Past Events of Note

60th Anniversary Hoedown
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 5:30 PM
Elks Lodge, Boulder    

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“Back to School” Brunch
Sunday, October 1, 1:30-3:30 PM
Private home      
NEW annual fundraiser supporting student participation in Boulder Phil education programs, featuring a performance by the Boulder Phil Education String Quartet and a delicious brunch by Three Leaf Catering.   $25/person.


An Intimate Evening with Jon Nakamatsu
Saturday, September 23, 7 PM
Private home
Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Gold Medalist Jon Nakamatsu has toured and recorded extensively since his win in 1997. His famously elegant playing will be deeply felt in this intimate setting.  $75/person.


WINE AND MUSIC PROGRESSIVE PAIRINGS
Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 7 PM—Lee Hill Wineries, 1501 Lee Hill Drive
Enjoy music performed by Boulder Phil concertmaster Charles Wetherbee and classical guitarist Nicolò Spera paired with wines from our favorite North Boulder wineries—Bookcliff, Settembre Cellars and What We Love—at this unique progressive concert/tasting experience. $75/person.


MARCH to D.C. EVENT
Sunday, March 5, 3-5 PM
BMoCA, 1750 13th St., Boulder

Join us on Sunday, March 5 at BMoCA for a free community celebration of the Boulder Phil's invitation to perform at the Kennedy Center in D.C.

3 PM  Reception - 4 PM  Performances and Presentation

Enjoy a wine reception with snacks from Three Leaf Concepts, the Boulder Phil's 60th Anniversary Season Announcement, and performances by Boulder Philharmonic Principal Cellist, Charles Lee, Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance and Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras.


MEET THE ARTISTS LUNCHEON: FRAUTSCHI AND RUSKE
Friday, January 13, 2017, 1 PM
Leaf Restaurant, 2010 16th St., Boulder

Get to know husband and wife duo, violinist Jennifer Frautschi and horn player Eric Ruske, and the Boulder Phil's innovative music director Michael Butterman, at this unique event to support our Artistry Fund. Following a short recital and Q&A that addresses their lives as a musical couple, they will each join you at your table for one course of this three-course progressive luncheon.  $75/person.


WINGS & STRINGS GALA

Our sincere thanks to everyone who attended, organized and supported this gala event to help raise funds to propel the Boulder Phil and Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance to Washintgon, DC in March 2017!  Event details


AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH ANDERSON AND ROE
Thursday, October 6, 2016, 7 PM—Private Home
Whether or not you are already familiar with the passionate, exuberant, flirtatious performances of piano duo Anderson and Roe, you will not want to miss this house recital! With vibrant renditions of classical, contemporary and pops songs in their repertoire, they will no doubt thrill and surprise us.
TICKETS
Early bird $75 until October 1, 2016
Regular $80

SOLD OUT!


SEASON FINALE SUBSCRIBER APPRECIATION PARTY
FREE Reception at the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse
Saturday, April 23, following the concert

Please join fellow subscribers and Boulder Phil musicians immediately following the season finale concert for an elegant reception at the landmark Dushanbe Teahouse to toast the conclusion of another successful season!

Enjoy a delicious assortment of complimentary hors d’oeuvres and desserts, generously sponsored by Kent Hansen/Rocky Mountain Wealth Management.


MEET THE ARTISTS
Progressive Luncheon with violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, composer Missy Mazzoli, and Music Director Michael Butterman

SOLD OUT!
Thursday, February 11, 2016 -
1 PM

Chautauqua Dining Hall
900 Baseline Road, Boulder

Get to know Billboard’s top-selling classical artist of 2014, one of the most up-and-coming composers of our time, and the Boulder Phil’s innovative conductor at this unique event! Following a chat among the artists and a Q&A, they will each join you at your table for a course during this luncheon at Chautauqua Dining Hall.

1 PM - Meet the artists
1:30 PM - Lunch with the artists


BOULDER PHIL FANFARE 2015
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2015, 6-9 PM

Join us for Boulder Phil Fanfare 2015, the annual gala fundraiser in support of the artistic and education programs of the Boulder Philharmonic. The event takes place downtown at the elegant Rembrandt Yard, a perfect setting for an evening of fabulous food and wines, world-class music, and an opportunity to mingle with fellow Boulder music lovers!

As you arrive, enjoy the classical sounds of a Boulder Phil string quartet while sipping fine wines and sampling a variety of exquisite small plates offered by Boulder’s finest restaurants and catering companies. Then finish the evening with a decadent array of desserts.

