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Elderwood becomes presenting sponsor of BPO's 'Coffee Concert Series'


Wed, Oct 5th 2016 09:40 am

Another Western New York company has joined forces with the Buffalo Philharmonic to provide support for music in the community.

Elderwood is now the presenting sponsor of the Buffalo Philharmonic's "Coffee Concert Series," which includes 11 events throughout the 2016-17 season. The event takes place on Friday mornings. Complimentary coffee and doughnuts are available at 9:30 a.m., prior to a classics or pops concert at 10:30 a.m. The series has risen steadily in popularity since its debut more than a decade ago, particularly among groups.

"Elderwood is pleased to partner with the Philharmonic as presenting sponsor of this year's 'Coffee Concert Series.' As the largest long-term health care provider in Western New York, we believe it is both a privilege and a responsibility to actively participate in the communities we service and in which we live and work," Elderwood co-CEO Dr. Jeffrey Rubin said. "The BPO is known for its world-class programming and musical talent. We are proud to expand Elderwood's involvement in the community by supporting one of Buffalo's premier cultural institutions."

"With the 'Coffee Concert Series,' we've been able to reach our goal of deepening our connection to our current audience by offering an alternate experience with a social component," BPO Executive Director Daniel Hart said. "Elderwood is the perfect fit for this series. We're proud to welcome Elderwood to our distinguished roster of corporate philanthropists who help to keep the BPO strong and vibrant."

The "Coffee Concert Series" presented by Elderwood kicks off Friday, Oct. 7, with "Benny and Me," a KeyBank pops concert starring the BPO's own Sal Andolina in a tribute to his mentor, Benny Goodman. Other series highlights include "Classical Christmas" on Dec. 9; "John Morris Russell's Holiday Pops" on Dec. 16; the BPO debut of organ virtuoso Cameron Carpenter on March 10; and "Swingin' Stars and Stripes" on May 26.

For information on attending a concert, call 716-885-5000 or visit bpo.org.

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