Sep
30
Wed
Event of Note with Cellist Zuill Bailey – Virtual
Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

The Philharmonic is delighted to welcome back Grammy-award winning cellist Zuill Bailey for a personal evening of performance! Considered one of the world’s premiere cellists, his musical talents are only matched by his possessing demeanor. Spend an evening engaging in conversation and captivating performance.

Make It A Party!
Our catering sponsor, Three Leaf Concepts, can deliver* hors d’oeuvres and a cocktail mixer to your home in time for the event.

Delivered Hors d’Oeuvres Menu

Charcuterie Platter
with Shaved Speck, Fontina, Grapes & Crackers

Fresh Ahi Tuna Poke Sushi
Served with Pickled Ginger & Wasabi

Caramelized Onion & Gorgonzola Tart
with Tomato Jam

Vegan Truffles (Gluten-Free)
Coconut, Date, Chocolate

Almond Teacake
with Mascarpone Cream & Ginger Peach Compote

Cocktail Mixer
Strawberry Lemonade
Mix with vodka, gin or whiskey

Note: all packaging is compostable

*Delivery to Boulder, Louisville, and Lafayette residents only.
Others may pick up at Zucca, 808 Main Street, in Louisville.

Support your Phil and experience music in an intimate virtual setting through this unique series of fundraising events. Each Event of Note features a short recital by one of our exhilarating guest artists and an interactive discussion moderated by Michael Butterman. You may choose to add a delightful assortment of hors d’oeuvres and a cocktail mixer delivered to your home.


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Oct
17
Sat
Vivaldi Recomposed
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm
Vivaldi Recomposed

Max Richter’s transformation of Vivaldi’s beloved The Seasons has all the flavor of the original, but with added spice that transforms the experience into something altogether new and exciting.  Concertmaster Charles Wetherbee stars in this all-strings program that also includes Britten’s energetic Simple Symphony and Jessie Montgomery’s bubbly and inventive Strum – a piece that The Washington Post describes as, “turbulent, wildly colorful and exploding with life.”

Michael Butterman, Conductor
Charles Wetherbee, Violin

MONTGOMERY Strum
BRITTEN Simple Symphony, Op. 4
RICHTER Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons
Charles Wetherbee, Violin

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Oct
21
Wed
Event of Note with Violinist Philippe Quint – Virtual
Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Discover violinist Philippe Quint’s unparalleled talents and deep catalog in this virtual night of fun and entertainment! Described as “a memorably expressive” musician with “bounding energy,” Mr. Quint joins our host, Maestro Butterman, for an intimate night of performance and conversation.

Make It A Party!
Our catering sponsor, Three Leaf Concepts, can deliver* hors d’oeuvres and a cocktail mixer to your home in time for the event.

Note: all packaging is compostable

*Delivery to Boulder, Louisville, and Lafayette residents only.
Others may pick up at Zucca, 808 Main Street, in Louisville.

Support your Phil and experience music in an intimate virtual setting through this unique series of fundraising events. Each Event of Note features a short recital by one of our exhilarating guest artists and an interactive discussion moderated by Michael Butterman. You may choose to add a delightful assortment of hors d’oeuvres and a cocktail mixer delivered to your home.


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Nov
14
Sat
The Beauty of Bach with Simone Dinnerstein
Nov 14 @ 7:30 pm
The Beauty of Bach with Simone Dinnerstein

Phil Artistic Partner and audience favorite, Simone Dinnerstein rocketed to international fame following the phenomenal success of her debut recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. Bach never heard the modern piano, but one imagines that he would be delighted to hear his best-known works brought to life by Simone as she leads this extraordinary evening. Flutist Christina Jennings joins Simone for two of the composer’s best-known works.

Simone Dinnerstein, Pianist and Conductor

J.S. BACH/LASSER Erbarm’ Dich
J.S. BACH Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor
J.S. BACH Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor
Simone Dinnerstein, Piano
Christina Jennings, Flute
J.S. BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Simone Dinnerstein, Piano
Christina Jennings, Flute
Charles Wetherbee, Violin

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Nov
18
Wed
Event of Note with Cellist Astrid Schween – Virtual
Nov 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Welcome back Juilliard String Quartet cellist Astrid Schween for an evening of performance and conversation. Ms. Schween entranced us with her performance of the Elgar Cello Concerto last year, and we leapt to our feet in applause! Hosted by Maestro Michael Butterman, we are excited for this virtual encore.

