Nov
4
Sun
Midori Plays Sibelius @ Macky Auditorum
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, conductor

DUN Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds*
SIBELIUS Violin Concerto
Midori, violin
BRAHMS Symphony No. 3

Grab your smartphones and help us transform Macky Auditorium into an immersive aviary as we present Academy Award-winning composer Tan Dun’s Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds. Then, superstar violinist Midori joins the Phil for her interpretation of the virtuosic Sibelius Violin Concerto. Brahms’ bittersweet masterpiece, his Symphony No. 3, brings this memorable evening to a heartfelt conclusion.

6 PM – Free pre-concert talk hosted by Marilyn Cooley of Colorado Public Radio, with Music Director Michael Butterman, Midori, and City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks naturalist Dave Sutherland

*NOTE:  Prior to the performance, download this mp3 to your smartphone so you can participate in the interactive performance of this work.

Click here for more information on Midori’s Orchestra Residencies Program, Oct. 31-Nov. 5 in Boulder


Sponsored by
Audrey & Andrew Franklin
Christine Yoshinaga-Itano & Wayne Itano
Stephanie & R. Alan Rudy
Marjorie & Bob Schaffner


About Midori

Midori is a visionary artist, activist and educator whose unique career has transcended traditional boundaries through her relentless drive to explore and build connections between music and the human experience. Never at rest, Midori brings the same dynamic innovation and expressive insight that has made her a top concert violinist to her other roles as a leading global cultural ambassador and a dedicated music educator.

A leading concert violinist for over 30 years, Midori regularly transfixes audiences around the world, bringing together graceful precision and intimate expression that allows the listening public to not just hear music but to be personally moved by it. She has performed with the world’s top orchestras including the London Symphony, Staatskapelle Dresden, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Cincinnati Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony and Czech Philharmonic. In addition, she has collaborated with leading musicians such as Mariss Jansons, Peter Eötvös, Christoph Eschenbach, Daniele Gatti, Alan Gilbert, Susanna Mälkki, Kent Nagano, Robert Spano, James Conlon, Omer Meir Wellber and Paavo Järvi, among others.

The DVD of her highly-acclaimed interpretation of J.S. Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin was recently released. In the recording, filmed at Köthen Castle where Bach served as Kapellmeister, Midori unites her technical and expressive mastery with her historic and emotional insight into the composer, providing the viewer with a multidimensional experience of Bach’s music.

Midori not only brings a fresh perspective to established standards for violin but also ceaselessly strives to expand the repertoire, including through the creation of new works. Midori inspired Peter Eötvös to compose the violin concerto DoReMi, which she then recorded with Eötvös and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. The 2016 CD joins her diverse discography that includes sonatas by Bloch, Janáček and Shostakovich performed with pianist Özgür Aydin, and a 2013 Grammy Award-winning recording of Hindemith’s violin concerto with Christoph Eschenbach conducting the NDR Symphony Orchestra.

In her quest to explore and expand how music is essential to people everywhere, Midori goes beyond the concert hall and recording studio to those areas where music access is most needed. In 2017, Midori celebrated the 25th anniversary of the activities of two of her non-profit organizations: Midori & Friends, which brings high-quality music education to New York City school children, and MUSIC SHARING, a Japan-based program that provides access to both western classical and Japanese music traditions through innovative events, activities, instruction and presentations in local schools, institutions and hospitals. Her Partners in Performance organization, founded in 2003, promotes interest in classical music outside of major urban centers across the United States, while her Orchestra Residencies Program, begun in 2004, encourages young musicians to develop a life-long and multifaceted engagement with the performing arts, helping to ensure that the classical scene will continue vibrantly for years to come. www.gotomidori.com

Nov
20
Tue
Free Library Chamber Concert – #nophilter @ Canyon Theater at the Boulder Public Library
Nov 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Free Library Chamber Concert - #nophilter @ Canyon Theater at the Boulder Public Library | Boulder | Colorado | United States

This free event is part of the Third Tuesday Lunchtime Concert Series at the Boulder Public Library’s Canyon Theater, generously sponsored by the Boulder Library Foundation.

Sharon Park, violin
Paul Trapkus, violin
Charles Lee, cello
Stephanie Mientka, viola

On November 20, the Boulder Phil’s #nophilter string quartet explores adventurous repertoire outside the classical tradition.

