Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
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Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra,founded in Buffalo, NY in 1935. Since 1940 its home has been the 2,839-seat Kleinhans Music Hall, designed by Eliel SaarinenSaarinen, Eliel
, 1873–1950, Finnish-American architect and city planner, resident of the United States after 1923. In Finland, Saarinen's most celebrated building was the railway station in Helsinki.
..... Click the link for more information. and Eero SaarinenSaarinen, Eero
, 1910–61, Finnish-American architect, grad. Yale (B.A., 1934), became an American citizen in 1940; son of Eliel Saarinen. Saarinen's reputation was established with his design of the General Motors Technical Center, Warren, Mich. (1951–55).
..... Click the link for more information. . Its first conductor was Lajos Shuk, whose tenure lasted from 1935 to 1937. Later music directors have included Joseph Krips (1954–63), Lukas FossFoss, Lukas
, 1922–2009, American composer, pianist, and conductor, b. Berlin as Lukas Fuchs. He came to the United States in 1937, attended the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, studied conducting with Serge Koussevitzky and composition with Paul Hindemith at Yale, and
..... Click the link for more information. (1963–71), Michael Tilson ThomasThomas, Michael Tilson,
1944–, American conductor, composer, and pianist, b. Hollywood, Calif. A musical prodigy, he won Tanglewood's Koussevitsky Prize at 24 and shortly thereafter (1969) made his conducting debut with the Boston Symphony.
..... Click the link for more information. (1971–79), and Julius Rudel (1979–85). Maximiano Valdes conducted the orchestra from 1989 to 1998; JoAnn Faletta succeeded him.