Welcome to 2021! When I came to the BPO in mid-April, I knew I was in for a rough ride, but I also knew that I was here for a reason. The BPO staff and board have felt that they’ve been here for a reason, too. Indeed, we are all working together to steward the BPO through its most challenging period.
We've had to modify the current season with a Plan B and then a Plan C and even a Plan D. But we've managed to adapt, keeping live music at the forefront through our Social Gathering Concerts and other in-person and online events. Indeed, we've continued to Build Community Through the Power of Live Music--even during a pandemic!
How did we make it this far? With unwavering support from you, the community, foundational sponsors, and our corporate partners. For that, we are extremely grateful. We couldn't have done it--and we can't keep doing it--without you and all of our community friends.
This website is designed to keep you informed about everything that we've been doing and some of the special events that are coming up during this very unusual time. I invite you to join us at any of our small and socially distanced Social Gathering Concerts. Join us, too, for our 6th Annual Mac and Cheese Fest. And if you are looking for some symphonic music, visit our Wallenberg Legacy, where you can access many historic recordings from Fritz and Marianne Wallenberg's time in Binghamton.
What's on the horizon for the BPO? Right now, we're working hard to create some pilot programs for a Community Music School. In the coming years, I'd like to see the Philharmonic as a provider of tuition free/need-based music lessons for the region. More immediately, we're hoping to present some summer chamber music concerts in Binghamton and the surrounding area. And, of course, we are hard at work planning for our 2021-2022 concert season. I can hear it now: Rachmaninoff...Dvořák...Haydn...Mendelssohn. There's so much great music to explore!
Come join us in whatever way you can. We are your Binghamton Philharmonic!