BPO Classics Repertoire 1996-97

21, 22 September 1996
Verdi - Te Deum
Copland - Lincoln Portrait
Beethoven - Symphony No.3 in E-flat major, op.55 "Eroica"
    Maximiano Valdes, conductor
    James Harris, narrator
    Anthony M. Masiello, narrator
    Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus,
        Thomas Swan, director

2 October 1996
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.5 in E minor, op.64
Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto in D major, op.35
    Maximiano Valdes, conductor
    Maxim Vengerov, violinist

5, 6 October 1996
Beethoven - Egmont Overture, op.84
Brahms - Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor, op.15
Mahler - Symphony No.1 in D major
    Maximiano Valdes, conductor
    Louis Lortie, pianist

19, 20 October 1996
Bartók - Miraculous Mandarin
Bach - Violin Concerto No.1 in A minor
Beethoven - Symphony No.5 in C minor, op.67
    Maximiano Valdes, conductor
    Charles Haupt, violinist

2, 3 November 1996
Barber - Medea's Dance of Vengeance, op.23a
Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor, op.23
Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F major
Shostakovich - Symphony No.9, op.70
    Arie Lipsky, conductor
    David Golub, pianist
    Christine Bailey, flutist
    Pierre Roy, oboist
    Duane Saetveit, hornist
    Charles Haupt, violinist
    Claudia Hoca, pianist

16, 17 November 1996
Hovhaness - Symphony No.2 "Mysterious Mountain"
Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No.1 in D Major, op.19
Beethoven - Symphony No.6 in F major, op.68 "Pastorale"
    Hermann Michael, guest conductor
    Mark Kaplan, violinist

14, 15 December 1996
Handel - Messiah
    Maximiano Valdes, conductor
    Julie Newell, soprano
    Margaret Kuhl, mezzo-soprano
    Brad Diamond, tenor
    Brian Zunner, baritone
    Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus,
        Thomas Swan, director

18, 19 January 1997
Wagner - Siegfried: Act II, Forest Murmurs
Wagner - Götterdämerung: Prologue
Wagner - Götterdämerung: Siegfried's Rhine Journey
Wagner - Wesendonck Songs
Wagner - Die Walküre: Act III, Ride of the Valkyries
Wagner - Die Walküre: Act III, Magic Fire Music
Wagner - Götterdämerung: Act III, Siegfried's Funeral March
Wagner - Götterdämerung: Act III, Immolation Scene
    Maximiano Valdes, conductor
    Edith Wiens, soprano

8, 9 February 1997
Corigliano - Elegy
Bartók - Viola Concerto
Rachmaninoff - Symphony No.2 in E minor, op.27
    Roberto Diaz, violist

22, 23 November 1997
Rothman - Overture for our City
Nielsen - Flute Concerto
Sibelius - - Pohjola's Daughter, op.49
Sibelius - Symphony No.3 in C major, op.52
    Michael Christie, guest conductor

8, 9 March 1997
Barber - The School for Scandal Overture
Beethoven - Symphony No.1 in C major, op.21
Dvorak - Cello Concerto in B minor, op.104
    Christopher Wilkins, guest conductor
    Gustav Rivinius, cellist

22, 23 March 1997
Bach - St. Matthew Passion
    Maximiano Valdes, conductor
    Ollie Watts Davis, soprano
    Margaret Kuhl, mezzo-soprano
    William Watson, tenor
    Steven Tharp, tenor
        Gary Relyea, bass/baritone
    Charles Austin, bass
    Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus,
        Thomas Swan, director
    St. Paul's Cathedral Choir,
        Dale Adelman, director

5, 6 April 1997
Kernis - Invisible Mosaic
Chausson - Poème de l'amour et de la mer, op.19
Rimsky-Korsakoff - May Night Overture
Debussy - La Mer
    Maximiano Valdes, conductor
    Claudine Carlson, mezzo-soprano

12 April 1997
Mozart - Cosi fan tutte
    Maximiano Valdes, conductor
    Julia Kierstein, soprano
    Marguerite Krull, mezzo-soprano
    Jayne West, soprano
    Steven Tharp, tenor
    Vernon Hartman, baritone
    Brian Zunner, baritone
    Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus,
        Thomas Swan, director

3, 4 May 1997
Revueltas - Night of the Mayas
Ravel - Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique, op.14
    Maximiano Valdes, conductor
    Leon Fleisher, pianist

17, 18 May 1997
Beethoven - Symphony No.9 in D minor, op.125 "Chorale"
    Maximiano Valdes, conductor
    Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus,
        Thomas Swan, director

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