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GO-Buffalo’s 30 Days of Bicycle Benefits: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

By Green Options Buffalo:

In our series, 30 Days of Bicycle Benefits, you will be introduced to 30 new businesses that will offer you great discounts for riding your bike and wearing your helmet. Thirty businesses that want to say, “Thank you,” for choosing not to drive your car.

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra – 1/2 off or Buy One Get One Admission

There is icing on this cake. Bicycle Benefits gives you one more day and one more magnificent example of a community coming together to support sustainability.

There are few institutions quite as iconic to Buffalo as the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO). This world renowned symphony orchestra has garnered critical acclaim throughout their history and continues to impress the world at large. Brilliant conductors have graced the stage of Kleinhans to lead this magnificent orchestra and that tradition continues today with JoAnne Falletta. The first female conductor in the history of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and a monument of achievement in the Classical world, JoAnne Falletta has intensified her accomplishments with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. During her tenure, the BPO has landed two Grammy’s and recorded 11 albums.

The famous Kleinhans, the acoustically superior hall that the BPO calls home is the terminus of one of Buffalo’s most trafficked bicycle lanes. Some orchestra members will share stories of their studies overseas in European countries when they strapped their instrument to their backs and pedaled to practice spaces or classes. One member even recounted a story of an upright bassist that had a special rack to keep her instrument safely in tow on her human powered vehicle.

Health and vitality are so easy to associate with a life of music that we agreed a Bicycle Benefits partnership was a wonderful idea. So grab your family, grab your friends and let the vibrations of a truly rare experience cascade through you. Feel your pulse jump as the immense sound of this triumphant group fills the room. Come with your Bicycle Benefits membership and get ½ off, or Buy One Get One tickets for the rest of the season. Due to contracts, some restrictions, on some shows apply and tickets are (understandably) limited, please call before biking over to make sure you are not disappointed.

From Green Options Buffalo, Buffalo Rising, Buffalo First! and ALL of the supporting businesses this May -THANK YOU for riding your bicycle and making Buffalo a better place to live. Contact Green Options Buffalo if you have a business that you think should sign up and be a Bicycle Benefits Member too. Pedal safely and joyously friends.

Want to take advantage of Bicycle Benefits? Here’s how:

1. Buy a sticker. Join Bicycle Benefits and get your sticker… or buy one from ANY NEW participating business for $5.00. Don’t forget that stickers are FREE with a GO-Buffalo membership.
2. Put the sticker on your helmet.
3. Ride your bike to a participating business, wearing your helmet and GET GREAT DISCOUNTS!

Written by Sarah Maurer

Sarah Maurer

I moved to Buffalo to attend Canisius College in 2007 and began writing for Buffalo Rising as a journalism intern in 2010. Working with Newell and meeting numerous entrepreneurs, activists and everyday folks who were working to make their city better made a huge impact on my decision to stay here. After witnessing all the positive development and grassroots initiatives happening in neighborhoods throughout the city, I was inspired to pursue a term of service in AmeriCorps and a career in Buffalo's non-profit sector. I currently work in the housing department at the Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY and am excited to be a part of their ongoing efforts to revitalize the Broadway Fillmore neighborhood. I also volunteer as the project coordinator for Artfarms Buffalo. I continue to write for Buffalo Rising because I love having the opportunity to stay connected to those working toward positive changes for the Queen City.

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