Andre Raphel to Make Buffalo Philharmonic Conducting Debut, 12/2

Andre Raphel to Make Buffalo Philharmonic Conducting Debut, 12/2

On Saturday, December 2, Maestro André Raphel takes the podium of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra marking his debut concert conducting Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin, Mozart's Symphony No. 41, "Jupiter," and Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto. Joining as soloist is the French violinist and 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant winner Arnaud Sussman, who is also making his BPO debut. The concert will be repeated on Sunday, December 3 and the performances take place at Kleinhans Music Hall. For more information call the BPO Box Office at 716 585 5000 or visit

Additional season highlights for André Raphel include:

On November 9, 2017, André Raphel leads orchestral soloists of the Wheeling Symphony in a chamber orchestra program including Stravinsky's Pulcinella Suite; Richard Danielpour's Adagietto for String Orchestra (André Raphel conducted the world premiere with the WSO); the Bach Double Concerto for Two Violins with Rachel Stegeman and Juan Jaramillo, soloists; and Mozart's Symphony No. 41.

On February 24 and 25, 2018, André Raphel travels to Alabama where he will be guest conductor with the Mobile Symphony Orchestra in a program titled, "Two of a Kind." The program features excerpts from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, Elgar's Enigma Variations, and Haydn's Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major with Cellist Zuill Bailey.

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Maestro Raphel leads an East Meets West Festival with the Wheeling Symphony, March 12- 16, 2018. The festival explores cultural traditions and the art of storytelling with panel discussions, educational and community wide events. The concert program on March 16 features Tan Dun's Symphonic Poem of 3 Notes, Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, and Beethoven's Violin Concerto with Violinist Jennifer Frautschi.

Photo credit: Jay Kuntz

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