Oct
31
Wed
Midori Orchestra Residencies Program @ Various locations around Boulder
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – Nov 5 @ 8:00 pm
Midori Orchestra Residencies Program @ Various locations around Boulder

The Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra will collaborate with Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras and the Midori Orchestra Residencies Program (ORP) to bring the outstanding violinist and educator Midori to Boulder for a five-day immersive residency. Through a competitive selection process, the Boulder Phil and GBYO were chosen from a national pool of applicants to host the residency this year and are committed to maximizing the community impact and cultural value of the residency for Boulder residents.

Throughout her career, Midori has been devoted to working with youth and communities in a way that few performing artists of her caliber can claim. Through the ORP, she visits one or two mid-sized communities each year to share her impressive artistry and inclusive vision of the vital role that music and the arts can play – not only in the concert hall, but across the entire community and in the life of every citizen.

While in Boulder, Midori will perform concerts with both the Boulder Phil and with GBYO at Macky Auditorium, engage in numerous community-facing events focused on youth and civic engagement, and participate in a world premiere of a work composed especially for the residency by Daniel Kellogg. The City of Boulder recognized Midori with an official commendation.

MIDORI RESIDENCY HIGHLIGHTS

Residency Kick-Off and Welcome
Wednesday, October 31, 7:30 PM
The Academy Chapel, 970 Aurora Ave., Boulder
Free and open to the public, RSVP required
Join us as we welcome Midori to Boulder to celebrate the beginning of her week-long residency with the Boulder Philharmonic and Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras! This is a unique opportunity to hear from a visionary artist, activist and educator as she shares her love of music and passion for cultural diplomacy with the Boulder community, along with an overview of the week’s residency activities and many impacts.


CU College of Music Master Class
Thursday, November 1, 9 AM
Grusin Music Hall, CU Campus, Boulder
Free and open to the public


Citizen Artist Talk
Saturday, November 3, 1 PM
Naropa University Performing Arts Center, 2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder
Free and open to the public

“Where are the paths before me where I can discover the kinds of connections that foster deep personal bonds between music and our world?” ~Midori

Learn more about Midori’s inspiring international career and dedication to community at this one-hour presentation, a part of her week-long Boulder residency. Midori is a visionary artist, activist and educator whose unique career has transcended traditional boundaries through her relentless drive to explore and build connections between music and the human experience. Never at rest, Midori brings the same dynamic innovation and expressive insight that has made her a prominent concert violinist to her other roles as a noted global cultural ambassador and dedicated music educator. The vision that motivates Midori’s activism – discovering and strengthening the bonds between people and music – has led to international honors including being named a Messenger of Peace by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2007, and receiving the Crystal Award from the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2012.


“Glitter” Gala to benefit the Boulder Phil and GBYO
Saturday, November 3, 5:30 PM
Rocky Mountain Metro Airport, Broomfield


Community Play-Along
Sunday, November 4, 12-1:30 PM
Naropa University Performing Arts Center, 2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder
Free and open to the public
ALL musicians are welcome to join violinist Midori to play repertoire from Twinkle, Twinkle to Bach’s Double Violin Concerto. Area teachers will lead read-throughs of common pieces. Bring your instrument and a music stand. Cellists and bassists, please bring an endpin holder.


Midori Plays Sibelius with the Boulder Phil
Sunday, November 4, 7 PM
Macky Auditorium, Boulder


Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras Concert with Midori
Monday, November 5, 6 PM
Macky Auditorium, Boulder
Features Midori as soloist plus Boulder Phil concertmaster Charles Wetherbee will perform the world premiere of Cicero’s Dream by Boulder composer Daniel Kellogg, a Boulder Phil co-commission.

Oct
12
Sat
Gritty/Pretty @ Macky Auditorium
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, conductor

Radiohead guitarist Johnny Greenwood and Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord explore the orchestral idiom, featuring the Phil’s own Principal Flutist Elizabeth Sadilek-Labenski, followed by Schubert’s beautiful fifth symphony.

GREENWOOD Suite from There Will Be Blood
LORD To Notice Such Things, Elizabeth Sadilek-Labenski, Flute
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 5

Sponsors
Silver Circle Concert Sponsor
Vermilion Design + Digital

 

Oct
13
Sun
Gritty/Pretty at Pinnacle PAC @ Pinnacle Performing Arts Center
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, conductor

Radiohead guitarist Johnny Greenwood and Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord explore the orchestral idiom, featuring the Phil’s own Principal Flutist Elizabeth Sadilek-Labenski, followed by Schubert’s beautiful fifth symphony.

