The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will launch its 2022 summer season in communities throughout the Buffalo-Niagara region on July 2 with a free performance in Academy Park in Lewiston, New York. BPO Assistant Conductor Jaman E. Dunn will lead a program to include Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, James Reese Europe’s Castle House Rag, the Armed Forces Salute, and more. Additional events are scheduled for July 3, a pops concert at the Ellicottville Summer Festival led by Ron Spigelman; July 9 at Artpark, with the BPO performing John Williams’s score for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban as the film is screened; July 15, a free concert at Cazenovia Park honoring the 200th birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted in collaboration with the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, featuring works with Irish, Polish, Hispanic, and Black and African American roots; July 22 at Buffalo’s Outer Harbor, with the BPO joined by Canadian band The Strictly Hip, led by Stefan Sanders; July 30 at Artpark in Lewiston, NY, featuring Gil Rose conducting opera music; and July 31 at Old Fort Niagara, with Jaman E. Dunn leading popular and patriotic music, followed by fireworks. For more information visit