The Buffalo Philharmonic and Music Director JoAnn Falletta in Kleinhans Music Hall, in a pre-pandemic photo by Sharon Cantillon


“The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra has announced its 2021-2022 season, with a return to in-person programming at Kleinhans Music Hall,” writes Jeff Miers in Thursday’s (6/3) Buffalo News (N.Y.) “It opens in September and features … several [concerts] from the abbreviated 2019-2020 season. The 2021-2022 Classics programming kicks off … as Music Director JoAnn Falletta takes to the podium conducting Beethoven’s Fifth…. The new season brings … the June 11, 2022, return of revered soprano Renee Fleming for an evening that includes selections from a Richard Strauss song-cycle and the world premiere of Wang Jie’s ‘The Winter that United,’ a Buffalo-themed piece that was composed as a gift to Kleinhans…. The BPO pursues its mandate of combining well-loved works from the world’s greatest composers with world premieres of new pieces… Jessie Montgomery’s … ‘Coincident Dances’ will be included in an evening of Beethoven and Rachmaninoff works…. At present, state guidelines require live event attendees to provide either proof of a negative diagnostic test for Covid-19 from the past 72 hours, a completed immunization card, or their Excelsior Pass, and representatives from the BPO say it is likely that these protocols will remain in place when Kleinhans reopens in the fall.”