It all begins here: the stirrings of a solitary genius who changed the world with nine amazing symphonies! Beethoven’s first two masterpieces will take you on an emotional tour de force with delightful abandon.
For over five centuries, The Vienna Boys Choir has astounded audiences across the globe with its gifted harmonies & angelic voices. Their welcome return to Binghamton will leave a smile on your face and a song in your heart.
Ellington: Black, Brown and Beige: Suite
Daugherty: Motorcity Triptych, Rosa Parks Boulevard
Selections from Nina Simone
Known as America’s classical music, jazz has altered the cultural landscape & broken down color barriers since the 20th Century. Come join us for masterworks from two of its trailblazers, along with a riveting tribute to civil rights icon Rosa Parks.
Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, BPO-style! With silver bells & little drummer boys, it’ll be a holly-jolly night of music, mirth & merriment!
Tower: Made in America
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, op.55 (Eroica)
Spanning both the dramatic sweep & more intimate passages of Symphony No. 3, and the subtle yet stately flourishes of Made in America, Heroism boldly embraces life’s trials & embodies our inevitable triumph. It’s an evening of equal parts musicianship & championship!
From a breezy, upbeat prelude to the epic re-telling of “fate knocking on the door,” Beethoven’s Fourth & Fifth Symphonies pair together effortlessly to woo & wow you in eight transformative movements.
From the Beatles to Beethoven, Mozart to Muse, this instrumental trio combines classical instrumentation with rock aesthetics, commanding audiences nationwide with their grand sounds & musical explorations.
The Music of Star Wars
May 4, 2020 at 7:30pm
Forty years ago, the empire struck back! Now it’s your hometown orchestra’s turn to use the force and perform more pulse-pounding scores from the Star Wars films. Come join us...it is useless to resist!
For their third time together, the BPO & LUMA will deliver another spectacular weekend of exhilarating arrangements & mind-blowing visuals, to a BPO backbeat! It’s a feast for the senses, and an adventure for the whole family!
Copland: An Outdoor Overture
Beethoven: Symphony No.6, op.68 (Pastorale)
Director: Daniel Hege
With its richly textured soundscapes that evoke rolling hills, rippling streams, & breathtaking scenery, Tapestry celebrates the pastoral diversity & beauty of a place we call home.
The engaging and illuminating duo of Zara Lawler, flutist, and Paul J. Fadoul, marimbist, hailed as “a great treat” (Classical WETA, Washington, DC) offers audiences an unexpected mélange of classical virtuosity, lively commentary, theatrical flair and a small dose of indie rock sensibility. The duo’s repertoire ranges from delightful arrangements of classics to newly written pieces for their unique instrumentation.
From Hogwarts to Hogsmeade, come & relive the excitement of everyone’s favorite young wizard! With unforgettable music from the legendary movies, the BPO is sure to cast a spell on you. Expecto patronum!
Director: Daniel Hege
Beethoven: Symphony No.7, op.92
November 13, 2020 at 7:30pm
Beethoven: Symphony No.8, op.93
November 14, 2020 at 7:30pm
Beethoven could enrapture audiences with unmatched fervor & **instead of and** then soothe them humorously in the same sitting. These back-to-back classics speak to his emotional versatility & limitless originality
This toasty warm performance of all your holiday favorites is the best way to cap off the year...for kids from 1 to 92!
Beethoven: Symphony No.9, op 125
Featuring the Beethoven Festival Choir comprised of members from Binghamton Downtown Singers, Madrigal Choir of Binghamton, Southern Tier Singers’ Collective, and auditioned community members.
All’s well that ends well...and in the case of Symphony No. 9, endures well! Widely regarded as the greatest musical work of all time, Beethoven’s magnum opus - played to perfection on his 250th birthday - is a timeless reminder of life’s most essential & electrifying gift: joy!
May the wind be at your back, and luck be on your side! Join us on this St. Patrick’s Weekend for a symphonic voyage to the Emerald Isle, a land of mystical beauty, enchanting serenity, & boundless wonder.
Christopher Bill, a Binghamton native, is best known for being the most subscribed brass musician on YouTube. In his quartet, he joins forces with world-class trombonists who have performed with Macklemore, Adele, Rihanna, Andrea Bocelli, Brass Against, Lucky Chops, & No BS Brass.
Barry: Selections from Dances with Wolves
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, op.95 (New World)