Pianist Garrick Ohlsson

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On Jan. 19 (at Macky) & Jan. 20 (at Pinnacle PAC), we’re thrilled to welcome legendary pianist Garrick Ohlsson 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.  |  podcast  |  video

Tickets start at $15; Students $5or call the Box Office at 303-449-1343 (M-F, 11 AM-4 PM)

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Latest News

With 80 to choose from, Garrick Ohlsson will play only one in Boulder: Rachmaninoff First Concerto shares Boulder Phil concert with other Russian works | Boulder Weekly

Virtuoso Midori’s residence in Boulder a ‘really big deal’: Boulder Phil, Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras to work alongside musicians in ‘once-in-a-lifetime event’ (with photo gallery)  | Daily Camera – Read commendation from the City of Boulder | residency video

Violinist Midori comes to Boulder as a concerto soloist and much, much more: Week-long residency includes teaching, master classes and a public lecture | Boulder Weekly

Midori concert named “Best Bet” for Classical Music | Denver Post

In Memoriam – Tributes to Kim Peoria, long-time Boulder Phil bassoonist and personnel manager  |  tributes

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Event Calendar

2:00 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 With a world-class career spanning four decades, Garrick Ohlsson has been described as “producing a sound so lush it glistens.” We’re thrilled to welcome legendary ...
Pinnacle Performing Arts Complex
7:00 pm
Mary Wilson’s crystalline, coloratura soprano has been described as “ethereal and otherworldly.” This recital with piano will feature Mozart and Handel arias as well as songs by Bernstein, Schubert, Schumann, and more. Continue Reading
The Chapel at The Academy
7:30 pm
Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra Michael Butterman, conductor O’CONNOR Strings and Threads BARBER Knoxville, Summer of 1915 MAHLER Symphony No. 4 Mary Wilson, soprano The wonder and wisdom of childhood imbues both Barber’s nostalgic reverie and Mahler’s sublime evocation of Heaven. Fiddle virtuoso Mark O’Connor’s Strings and Threads connects to Knoxville’s Appalachian ...
Macky Auditorum
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
10:00 am
About Discovery Concert 2019 Music and architecture have many things in common – rhythm, texture, harmony, proportion, dynamics – and composers and architects throughout the ages have often approached their work in similar ways. Join us for the 2019 Discovery Concert as the Boulder Philharmonic and special guests explore the ...
Macky Auditorium
Feb 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
11:30 am
About Discovery Concert 2019 Music and architecture have many things in common – rhythm, texture, harmony, proportion, dynamics – and composers and architects throughout the ages have often approached their work in similar ways. Join us for the 2019 Discovery Concert as the Boulder Philharmonic and special guests explore the ...
Macky Auditorium
Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2:00 pm
This hike will also be held on Mar. 2. The Boulder Phil and the City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks (OSMP) have created an ongoing collaboration to connect community members with the natural world through music. This partnership includes guided musical hikes designed to complement specific works to be performed ...
Shanahan Ridge

Watch & Listen

Garrick Ohlsson Plays Rachmaninoff – JAN 19 & 20

Podcast with CPR host Marilyn Cooley and Michael Butterman discussing the programming of our All-Russian concerts on Jan. 19 & 20:

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

Season Highlights Video

2018-19 Season Brochure