Enhance Your Experience

Learn Before You Listen

We offer a variety of enlightening and engaging ways to learn before you listen for the best possible concert experience.

Musically Speaking Pre-concert Talks

Our Musically Speaking series takes place one hour prior to each weekend Classics concert on Saturday evenings at 6:30pm and Sunday afternoons at 1:30pm. Join a guest speaker in the main hall for a discussion of the performance. Hear in-depth information that will help frame the concert and enrich your listening experience.

Final Notes Post-concert Q&A

Complete the evening with a post-concert question-and-answer session with the maestro and musicians, for the last word on the performance. Check back for more information.

Program Notes 

For Classics performances, just prior to the performance date, we will e-mail pre-concert notes to all ticket holders for whom we have an e-mail address on file, providing detailed insight on the composers and works being performed. These notes are also posted as part of our digital program book, available at bpo.org/program.

JoAnn’s Classical Corner on WNED Classical

Listen to Maestro JoAnn Falletta every weekday morning at 8:30 AM in “JoAnn’s Classical Corner” on WNED Classical 94.5 FM. JoAnn will spend a couple of minutes with morning host Mark Swarts talking about everything from this season’s highlights to her insights on all things musical.

Violinist Jennifer Koh and JoAnn Falletta