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BPO’s season of drama, collaboration

10:30 a.m. Oct. 10; 8 p.m. Oct. 11: A Rachmaninoff Festival begins with the Russian master’s Symphony No. 2, “The Sea and the Seagull,” and the Piano Concerto No. 4, with Fabio Bidini as soloist.

8 p.m. Oct. 18; 2:30 p.m. Oct. 19: The Rachmaninoff continues: Gabriella Martinez plays the Piano Concerto No. 1. Also, “The Isle of the Dead” and “The Bells,” with soprano Rebecca Nash, tenor Charles Reid and baritone Darren Stokes.

10:30 a.m. Oct. 31; 8 p.m. Nov. 1; 2:30 p.m. Nov. 2: The Irish Classical Theatre and LehrerDance join the BPO for a rare semistaged presentation of Richard Strauss’ “Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme.”

10:30 a.m. Nov. 14, 8 p.m. Nov. 15: Maximiano Valdés conducts Lalo’s “Symphonie Espagnol,” with Tai Murray as violin soloist. Also, Franck’s Symphony in D Minor and Ginastera’s Pampeana No. 3.

8 p.m. Dec. 6, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 7: Michael Ludwig is the soloist in Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D Minor. Also, Sibelius’ “The Swan of Tuonela” and Mendelssohn’s “Scottish” Symphony.

10:30 a.m. Dec. 12, 8 p.m. Dec. 13: Erin Freeman conducts the BPO and the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus in Handel’s “Messiah.”


8 p.m. Jan. 24; 2:30 p.m. Jan. 25: David Alan Miller conducts an all-Mozart program featuring the Divertimento in D, K. 136; the Concerto for Flute and Harp in C and the Symphony No. 36, the “Prague.”

8 p.m. Feb. 7; 2:30 p.m. Feb. 8: Pianist Natasha Paremski plays Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor. Also, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2 “Little Russian,” and Gallagher’s “Diversions Overture.”

8 p.m. Feb. 21; 2:30 p.m. Feb. 22: Amit Peled is the cello soloist in Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B Minor. Also, Schmitt’s “The Haunted Palace” and Dukas’ “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.”

8 p.m. March 7; 2:30 p.m. March 8: Pianist Alain Lefevre plays Gershwin’s Concerto in F. Also, Schmitt’s “Anthony and Cleopatra,” Suites 1 and 2.

8 p.m. March 21, 2:30 p.m. March 22: A Beethoven Festival begins with the Symphony No. 1 in C and the Symphony No. 9, the “Choral.”

10:30 a.m. March 27; 8 p.m. March 28: The Beethoven Festival continues with the Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor,” with Norman Krieger as soloist, and the incidental music from “Egmont.”

8 p.m. April 11; 2:30 p.m. April 12: An all-Charles Ives program features the “Variations on America; “The Alcotts” from the “Concord” Symphony; the Symphony No. 2, “The Unanswered Question” and Five Songs for Voice and Orchestra, with tenor William Sharp.

10:30 a.m. April 24; 8 p.m. April 25: “Nazdrowie Poland!” features Jacek Muzyk in Penderecki’s Horn Concerto; Karlowicz’s Symphonic Prologue from “Music For the White Dove”; and Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with Yoonie Han on piano.

8 p.m. May 9, 2:30 p.m. May 10: Leon Botstein conducts “Siegfried’s Death and Funeral Music” from Wagner’s “Goetterdaemmerung” and Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1, with violinist Rachel Lee Priday. Also, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 15 and Rossini’s Overture to “William Tell.”

10:30 a.m. May 29; 8 p.m. May 30: Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, and Bernstein’s Serenade for Violin and Orchestra, with Tim Fain as soloist.

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