GREENWOOD Suite from There Will Be Blood
LORD To Notice Such Things, Elizabeth Sadilek-Labenski, Flute
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 5

 

Nov
3
Sun
Latin Fire & Boléro @ Macky Auditorium
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, conductor

A dazzling night of Latin music, as rising-star Cuban pianist Aldo López Gavilán performs his 2017 concerto. The breathtaking Boléro evokes the flavor of Spain. 

PIAZZOLLA Tangazo Featuring Giselle Anne and Gustavo Naveira, dancers
GAVILÁN Emporium, Aldo López Gavilán, piano
GINASTERA Variaciones concertantes, Op. 23
RAVEL Boléro


Sponsors
Silver Circle Concert Sponsor
Al & Rebecca Bates
Piazzolla Tangazo
Ruth & Richard Irvin
Ravel Boléro
Suzanne & David Hoover
Francine & Bob Myers

Nov
29
Fri
The Nutcracker with Boulder Ballet @ Macky Auditorium
Nov 29 @ 2:00 pm – Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra 
Gary Lewis, conductor

Performances on:

Friday, November 29, 2:00 PM
Saturday, November 30, 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 1, 2:00 PM

A Boulder tradition for 30 years. A feast for the senses with professional dancers, beautiful sets, and your Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra.


Jan
25
Sat
Mozart & More! @ Macky Auditorium
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, conductor

“The most dynamic duo of this generation.” With Billboard chart-topping albums and extensive international touring, Anderson & Roe revolutionize the piano duo. Maestro Butterman joins the pair for Mozart’s unique Three Piano Concerto.

FAURÉ Masques et Bergamasques
MOZART Concerto for Three Pianos, K. 242, Greg Anderson, Elizabeth Joy Roe, and Michael Butterman, piano
MOZART/ANDERSON Ragtime alla Turca, Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano
MOZART Symphony No. 35, Haffner
SAINT-SAËNS/ANDERSON Danse macabre bacchanale, Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano

Sponsors
Guest Artists Anderson & Roe
Academy Senior Living
Christine Yoshinaga-Itano & Wayne Itano
Ruth and Carl Forsberg
Fauré Masques et Bergamasques
Constance Holden & T. K. Smith
Mozart/Anderson Ragtime alla Turca
Pat Read & Bill Shunk
Mozart Symphony No. 35, Haffner
Susan Litt
Saint-Saëns/Anderson Danse macabre bacchanale
Peggy Lemone and Peter Gilman

 

Feb
15
Sat
FACE Vocal Band @ Macky Auditorium
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Scott O’Neil, conductor

“A True American Heartland Sound,” FACE Vocal Band is an internationally acclaimed all-vocal rock ensemble native to Boulder, Colorado. FACE will sing with your Boulder Phil for an evening of infectious energy, stunning vocals, brilliant beat-boxing, classic tunes and complex harmonies.

Songs to include:

Sounds of Silence – Simon and Garfunkel
Happy Together – The Turtles
House of the Rising Sun – Traditional American Folk Song
Baba Yetu – Christopher Tin
No Roots – Alice Merton
Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
The Parting Glass – Traditional Celtic Folk Song

and more!

Feb
22
Sat
Hemingway Portraits & Sibelius 2 @ Macky Auditorium
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, conductor

A night of sumptuous melody and glorious musical stories. Cellist Zuill Bailey won two Grammys for his recording of Michael Daugherty’s Tales of Hemingway, four musical portraits based on works by Hemingway written for Bailey. Sibelius said of his work, “My second symphony is a confession of the soul.”

DAUGHERTY Tales of Hemingway, Zuill Bailey, cello 
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2


Sponsors
Guest Artist Zuill Bailey
Joan and Harold Leinbach

Oct
10
Sat
Come As You Are Virtual Gala
Oct 10 @ 6:30 pm
Come As You Are Virtual Gala

Thank you to everyone who supported our Come As You Are Virtual Gala!

If you missed it you can watch it here:

Come As You Are!

Back in 1964 you may have received a phone call inviting you to a party – but there was a catch – you had to wear exactly what you had on at that moment! Come As You Are harkens back to a time when showing up to a party in your pajamas or gardening hat was out of the ordinary, but it certainly added a dose of levity to the evening!

On October 10, 2020, at 6:30 pm the Boulder Philharmonic invites you to Come As You Are for a lighthearted, imaginative evening featuring virtual performances by members of the Boulder Philharmonic and guest artists, a silent auction, and a delicious gourmet dinner by Three Leaf Concepts delivered to your home!

Free to Attend, Suggested Donation $100
Three-Course Delivered Meal $50

Dress Code: Exactly what you are wearing when you receive your registration confirmation phone call from us!