Make It A Party!
Our catering sponsor, Three Leaf Concepts, can deliver* hors d’oeuvres and a cocktail mixer to your home in time for the event.

Note: all packaging is compostable

*Delivery to Boulder, Louisville, and Lafayette residents only.
Others may pick up at Zucca, 808 Main Street, in Louisville.

Support your Phil and experience music in an intimate virtual setting through this unique series of fundraising events. Each Event of Note features a short recital by one of our exhilarating guest artists and an interactive discussion moderated by Michael Butterman. You may choose to add a delightful assortment of hors d’oeuvres and a cocktail mixer delivered to your home.


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Dec
13
Sun
Happy Holidays from the Phil!
Dec 13 @ 3:00 pm

Ring in the holidays with the spirited sounds of the brass and percussion sections of the Boulder Phil! From “Deck the Halls” to music for Hanukkah, Gabrieli to “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” this colorful and wide-ranging program is sure to leave you in the holiday spirit.

*The Phil is offering this extra concert to the community and all are welcome to attend.





Jan
23
Sat
Zuill and Zwilich
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm
Zuill and Zwilich

Grammy-winning cellist Zuill Bailey returns to Boulder for the first of two programs with the Phil. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Taafe Zwilich’s new concerto, written for Zuill, is full of playful jazz and pop influences. We’re pleased to present the premiere of a chamber-sized revision of the concerto, mirroring the instrumentation of one of the great chamber works in the repertoire, Schubert’s Trout Quintet.

RACHMANINOFF Vocalise, for cello and piano
Zuill Bailey, cello
Michael Butterman, piano
ZWILICH Cello Concerto (chamber version)
Zuill Bailey, cello
SCHUBERT Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667 Trout
with guests Zuill Bailey, cello and Jennifer Hayghe, piano

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Feb
13
Sat
Mozart and Mendelssohn
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm
Mozart and Mendelssohn

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein conducts a string quintet orchestration of Mozart’s famous Piano Concerto No. 21, with the lovely second movement memorably used in the film, Elvira Madigan. The richly diverse evening opens with two sentimental beauties by American trailblazer, Scott Joplin, and concludes with the iconic Mendelssohn Octet.

Simone Dinnerstein, Piano

JOPLIN Solace
JOPLIN Bethena
MOZART/LACHNER Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467
Simone Dinnerstein, Piano
MENDELSSOHN Octet for Strings for E-flat Major, Op. 20

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Mar
13
Sat
A Celebration of Cello
Mar 13 @ 7:30 pm
A Celebration of Cello

Cello-bration! A night for cello lovers, featuring a unique double-cello work along with Schumann’s moving Cello Concerto reimagined for chamber forces as the composer had planned to do, but did not live to complete. The program also includes a charming triple-violin work by the Phil’s own Paul Trapkus and concludes with Wagner’s sublime Siegfried Idyll – a musical love letter to his wife, Cosima

Michael Butterman, Conductor
Zuill Bailey, Cello

DEBUSSY/SCHOENBERG Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
SCHUMANN/LASSER Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129
Zuill Bailey, Cello
TRAPKUS Trio for 3 Violins
SOLLIMA Violencelles, Vibrez!
Zuill Bailey, Cello
Charles Lee, Cello
WAGNER Siegfried Idyll

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Apr
3
Sat
The Soldier’s Tale
Apr 3 @ 7:30 pm
The Soldier’s Tale

Stravinsky reinvented his compositional approach in the aftermath of WWI and the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 – distilling the opulence and intricacy of his early works into an intimate, condensed style. L’Histoire du soldat (The Soldier’s Tale) is a theatrical work “to be read, played, and danced” and takes on an intimacy that suits the moralizing message of the drama: greed leads to ruin. We’re delighted to collaborate with our friends in the CU Department of Theater and Boulder Ballet to present this unique program.

Michael Butterman, Conductor

STRAVINSKY The Soldier’s Tale

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