The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will play the “Concert for Healing” for free on Sunday | Music


The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will perform a free outdoor concert on Sunday to bring hope and comfort to those affected by the May 14 racially motivated mass shooting in which a white supremacist killed 10 black people at Tops Markets on Jefferson Avenue.

Conductors JoAnn Falletta and Jaman E. Dunn will lead the full orchestra in “A Concert for Healing” at 4 p.m. at the Johnnie B. Wiley Pavilion, 1100 Jefferson Ave. No tickets or reservations are required to attend. The rain venue will be at Kleinhans Music Hall.

Musical Director JoAnn Falletta calls the new season “a kaleidoscope of celebration and color, favorite composers, amazing collaborations, great soloists and, of course, your full Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra on our stage.”

Singers Sigourney Cook and the Reverend Julian Armand Cook will perform in a program that includes Adolphus Hailstork’s “Three Spirituals and Fanfare on Amazing Grace”, J. Rosamond Johnson’s “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and “Mother and Child” by William Grant Still. “

Sigourney Cook is a professional opera singer from Chicago, while Reverend Cook is principal of the Buffalo campus of Houghton University and pastor of the Baptist Church of Macedonia, according to their profiles on

Ben Tsujimoto can be reached at, (716) 849-6927 or on Twitter at @Tsuj10.


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