Come As You Are
Susan Olenwine, chair

Silver Star Sponsors

Pamela Dennis and Jim Semborski
Jayne and Steve Miller
Margaret and Rodolfo Perez
Nicky Wolman and David Fulker

Preferred Sponsors

Margot and Chris Brauchli
Marla and Jerry Meehl
Susan Olenwine and Frank Palermo
Eleanor and Harry Poehlmann

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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Digital Program Notes for this concert begin on Page 14 below

Nov
14
Sat
The Beauty of Bach with Simone Dinnerstein
Nov 14 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 28 @ 5:00 pm

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
Christina Jennings, flute
J.S. BACH Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
J.S. BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
Christina Jennings, flute
Charles Wetherbee, violin

 

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

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! We are excited for this virtual encore.

Hosted by Michael Butterman
Zoom login information will be shared with ticket purchasers

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.

Holiday Phyllo Cups
Brie, Cranberry, Walnuts & Caramelized Onions

Smoked Colorado Trout Pate
Crispy Potato, Dill Creme, Radish Sprouts

Ponzu Beef Canapé
Wasabi Sour Cream
Served on Endive

Caramel Apple Fruit Tartlets

Chocolate Raspberry Teacakes
with Chocolate Ganache and a Fresh Raspberry Garnish

*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.

Nov
27
Fri
The Nutcracker Fri 2pm @ Macky Auditorium
Nov 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Nutcracker Fri 2pm @ Macky Auditorium | Boulder | Colorado | United States

A Boulder tradition for over 30 years!

Gary Lewis, conductor

 

The Nutcracker Fri 7pm @ Macky Auditorium
Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Nutcracker Fri 7pm @ Macky Auditorium | Boulder | Colorado | United States

A Boulder tradition for over 30 years!

Gary Lewis, conductor

 

Dec
13
Sun
Happy Holidays from the Phil
Dec 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 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.

Program will include:
  • Carol of the Bells
  • A Celebration of Hanukkah
  • Christmas Day 
  • Deck the Halls
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • Jubilate Deo 
  • Patapan/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
  • The Toymaker 
  • Wassail Song

 

Jan
23
Sat
Zuill and Zwilich Digital Concert
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 6 @ 11:59 pm

Grammy-winning cellist Zuill Bailey returns to Boulder for the first of two programs with the Phil. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Taaffe 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

Program will be available for on-demand viewing through February 6.  Cost is $40/household.




Program Notes  |  FAQs/Streaming Guide

Jan
27
Wed
Virtual Event of Note-Simone Dinnerstein @ Online
Jan 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Tune in to the Phil’s virtual venue for a captivating evening of music and conversation with pianist Simone Dinnerstein. As an international performer with 10 albums that have topped the Billboard classical charts, Ms. Dinnerstein is known for her “strikingly original ideas and irrefutable integrity.” Guests will hear more about Ms. Dinnerstein’s commitment to broad musical interests and giving concerts in non-traditional venues.

Hosted by Michael Butterman
Zoom login information will be shared with ticket purchasers

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

Smoked Colorado Trout Pate
crispy potato, dill creme, radish sprouts

Zucchini Wrapped, Blue Cheese & Candied Walnut Stuffed Date

Beef Carpaccio Roulade
with arugula, shaved grana

Russian Tea Cookies

Chocolate Raspberry Teacakes
with chocolate ganache and a fresh raspberry garnish

Strawberry Lemonade
mixes with vodka, gin, or whiskey

*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.

Feb
1
Mon
Phil Learning Center: Secrets of the Score @ Online Event
Feb 1 @ 5:30 pm – Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm

February 1, 3 & 6 at 5:30 PM MT

Learn how to read, study and mark a conductor’s score. These sessions include observing some of Bernstein’s marked scores available through the NY Phil Digital Archives. (3 sessions)

Classes will be offered via Zoom and will be available to watch on-demand on Vimeo for registered participants for 2 weeks after the streaming date.

 

Feb
3
Wed
Living Room Concert: Joplin’s Reflection Rag @ Online Event
Feb 3 @ 9:00 am

February 3 at 9 AM MT

Welcome to the 2021 season of the Boulder Phil’s Living Room Concerts!

To kick off this year’s concerts, and in honor of Black History Month, we present BPO violinist Yenlik Weiss and hornist DeAunn Davis in a performance of Scott Joplin’s Reflection Rag.

