Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
ARTPARK Performance History 1974-1998

1974
BPO concerts (six pfcs):
Artpark Gala Opening Concert, 25 July 1974
Symphony Concert, Kun Woo Paik, Conlon, 27 July 1974
Pops Concert, Bobby Short, Cole, 3 August 1974
Symphony Concert, Van Cliburn, Cole, 6 August 1974
Viennese Concert, Evelyn Lear, Allers, 13 August 1974
Pops Concert, Johnny Green, 20 August 1974
Joffrey Ballet, 1 September 1974
Moiseyev Dance Company, 12 September 1974
Aida, Keene, 9, 11 August 1974
La Bohème, Keene, 22, 25 August 1974
1975
Marriage of Figaro, 31 July; 1, 2 August 1975
Tosca, 8, 9, 10 August 1975
Joffrey Ballet (five pfcs)
Feld Ballet (four pfcs)
1976
Mozart Marathon, Keene, 23 August 1976
All-Gershwin, Michael Tilson Thomas, 27, 29 August 1976
    Cuban Overture
    Rhapsody in Blue
    American in Paris
    Strike up the Band Overture
    Of Thee I Sing Overture
    Let 'Em Eat Cake Overture
All-Beethoven, Michael Tilson Thomas, 28 August 1976
    Egmont Overture
    Piano Concerto No.3, Judith Burganger, pianist
    Symphony No.5
Ring Cycle Commemoration, Keene, 5, 6 August 1976
La Traviata, Keene, 29, 31 July, 4, 8 August 1976
Magic Flute, Keene, 30 July; 1, 3, 7 August 1976
Joffrey Ballet, Lipkin, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 August 1976
1977
BPO: Lerner & Loewe, Michalek, 28 May 1977
BPO: All-Tchaikowsky, Michalek, 29 May 1977
BPO Symphony Concert, Michael Tilson Thomas, 22 July 1977
BPO Symphony Concert, Michael Tilson Thomas, 24 July 1977
BPO Symphony Concert, Morton Gould, 17 August 1977
    Gould - American Ballads, Gould, 17 August 1977
    Dvorak - Symphony No.9 in E Minor, Gould, 17 August 1977
    Paganini - Violin Concerto No.1 in D Major, Gould, Haupt, 17 August 1977
BPO Symphony Concert, Perret, 20 August, 1977
    Tchaikovsky - Selections from the Nutcracker, Perret, 20 August 1977
    Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.4 in F Minor, Perret, 20 August 1977
    Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto, Perret, 20 August 1977
BPO Pops, Mitch Miller, 21 August 1977
Carmen, Keene, 27, 29, 31 July; 3, 5, 7 August 1977
Rigoletto, Keene, 28, 30 July; 2, 5, 7 August 1977
Barber of Seville, 29, 31 July; 4, 6 August 1977
Martha Graham Ballet, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 July 1977
Feld Ballet (six pfcs)
1978
Gershwin - Girl Crazy Overture, Perret, 16 June 1978
Mann, Herbie - Mulherrendiera, Perret, 16 June 1978
Bach, P.D.Q. - Howdy Symphony in D Major, Schickele, 17 June 1978
Bach, P.D.Q. - Royal Firewater Music, Schickele, 17 June 1978
Bach, P.D.Q. - Fuga Meshuga (from "The Musical Sacrifice), Schickele, 17 June 1978
Bach, P.D.Q. - Fantasieshtick for Piano and Orchestra, Schickele, 17 June 1978
Bartok - Piano Concerto No.3, Landis, Daniel Adni, piano, 18 June 1978
Barber - Adagio for Strings, Landis, 18 June 1978
Gliere - Symphony No.3 (movement II), Landis, 18 June 1978
Beethoven - Wellington's Victory, Op.91, Perret with GBYO, 18 June 1978
La Bohème, Keene, 2, 4, 9, 11, 13 August 1978
Il Trovatore, Keene, 3, 6, 9, 12 August 1978
Don Giovanni, Keene, 4, 6, 10, 13 August 1978
Joffrey Ballet, thirteen pfcs: 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31 August; 1, 2, 3 September 1978
    Adam - L'Air d'Esprit, Lipkin, 23 August 1978
    Meyerbeer - Les Patineurs, Kern, 27 August, 2, 3 September 1978
    Prokoviev - Romeo and Juliet, Lipkin, 30 (2 pfcs), 31 August, 1 September 1978
    Saint-Saens - Suite, Lewis, 24, 25, 27 August, 3 September 1978
    Kay - Cakewalk, Lipkin, 23, 27 August, 2 September 1978
    Poulenc - Heptagon, Kern, 27 August, 3 September 1978
    Bennett, R.R. - Jazz Calendar, Lipkin, 25 August, 3 September 1978
    Kamen - Mirage, Lewis, 3 September 1978
    Satie - Parade, Lewis, 24, 26 August 1978
    Guerra - La Vivandiere (pas de six), Kern, 25, 27 (2 pfcs) August, 3 September 1978
    Tchaikovsky - Pas de deux, Lewis, 26 August, 3 September 1978
