The American Spirit

April 28 @ 4:00 pm

Join us as with celebrate America with three iconic and moving pieces. BCO opens with Ungar’s Ashokan Farewell. This piece served as the title theme song for Ken Burn’s The Civil War and is a beautiful ballad featuring the BCO strings. Next up is Copland’s famous Lincoln Portrait, a narrated piece that provides a historical look at famous folksongs and several of Lincoln’s famous speeches, including the Gettysburg address. The concert closes with Boyer’s Ellis Island: The Dream of America, a multi-media experience that follows the story of seven immigrants from seven different countries as they traveled to the United States, told through music, narration and historic images.

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

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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BCO Opens Music Director/Conductor Search

By Jolyn Halvorson | April 20, 2024

Job Title: Music Director, Buffalo Community Orchestra, Buffalo, MN Position: This position description describes the duties and responsibilities of the Conductor and Music Director (Music Director) of the Buffalo Community Orchestra (BCO), a community orchestra, for the season specified in the employment agreement between Buffalo Community Orchestra and the Music Director. A concert season is usually between September 1 and…

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By Jolyn Halvorson | May 16, 2023

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By Jolyn Halvorson | September 16, 2021

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By Jolyn Halvorson | December 24, 2020

We hope this holiday season finds you safe and well. We have missed performing live for you this year and we cannot wait until we are able to do so again.  We especially missed our annual holiday concert withe the wRight Ringers, Wright County Chamber Chorus and the Buffalo High School Concert Choir. Please enjoy this compilation of past holiday…

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By Jolyn Halvorson | September 20, 2020

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