Joe, a notable sean nós dancer, comes from Inishark

Island and had a deep understanding and love for traditional music. Mirella studied the

piano accordion from Mary Finn and during that time, she met up with local fiddler Liz

Kane. They began to tour and play together as a duet and went on to win the All-Ireland

championship duet title, the same year, Mirella won the solo All-Ireland title on the piano

accordion. Mirella recorded a duet album with famed fiddler Tola Custy called “Three

Sunsets” which was voted one of the top five albums of 2002 by The Irish Times. They

were one of the nominee’s as ‘Best Newcomers’ by the Irish Music Magazine in 2003.

Outside the realm of performing, Mirella has an incredible flair for teaching, and it


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is a credit to her musicianship that her pupils have garnished twenty-two All-Ireland

Championship titles. She has accumulated a vast store of tunes from her travels, and

musicians such as Sharon Shannon, Lunasa and the Bumblebees credit her as a source

for many uncommon melodies. Mirella has been a member of Cherish for the past

eight years.

GRAINNE MURPHY was born in Boston, where she began playing Irish music from an

early age. Her parents brought her in a baby basket to sessions and céilís as an infant,

and they traveled with her to her first All-Ireland Fleadh in Listowel, County Kerry when

she was just seven months old. Having received a fiddle at age four, she later began

taking weekly lessons with Séamus Connolly, the renowned ten-time All-Ireland champion

fiddler from County Clare. Her lessons with Séamus continued for several years, and she

went on to win All-Ireland honors of her own. After extensive performing in her teenage

years, Gráinne became more focused on academics, earning a bachelor’s and master’s

degree in literature and a juris doctor from Duke University. She then worked as a lawyer

at a prominent law firm for two years before packing her bags and moving to New

York City, where she welcomed by New York’s Irish music community. Along with her

brothers Daniel and Patrick Murphy, pianist Peter Barnes and Séamus Connolly, Gráinne

recorded her first group album when she was fifteen years old. She and her brothers

then began performing across the U.S. at festivals and events, including the Lowell Folk

Festival, the Gaelic Roots Festival at Boston College, and St. Patrick’s Day at the Clinton

White House. This past year, Grainne released her first solo project entitled, “Short

Stories” which has been warmly received from fans and critics alike.

KATHLEEN BOYLE from Glasgow, Scotland comes from a family steeped in the traditional

music of Donegal. She is a talented pianist in addition to her prowess on the accordion

and has garnished All-Scotland and All-Britain titles on both instruments. In 1999, she

made history as the first graduate of traditional music in Scotland, receiving her degree

from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Dance where she now lectures. Kathleen

is also in demand as a tutor, regularly teaching workshops and adjudicating at Irish music

competitions. Kathleen is very much in demand and in addition to her work with Cherish

the Ladies, she also can be found touring with Dochas, Tirconnail and St Roch’s Ceili

band. Kathleen has appeared on numerous national television and radio shows in the UK,

America and Canada. She has extensively toured the UK, America and Canada having

performed at Festivals in Ireland, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Austria and

Czech Republic. She has recorded two albums in the past year, a solo project entitled

“An Cailin Rua” and a wonderful recording with her father Hughie called “Back to

Donegal.” Kathleen has been performing with Cherish the Ladies for the past 6 years.

DEIRDRE CONNOLLY was born and raised in Queens, New York of Irish parents. Her

mother Bridget hails from Connemara in County Galway and her father Mattie is a

wonderful singer and All-Ireland champion Uilleann piper from County Monaghan.

When Deirdre was five years old, her parents began her involvement in Irish culture by

simultaneously sending her to study Irish step dancing with teacher Donny Golden and

tin whistle lessons with the famed music instructor Maureen Glynn. Over the course of the

next twelve years, Deirdre rose to championship level in both her music and her dancing.

In addition to her singing talents, she is also a gifted flute and bodhran player. Her first

solo album, “A Song in Turn” was launched to rave reviews and she recently followed

that up with a duet album with her father titled, “The Kylemore Pass”. When Deirdre is not

performing, she teaches singing and whistle in New York while holding down a career

as a registered nurse.


2010-2011 75th Anniversary Celebration!

Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 2:30 PM

Symphony Sing-a-long

Paul Ferington, conductor

Buffalo Academy of the Performing Arts Choir

Grand Island High School Choir

Niagara Falls High School Choir

Joseph Mohan, piano

Kabalevsky “Galop” from The Comedians, Opus 26





Arr. Shaw

Arr. Shaw

Arr. Lowden

Concerto No. 1 in E minor for Piano and

Orchestra, Opus 11

III. Rondo

Joesph Mohan, Piano

Southwestern Suite

You Raise Me Up

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Wheels on the Bus

It’s A Small World


“Medley from Disney’s Mary Poppins”


“Medley from Disney’s Mary Poppins” Words and Music by Richard M. Sherman

and Robert B. Sherman. Arranged by Bruce Healey & Ken Whitcomb

Copyright 1963 Wonderland Music Company, Inc. (BMI)

Prior to most Family Concerts, children and adults of all ages can come play an instrument,

watch demonstrations, and enjoy a hands-on experience making music! McClellan’s Music

House and Buffalo Suzuki Strings generously provide instruments and expertise for this event.


Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Paul Ferington

Paul Ferington, hailed as a “distinguished local Guest

Conductor” by the Buffalo News, is in his 26th year

as a member of the Conducting staff of the Buffalo

Philharmonic Orchestra. During this time, he has

conducted the Philharmonic in over 400 concerts at

many and varied locations around Western New

York, Northern Pennsylvania, Southern Ontario, and at

Kleinhans Music Hall.

A graduate in Orchestral Conducting from the College-

Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati,

he was a conducting student of Max Rudolph, Robert

Shaw, and Thomas Schippers. He has been a guest

conductor and recital accompanist nationally and internationally, and has served

as coach/accompanist for opera legends as Kathleen Battle, Barbara Daniels,

and Tom Fox, as well as pianist for conductors Yehudi Menuhin, Erich Kunzel,

Robert Shaw, James Levine, and Cincinnati May Festival Chorus. In 2002 he

served as Conductor for the Orchestra Musicians’ Concert of Commemoration in

tribute to the victims of September 11, with the concert hailed by the Buffalo News

as one of the Top 10 Classical performances of the year in Western New York.