Nov
23
Fri
The Nutcracker Ballet @ Macky Auditorum
Nov 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

November 23, 2 PM
November 24, 2 PM
November 24, 7 PM
November 25, 2 PM

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Boulder Ballet
Boulder Children’s Chorale
Gary Lewis, conductor

TCHAIKOVSKY  The Nutcracker, Op. 71

This Thanksgiving weekend, the curtain rises for America’s favorite ballet, brought to life by Boulder Ballet, the Boulder Phil and the Boulder Children’s Chorale. Catch the magic of this thrilling and heart-warming spectacle, all performed to Tchaikovsky’s masterful score.

A holiday tradition with exciting choreography and a full, live orchestra!

 Performance is 2 hours, including intermission.


Special Add-On Event—Subscribers get 10% off

Nov
24
Sat
The Nutcracker Ballet @ Macky Auditorum
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

November 23, 2 PM
November 24, 2 PM
November 24, 7 PM
November 25, 2 PM

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Boulder Ballet
Boulder Children’s Chorale
Gary Lewis, conductor

TCHAIKOVSKY  The Nutcracker, Op. 71

This Thanksgiving weekend, the curtain rises for America’s favorite ballet, brought to life by Boulder Ballet, the Boulder Phil and the Boulder Children’s Chorale. Catch the magic of this thrilling and heart-warming spectacle, all performed to Tchaikovsky’s masterful score.

A holiday tradition with exciting choreography and a full, live orchestra!

 Performance is 2 hours, including intermission.


Special Add-On Event—Subscribers get 10% off

The Nutcracker Ballet @ Macky Auditorum
Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

November 23, 2 PM
November 24, 2 PM
November 24, 7 PM
November 25, 2 PM

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Boulder Ballet
Boulder Children’s Chorale
Gary Lewis, conductor

TCHAIKOVSKY  The Nutcracker, Op. 71

This Thanksgiving weekend, the curtain rises for America’s favorite ballet, brought to life by Boulder Ballet, the Boulder Phil and the Boulder Children’s Chorale. Catch the magic of this thrilling and heart-warming spectacle, all performed to Tchaikovsky’s masterful score.

A holiday tradition with exciting choreography and a full, live orchestra!

 Performance is 2 hours, including intermission.


Special Add-On Event—Subscribers get 10% off

Nov
25
Sun
The Nutcracker Ballet @ Macky Auditorum
Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

November 23, 2 PM
November 24, 2 PM
November 24, 7 PM
November 25, 2 PM

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Boulder Ballet
Boulder Children’s Chorale
Gary Lewis, conductor

TCHAIKOVSKY  The Nutcracker, Op. 71

This Thanksgiving weekend, the curtain rises for America’s favorite ballet, brought to life by Boulder Ballet, the Boulder Phil and the Boulder Children’s Chorale. Catch the magic of this thrilling and heart-warming spectacle, all performed to Tchaikovsky’s masterful score.

A holiday tradition with exciting choreography and a full, live orchestra!

 Performance is 2 hours, including intermission.


Special Add-On Event—Subscribers get 10% off

Jan
19
Sat
Ohlsson Plays Rachmaninoff at Macky @ Macky Auditorum
Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, conductor

BORODIN  In the Steppes of Central Asia
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 1
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5

We’re thrilled to welcome legendary pianist Garrick Ohlsson back to Boulder after many years to play Rachmaninoff’s exciting Piano Concerto No. 1. Living in the “Steppes of Colorado,” we’ll experience a sense of connection to Borodin’s opening work. Prokofiev’s monumental Symphony No. 5, one of the landmarks of 20th-century orchestral repertoire, closes our program of great Russian music.

6:30 PM – Free pre-concert talk hosted by Marilyn Cooley of Colorado Public Radio, with Music Director Michael Butterman and guests

Note:  This concert will also be performed on Sunday, January 20, 2 PM at Pinnacle PAC  |  more info



Sponsored by

Doree Hickman
Betty Van Zandt


About Garrick Ohlsson

Since his triumph as winner of the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, pianist Garrick Ohlsson has established himself worldwide as a musician of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess. Although long regarded as one of the world’s leading exponents of the music of Frédéric Chopin, Mr. Ohlsson commands an enormous repertoire, which ranges over the entire piano literature. A student of the late Claudio Arrau, Mr. Ohlsson has come to be noted for his masterly performances of the works of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, as well as the Romantic repertoire. To date he has at his command more than 80 concertos, ranging from Haydn and Mozart to works of the 21st century, many commissioned for him. This season that vast repertoire can be sampled in concerti ranging from Rachmaninoff’s popular Third and rarely performed Fourth, to Brahms Nos. 1 and 2, Beethoven, Mozart, Grieg and Copland in cities including Philadelphia, Atlanta, Detroit, Dallas, Miami, Toronto, Vancouver, San Francisco, Liverpool, and Madrid ending with a spring US West Coast tour with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic conducted by Yuri Temirkanov. In recital he can be heard in LA’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, New York, New Orleans, Hawaii and Prague.