Featuring fresh, local, farm-to-table cuisine from Arugula Ristorante, Black Cat Farm~Table~Bistro, Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, Riffs Urban Fare, Sage & Savory Catering, Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place and Spruce Farm & Fish.

And Fanfare 2015 will showcase our talented new concertmaster Chas Wetherbee in a duo performance with guitarist Nicolò Spera that you won’t want to miss!

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Tickets are $150/person  ($110 tax-deductible)

This Event is Sold Out.

Claire Figel and Debra Holland, Event Co-Chairs

Event Sponsors
Christopher & Margot Brauchli

Joan Brett, Kitchen Coach
Patricia Butler

Pamela Dennis & Jim Semborski
eQuilter
David Fulker & Nicky Wolman
Sara & David Harper
Carolyn & Sam Johnson
Steve & Jayne Miller
Outdoor Craftsmen
Rudy & Margaret Perez
Diane Rosenthal Taddiken Tree

Restaurant Sponors
Arugula

Black Cat
Riffs Urban Fare
Sage & Savory Catering
Shine
Spruce Farm and Fish

Beverage Sponsors
Liquor Mart
Vodka Fourteen

Dessert Sponsor
August Escoffier School of Culinary Arts

 Auction Donors

Alpenhof Lodge 
Ars Nova Singers
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
Aspen Music Festival and School
Basta
Boulder Bach Festival
Boulder Ballet
The Boulder Cork
Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
Bravo! Vail
Breckenridge Music Festival
Joan Brett
Amy Britton
Castle Creek Winery
Central City Opera
Clyfford Still Museum
Colorado Music Festival
Colorado Symphony
CU Presents
Curious Theatre Company
Dairy Center for the Arts
Denver Art Museum
Denver Botanic Gardens
Dot’s Diner
John Fielder
Flatirons Food Film Festival
Dave Fulker
Grand Teton Music Festival
The Greenbriar Inn
Mary Harrison
Stephanie and Kyle Heckman

History Colorado Center
Debbie Holland
Hotel Boulderado
International Film Series
Jacksonville Symphony
Joseph’s
Annamaria Karacsony
Kathmandu
Lake Valley Golf Club
Laura Rose Studios
The Melting Pot
Moab Music Festival
Yoriko Morita
Nail Studio
Omni Jacksonville Hotel
Opera Colorado
Pasta Jays
Santa Fe Opera
Savory Spice Shop
Pamela Dennis and Jim Semborski
Sorrel River Ranch
Spruce Confections
Spruce Farm and Fish
Karyn Sawyer
Still Cellars
Strings Music Festival
The Tea Spot
Via Toscana
Village Tavern
Wallaroo Hat Company
Wonderbound Dance


EVENT OF NOTE: HOUSE RECITAL with Pianist Gabriela Montero
Thursday, September 10, 7-9 PM at a private home in Boulder More about Gabriela

These fun, musical evenings are quickly becoming the talk of the town, and they usually do sell out! These special occasions bring together music lovers and our acclaimed guest artists, all while supporting the Phil’s artistic and education programs. 


2015-16 SEASON PREVIEW/PRE-CONCERT TALK 
Macky Auditorium
Saturday, April 25, 6:30 PM

Join us prior to the season finale concert at 6:30 PM for a special pre-concert talk. Music Director Michael Butterman will preview a very exciting 2015-16 season and share his artistic vision with us! 


SEASON FINALE SUBSCRIBER APPRECIATION PARTY
FREE Reception at the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse
Saturday, April 25, 9:30-11 PM

Please join fellow subscribers and Boulder Phil musicians immediately following the season finale concert for an elegant reception at the landmark Dushanbe Teahouse to toast the conclusion of another successful season!

Enjoy a delicious assortment of complimentary hors d’oeuvres and desserts, generously sponsored by Kent Hansen/Rocky Mountain Wealth Management.


Sold Out!
WINTER INTERMEZZO DINNER & RECITAL
Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 6-8:30 PM
Our Winter Intermezzo Dinner & Recital with violinist Philippe Quint will be held at Jill's Restaurant at the St Julien Hotel & Spa.

TCHAIKOVSKY  Melody
SAINT-SAËNS  Aria from Samson and Delilah
CORIGLIANO   Red Violin Caprices

Music Director Michael Butterman will accompany Philippe on piano for some of the musical selections.

$100/person, which includes a full dinner (and a portion is tax-deductible)


Sold Out!
GUEST ARTIST HOUSE RECITAL
Thursday, January 15, 2015, 7-9 PM
Join us for a special evening featuring guest artist Pianist Conrad Tao in an intimate recital of favorite works. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine and desserts while socializing with Mr. Tao, Music Director Michael Butterman and fellow Boulder Phil music lovers in an elegant private home setting in East Boulder.

