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Buffalo Philharmonic honors veterans at Memorial Day concerts


Mon, May 2nd 2016 02:00 pm

The Buffalo Philharmonic celebrates the American spirit and honors the men and women who have served this country at "Star Spangled Pops" on May 27-28.

This is the final concert of the 2015-16 Bank of America Pops Series and will be conducted by Stefan Sanders. The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus joins the orchestra for this popular event, featuring patriotic favorites by John Phillip Sousa, George M. Cohan, John Williams and more, culminating with the "Armed Forces Salute."

Current military personnel and veterans are invited to attend the concert free of charge by presenting their military ID at the box office. Those accompanying them will receive a 20 percent discount. In addition, family four-packs (for two adults and two students) are available for $99.

Individuals, businesses, and organizations are invited to join the BPO in honoring veterans and active duty personnel through "Honor Our Troops." This program recognizes a member of the military via an insert in the program book and a listing on-screen at both performances of the concert. In addition, those participating in the "Honor Our Troops" program receive four tickets to the concert, a 15 percent discount on additional tickets, and other benefits. To learn more, contact Wendy Diina at 716-242-7826 or [email protected].

"Every year, the Buffalo Philharmonic is privileged to pay tribute to the men and women who served in our military by dedicating our Memorial Day weekend concerts to them," said BPO Director of Marketing and Communications Susan Schwartz. "We hope that many will be our guests for this concert, and accept our deep appreciation for their service."

"Star Spangled Pops" takes place at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 27, and 8 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo. Complimentary coffee and doughnuts will be available before the Friday morning concert starting at 9:30 a.m. For tickets, call 716-885-5000, visit bpo.org, or go to the Kleinhans box office.

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