Maestro Ferington was the recipient of a Rotary International Foundation Group

Study Exchange to Israel, and the Beaux Arts Award for Contributions to the Arts

given by the Niagara Council of the Arts. Over the years Maestro Ferington has led

the Philharmonic’s major Educational and Family outreach programs, and he and

the Orchestra were honored by St. Mary’s School for the Deaf for the Orchestra’s

annually donated Holiday Concert presented at the School. He has served as

Interim Conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus and he continues to serve as

a member of the Boards of Trustees of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Maestro Ferington was awarded Professor Emeritus status from the Niagara

campus of the State University of New York, and in May 2005 received not only

the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching,

but also the OperaBuffs of Western New York Educator of the Year Award. For the

2005-2006 Orchestra season Maestro Ferington inaugurated the Philharmonic’s

highly successful SYM 101-102 Series of Music Appreciation lectures for adults,

now known as BPOvation Lectures. In addition to his BPO conducting and lecturing

responsibilities, Maestro Ferington joined the Music Department Faculty of Buffalo

State College in September 2009 teaching his on-line course Music & Political

Action, as well as serving as Conductor/Music Director for the new college/

community Buffalo State Philharmonia Orchestra. Maestro Ferington also serves as

a presenter & facilitator for the Druminar - Team Building Experience headed by the

BPO’s principal percussionist Mark Hodges.



2010-2011 75th Anniversary Celebration!

Dubbed a “rising star” by the Columbia Free Times, Joe

Mohan aims to use his music to connect past, present, and

future generations. Most recently, he was selected as a finalist

in the Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition

and in April 2010 he won “BPO Idol with Marvin Hamlisch.”

This upcoming year, Joe will perform twice with the Buffalo

Philharmonic Orchestra as a part of their 2010 season and

with the Ocean City Pops Orchestra.

As a solo artist, Joe has performed throughout North America. In

addition, he has performed piano concertos with the Pittsburgh

Symphony, the Rochester Philharmonic, the South Carolina

Philharmonic, and the Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra. His

solo recitals include a guest performance at the Thousand Islands International Chopin Piano

Competition for Young People, a special concert entitled “Music and a Message” for the

Niagara Lutheran Health Foundation, a recital as a part of the Ocean City Tabernacle’s

annual summer concert schedule, and a pre-concert performance for the Amherst Symphony

Orchestra. Joe has won numerous piano competitions as well as achieving two Awards of

Excellence from Clarence High School and the Eastman Community Music School Director’s

Award. He was one of six students featured on the PBS Documentary, PIANO FORTE.

In addition to his piano studies, Joe plans to continue his interest in arranging, composing,

and conducting. He is presently pursuing a Bachelors degree at The Juilliard School studying

Classical Piano with Seymour Lipkin.


March Spotlight on Sponsors

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

For the lawyers and staff of Harter Secrest & Emery, a full-service law firm located in downtown

Buffalo, supporting the needs of our region’s exceptional not-for-profit organizations is woven

into the fabric of our law firm culture. From raising funds for international relief initiatives to

tutoring and mentoring children in local urban school to advising start-up companies on the

West Side through the Westminster Economic Development Initiative, we are privileged to

share our skills and resources for the benefit of the communities in which we live and work.

Harter Secrest & Emery supports a wide variety of organizations through volunteer service,

fundraising, pro bono legal work and ongoing legal representation. In addition to these

efforts, a number of our attorneys serve as directors for many area not-for-profit organizations,

including the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. We are honored to partner with the BPO again

this season in the orchestra’s mission of making beautiful music in Western New York and

sharing its abundant talent -- through select recordings and out-of-town concerts -- with the

world. Whether by enriching the lives of our region’s young people through meaningful music

education programs such as the West Side Connection or by delivering one outstanding

performance after another, our beloved BPO reflects the very best qualities of our community.

For that, we salute, support and thank them.


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in business process and IT outsourcing. We offer global services from claims reimbursement

and electronic toll transactions to the management of HR benefits and customer care centers.

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Annual Fund

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra gratefully acknowledges contributions, grants and sponsorships received

from the following individuals, corporations and foundations who gave $500 and above. While the thousands

upon thousands of donors whose gifts ranged from $1 to $499 are too numerous to list here, we gratefully

acknowledge those additional individuals, groups, companies and foundations who give to us so generously.


Millonzi Society


The Cameron and Jane Baird


BlueCross BlueShield

of Western New York, Inc.

Louis P. Ciminelli Family


Carol & Angelo Fatta

First Niagara Bank

M&T Bank

The John R. Oishei Foundation


Clement & Karen Arrison

Peter & Elizabeth Tower


The Baird Foundation

Community Foundation for

Greater Buffalo


Jaeckle Fleischmann &

Mugel, LLP

Corinne & Victor Rice


Brent D. Baird

Mr. Bruce C. Baird and

Mrs. Susan O’Connor-Baird

Robert J. & Martha B. Fierle


Mr. & Mrs. Peter B. Flickinger

Grigg Lewis Foundation

National Grid

J. Warren Perry & Charles

Donald Perry Memorial

Mr. & Mrs. George F. Phillips, Jr.

Maestro’s Circle



Ms. Cindy Abbott Letro and

Mr. Francis M. Letro

Elizabeth & John Angelbeck

Mr. & Mrs. Brian D. Baird

Mr. Charles Balbach

Bank of America

Paul & Catherine Beltz

Anthony J. & Barbara Cassetta

The Robert and Patricia Colby


Anthony J. & Carmela M. Colucci

Dr. Timothy G. DeZastro

Members, Erie County Music

Educators Association

Ms. JoAnn Falletta

& Mr. Robert Alemany

Dick & Pat Garman

Daniel & Barbara Hart

Mr. & Mrs. George G. Herbert

Hodgson Russ LLP

John & Cheryl Howe

Independent Health

Roberta & Michael Joseph

Seymour H. Knox Foundation

Bradford Lewis, Ph.D.

LPCiminelli Employees

“Creative for a Cause”

Mr. & Mrs. Carl J. Montante

Moog, Inc.

Mulroy Family Foundation

The Vincent and Harriet Palisano


Perry’s Ice Cream Co., Inc.

The Frederick S. & Phyllis W. Pierce

Family Fund

Salvatore’s Italian Gardens

Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Skerker

Harriet B. Stewart

Superior Group

Time Warner Cable

Uniland Development Company

Joyce L. Wilson

Mr. & Mrs. John Y. Yurtchuk

Leslie & Howard Zemsky

Concertmaster Circle


Joan and Peter Andrews

Family Foundation


Dr. & Mrs. Friedrich J. Albrecht

Allentown Village Society, Inc.

The Rev. & Mrs. Peter Bridgford

Buffalo Pharmacies Inc.

