The Dream of America


From Dvořák’s vision of a new landscape, weaving Native American and African American sounds into his “New World” Symphony, to Peter Boyer’s Ellis Island: The Dream of America, featuring moving stories of those who left everything to come here, we conclude our main series on April 27 with music that reflects the hope, courage, and grace of those who built the dream of America. details

Tickets start at $15or call the Box Office at 303-449-1343 (M-F, 11 AM-4 PM)

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Event Calendar

Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
Two players + two wineries + 1 brewery = one exceptional evening! Bookcliff Vineyards, Settembre Cellars, and Upslope Brewing Company will each host a pairing of music, delicious bites from Three Leaf Concepts, and handcrafted wine and beer―and you will experience all of them at this multi-sensory pairing event featuring Boulder Phil ...
Lee Hill Drive Wineries
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
5:30 pm
  Imagine pop, rock, and metal played by a virtuosic string quartet. Now meet Boulder Philharmonic musicians play music you definitely know in a way you have never heard before at this happy hour hosted at the Boulder Marriott bar. Tickets include one free drink. Music-themed happy hour menu items ...
Boulder Marriott
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3:00 pm
Grammy-nominated composer Peter Boyer is coming to town for the Boulder Phil’s performance of his work Ellis Island: The Dream of America and he will be joining us for tea and conversation about his work. Boyer is one of the most frequently performed American orchestral composers of his generation. His ...
Boulder Marriott
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm
Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra Michael Butterman, conductor DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9, “From the New World” BOYER Ellis Island: The Dream of America with actors and projected images The hope of new beginnings and wide-open possibilities animates Peter Boyer’s Grammy-nominated Ellis Island, recently featured on PBS’ Great Performances series. Emerging from the ...
Macky Auditorium
May 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm
The genius of David Bowie’s innovative range of musical styles influenced multiple generations of groundbreaking music. Now, hear his iconic music performed as it has never been before with the Boulder Phil featuring conductor Brent Havens, vocalist Tony Vincent from “The Voice,” and a full rock band as they take ...
Macky Auditorium

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2018-19 Season Brochure

Michael Butterman’s Spotify playlist with listening recommendations for the 2018-19 Season