Elgar & Beethoven

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On March 2, Beethoven’s energetic Symphony No. 4 anchors a program both familiar and fresh. The newest member of the famed Juilliard String Quartet, cellist Astrid Schween, joins us for Elgar’s dramatically intense Cello Concerto. We open with a new work by Boulder native Kristin Kuster, made possible in part by the Phil’s commissioning partnership.  details  |  podcast  |  video

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Click here for more info on our Feb. 28 Event of Note with cellist Astrid Schween

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Event Calendar

Feb 28 @ 11:30 am – Mar 1 @ 12:30 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
7:00 pm
A world-class performer, cellist Astrid Schween debuted as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic at age 16. She will perform solo works by Debussy, Bach, Cassado and more and talk about her experience as the newest member of the Juilliard String Quartet. Continue Reading
Private Home
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
10:00 am
This hike will also be held on Feb. 28. 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
3:00 pm
Join Boulder Philharmonic Music Director Michael Butterman for an inside look at the orchestra. In addition to exploring what happens inside the concert hall, we’ll also see how orchestral music used in movies can help drive the overall story and shape the way we feel about characters and events. From ...
Boulder Public Library, Canyon Theater
7:30 pm
Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra Michael Butterman, conductor KUSTER Dune Acres (Colorado premiere) ELGAR Cello Concerto Astrid Schween, cello BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4 Beethoven’s energetic Symphony No. 4 anchors a program both familiar and fresh. The newest member of the famed Juilliard String Quartet, cellist Astrid Schween, joins us for Elgar’s dramatically ...
Macky Auditorum
Mar 3 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
3:30 pm
Build It! takes families on a memorable tour of the orchestra in an fun, interactive format. Join Maestro Michael Butterman and the Boulder Phil for this free one-hour concert featuring music by Bach, Britten and more. Expand your musical horizons by exploring the many things that music and architecture have ...
Pinnacle Performing Arts Complex
Mar 9 @ 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. Upslope brewers will design a flight of their handcrafted beers to create a multi-sensory pairing with this #nophilter performance. $10/personContinue ...
Upslope Brewing Company
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm
  Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra Gary Lewis, conductor A visually stunning, multimedia concert with montages of clips and music from Toy Story, Coco, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, A Bug’s Life & more. HB Woodsongs will offer an instrument petting zoo in the lobby. Fun for all ages! RANDY NEWMAN Toy Story, A ...
Macky Auditorium
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
Two players + two wineries = one exceptional evening! Bookcliff Vineyards and Settembre Cellars will each host a pairing of music, delicious bites from Three Leaf Concepts, and handcrafted wine―and you will experience all of them at this multi-sensory pairing event featuring Boulder Phil musicians.Continue Reading
Lee Hill Drive Wineries

Watch & Listen

Elgar & Beethoven – March 2

Podcast with CPR host Marilyn Cooley and Michael Butterman giving a preview of our Mar. 2 concert:

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

Season Highlights Video

2018-19 Season Brochure