Mr.* & Mrs. William Christie

Mrs. George A. Cohn

Donald & Sarah Dussing

Ecology & Environment, Inc.

Ellicott Development Company

Eric Mower & Associates

Neil & Doris Farmelo

Ms. Lynne M. Finn

Fisher-Price, Inc.

Foundation for Jewish


Mr. & Mrs. William J. Frederick

Friends of the BPO

General Mills Foundation

George & Bodil Gellman

Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation

The Gioia Fund

Gordon & Gretchen Gross

Charles J. Hahn & Joy Rogers

Harter, Secrest & Emery, LLP

Carlos and Elizabeth Heath


Barbara W. Henderson

The Hicks Fund

Monte Hoffman & Niscah Koessler

Kosciuszko Foundation

Mrs. L. Nelson Hopkins, Jr.

Nick & Bonnie Hopkins

Ms. Nancy Julian &

Mr. Kenneth Schmieder

Dwight E. King & Leslie Duggelby

Carl Klingenschmitt & Sue Fay Allen

Mrs. Mary M. Koessler

Mr. John W. Koessler, III

Linton Foundation

Sandra & Dennis McCarthy

Merchants Insurance Group

Carolyn & Bob Montgomery

Mr. & Mrs. Reginald B. Newman, II

Daniel C. Oliverio

Pinegrove Estate

Robitaille Real Estate and Relocation

Ms. Catherine F. Schweitzer


Carolyn & Joe Voelkl

Dorothy Westhafer

Encore Circle



Andy T. Anselmo

Anthony Baldi & Associates

Axa Network, LLC

Nancy S. Barrett

James M. Beardsley & Ellen M. Gibson

Mr. & Mrs. Gary M. Brost

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph S. DePaolo

Alan Dozoretz & Judith Clarke

Computer Task Group

2010-2011 75th Anniversary Celebration!

Bob & Doris Drago

E3 Communications, Inc.

Mr. & Mrs. Warren E. Emblidge

Mrs. Rosemary G. Esty

Marion S. Fay

Joseph & Anna Gartner Foundation

Dr. Samuel Goodloe, Jr.

Ms. Constance A. Greco

Dr. Elisabeth Zausmer &

Dr. Angel A. Gutierrez

Mrs. Halim A. Habib

The Hahn Family Fund

Mr. Thomas J. Hanifin

Edwin P. Hart

Mr. & Mrs. G. Wayne Hawk

Mr. & Mrs. John G. Horn

John J. & Maureen O. Hurley

Dr. Robert & Hana Jacobi

Kenneth A. & Gretchen P. Krackow

Reverend* & Mrs. Warren W. Lane*

Lawley Service Insurance

Ms. Marie A. Marshall

Mrs. Frances L. Morrison

Carol & Emmett Murphy

Dr. & Mrs. George H. Nancollas

Donald F. & Barbara L. Newman

Mr. & Mrs. James D. Newman

Mr. & Mrs. Franklin Nice

Dr. Patricia & Burt Notarius

Jane & Don Ogilvie

Karen & Richard Penfold

The Ralph F. Peo Foundation, Inc.

Polish Cultural Institute

The Reid Group

Miss Frances M. Rew

Mr. & Mrs. David L. Rogers

Ms. Anne Schneider &

Mr. Ronald L. Frank

Arnold Shykofsky

Joan & Roger Simon

Drs. Stephen & Monica Spaulding


Michal & Jim Wadsworth

Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Wiedenhaupt

Xerox Corporation – Buffalo

C. Richard & Joyce T. Zobel

Principal’s Circle



Ansie Baird

R. Irene Dwigans

Susan Graham & Jon Kucera

Michele O. Heffernan & John J. Cordes

Dr. and Mrs. Ralph W. Hinds, III

Drs. Clement and Margot M. Ip

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Irwin

Joy Family Foundation

C.F. and A.F. Kurtz

Norma Jean Lamb

W. & J. Larson Family Foundation

Dr. & Mrs. William D. Lawrence

Mrs. Judith Parkinson

Richard and Karen Penfold

The Ralph F. Peo Foundation, Inc.

Ms. Elaine Ragusa

Ms. Georgeann W. Redman

Drs. Robert and Maxine Seller

Lowell and Ellen Shaw

Lionel Shub*

Frank & Deetta Silvestro

James and Karen Stephenson

Superior Staff Resources, Inc.

Mr. & Mrs. Ted W. Wetherbee

Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Wetter

Mrs. Mary W. Wickett

Paul B. Zuydhoek & Tamar P. Halpern

Bravo Circle


Anonymous (3)

Morton and Natalie Abramson

Charlotte C. Acer

Mr. & Mrs. Philip C. Ackerman

Vanda Albera

Mr. & Mrs. Martin G. Anderson

Ronald E. and Mary L. Banks

Mr. Steve Earnhart &

Mrs. Jennifer Barbee

Dr. Kevin J. Barlog &

Dr. Elizabeth A. Barlog

David & Wendy Barth

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Biondolillo

Dennis and Leilani Black

Mr. and Mrs. Donald K. Boswell

John & Joan Bozer

Elaine & Mel Brothman

Mrs. Dorothy J. Brown

Buffalo Bills Youth Foundation

Buffalo Dental Group

Richard and Barbara Byron

C.S. Behler, Inc.

Rudolph and Ann Casarsa

Barbara & Jerry Castiglia

Mrs. John Churchill

Ciminelli Development Company

Elizabeth G. Clark

Debby and Gary Cohen

Dr. Elizabeth Conant &

Ms. Camille Cox

Ellen Todd Cooper

Andrea and Donald Copley

Mrs. Betty Cornelius

Marilyn R. Cornelius

Arthur & Elaine Cryer

Roger and Roberta Dayer

Joan M. Doerr

Juan & Silvia B. De Rosas

Lois and Tim DiCarlo

Alan Dozoretz & Judith Clarke

George T. Driscoll, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. James J. Eagan

Mr. & Mrs. Douglas P. Easton

Jeanne C. Eaton

Paul Erisman

Ms. Gretchen Fierle

Peter & Ilene Fleischmann

Mrs. Burt P. Flickinger, Jr.

Frey Electric Construction Co., Inc.

Reed E. Garver

Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Giambra

Ms. Sarah C. Goodyear

Goya Foods Great Lakes

Saxon P. Graham Jr.

Susan Graham & Jon Kucera

Dr. James O. Grunebaum &

Dr. Penelope Prentice

Mr. & Mrs. Charles F. Harrington

Dr. & Mrs. David F. Hayes

Mr. & Mrs. Sherlock A. Herrick, Jr.

