Event Details

Friday, July 21st, 2017
|  8:00pm - 10:00pm

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra: Broadway Today


Artpark Mainstage Theater

Show starts at 8PM

Times and performers subject to change

 

Conducted by Stefan Sanders, the BPO’s Broadway Today! featuring vocalists Scott Coulter (winner of 5 MAC Awards), Carole Bufford  (NY Times darling, Nightlife Award-winner), and Jenna Dallacco (New York Theater Musicals Tonight,  Fringe Festival), with John Boswell (music director for Judy Collins, Andy Williams, and concert tours of That’s Life: A Toast to Sinatra) on piano and vocals. See bios below for more info. 

With these musical stars, this exclusive BPO stage show presents the best music from the diverse list of current and classic Broadway shows including Wicked, Beautiful, Aladdin, Jersey Boys, Lion King, Company, Hair, Mama Mia, The Miserables, The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, Phantom of the Opera, and Miss Saigon.  This is a musical show to be enjoyed by all ages.

 

TICKETS

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Prime & Grand Tier Center Row A-N: $49
Section A (Grand Tier Center Row O-U, Grand Tier Center Right/Left, First Tier Center/Center Right/Center Left): $39
Section B (Grand Tier Right/Left, First Tier Right/Left, Second Tier): $29

By phone at 1-888-223-6000 | In person at the Artpark Box Office (450 South 4th Street Lewiston, NY 14092)
Box Office hours: Monday- Saturday 10am-4pm, Concert days 10am-9pm

Ticket prices include Facility Fee; additional fees apply for online and phone orders.

 

STEFAN SANDERS

Resident Conductor Stefan Sanders is as an imaginative musician, devoted educator and ardent champion of many types of music. Mr. Sanders comes from a background as both an orchestral musician and conductor of professional orchestras, collegiate orchestras, and youth orchestras. Currently, Mr. Sanders is the Resident Conductor with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, where he leads performances on the Classics and Pops series, as well as Education and Family concerts. Mr. Sanders also serves as the Music Director for the Round Rock Symphony (TX) where he is attracting much praise for innovative programming and collaborations with local arts organizations while attracting broader audiences and redefining the orchestra’s role in its community. Mr. Sanders is also the newly appointed music director for the Amherst Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Sanders has collaborated with an array of distinguished orchestras and guest artists, from violin virtuoso Gil Shaham, to Seinfeld's Jason Alexander. Guest conducting appearances, often with repeat engagements, have included the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Naples Philharmonic, Austin Symphony Orchestra, Symphoria (Syracuse, NY), Austin Lyric Opera, Corpus Christi Opera, Round Top International Festival Institute, and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Guayaquil (Ecuador). Mr. Sanders made his European debut in 2016 with the Filharmonia Warminsko-Mazurska in Olsztyn, Poland. He was selected for the prestigious Bruno Walter Conductor Preview, which gave him the opportunity to lead the Nashville Symphony Orchestra before some of the leading lights of the classical music world. Prior to a career as a conductor, Mr. Sanders was an internationally renowned trombonist, having performed as a soloist in North America, Asia and Europe. His performance of Eric Ewazen’s Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra, with the Czech Philharmonic, can be heard on the Albany Records label. Mr. Sanders was a member of the Buffalo Philharmonic’s trombone section for seven seasons and has performed with several orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Opera’s 2001 production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle and the Florida Orchestra. Mr. Sanders was also invited by Sir Elton John to play in the orchestra for his Radio City Music Hall concerts in 2004 recorded for the Bravo Television Network. Beginning formal conducting studies at the University of Texas at Austin, Mr. Sanders continued his studies as a fellow at the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen under the tutelage of maestros, Robert Spano, Larry Rachleff and Hugh Wolff. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the Juilliard School.

 

CAROLE J.BUFFORD

Carole J. Bufford has become one of the most sought after performers in the New York jazz & cabaret scene. Carole recently completed an unprecedented 10-month run at Birdland Jazz Club and the NY Times has called her “the real thing: you know it when you see it. The way her voice with its blues inflections, cut a swath, leaving nothing standing, tempts me to describe her with groveling hyperbole as an earthier, more acerbic 21st – century Barbra Streisand.” Her shows, speak easy (featuring the Grammy Award-winning Vince Giodano & The Nighthawks), Body & Soul and Shades of Blue earned her rave reviews across the board, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. The Times (UK) gave her an all-out rave review for her latest appearance in London. Carole was featured in Michael Feinstein’s Great American Songbook Series at Jazz @Lincoln Center as well as his Evening of Gershwin with the Kravis Center Pops Orchestra. She is the recipient of a Nightlife, Bistro and BroadwayWorld Award for Outstanding Vocalist. www.CaroleJBufford.com