BACH  Toccata in F-sharp minor
BEETHOVEN  Sonata No. 30, Op. 109
CHOPIN  Ballade No. 3

$75/person, a portion of which is tax-deductible.


BOULDER PHIL FANFARE 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014, 6-9:30 PM

Our popular annual fundraising event will be held at the stylish Rembrandt Yard in downtown Boulder. Enjoy offerings from some of Boulder’s finest restaurants, mingling over wine and specialty beverages, plus hear a different side of guest artist Twyla Robinson as she showcases American Parlor Songs from the Gilded Age to Rag Time, and from Stephen Foster to Scott Joplin.


GUEST ARTIST HOUSE RECITAL
Thursday, September 11, 2014, 7-9 PM

Join us for a special evening featuring guest artist Gabriela Martinez in an intimate piano recital of favorite works by Barber, Rachmaninoff, Szymanowski and more. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine and desserts while socializing with Ms. Martinez, Music Director Michael Butterman and fellow Boulder Phil music lovers in an elegant private home setting. $75/person, a portion of which is tax-deductible.


SEASON FINALE POST-CONCERT CELEBRATION
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:30-11 PM

Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse, featuring the Chautauqua Saxophone Quartet

Sponsored by Kent Hansen, Rocky Mountain Wealth Management
(FREE to our subscribers!)


eTOWN HALL SPECIAL EVENT with JEFF MIDKIFF
Concert, Conversation and Earth Day Celebration
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 7-10 PM

For something completely different, join composer and mandolin virtuoso Jeff Midkiff, our own Michael Butterman, and eTown’s Nick Forster for an evening of great music, conversation and refreshments at eTown Hall in Downtown Boulder (1535 Spruce St.).

Exploring the bluegrass roots of Jeff’s music, you’ll hear traditional bluegrass favorites mixed in with Jeff’s own material, including excerpts from his Concerto for Mandolin, “From the Blue Ridge,” to be performed with the Boulder Phil on Saturday, April 26. And no eTown event is complete without wide-ranging conversation about music and the environment, an especially poignant way to wind up our Nature and Music season in honor of Earth Day on April 22. Tickets are $15 per person.


SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT EVENT
Saturday, March 22, 2014, 6-7 PM
Macky Auditorium Gallery
Hear what Michael Butterman has planned for the Phil’s exciting 2014-2015 season at this free pre-concert event!

(FREE to ticket-holders for that evening!)


HOUSE RECITAL with SIMONE DINNERSTEIN - SOLD OUT! 
Evening Recital and Reception with the Guest Artist
Friday, March 21, 2014, 7-9 PM

Experience the “arresting freshness and subtlety” (TIME Magazine) of pianist Simone Dinnerstein in recital, and see why her Boulder performances were completely sold out last year! Then enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine and desserts while socializing with Ms. Dinnerstein, Music Director Michael Butterman and Boulder Phil music lovers. T
his event is a unique opportunity to meet the guest artist in person, enjoy a memorable performance in an intimate setting, and enhance your concert hall experience. Tickets are $75 per person, a portion of which is tax-deductible.


WINTER INTERMEZZO with RACHEL BARTON PINE - SOLD OUT!
Three-Course Dinner and Recital Event
Thursday, January 9, 2014, 6-9 PM
The Academy, 970 Aurora Ave., Boulder

After the holidays, join us for a very special wintertime Event of Note with violinist Rachel Barton Pine in recital. This year’s event features an elegant three-course seated dinner provided by Jill’s Restaurant with paired wines in the Chapel Hall at The Academy.

During the evening, enjoy an exciting recital program presented by a performer who according to the Washington Post “displays a power and confidence that puts her in the top echelon of recitalists.” Tickets are $100 per person, a portion of which is tax-deductible.


POST-CONCERT PARTY with BOULDER PHIL COLLABORATORS
Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, 9:30-11 PM
Macky lobby (FREE)


Join musicians, dancers and fellow audience members in the Andrew J. Macky Gallery (located in the foyer of Macky Auditorium) for a festive, FREE post-concert party immediately following the performance on Saturday, November 2! Enjoy the post-concert “buzz” and celebrate our landmark collaboration with Boulder Ballet, Frequent Flyers and the CU College of Music in what promises to be a spectacular tribute to the music and creative vision of American composers. This event is hosted in collaboration with the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, which curates a series of exhibitions at Macky as an ongoing extension to its rotating exhibition schedule. FREE to ticket holders!


BOULDER PHIL FANFARE 2013 - SOLD OUT!