Lynn & Richard Hirsch

Hiscock & Barclay

Duncan C. Hollinger

Dr. & Mrs. Curtis F. Holmes

Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Honsberger

Mr. and Mrs. Frederic K. Houston

Mrs. Jayne T. Hubbell

Mr. & Mrs.* Philip H. Hubbell

Laurie Menzies, Esq. &

David James. MD

William & Genevieve James

Bruce and Gail Johnstone

Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth R. Kahn

Kavinoky & Cook

Kathleen Keenan-Takagi

Ms. Kathie A. Keller

Milton Kicklighter

Mr. Douglas G. and

Mrs. Nancy M. Kirkpatrick

Mr. and Mrs. John T. Kociela

Ms. Ellen Koessler

Bob & Liz Kolken

Robert and Mary Ann Kresse

Rise & Kevin Kulick

Paul & Claudine Kurtz

Lamparelli Construction Company

Dr. and Mrs. Louis Lazar

Dr. and Mrs. Richard V. Lee

Mrs. Blossom Levy

Gerald S. Lippes Esq.

Howard and Lorna Lippes

Dr. & Mrs. Jack Lippes

Judy & Edward Marine

Jim and Kathy Marshall

Mr. & Mrs. William E. Mathias II

Ray and Louise McGrath

Elsie P. & Lucius B. McCowan Private

Charitable Foundation

Julian R. McQuiston

Enrico & Marisa Mihich

Mr. & Mrs. John A. Mitchell

Mr. & Mrs. Randall M. Odza

Dr. & Mrs. James P. Nolan

Oliver’s Restaurant

Dr. Joseph A. Paris

Patricia* & Robert Patterson

Richard and Karen Penfold

Dr. & Mrs. John H. Peterson

Rev. Diane & Diane Phinney

Mr. & Mrs. Henry M. Porter

J. Forrest Posey

Mr. and Mrs. Theodore J. Pyrak

Dr. Doreen Rao

Russo Family Charitable Foundation

Anne Saldanha M.D.

Saldanha Family Foundation

W. Scott & Kristin Saperston

Mr. & Mrs. David M. Schmidt

Mr. & Mrs. Gary M. Schober



Sealing Devices, Inc.

Joseph & Carole Sedita

Drs. Robert and Maxine Seller

Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc.

Mr. & Mrs. Arthur M. Sherwood

Shuman Family Foundation, Inc.

Robert and Dixie Siegel

Mrs. Maurice C. Smith

Rosemarie C. Steeb

James and Karen Stephenson

Supermarket Management Inc.

Joseph R. Takats Foundation

Mr. James J. Tanous

Tapecon Inc.

Nancy & Donald B.* Thomas

Hon. and Mrs. Paul A. Tokasz

Mr. & Mrs. Peter R. Travers Jr.

Tzetzo Brothers, Inc.

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Varga

Persis & Robert Vehar

Vogt Family Foundation

The VIYU Foundation

Nancy S. Warner

Jeffrey and Susan Wellington

Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Wetter

Janet & Wayne Wisbaum

Mr. & Mrs. Frederick S. Wood

Mr. Paul M. Wos

Paul Zarembka

Dr. & Mrs. Stanley Zionts

Patron Circle


Anonymous (2)

Dr. David B. Bender

Barbara & Alan Blackburn

The Reverend Sarah J. Buxton-Smith

James and Mary Frances Derby

Mr. & Mrs. Cornelius F. Donovan

Nitza & Avery Ellis

Mrs. George H. Forman

Arnold* and Sue Gardner

Robert* & Roberta Grimm

Mr. Gary B. Greenfield

Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Guenther

Mr. and Mrs. Philip M. Henderson II

Mr. Theodore Herman &

Ms. Judith Ann Cohen

Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon E. Merritt

Dr. & Mrs. Donald E. Miller

Mr. Henry Murak

Mary G. Peterson

Darwin and Ruth Schmitt

William Kenneth Schmitt Fund

Dr. Gary & Patricia Smith & Family

U-C Coatings Corporation

Dr. Michael F. Wilson




Morton and Natalie Abramson

Mr. David Alexander &

Ms. Margaret McDonnell

Burtram W. & Ellen Anderson

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Monica Angle &

Samuel D. Magavern III

Architectural Resources

Mr. & Mrs. James M. Arena

Astronics Corporation

Bradford H. Banks

Mrs. Rudolf L. Bauer

Natalee Benstock

Ms. Brenda B. Benzin

Dr. & Mrs. Theodore S. Bistany

Barbara & Alan Blackburn

Mr. & Mrs. F. B. Bossler

Mrs. Janet A. Boyce

Mr. & Mrs. Bruce R. Brown

Bernice M. Brown

Drs. Douglas R. & Barbara B. Bunker

Mr. William D. Burns

Tim and Belle Butler

Mrs. Robert E. Buyer

The Buyer Family

Mr. & Mrs. James E. Buzzard

Grace E. Caines

Mr. & Mrs. James M. Campbell

Joseph and Susan Cardamone

Mrs. Janet M. Casagrande

Jackie Castle

Mr. & Mrs. James L. Cecchini

Miss Victoria A. Christopher

Dr. Sebastian & Marilyn Ciancio

Nan & Will Clarkson

Mrs. Ruth Cohan

Joan & Michael Cohen

Mr. & Mrs. Frank M. Collins

Commercial Pipe & Supply

Conax Technologies LLC

Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence H. Dautch

Beverly J. Davies

Dr. & Mrs. David C. Dean

Dental Health Products

Mr. & Mrs.* Roger V. DesForges

Mr. & Mrs*. David A. Di Carlo

Elvira A. Diaz

Don Davis Auto World

Richard and Cornelia Dopkins

David and Martha Dunkelman

Ms. Marianne G. Dunn

Dr. Philip Dvoretsky &

Dr. Linda B. Ludwig

E. I. Dupont De Nemours & Company

Mr. & Mrs. Edward Eardley

Stephen Edge & Cynthia Swain

Peter & Maria Eliopoulos

Erie and Niagara Insurance


Dr. & Mrs. Stephen J. Evans

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Falkner

Mr. & Mrs. James S. Fanning

Paul & Karen Ferington

Ms. Joyce E. Fink

Mr. George Fisher

Thomas and Grace Flanagan

Dr. & Mrs. William A. Fleming

Laurence & Eileen Franz

Dr. Ellen S. Friedland &

Dr. Thomas A. Hays

Mr. Richard L. Friend

Mr. & Mrs. Philemon R. Galanis

Arnold* and Sue Gardner

Bill and Marjorie Gardner

Mrs. Billie Jean Gates

Mr. & Mrs. E. Joseph B. Giroux

Dr. & Mrs. Louis J. Goldberg

Mr. Mark Goldman

Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Greene

Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Guenther

Thomas & Barbara Guttuso

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth I. Hardcastle

Mr. & Mrs. Paul M. Hassett Jr.