 

Feb
13
Sat
Mozart & Mendelssohn Digital Concert @ Online Event
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Available for on-demand viewing through February 27

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
MENDELSSOHN Octet for Strings for E-flat Major, Op. 20

Boulder Phil will stream concert with pianist Simone Dinnerstein Saturday (SharpsandFlatirons.com, 2/11/21)

FAQs/Streaming Guide

Feb
16
Tue
Storytime with the Phil: Nighttime Symphony @ Online Event
Feb 16 @ 9:00 am
Storytime with the Phil: Nighttime Symphony @ Online Event

February 16 at 9 AM MT

In honor of Black History Month, the Boulder Phil presents a digital reading of Nighttime Symphony by Timbaland & Christopher Myers.

Art by Christopher Myers
Read by Kristen Pierri

Feb
23
Tue
Storytime with the Phil: Max Found Two Sticks @ Online Event
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am
Storytime with the Phil: Max Found Two Sticks @ Online Event

February 23 at 9 AM MT

In honor of Black History Month, the Boulder Phil presents a digital reading of Max Found Two Sticks by Brian Pinkney.

Read by DeAunn Davis

Feb
24
Wed
Virtual Event of Note-Ricardo Morales @ Online
Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Join your Phil for an evening of performance and perspective with one of the most sought-after clarinetists of today. As principal clarinetist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Saito Kinen Orchestra, and Mito Chamber Orchestra, Ricardo Morales performs and teaches around the world.  We are excited to welcome Mr. Morales, whose playing has been described as “exquisite” and having “the lyricism and breath control of a fine opera singer.” 

Hosted by Michael Butterman
Zoom login information will be shared with ticket purchasers

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

MENU
Angel Falls Herbal Iced Tea with Strawberry Lemon Twist

Individual Boxed Appetizers
Pepper Steak Canapé with Horseradish Cream Served on Cucumber Round
Apricot Deviled Eggs
Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus with Lemon Aioli
Mini Artichoke Pockets – Artichokes, Cheese, Herbs, Garlic, Baked in a Puff Pastry Purse

Lemon Bars & Brownie

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.

Mar
1
Mon
Phil Learning Center: Location, Location, Location @ Online Event
Mar 1 @ 5:30 pm – Mar 6 @ 6:30 pm

March 1, 3 & 6 at 5:30 PM MT

This course explores the role of several cities – Venice, London, Paris and Vienna – in the development of musical style and practice. (3 sessions)

Classes will be offered via Zoom and will be available to watch on-demand on Vimeo for registered participants for 2 weeks after the streaming date.

Mar
13
Sat
A Celebration of Cello Digital Concert @ Online Event
Mar 13 @ 7:30 pm

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

This event premieres on March 13 and will be available for on-demand viewing until March 27. 

Boulder Phil’s virtual concert with renowned cellist Zuill Bailey premieres Saturday: Pre-recorded performance took place inside a Boulder Municipal Airport hangar (Daily Camera, 3/11/21)

FAQs/Streaming Guide


Mar
25
Thu
Music Advocacy Panel Discussion @ Online Event
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Boulder Phil invites you to our FREE Music Advocacy panel discussion, where we will cover topics on sustaining music education in public schools, how to support your young musician at home, life as a musician during the time of COVID, and much more!

Our featured panelists will include Boulder Philharmonic’s Music Director Michael Butterman, Interim Executive Director Sara Parkinson, musicians and staff. All are welcome to attend this free community event on Zoom and we encourage any students, teachers, parents and community members to join in our discussion!

Mar
30
Tue
Storytime with the Phil: Play Me Some Music @ Online Event
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am
Storytime with the Phil: Play Me Some Music @ Online Event

Boulder Phil violinist Veronica Sawarynski narrates Play Me Some Music, written by Emily Bannister and illustrated by Julia Woolf.

Mar
31
Wed
Virtual Event of Note-Francisco Fullana @ Online
Mar 31 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Multi award-winning violinist Francisco Fullana treats guests of the Philharmonic to an evening of innovative and interactive performance. Go behind the scenes with the Spanish-born artist and upcoming artist in residence of the Balearic Islands Symphony Orchestra. This “amazing talent” (Gustavo Dudamel) is not to be missed. 

Program:
Tárrega: Recuerdos de la Alhambra
De Sarasate: Romanza Andaluza
Albéniz: Asturias
Kreisler: Schon Rosmarin
Kreisler: Recitativo & Scherzo

Hosted by Michael Butterman
Zoom login information will be shared with ticket purchasers

 

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. 