A frequent guest with the orchestras in Australia, Mr. Ohlsson has recently visited Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Hobart as well as the New Zealand Symphony in Wellington and Auckland. An avid chamber musician, Mr. Ohlsson has collaborated with the Takacs, Cleveland, Emerson, and Tokyo string quartets, among other ensembles.

Mr. Ohlsson can be heard on the Arabesque, RCA Victor Red Seal, Angel, BMG, Delos, Hänssler, Nonesuch, Telarc, Hyperion and Virgin Classics labels. His 10-disc set of the complete Beethoven Sonatas, for Bridge Records, has garnered critical acclaim, including a GRAMMY for Vol. 3. His recording of Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 3, with the Atlanta Symphony and Robert Spano, was released in 2011.

Mr. Ohlsson was awarded the Avery Fisher Prize in 1994 and received the 1998 University Musical Society Distinguished Artist Award in Ann Arbor, MI. He is also the 2014 recipient of the Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano Performance from the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music. He makes his home in San Francisco.

Jan
20
Sun
Ohlsson Plays Rachmaninoff at Pinnacle PAC @ Pinnacle Performing Arts Complex
Jan 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, conductor

BORODIN  In the Steppes of Central Asia
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 1
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5

We’re thrilled to welcome legendary pianist Garrick Ohlsson back to Boulder after many years to play Rachmaninoff’s exciting Piano Concerto No. 1. Living in the “Steppes of Colorado,” we’ll experience a sense of connection to Borodin’s opening work. Prokofiev’s monumental Symphony No. 5, one of the landmarks of 20th-century orchestral repertoire, closes our program of great Russian music.



Sponsored by

Doree Hickman
Betty Van Zandt


About Garrick Ohlsson

Since his triumph as winner of the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, pianist Garrick Ohlsson has established himself worldwide as a musician of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess. Although long regarded as one of the world’s leading exponents of the music of Frédéric Chopin, Mr. Ohlsson commands an enormous repertoire, which ranges over the entire piano literature. A student of the late Claudio Arrau, Mr. Ohlsson has come to be noted for his masterly performances of the works of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, as well as the Romantic repertoire. To date he has at his command more than 80 concertos, ranging from Haydn and Mozart to works of the 21st century, many commissioned for him. This season that vast repertoire can be sampled in concerti ranging from Rachmaninoff’s popular Third and rarely performed Fourth, to Brahms Nos. 1 and 2, Beethoven, Mozart, Grieg and Copland in cities including Philadelphia, Atlanta, Detroit, Dallas, Miami, Toronto, Vancouver, San Francisco, Liverpool, and Madrid ending with a spring US West Coast tour with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic conducted by Yuri Temirkanov. In recital he can be heard in LA’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, New York, New Orleans, Hawaii and Prague.

A frequent guest with the orchestras in Australia, Mr. Ohlsson has recently visited Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Hobart as well as the New Zealand Symphony in Wellington and Auckland. An avid chamber musician, Mr. Ohlsson has collaborated with the Takacs, Cleveland, Emerson, and Tokyo string quartets, among other ensembles.

Mr. Ohlsson can be heard on the Arabesque, RCA Victor Red Seal, Angel, BMG, Delos, Hänssler, Nonesuch, Telarc, Hyperion and Virgin Classics labels. His 10-disc set of the complete Beethoven Sonatas, for Bridge Records, has garnered critical acclaim, including a GRAMMY for Vol. 3. His recording of Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 3, with the Atlanta Symphony and Robert Spano, was released in 2011.

Mr. Ohlsson was awarded the Avery Fisher Prize in 1994 and received the 1998 University Musical Society Distinguished Artist Award in Ann Arbor, MI. He is also the 2014 recipient of the Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano Performance from the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music. He makes his home in San Francisco.