Dr. & Mrs. Reid R. Heffner, Jr.

Ms. Ana M. Hurd

Mr. & Mrs. Clinton F. Ivins, Jr.

Craig & Deborah Johnston

Ms. Marilyn Jones

Mr. & Mrs. Timothy W. Jones

Joy Family Foundation

Marie L. Keller

Mrs. Irvine J. Kittinger, Jr.

Ms. Juliet E. Kline

Dr. & Mrs. Robert A. Klocke

The Herbert & Ella Knight Family

Charitable Fund

Mr. & Mrs. John T. Kociela

James & Mona Kontos

Mr. & Mrs. James Kramer

Ms. Joan Kuhn

Mr. & Mrs. Erick J. Laine

Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Lazarus

Mrs. Kalista S. Lehrer

Fern & Joel Levin

Dr. George R. Levine

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lindenfeld

Howard and Lorna Lippes

Rita and Richard Lipsitz

Anne and Alan Lockwood

Dr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Lombardo Jr.

Mr. James L. Magavern

Mr. Edward G. McClive

Dr. G. Allen McFarren

McLain Foundation

The Mentholatum Company

Mrs. Anita Kaye Militello

Dr. & Mrs. Donald E. Miller

Mr. & Mrs. Hugh I. Miller, Sr.

Mr. John E. Milner

Dr. Michael C. Moore

Ms. Sandra G. Morrison

Mr. & Mrs. Leo W. Nalbach

Philip and Linda* Nicolai

Mr. & Mrs. Sanford M. Nobel

Mr. Robert J. North, Jr.

Ms. Susan Nusbaum and

Mr. Ronald G. Van Blargan

Osmose, Inc.

Mr. & Mrs. Roger J. Peck Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. James R. Peterson

Mr. Gregory Photiadis and

Ms. Sandra Chelnov

Mr. & Mrs. Christopher D. Porter

John & Betty Preble

Mr. Joseph Priselac, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Charles J. Privitera

Mr. Dennis P. Quinn

Mr. Paul D. Reid and Family

Mr. & Mrs. John Reinhold

Rigidized Metals Corporation

Dianne & Irving Rubin

Elizabeth S. Rundle

Maureen W. & Dr. Richard J. Saab

Mr. & Mrs. W. Scott Schaefer

Mr. & Mrs. William L. Scheider

Mr. Daniel J. Schmauss

Mr. David Schopp

Joseph & Carole Sedita

Caren & Stuart Shapiro

Mrs. Brenda K. Shelton

Dr. Peter Siedlecki &

Ms. Lynnette N. Mende

Mr. Carlton M. Smith

Edwin and Virginia Sprague

Ruth & Ted Steegmann

2010-2011 75th Anniversary Celebration!

Mr. Eric Stenclik

Mr. & Mrs. Edwin F. Stohrer, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. David G. Strachan

Jonathan S. Sullivan & Laura Devine

Marilyn & Irving Sultz

The Pierce Family Charitable


Mr. Robert Tell & Ms. Rebecca Landy

Mr. & Mrs. John M. Thomas

Freddie M. Thompson

Dr. & Mrs. D.J. Triggle

Mrs. Sheila Trossman

Rev. William R. Tuyn

Ron and Susan Uba

Ms. Francine Valvo

Raymond & Sheila Vaughan

Mr. William Vosteen

Mr. & Mrs. Peter J. Walsh

Dr. Maryjane Petruzzi &

Dr. Wayne R. Waz

Ms. Marlene A. Werner

Dr. & Mrs. Milton M. Weiser

Dr. & Mrs. Richard A. Wiesen


Mr. & Mrs. Frederick S. Wood

Dr. & Mrs. Douglas F. Wright

Arden and Julie Wrisley

Stephen & Maureen Wydysh

Gregory and Donna Yungbluth

Cynthia Zane & Stephen Mazurak

Amy M. Zeckhauser



Erie County

State of New York

Major support for the BPO is provided

by Erie County, County Executive Chris

Collins, the Erie County Legislature

and the Erie County Cultural Review

Advisory Board.



for the Arts

Gift-In-Kind Partners

New York State

Council on the Arts

New York State Office of Parks,

Recreation & Historic Preservation

Western New York


Senator George Maziarz

Senator Michael Ranzenhofer

Senator Timothy M. Kennedy

Senator Patrick Gallivan

Senator Catharine M. Young

Senator Mark J. Grisanti

Assemblyman Daniel Burling

Assemblymember Jane L. Corwin

Assemblyman John Ceretto

Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak

Assemblyman James Hayes

Assemblyman Sam Hoyt

Assemblyman Andrew Goodell

Assemblymember Crystal O. Peoples-Stokes

Assemblyman Kevin S. Smardz

Assemblyman Robin Schimminger

Assemblyman Mark J. Schroeder

Avenue Art & Frame

Balloon Masters

Bennett Direct, Inc.

Bloom Floristry

Brian Parisi Copiers Systems, Inc.

Buffalo and Erie County Public Library

Buffalo Limousine

Buffalo News

Buffalo Spree Publishing, Inc.

Ronald W. Daniels

Downtown Buffalo

Eber Bros. Wine & Liquor Corp.

Enterprise Car Rental

Paul Ferington

Gates Circle Liquors

Hyatt Regency Buffalo

Jaeckle, Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP

Maureen’s Wholesale Flower Market

McCullagh Coffee

Ray and Louise McGrath

Nickel City Studio Photography

Oliver’s Restaurant

Rich Products


Zenger Group



Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Tribute Registry

Music is timeless & lives on, as do memories of good deeds & special friends. Gifts made in honor or

memory are lasting tributes that perpetuate those memories while ensuring the music lives on. Donors’

names are listed below the names of those in whose honor or memory the gifts were made. These gifts

were received between November 1, 2010 and January 31, 2011.