On Friday evening, October 4, a sold-out crowd gathered for Boulder Phil Fanfare 2013, the popular annual gala fundraiser in support of the artistic and education programs of the Boulder Phil. This year’s event featured a sizzling tribute to the Great American Songbook!

Former Tony Bennett band leader and six-time Grammy-award winner RALPH SHARON, joined by his trio and special guest ROBERTA BRENZA, serenaded guests with the timeless music of American jazz greats, including Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin.


INON BARNATAN HOUSE RECITAL
Thursday, September 5, 2013, 7-9 PM

Join us for special evening featuring guest artist Inon Barnatan, who will present an intimate piano recital that includes works by Schubert and Ravel. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine and desserts while socializing with Mr. Barnatan, Music Director Michael Butterman and fellow Boulder Phil music lovers in an elegant private home setting.


KOENIG ALUMNI CENTER POST-CONCERT RECEPTION
Saturday, April 27, 2013, 9:30-11 PM
Koenig Alumni Center on the CU Campus

Please join us for our annual Season Finale celebration and post-concert reception with Michael Butterman and Guest Artist Jennifer Koh! Celebrate the Spirit of Boulder and the conclusion of a successful season with wine, coffee and a fabulous dessert buffet in the historic Koenig Alumni Center, located just steps away from Macky Auditorium. Music will be provided by a Boulder Phil String Quartet.

This event is generously sponsored by Patricia Butler, Joan Cleland, Liquor Mart and Bookcliff Vineyards. All event proceeds help to underwrite future guest artists and the Phil's Artistry Fund.  Thank you!


BOULDER PHIL 2013-2014 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT SOIRÉE
Friday, March 22, 2013, 6:30-7:30 PM
Macky Auditorium Art Gallery

Be the first to hear about the exciting season Music Director Michael Butterman has planned for the Boulder Phil in 2013-2014! Please join us for light appetizers and a champagne toast to the new season in the Gallery at Macky Auditorium, where Maestro Butterman and guests will be on hand to present the new season in person.

Then stay if you wish for an open rehearsal at 7:30 PM with the full orchestra as they prepare favorite highlights from a broad sampling of beloved classical repertoire - including selections by Tchaikovsky, Verdi, Strauss, Bizet, Rimsky-Korsakov and many others - for Saturday's Cirque de la Symphonie concert.

Both the soirée and the open rehearsal are free and open to all friends of the Boulder Phil.


BOULDER DUSHANBE TEAHOUSE POST-CONCERT RECEPTION
Saturday, February 23, 2013, 9:30-11 PM
Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse, 1770 13th St.


FREE event for subscribers following the concert - one complimentary drink (wine, beer) plus an enticing assortment of the Teahouse's signature appetizers and desserts in one of the loveliest settings in Boulder. Featuring the music of the Dave Fulker Trio. No RSVP required. Sponsored by Kent Hansen, Rocky Mountain Wealth Management.


LIBRARY RECITAL & LUNCHEON SOLD OUT!
WITH SOPRANO ANGELA BROWN
Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 12 PM


The Boulder Phil presented noted Metropolitan Opera soprano Angela Brown in a free recital in collaboration with the Boulder Public Library and the Third Tuesday Lunchtime Concert Series. Following the recital at the Library's Canyon Theater, a group of supporters joined Angela Brown and Music Director Michael Butterman for a "Tuscan Table" buffet luncheon inside the St. Julien Hotel.


WINTER INTERMEZZO SOLD OUT!
PRIVATE HOME RECEPTION EVENT WITH SARAH CHANG

Friday, January 11, 2013, 6 PM

This special evening at the home of David Fulker and Nicky Wolman includes performances featuring our own Michael Butterman on piano and his wife Jennifer Carsillo on violin, highlighted by a guest appearance from violinist Sarah Chang. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine while socializing with our superstar guest artist and fellow Boulder Phil enthusiasts in an intimate setting.


2012 BOULDER PHIL FANFARE - SOLD OUT!
Friday, October 5, 2012, 6-9 PM

Honoring David Fulker, Past Board President & Former Principal Trumpet

The 2012 Boulder Phil Fanfare took place downtown at the elegant Rembrandt Yard, a perfect setting for an evening of fabulous food and wines, world-class music, and mingling with fellow Boulder music lovers! This annual gala fundraiser supports the artistic and education programs of the Boulder Philharmonic.

The classical sounds of a Boulder Phil string quartet greeted guests, who then enjoyed fine wines and a variety of exquisite small plates offered by Boulder’s finest restaurants. Trumpeter Byron Stripling and his jazz combo rounded out the evening with a thrilling show, followed by a decadent array of desserts.