    Holdridge-Alan - Trinity, Lewis, 26, 27 August 1978
1979
Faust, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19 July 1979
Lucia di Lammermoor, five pfcs: 20, 22, 24, 26 July 1979
Duchess of Malfi, Keene, 25, 27, 29 July 1979
Messiah, 28, 29 July 1979
Paul Taylor Dance Company (four pfcs)
Feld Ballet, six pfcs: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 August 1979
    Prokofiev - Harbinger (Piano Concerto No. 5), Levine, 7, 9, 12 August 1979
    Beethoven - A Footstep of Air (Irish and Scottish Folk Songs), Levine, 7, 11 August 1979
    Jaffee - The Consort, Jaffee, 8, 11 August 1979
    Offenbach/Berkowitz - Papillon, Levine, 9, 10, 11, 12 August 1979
    Debussy - The Gods Amused (Danses Sacree et Profane), Levine, 10, 12 August 1979
    Copland - La Vida (El Salon Mexico), Levine, 10, 12 August 1979
National Ballet of Canada (eight pfcs)
    Adam - Giselle, Crum, 21, 22 (2 pfcs) August 1979
    Chopin - Les Sylphides, Crum, 23, 24 August 1979
    Baker - Washington Square, Crum, 23, 24 August 1979
    Joplin - Elite Syncopations, Goss, 23, 24 August 1979
    Delibes - Copellia, Goss, 25, 26 (2 pfcs) August 1979
Mozart Marathon, 14 July 1979
BPO chamber concerts (two pfcs)
1980
Madame Butterfly, Bychkov, 18, 20, 23 July 1980
Susannah, DeMain, 25, 27 July 1980
Die Fledermaus, Custer, 30, 31 July, 1, 3 August 1980
Joffrey Ballet, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (2 perfs) August 1980
National Ballet of Canada, 19, 20 (2 perfs), 21, 22, 23, 24 (2 perfs) August 1980
BPO & Sarah Vaughan, 24 July 1980
BPO & Phyllis Diller, 26 July 1980
Handel Marathon, Custer, Harbison, 2 August 1980
Carmina Burana, Rudel, 22 July 1980 BPO chamber concerts (two pfcs)
1981
BPO concerts (three pfcs):
    Victor Borge
    Tchaikovsky
    Gershwin
Beethoven Marathon, 8 August 1981(?)
Satyagraha, Keene, 29, 31 July; 2 August 1981 (American premiere)
Cavalleria Rusticana, 1, 5, 9 August 1981
Pagliacci, 1, 5, 9 August 1981
National Ballet of Canada (twelve pfcs)
1982
    Viennese Night, Keene, 4 August 1982
    BPO Symphony Concert, Rudel, 23 July 1982
Stravinsky Marathon, Keene, Suttle, Harbison, 7 August 1982
The Rake's Progress, Keene, 29, 31 July 1982
Tosca, Keene, 30 July; 1, 3, 5, 8 August 1982
1983
BPO concerts (two pfcs):
    From Russia with Love, Keene, 31 July 1983
    Brahms, Wagner Symphony Concert, Rudel, 1 July 1983
Bach Marathon, Keene, 17 July 1983
Elektra, 28, 30 July 1983
1984
BPO concerts (three pfcs):
    July 4th, Harbison
    Viennese Concert, Rudel, 6 July 1984
    Gershwin, Keene, 17 July 1984
Rachmaninoff Marathon, Keene, Harbison, 15 July 1984
Joffrey Ballet, 21, 22 August 1984
1985
    Pearl Baily, Harvey, 4 June 1985
    Mega Music, Kunzel, 6 June 1985
    Mahler - Symphony No.2 "Resurrection," Bychkov, 8 June 1985
    July 4th, Harbison
    Sing Along with Mitch, Mitch Miller, 7 July 1985
    Bernstein & Gershwin, Harvey, 11 July 1985
BPO Symphony Concert, Keene, 14 July 1985
Tchaikovsky Marathon
La Traviata (three pfcs)
Das Rheingold, Keene, 27, 29 June 1985
1986
BPO concerts (International Festival, seven pfcs)
    Toast of the Town, 4 June 1986
    New Generation, 5 June 1986
    Maestro & Ma, 6 June 1986
    Sousa International, 7 June 1986
    Mega Music II, 8 June 1986
    The Student Prince, 13, 14 June 1986
    New Waves, 15 June 1986
Mozart Marathon, Keene, 27 July 1986
La Bohème, Keene, 9, 11, 13 July 1986
Die Walküre, Keene, 10, 12 July 1986
Stuttgart Ballet (four pfcs)
1987
BPO concerts (three pfcs)
Die Fledermaus, Keene, 23, 25, 26, 28 June 1987
Fanciulla del West, Keene, 3, 5 July 1987
Siegfried, Keene, 23, 26 July 1987
1988
BPO Concert, Keene, 7 July 1988
BPO Concert, Keene, 19 July 1988
Gershwin Marathon, 7 September 1988
Götterdämmerung, Keene, 30 June, 2 July, 1988
Tosca, Keene, 12, 14, 15, 17 July 1988
1989
BPO concerts (nine pfcs):
Peter Nero, 28 June 1989
Symphony Under the Stars, Keene, 30 June 1989
Tribute to Broadway, 22 July 1989