In Honor Of:

Doug and Andrea Cone

C. J. Irwin Company, Inc.

JoAnn Falletta

Victoria A. Christopher

Paul Ferington

Patricia L. Evans

Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Pullano

Marcie and Marvin Frankel

50th Wedding Anniversary

Edwin* & Susan Levy

BPO string quartet lead by

Amy Glidden

Sue S. Gardner

Dan Hart

Robert Savage & Donna Fernandes

Joan Kayes Lazarus

Your Birthday

Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Gaglione

Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Lazarus

Cindy Abbott Letro

In Honor of your Birthday

Mr. & Mrs. Martin G. Anderson

Monica Angle &

Samuel D. Magavern III

Richard C. & Rita Argen Auerbach

John & Amy Bair

Patrick & Dianne Baker

Mrs. Gretchen Baldauf

Mrs. Erasmia R. Bechakas

Mr. & Mrs. Max Becker, Jr.

Ms. Catherine Beltz-Foley &

Mr. Stephen R. Foley

Dr. & Mrs. Howard W. Benatovich

Dennis & Leilani Black

Mr. & Mrs. Gary M. Brost

Mrs. Audre Bunis

Sister Margaret Carney

Anthony J. & Barbara Cassetta

Mr. & Mrs. William Collins

Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Coppola

Clotilde & Trey Dedecker

Dessert Deli

Ms. Linda Dobmeier

Ms. Brigid Doherty

Mrs. Cynthia Doolittle

Richard & Cornelia Dopkins

Mrs. Whitworth Ferguson

Mr. Dennis Wilson &

Mrs. Gretchen Fierle

Mr. & Mrs. Donald Finn

Peter & Ilene Fleischmann

Mrs. Burt P. Flickinger, Jr.

Ms. Catherine Beltz-Foley &

Mr. Stephen F. Foley

Mrs. Arnold Gardner

Dr. Stanley J. &

Mrs. Karen Gaughan Scott, Esq.

Mr. & Mrs. Anthony H. Gioia

Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Gioia

Dr. & Mrs. Louis J. Goldberg

Dr. Scott Goldman &

Ms. Nancy Brock

Ms. Sarah C. Goodyear

Dianne Bennett & William Graebner

Ms. Ellen Grant

Mr. & Mrs. Christopher T. Greene

Mrs. William R. Greiner

Richard F. & Jane F. Griffin

Mr. & Mrs. William Gurney

The Honorable Carol E. Heckman

Michele O. Heffernan &

John J. Cordes

John & Cheryl Howe

Mr. Stanton Hudson

Thomas R. & Martha M. Hyde

Bruce & Gail Johnstone

Dr. Peter S. Gold & Dr. Athalie D. Joy

Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Katz

Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Keller

Ms. Casey Kelly

Mr. & Ms. William H. Kelly

Mr. Ross B. Kenzie

Mr. & Mrs. John T. Kociela

Mr. & Mrs. Erick J. Laine

Lori & Don Leone

Mr. John N. Lipsitz

Ms. Karen Massarotti

Dr. & Mrs. Phillip McCarthy

Ms. Brenda L. McGee

Ms. Claire M. McGowan

Mr. Jerry McGuire &

Ms. Fay Northrop

Mr. & Mrs. Warde Manuel

Dr. & Mrs. Robert J. Meisner

Dr. Nanci M. Monaco &

Dr. Mark Schachter

The Honorable Jeremiah J. Moriarty &

Ms. Maria A. Litzinger

Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Morris

Drs. Robert Moskowitz &

Mary McGorray

Mr. Paul Michaels

James and Victoria Newman

Mr. Robert Nichols

Mr. & Mrs. Sanford M. Nobel

Mr. & Mrs. Randall M. Odza

Don & Jane Ogilvie

Mr. & Mrs. Nils Olsen

Alphonso & Marcia O’Neil-White

Greg and Elaine Pauley

Richard & Karen Penfold

Mr. Dennis Penman

Mr. & Mrs. George F. Phillips Jr.

Mrs. Wendy Pierce

Ms. Linda D. Pollack

Premier Group

Mrs. M. Virginia Procter

Mr. & Mrs. David S. Quackenbush

Mr. Calvin Rand

Mr. & Mrs. James E. Reschke

Ms. Mary Ann Rogers

Maureen W. & Dr. Richard J. Saab

Anne Saldanha M.D.

Drs. Mark & Nanci Schacter

Mr. & Mrs. William Schapiro

Ms. Catherine Schweitzer

Ms. Maria Scrivani & Mr. John Lipsitz

The Honorable &

Mrs. Joseph J. Sedita

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph V. Sedita

Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence D. Seymour

Dr. & Mrs. & Stanley J. Scott

Mr. & Mrs. David A. Siegel

Joan & Roger Simon

Wayne & Judi Spear

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Starks

Mrs. Ann Swan

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Swift

Mrs. Mary Taylor

Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Tzetzo

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Voelkl

Mr. Peter Vukelic

Jim & Michal Wadsworth

Connie & Jack Walsh

Mr. & Mrs. Earl Wells, III

Janet & Wayne Wisbaum

Stephen & Maureen Wydysh

Ms. Elizabeth Yates

Mr. & Mrs. John R. Yurtchuk

Mr. & Mrs. Victor Zast

Cynthia Zane & Stephen Mazurak

Leslie & Howard Zemsky

Faye and Stewart Levy

Diana G. Becker

Marie A. Marshall

Miss Bernice M. Quigley

At Christmas

Frank and Charlene Daniels

Musicians of AFM Local 92

Mr. & Mrs. E. Joseph B. Giroux

Elton and Fran Palmerton

Jill Feasley & Kurt Lawson

Robert Prokes

Anne Reagan Perricelli

Harriet B. Stewart

Miss Bernice M. Quigley

At Christmas

Frank and Charlene Daniels

Janet & Wayne Wisbaum

50th Wedding Anniversary

Edwin* & Susan Levy

Wayne Wisbaum

Peter & Ilene Fleischmann

Mr. & Mrs. Arthur A. Glick

Dr. & Mrs. Howard L. Wolfsohn

2010-2011 75th Anniversary Celebration!

In Memory of:

Katherine C. Bassett

Mr. & Mrs. Jordan A. Levy

Curtis L. Clark

Dr. & Mrs. John Clark

Freda Cohen

Mr. & Mrs. Jordan A. Levy

Daniel F. Curtin, M.D.

