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PRESS RELEASE: March 27, 2012

For Immediate Release

Contact: Jennifer L. Smith

Media & Community Relations



BPO Educational Concert: Inventions and Innovations

Over 12,000 Area Students to Watch Live Via Web Stream

March 27, 2012: Buffalo, NY-- The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in partnership with

Time Warner Cable's Connect a Million Minds initiative and the Buffalo Museum of

Science will perform a live broadcast of the Inventions and Innovations Youth Concert

over a live web stream reaching over 12,000 students across Western New York on

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 10:15am live from Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo, NY.

This unique partnership, generously made possible by Time Warner Cable's production

and services and with support from Western New York BOCES involves 70 schools from

33 districts including: Akron, Allegany-Limestone, Amherst, Brocton, Buffalo, Clarence,

Clymer, Depew, Falconer, Franklinville, Frontier, Grand Island, Hamburg, Hinsdale,

Jamestown, Kenmore Tonawanda, Lakeshore, Lewiston Porter, Lyndonville, Maryvale,

Newfane, Niagara Falls, Niagara Wheatfield, North Tonawanda, Orchard Park, Sherman,

Silver Creek, Springville, Tonawanda, Wellsville, West Seneca, West Valley and Wilson.

"Building upon the success of last year's inaugural live broadcast the Science of Sound, we

have been able to greatly expand the reach of the BPO's arts education impact in our

community" said Donald Ogilvie, BPO Vice-Chair and Education Committee Chair. "In this

time of decreased funding for arts programs, the BPO is leading the way in creating

innovative opportunities for students to experience a live concert by building meaningful

partnerships with organizations like Time-Warner Cable."

"Time Warner Cable is once again thrilled to partner with The Buffalo Philharmonic

Orchestra in presenting a unique and science-based educational concert for thousands of

area students," says Scott Knaub, Area Vice President of Operations, Time Warner Cable

WNY. "Through the use of our state-of-the-art services, Time Warner Cable and its

Connect a Million Minds initiative creates a powerful link between the strength of our

company and the needs of students throughout Western New York."

Inventions and Innovations is presented by associate conductor Matthew Kraemer and

explores innovations that happened in the worlds of science and music throughout recent

history. The program follows the timeline of the orchestra, from the Industrial Revolution

to the present day when technology is incorporated into our music-making. Doug

Borzynski from the Buffalo Museum of Science joins the orchestra on stage to

demonstrate some of history's most important inventions.

For more information about the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra visit www.bpo.org

About the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra


As Buffalo's cultural ambassador, the Grammy Award-winning Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra under the

leadership of music director JoAnn Falletta presents more than 120 Classics, Pops and Youth Concerts each

year and reaches over 40,000 students per year (K-12) across all eight counties of Western New York. 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. During the tenure of current

music director JoAnn Falletta, the BPO has rekindled its distinguished history of NPR broadcasts and

recordings. 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.

About TWC Connect a Million Minds

Time Warner Cable's (TWC) Connect a Million Minds (CAMM) is a five-year, $100 million philanthropic

initiative to address America's declining proficiency in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM),

which puts our children at risk of not competing successfully in a global economy. Using its media assets,

TWC creates awareness of the issue and inspires students to develop the STEM skills they need to become

the problem solvers of tomorrow. Program highlights include: original PSAs that challenge public

perceptions of STEM; a unique website, www.connectamillionminds.com, where parents and community

members can pledge to connect young people with the wonders of science; "The Connectory", a one-of-akind

online resource that makes it simple and easy for parents and students to find informal science and

technology learning opportunities in their communities; grants to support non-profit organizations that

bring stimulating, high-quality and affordable after-school STEM learning to students; TWC employees, over

47,000 strong, who volunteer their time at community events like science fairs and robotics competitions,

and share their passion for engineering and technology with students at CAMM career days. TWC's national

CAMM partners are CSAS (Coalition for Science After School) and FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of

Science and Technology). Local TWC markets are activating CAMM across the country with communityspecific

programs and partnerships.

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