A Note From Our Conductor

Dear family and friends of BCO,

You may be wondering exactly what we've been up to since we had to cancel performances starting in March. Well, it may surprise you to find out that BCO actually met between September and November of 2020 so that we could provide our musicians with a safe environment where they could come together to make and share music. I certainly speak for everyone when I say being able to meet in person was a beautiful and valuable experience to contrast this tough year. Right before the new statewide order was issued, we decided to video record what we've been working on so as to share with you all of our musicians' talents and love of music. We hope you enjoy this virtual performance!

In the video, you'll take note that our orchestra doesn't look complete. When we began discussing how fall would look, the board and I developed a plan that would keep us safe by not only distancing everyone more than 6ft apart, but that would also require us to alternate our rehearsal space every 30 minutes in order to ensure we were in a room that had clean air–I am thrilled to tell you we were successful in keeping everyone safe! Given the capacity limitations of our rehearsal/performance spaces, we also had to limit the amount of people that could come together to make music each and every week. With this in mind, I developed a plan in which everyone could participate by dividing our orchestra into three separate ensembles: Woodwind Ensemble, String Orchestra, and a Brass Choir. Each ensemble was programmed music that is appropriate to that specific instrumentation and that would be enjoyable for all to play. We are deeply grateful to you and to our musicians for being a part of the BCO family and we hope you enjoy our performance. Wishing you all a beautiful holiday season!

Hisham Bravo Groover


Buffalo Community Orchestra’s purpose is to make music, educate instrumentalists, connect with our community, and provide recreational and performance opportunities to area residents.

Hear one of our performances:

Antonín Dvořák  Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88.
Performed May 12, 2018.

The Buffalo Community Orchestra is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and overseen by a volunteer board of directors. We are able to present outstanding concerts and engage guest artists and musicians through ticket sales, grants, and financial contributions from individuals and businesses.

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