Mrs. Elaine B. Curtin

Arnold B. Gardner

Mr. & Mrs. Brian D. Baird

Eva Kokolus

My wife

Dr. William J. Kokolus

Rev. Warren & Virginia Lane

Dr. Bonnie Flickinger

Judith H. Levy

Maurice A. Levy

Richard Moomaw

Ellen & David Moomaw

Scott Parkinson

Mr. Edward N. Giannino

Mrs. Judith Parkinson

Mr. & Mrs. Ernest C. Peixotto

Keith B. Ritter & Brenda L. Heaster

Patricia M. Patterson

Robert Patterson

Renee Y. Perez

Martha Buyer

Edgar Skillinton Priebe

Mrs. Martha Buyer

Mr. & Mrs. Philip Celniker

Ms. Sandra Cryst

Mr. Edward Dee and

Ms. Nancy Biernat

Dr. Bonnie Flickinger

Ms. Cynthia A. Fox

Carole Grenauer

Kevin & Joanna Ransom

Ms. Paula M. Wagner

Mr. & Mrs. Howard Wescott

Dr. Lynn Widger &

Mr. Robert A. Widger

His love of classical music

Thomas R. Alcamo

My Husband and his belief in the

power of classical music in human life

Susan F. Priebe

Donald Scribner

Linda Scribner

Daniel M. Sherlock

Margaret C. Callanan

Shannon Toole

My daughter

Dr. Dorinne Toole

John A. Villafranca

Mr. & Mrs. Paul A. Spinley

Norman Warren

Patricia Foote

For his love of music and the BPO

Mary Caruana

Harriet Warren


Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Planned Giving

Musical Heritage Society

We are pleased to list the current members herein because they have realized the importance

of “the gift that keeps giving.” Each of these individuals or couples have made provisions for a

contribution to the BPO in their estate plans and while there are many different methods, the most

common is by adding the BPO as a beneficiary in one’s will.

Charlotte C. Acer

Elizabeth & John Angelbeck


Carol & Charles Balbach

The Rev. & Mrs. Peter Bridgford

Anthony J. Cassetta

Barbara & Jerry Castiglia

Mrs. Ida Christie

Louis & Ann Louise Ciminelli

Ms. Elizabeth G. Clark

Mr. & Mrs. William M. Clarkson

Miss Mary E. Clemesha

Ruth Cohan

Mrs. George Cohn

Dr. Elizabeth Conant

Marilyn R. Cornelius

Beverly Davies

Mrs. Roberta Dayer

Charles* & Nancy Dowdell

Sarah & Donald Dussing

Mr. Neil R. Farmelo

Angelo & Carol Fatta

Mrs. Marion Fay


Judith & John* Fisher

Mr. & Mrs. Byron R. Goldman

Gordon & Gretchen Gross

Margaret W. Henry

Mr. & Mrs. George G. Herbert

Monte & Cheryl* Hoffman

Mrs. L. Nelson Hopkins, Jr.

Bruce and Gail Johnstone

Kathleen Keenan-Takagi

The Herbert & Ella Knight

Family Charitable Fund

Norma Jean Lamb

Mrs. Virginia Lane*

Mr. & Mrs. Wilfred J. Larson

Francie D. & Joel N. Lippman

Marie Marshall

Mr.* & Mrs. J. A. Mattern

Donna & Leo Nalbach

Drs. Howard & Karen Noonan

Robert & Marion North Fund

Dr. J. Warren Perry*

Mrs. Frederick S. Pierce

Dr. Julia C. Piquette

Edwin Polokoff

Dennis Quinn

Virginia Ann Quinn

Evelyn Joyce Ramsdell

Nancy E. Ryther

Catherine F. Schweitzer

Roger & Joan Simon

Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Skerker

Dennis M. Smolarek

Jane Snowden

Harriet Stewart

David D. Stout &

Janet E. Popp Stout

Gerald R. Strauss

Sue W. Strauss

Jim and Michal Wadsworth,

as trustees of the Mulroy,

Heath and Colby Foundations

Mrs. Robert Warner

Mrs. Marjorie W. Watson

Wayne & Janet Wisbaum

Betty Ann Withrow

Mr.* & Mrs. J. Milton Zeckhauser

* deceased

Charles Dowdell Dorothy F. Goldman Donald I. MacDavid Richard F. Miller



Cameron Baird Fund

Virgil A. and Margaret L. Black Memorial Fund

Mildred Bork Conners & Joseph E. Conners Fund

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Society Inc.

Endowment Fund

Grace Neff Daniels Memorial

Joan Hetzelt Hanifin Memorial Fund

The Herbert & Ella Knight Family Charitable Fund

Janet K. Larkin & John D. Larkin III Fund

Albert H. Laub Bequets

Marie A. Marshall Fund

MPZ Endowment Fund

Benjamin and Lila Obletz Endowment Fund

Susan Harvey Prentis Fund

Natalie Kubera Roth Fund

William Kenneth Schmitt Fund

Franz & Katherine Stone Trust

Joseph and Loretta Swart Fund

Nellie B. Warner Endowment Fund

Charlotte Potter Whitcher Trust

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra endorses the LEAVE A LEGACY® WESTERN NEW YORK

program, an initiative of the WNY Planned Giving Consortium and a public awareness campaign

of the National Committee on Planned Giving.

Make a Difference in the Lives that Follow


To ensure your wishes are carried on for generations to come,

you may call (716) 879-0944 for more information.


Sponsor a Musician

Michael Ludwig, concertmaster

Sponsored by Clem & Karen Arrison

2010-2011 75th Anniversary Celebration!

Nancy Anderson, cello

Sponsored by Michael Gillis

Ansgarius Aylward, assistant concertmaster

Sponsored Anonymously

Marylouise Nanna, first violin

Sponsored by Dr. J. Warren Perry*

Douglas Cone, first violin

Sponsored by Bradford Lewis, Ph.D.

