Event Details

Saturday, August 21st, 2021
|  5:30pm - 10:00pm

Power of Niagara

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Artpark & Modern Disposal Services Present:

A celebration of arts, nature and a sustainable future



Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by JoAnn Falletta

Buffalo String Works

Jon Lehrer Dance Company

“Branché” by Cirque Barcode & Acting for Climate Montreal


Saturday, August 21, 2021


Adults $20, Children (12 & Under) $10

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Tickets also available at the Artpark Box Office (Mon-Sat, 10-4) and at the event

Seating is limited. Bring your chair or blanket for a casual, family-friendly evening enjoying exceptional performances

More about featured artists below. Times may be subject to change.




Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by JoAnn Falletta

8:20 p.m. - Artpark Amphitheater
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Society, Inc. provides a resident, professional, major symphony orchestra of artistic excellence and integrity to enrich the quality of life in Western New York through the presentation of live symphonic music and other musical events which educate and entertain the broadest possible audiences within and beyond the Western New York region. Since 1940, the orchestra’s permanent home has been Kleinhans Music Hall, a National Historic Landmark designed by Eliel and Eero Saarinen with an international reputation as one of the finest concert halls in the United States. Since its inception in 1935, the BPO has served as Buffalo’s cultural ambassador. JoAnn Falletta is the Music Director of the GRAMMY Award-winning orchestra, which presents more than 120 Classics, Pops, Rock, Kids and Youth concerts each year. For more information, visit bpo.org.

Their performance at Artpark will include:

Chris Rogerson: “Among Mountains”

Grieg: “Peer Gynt Suite”

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral”



Buffalo String Works

8 p.m. - Artpark Amphitheater

Buffalo String Works’ mission is to deliver world class music education to diverse youth that inspires personal and community transformation. We provide rigorous music instruction and a creative home for 96 refugee, immigrant, and historically marginalized youth. We recognize the significance of music as a universal language, and by lifting up the voices of our students and parents, we cultivate youth to be agents of social change. 



Jon Lehrer Dance Company

7 p.m. - Artpark “Niagara 1979” Painted Lot

World premiere of “The Power of Niagara” -- a piece inspired by the Niagara region with music that evokes the strength and beauty of water 

The internationally renowned Jon Lehrer Dance Company (JLDC) will bring edge-of-your seat excitement to Artpark with a world premiere performance inspired by the power and majesty of Niagara. With JLDC’s trademark combination of artistry, athleticism, and accessibility, this breathtaking performance will inspire and entertain, speaking to audiences of all backgrounds and dance experience. Collaborating on The Power of Niagara with Jon Lehrer will be set designer Dyan Burlingame and costume designer Laura Vanner. Both artists have worked extensively with JLDC and together they will create a true spectacle on the outdoor stage at Artpark. Music inspired by the Niagara region as well as music that evokes the strength and beauty of water will create a luscious soundscape that the performers and audience will be swept up in. The combination of all these elements along with Artpark’s natural beauty and commitment to producing one-of-a-kind art, will bring about a truly awe-inspiring event.



“Branché” by Cirque Barcode & Acting for Climate Montreal

5:30 pm - Artpark Emerald Grove

An acrobatic celebration of nature that also reflects the challenges humanity faces with the climate crisis.

Branché is a collaboration between Cirque Barcode and Acting for Climate Montreal. It is a show to address the climate crisis, created in a way as to have minimal impact during creation and while touring.

Designed to be played in parks or forests and centered on group acrobatics, Branché is a celebration of the strength of community and our relationships to each other and to nature. It is a show to get people outside and inspire them as to what is possible if we work together.

Creative Team:
Outside eye: Emilie Emiroglou, Maxim Laurin
Music: Olivier Landry-Gagnon
Acrobatic coaching: Jerome LebeauCostume Design: Geneviève Delage


Performers: Eric Bates, Tristan Nielsen, Nathan Biggs-Penton, Eric Brown, Anna Soltys Morse, Sorrell Nielsen, Shena Tschofen, Heidi Blais



Admissions policy (updated 8/12/21): Proof of full vaccination or negative COVID PCR test are not required to attend unless noted otherwise. See individual event listings / descriptions for specific policies. Fully vaccinated patrons do not have to social distance or wear masks. Unvaccinated patrons are required to wear a mask whenever social distancing cannot be maintained.

Made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the New York State Legislature.

Supported by the Regional Economic Development Council