 

JENNA DALLACCO

Jenna is honored to be performing with this group of musicians and performers! Recently seen as Jane in Tarzan and Carrie in Carrie the Musical (Sandbox Theatre), New York Theatre: Anastasia Steele in the parody of 50 shades of…., American’s Sweet heart (Musicals Tonight!), Marry Harry (NYMF), Cruel Shoes (NYMF), Alienne in Alienne (Fringe Festival), and the title role of Salzman and Cunningham’s Queen Ester (Kaufman Center). Industry Workshops and Readings: Wiskeyland (Walker and Nelligan), The Last Days of Gotham (Salzman and Cunningham), Carson (Tricia Brouk), Single Girl Sitcom (Doug Friedman). Regional Theatre: Oliver! and The Christmas Inn (Westchester Broadway Theatre). Cabaret and Concerts: Principle cast member of Broadway’s Rising Stars and Broadway by the Year at Town Hall, Feinstein’s at the Regency, and Birdland. Proud member of Actor’s Equity Association. Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance from NYU Steinhardt.

 

JOHN BOSWELL

John Boswell has served as musical director for Judy Collins, Andy Williams and Bob Newhart as well as the concert tours of Cinema Toast, That's Life: A Toast to Sinatra, Blockbuster Today, Three Men and a Baby Grand, Blockbuster Broadway! and "The Spy Who Loved Me" starring Sheena Easton. John played the role of “Moose” in the national tour of Crazy For You. Broadway/Off-Broadway credits include Crazy For You, The Secret Garden, Back To Bacharach And David, and The Kathy And Mo Show: Parallel Lives. Most recently John composed music for the HBO special Kathy And Mo: The Dark Side. John has six CD’s of original music on Hearts Of Space Records; THE PAINTER, KINDRED SPIRITS, COUNT ME IN, FESTIVAL OF THE HEART, TRUST and LOVE.

 

SCOTT COULTER

Scott Coulter is one of New York's most honored male vocalists. For his work in cabaret, Scott has received five MAC Awards (Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs), five Bistro Awards and two Nightlife Awards for Outstanding Vocalist and has performed at most of NYC's top rooms including Birdland, 54 Below, The Oak Room at the Algonquin, and Feinstein's at The Regency where he spent a record-setting eight months performing the revue 11 O’CLOCK NUMBERS AT 11 O’CLOCK which he also co-created, directed and musically arranged. His self-titled debut CD won the 2003 MAC Award for Outstanding Recording and was chosen as the best recording of the year by TheatreMania and Cabaret Scenes magazine. Scott was director and star of A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE SYMPHONIC CONCERT in its world premiere with the Baltimore Symphony and reprised his role in the Emmy-nominated PBS production which debuted in December 2013. He has appeared in concert with symphonies all over the world including San Francisco, Baltimore, Seattle, Phoenix, Winnipeg, St. Louis and Calgary. Since 1999, he has performed around the world with Oscar and Grammy winning composer Stephen Schwartz in the revue STEPHEN SCHWARTZ & FRIENDS alongside Liz Callaway and Tony Award-winner Debbie Gravitte. Schwartz has said, "One of the greatest things that can happen to a composer is to have his music interpreted by Scott Coulter." As a director Scott's credits include many shows for The Town Hall in NY (BROADWAY BY THE YEAR, BROADWAY’S RISING STARS, BROADWAY ORIGINALS, BROADWAY UNPLUGGED) and BBTY for The Berkshire Theatre Festival and Broadway by the Bay. Along with Michael Kerker and ASCAP, he's produced and directed several installments of Michael Feinstein's STANDARD TIME at Carnegie Hall. He is creator, arranger and director of several touring shows including YOU'VE GO T A FRIEND: CAROLE KING, NEIL SEDAKA & THE MUSIC OF THE BRILL BUILDING, BLOCKBUSTER BROADWAY! and his critically acclaimed solo show, THE FELLA SINGS ELLA, which honors the life of the legendary Ella Fitzgerald. His concert creation THE KING: THE MUSIC OF ELVIS premiered with the Calgary Philharmonic and is currently playing symphony halls across America and Canada. Scott is creator of his own unique group vocal coaching series called SONGBOOK and recently wrote the book for the new musical GOT TO BE THERE which celebrates the life and music of songwriter Elliot Willensky. Scott is founder/owner of Spot-On Entertainment (www.Spot-OnEntertainmnet.com). He's a resident director of programming at 54 Below (Broadway's Supper Club) in NYC and is a graduate of the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.