Sousa at the Philharmonic, Brion, 26 July 1989
Roberta Peters, Keene, 30 July 1989
1990
BPO concerts (six pfcs)
Phantom of the Opera, Hunsberger, 22 July 1990
Beethoven Ninth, Valdes, 25 July 1990
BPO Symphony Concert, Valdes, 28 July 1990
Joffrey Ballet (four pfcs)
1991
BPO Symphony Concert, Fiore, 20 June 1991
BPO Pops, Mitch Miller, 22 June 1991
BPO: Mozart Marathon, Richard Kapp, 12 July 1991
BPO Pops, Borris Brott, 1 August 1991
BPO Symphony Concert, Valdes, 2 August 1991
BPO Symphony Concert, Valdes, 3 August 1991
1992
BPO concerts:
    Carol Channing, 29 May 1992
    Mel Torme, 30 May 1992
    All-Beethoven, Lipsky, 24 June 1992
    Gershwin & Bernstein, 26 June 1992
    Doc Severinsen, 30 June 1992
    All-Russian, 2 July 1992
    The Lettermen Pops, 12 July 1992
    Perlman/Valdes, 16 July 1992
    Chet Atkins Pops, 17 July 1992
    Shari Lewis Family Pops, 2 August 1992
    Natalie Cole, 4 August 1992
    Rodgers & Hammerstein, 7 August 1992
    All-Mozart, 8 August 1992
La Bohème, 4, 6 June 1992
1993
BPO concerts (fifteen pfcs):
    Benny Goodman (Stoltzman)
    Bobby McFerrin
    Gershwin
    Andrew Lloyd Webber (Skitch Hendersen) (two     pfcs)
    All-Broadway, Head, 29 June 1993
    Henry Mancini, 30 June 1993
    Harry Belafonte, 6 July 1993
    Big Bands (Krajewski)
    Perlman (Valdes)
    July 4 concert (Severinsen)
    Beethoven Festival (four pfcs)
Carmina Burana (two pfcs) 17 July 1993
Porgy & Bess (concert version) 9, 10 July 1993
1994
BPO concerts (nine pfcs)
    Roberta Peters
    Tyzik
    Radio Days
    Boris Brott
    Doc
    Pops
    Bob Lappin
    Andrew Lloyd Webber (two pfcs)
1995
BPO concerts (sixteen pfcs):
    Don McLean
    Cole Porter
    Opera Hits
    Sousa
    Vienna
    Beatles
    Broadway Special (two pfcs)
    Lettermen
    Doc Severinsen
    Dixieland
    Tchaikovsky Festival (four pfcs)
1997
BPO Concert July 4, Krajewski
1998
BPO Concert, Lipsky, von Stade
2005
All-Tchaikovsky - 9 July 2005
    Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
    Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor
        Norman Krieger, piano
    Serenade for Strings in C major
    1812 Overture
                JoAnn Falletta, cond.
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All-Gershwin - 10 July 2005
    Strike Up the Band Overture
    Concerto in F
        Norman Krieger, piano
    Porgy and Bess, Symphonic Picture (arr. Bennett)
    An American in Paris
                JoAnn Falletta, cond.
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Howard Shore - The Lord of the Rings Symphony - 15, 16 July 2005
    Charles Floyd, cond.
    Ann De Renais, soprano
    Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, Brett Scott, dir.
    Western New York Children's Chorus, John Fleishman, dir.
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The Three Broadway Tenors - 22, 23 July 2005
    Doug Labrecque, tenor
    Sal Viviano, tenor
    Kip Wilborn, tenor
    Ron Spigelman, cond.
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All-Spanish - 24 July 2005
Rimsky-Korsakov - Capriccio espagnol
Rodrigo - Concierto de Aranjuez
        Marcin Dylla, guitar
Chabrier - España
De Falla - The Three-Cornered Hat, Suite No.2
Ravel - Boléro
                JoAnn Falletta, cond.
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Rossini - The Barber of Seville - 29, 30 July 2005
    Rosina: Mariateresa Magisano, mezzo-soprano
    Count Almaviva: Gregory Mercer, tenor
    Figaro: Grant Youngblood
    Dr. Bartolo: Damon Nestor Ploumis, bass
    Basilio: Valerian Ruminski, bass
    Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus
    Ron Spigelman, cond.
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All-Beethoven - 31 July 2005
    Egmont Overture
    Piano Concerto No.2 in B-flat major
        Anna Polonsky, piano
    Symphony No.5 in C minor
                JoAnn Falletta, cond.
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