BPO in the Community

Orchestras Feeding America Food Drive

In conjunction with the March 13th Classical Mystery Tour in Ithaca, the BPO is partnering with United Way of Tompkins County and the League of American Orchestras to collect food to be given to those in need via the Tompkins County Food Distribution Network.

The food drive will run from February 25 through March 13. All donations can be brought to the State Theatre of Ithaca. For questions and more information, contact Katie Barlow, kbarlow@binghamtonphilharmonic.org or 607-722-6717 ext. 3.


Achieve Music Instrument Drive

ACHIEVE, in partnership with the Binghamton Philharmonic, is launching its second joint Music Instrument Drive this Spring!  

This March, you can help us provide disabled adults in the Southern Tier and surrounding areas with your gently used musical instruments. Research shows that music therapy is an effective educational and therapeutic tool for everyone, including those with developmental disabilities. Donations of gently used music instruments can be brought to the BPO Office or to the Forum in conjunction with our March concerts. For questions and more information, contact Katie Barlow, kbarlow@binghamtonphilharmonic.org or 607-722-6717 ext. 3.


The Philharmonic sends trios, quartets and quintets into the schools to perform curriculum based programs for students from grades two through five throughout the Southern Tier. We can customize an existing program or compose a new one for your specific needs.

Patriotic Brass Trio

A progression of patriotic songs (Star Spangled Banner, Battle Hymn of The Republic, America The Beautiful, etc.) throughout American history. Students will learn how patriotic songs were written in response to events throughout American history and they will be introduced to the brass family of instruments.

Fast/Slow/Loud/Soft String Trio

An introduction to the string family and the fundamental elements of music featuring classical music (can include some Christmas music).

Ensemble Coachings

Musicians are available to coach small and large ensembles in the schools.
Coaching sessions can be done in conjuction with a performance of an existing program.

Interview a Musician

To satisfy NYS Standards for Grades 3-6, musicians are available to come to your classroom to explain and answer questions about the life of a professional musician.

These programs are also available to libraries, scout troups, and after school programs.

Student Tickets

Tickets to all BPO Classical concerts are free for students under the age of 18 when accompanied by an adult ticket purchaser. Please note that this does not apply to Pops concerts. Please call the box office for more information, (607) 723-3931.

Contact Patron Serivices Manager, Katie Barlow for more information about our education programs or to schedule an ensemble at your school.