Diana Sachs, first violin

Sponsored by Kathryn Lee Warner

In loving memory of Eve & Harold Warner

Alan Ross, first violin

Sponsored by Anthony J. & Carmela A. Colucci

Antoine Lefebvre, principal second violin

Sponsored by Harriet B. Stewart &

Marie A. Marshall

Melanie Haas, first violin

Sponsored by Catherine Schweitzer

Richard Kay, second violin

Sponsored by Joyce L. Wilson

Jeffrey Jones, second violin

Sponsored by George & Jory Herbert

Diane Melillo, second violin

Sponsored by Jack & Ellen Koessler

Shieh-Jian Tsai, second violin

Sponsored by Joyce L. Wilson

Monte Hoffman, cello

Sponsored by Bob & Sara Skerker

Robert Hausmann, cello

Sponsored by Sarah & Donald Dussing

Amelie Fradette, cello

Sponsored by Cindy Abbott Letro

& Francis Letro

David Schmude, cello

Sponsored by Jim & Michal Wadsworth

Brett Shurtliffe, associate principal bass

Sponsored by Mr. Bruce C. Baird

& Mrs. Susan O’Connor-Baird

Makoto Michii, bass

Sponsored by The Hicks Fund

Christine Bailey Davis, principal flute

Sponsored by Michael & Roberta Joseph

John Fullam, principal clarinet

Sponsored by Michael & Roberta Joseph

Salvatore Andolina, clarinet/saxophone

Sponsored by Charles* & Nancy Dowdell

Catherine Estes, oboe

Sponsored by Bill* & Ida Christie

Martha Malkiewicz, bassoon/contrabassoon

Sponsored by Richard* & Frances Morrison

Valerie Heywood, principal viola

Sponsored by Paul B. Zuydhoek

& Tamar P. Halpern

Kate Holzemer, viola

Sponsored by Cindy Abbott Letro

& Francis Letro

Matthew Phillips, viola

Sponsored by George & Jory Herbert

Feng Hew, associate principal cello

Sponsored by Nancy Julian and

Kenneth Schmieder

Duane Saetveit, french horn

Sponsored by Cheryl & John Howe

Jay Matthews, french horn

Sponsored by Tony & Barbara Cassetta

Alex Jokipii, principal trumpet

Sponsored by Charles* & Nancy Dowdell

Jonathan Lombardo, principal trombone

Sponsored by Carol & Angelo Fatta

Daniel Sweeley, french horn

Sponsored by John & Elizabeth Angelbeck


We are truly fortunate to have some of the world’s finest players among our ranks. Sponsor a Musician offers you the

unique ability to forge a special bond with the musician of your choice. You are qualified with a gift of $5,000 or

more. Call (716) 885-0331 to learn more about how you can become an even closer part of the BPO family.


Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra


BPO Administrative Staff


Daniel Hart

Executive Director

Diana Martinusek

Executive Assistant


Jennifer Barbee

Director of Development

Kelly Campbell

Annual Fund Coordinator

Wendy Diina

Event and Project Coordinator

Barbara McCulloch

Manager of Information Resources

Kim Moretta

Donor Records Coordinator

Robert Pape

Corporate and Foundation Relations Specialist


Robin Parkinson

Director of Education

Patrick O’Herron

Youth Concert Coordinator


Kevin James

Finance Director

Nicole Bzibziak

Financial Accountant

Jacqueline Henry

Receptionist/Finance Assistant

Susan Hill

Payroll and Accounts Payable Associate

Randy Steinfeldt

IT Specialist


Michael Giambra

Interim Director of Marketing

Lindsay Adornetto

Marketing Associate

Heather Lazickas

Graphic Designer

Jennifer L. Smith

Media & Community Relations Manager

Ed Yadzinski

Program Annotator & BPO Historian


Lisa J. Gallo

Director, Orchestra and Artistic Operations

Maggie Shea

Operations Assistant

Jennifer N. Comisso

Personnel Manager

Becky Davidson

Assistant to JoAnn Falletta

Richard George

Master Property Person, IATSE local 10

Charles Gill

Assistant Property Person, IATSE local 10

Travis Hendra

Assistant Librarian

Patricia Kimball

Principal Librarian

Elaine Riek

Audience Services Manager

Sales and Patron Services

Michael Giambra

Director of Sales and Patron Services

Joshua Fehskens

Sales Manager

Adam Cady

Patron & Ticket Services Manager

Ticket Services: Abbott Nixon,

Anika Lindquist, Patrick O’Herron and

Scott Scheible

Subscription Sales: Deborah Camizzi,

Regina M. Ernst, Samantha Garner,

Zachary Himmelsbach, Sarah Mayer,

John VanHannaghan, Henry Zomerfeld

Kleinhans Music Hall Staff

Chuck Avery

Master Electrician, IATSE local 10

Danny Gill

Sound Engineer, IATSE local 10

Charlie McDonald

Chief Engineer

Tom Murphy

Concessions Manager

2010-2011 75th Anniversary Celebration!

Patron Information

Backstage Access

Access to backstage after a performance

is strictly controlled. If you wish to see one

of the performers please present yourself

at the Stage Door (on the left as you face

the stage) at the end of the performance.

After a 10-minute waiting period the House

Manager will be notified when and if

access is available.

Cameras, Recording Devices

Filming and/or recording a performance is

strictly prohibited. If you have a camera or

recording device when you arrive, please

ask an usher to arrange for safekeeping of

the item until after the performance.

Food and Beverages

Food and beverages are not allowed in the

main hall.

Handicapped Seating/Assistance

Patrons requiring special assistance are

urged to contact the Box Office prior

to attending the concert for special

handicapped seating arrangements.

Handicapped seating is located on the

main floor on the extreme outside aisles

from rows A-CC. Hearing Assistance

Devices are available at the coat check.

Late Arrivals

Patrons arriving after the performance has

started will be seated at the discretion of the

House Manager. Seating will not be until

the first suitable break or at intermission.

Note that late seating may not be in the

purchased location.

Lost and Found

You may present items to any usher. All items

found in the hall will be held at the coat

check area during the performance and

at the Kleinhans Music Hall Administrative

Office for 90 days. 883-3560 x7.


Security staff is available at all times. Please

notify an usher if there is a security need.

Medical assistance is available when

required; again please notify an usher or

any BPO staff member.

Missed Performances

If you cannot attend a performance, we

urge you to give your tickets to a friend or

business associate. You may also donate

your tickets to the Box Office for resale.

Subscribers may exchange their tickets for

future performances.

Parking Options for the

2010-2011 Season

Kleinhans Music Hall Lot -

3 Symphony Circle Buffalo (14201). Parking

available for all concerts for $5 per vehicle.

Price Rite North Street Lot - FREE

Parking is available for all Saturday

and Sunday concerts in the Price Rite lot

located at 253 North Street (14213) at

College Street. This lot accommodates

approximately 200 vehicles and is within

a comfortable walking distance of the

music hall.

D’Youville College Lot - FREE parking is

also available for select performances at

430 West Ave (14213) lot of D’Youville

College. This lot can accommodate

approximately 250 vehicles. A shuttle

service from the D’Youville lot is available

for $2 per person. Join our email list at

bpo.org for notification of when this lot

is available.

Symphony Shuttles – On Saturday

Concert nights you can get round trip ride

from one of the following restaurants for only

$10 round trip. Call 1-800-318-9430 for

shuttle reservations beginning Mondays

before each concert weekend.

Salvatore’s Italian Gardens

Restaurant in Depew.

Shuttle departs at 7 PM.

Roycroft Inn in East Aurora at 6:30 PM and

stop at Ilio DiPaolo’s in Blasdell at 7 PM

Sonoma Grille in Amherst at 7 PM and

stop at Prime 490 in Buffalo at 7:20 PM


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