You came together to raise $20,000 for Boulder Phil’s musicians! This will immediately support our orchestra players who are affected by COVID-19 cancellations. We will continue to accept donations for our musicians until we are back on stage again.

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The 2020-2021 season has just been announced! Highlights include Grammy-nominated violinist Philippe Quint performing Charlie Chaplin’s Smile, the return of Rachel Barton Pine to unveil a new composition co-commissioned by Boulder Phil from Grammy-winning jazz pianist and composer Billy Childs, and a collaboration with CU Department of Theater and Dance presenting Amadeus. Details

Contact the Box Office at 303-449-1343 (M-F, 11 AM-4 PM) for more information

Latest News


– COMING SOON! Look for new online Phil programming curated by Maestro Butterman and the Boulder Phil musicians just for you!

– All Boulder Phil sponsored events are cancelled until public health officials report it is safe to gather.

– Ticket holders, your tickets are valid for a rescheduled performance or for exchange to a future concert. If you prefer you may donate the value of your ticket to the Phil, or request a refund, by calling the box office, 303-449-1343 starting Monday, March 16.

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Event Calendar

Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Macky Auditorium
CHAPLIN Smile (from the film Modern Times) KORNGOLD Violin Concerto BRAHMS Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68 Grammy-nominated violinist Philippe Quint plays Charlie Chaplin’s best-known musical composition along with the cinematic concerto by Hollywood pioneer (and Vienna native) Ernst Korngold. After intermission, the first symphony of one of ...
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Macky Auditorium
POULENC Suite française WEILL Suite from The Threepenny Opera GOUNOD Petite Symphonie HANDEL Music for the Royal Fireworks Spotlighting our winds, brass and percussion, Handel’s rousing musical fireworks top off a program that also includes Kurt Weill’s cabaret-infused music from The Threepenny Opera (think “Mack the Knife”).Continue Reading
Nov 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Macky Auditorium
A Boulder tradition for over 30 years! Gary Lewis, conductor  Continue Reading
Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Macky Auditorium
A Boulder tradition for over 30 years! Gary Lewis, conductor  Continue Reading
Nov 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Macky Auditorium
A Boulder tradition for over 30 years! Gary Lewis, conductor  Continue Reading
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Macky Auditorium
MOZART/SHAFFER Amadeus with orchestra Celebrate Mozart’s birthday with an adaptation of Peter Shaffer’s brilliant drama, Amadeus. Many of Mozart’s best-loved works are featured in this unique collaboration between the Phil and the CU Department of Theater and Dance, and the Boulder Chamber Chorale.Continue Reading
Feb 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Macky Auditorium
Special Engagement! JAKE SHIMABUKURO, ukulele DON MCKINNEY, conductor “One of the hottest axemen of the past few years [who] doesn’t actually play guitar.” –Rolling StoneContinue Reading
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Macky Auditorium
RACHMANINOFF Vocalise CHILDS Concerto for Violin and Orchestra RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27 Grammy Award-winning jazz legend Billy Childs is the first of our two co-commissioned composers next season, with a Violin Concerto for acclaimed violinist Rachel Barton Pine. Co-commissioned by the Boulder Philharmonic. Rachmaninoff’s lush ...
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Macky Auditorium
STRAUSS Don Juan HEMENGER Ozymandias: To Sell a Planet WAGNER The Symphonic Ring From legendary Don Juan to Wagner’s epic tale of power and greed, three brilliant orchestral showpieces remind us that actions have consequences. Phil co-commission, Ozymandias, spotlights climate change with a stirring call to action. Vocals by Met ...
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Macky Auditorium
ANDRIESSEN The Nine Symphonies of Beethoven WALTON Viola Concerto BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Eroica We welcome Richard O’Neill, the newest member of the legendary Takács Quartet, for a performance of the magisterial Viola Concerto by William Walton. Andriessen’s whimsical compilation of Beethoven’s symphonies opens a program anchored ...