Apr
3
Sat
The Soldier’s Tale Digital Concert @ Online Event
Apr 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Boulder Philharmonic continues exploring music for small orchestra: Streamed concert available April 3 will feature Stravinsky’s “Soldier’s Tale” (SharpsandFlatirons.com, 4/2/21)

FAQs/Streaming Guide

Apr
7
Wed
Living Room Concert: Sarah Bierhaus, Oboe & English Horn @ Online
Apr 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:45 pm

Premiering at April 7 at 9 AM MT

Playing both the oboe and English horn parts, Boulder Phil’s Principal Oboist, Sarah Bierhaus, performs the work of Augustin Pio Barrios, Prelude for Guitar, as part of our Living Room Concert Series.

Apr
12
Mon
Phil Learning Center: Elgar’s Enigma @ Online Event
Apr 12 @ 5:30 pm – Apr 14 @ 6:30 pm

April 12 & 14 at 5:30 PM MT

An examination/analysis of the famed Enigma Variations along with some educated guesses as to the answer to his riddle. (2 sessions)

Classes are offered via Zoom and will be available to watch on-demand for registered participants for 2 weeks after the streaming date.

  • Cost is $25 per course (per household)
  • Silver and Gold Baton Members receive access for free 
  • Standard Members get 10% off
Apr
24
Sat
Beethoven Symphony No. 6 and Frequent Flyers Digital Concert @ Online Event
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

George Walker’s Lyric for Strings is elegiac and consoling, the perfect music for our current moment. Also on the program, composer Korine Fujiwara’s story of a trailblazing and inspirational female artist, Camille Claudel, is brought to life by string orchestra with the extraordinary dancers at Frequent Flyers® Aerial Dance! The evening concludes with Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, presented in a stunning version for string sextet by Beethoven’s contemporary, M.G. Fischer.

Michael Butterman, conductor
WALKER Lyric for Strings
FUJIWARA Suite from Claudel
Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance
BEETHOVEN/FISCHER Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, Pastoral

Boulder Phil wraps virtual season with a collaborative piece featuring Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance: Saturday’s Vimeo show offers music inspired by spring, female sculptor Camille Claudel (Daily Camera, 4/21/21)

Boulder Phil concludes re-imagined season with all-strings program: Orchestra partners with Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance (SharpsandFlatirons.com, 4/22/21)

Gold Circle Concert Sponsor:
John Hedderich

FAQs/Streaming Guide

May
3
Mon
Phil Learning Center: Shakespeare and Music @ Online Event
May 3 @ 5:30 pm – May 8 @ 6:30 pm

May 3, 6 & 8 at 5:30 PM MT

This course explores the influence of Shakespeare’s plays on composers in the 19th and 20th centuries, and an exploration of the role that music played during performances of Shakespeare’s plays during his lifetime. The guest speaker is Professor Ross Duffin of Case Western Reserve University, a world-renowned Shakespeare expert. (3 sessions)

Classes will be offered via Zoom and will be available to watch on-demand for registered participants for 2 weeks after the streaming date.

  • Cost is $25 per course (per household)
  • Silver and Gold Baton Members receive access for free – see registration link below
  • Standard Members get 10% off

Purchase access through the PayPal links below.  You’ll receive a registration email containing Zoom link info shortly.

Register for the Shakespeare and Music Course here:


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ATTENTION Silver and Gold Baton Members – register here to attend this course for free.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing a Zoom link for accessing the course.

May
5
Wed
Virtual Event of Note-Soprano Angela Brown @ Online
May 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

*Note: this event has moved from April 28 to May 5*

5:15 PM – Gather on Zoom
5:30 PM – Event start

Enjoy an evening with soprano Angela Brown, whose “charming personality…unites opera, pops, and gospel in one sensational voice.” As a Metropolitan Opera star, a noted interpreter of African American spirituals, and a featured artist on the two-time Grammy Award winning recording, “Ask Your Mama,” Ms. Brown joins the Philharmonic and guests for a delightful evening of performance and conversation.

Opera…from a Sistah’s Point of View

Traveling the world as an international opera star, Angela Brown noticed something about audiences. “I would see very few people who looked like me,” says Brown. On the surface, it looked like a racial divide, but when Brown performed at schools and universities across the country, she realized the gap was bigger than race. This compelled her to create Opera…from a Sistah’s Point of View, a show that dispels the myths surrounding the sometimes-intimidating art form called opera.

Through her not-so-serious takes on the opera stories and by demonstrating the ethnic, geographic, and socio-economic diversity portrayed in opera characters, she helps people from all walks of life and races find themselves in and enjoy opera. She blows up the preconceived expectations of opera by mixing show-stopping arias, poignant art songs, and moving spirituals with tongue-in-cheek commentary from a Black perspective. The show breaks down barriers for audiences that wouldn’t necessarily include opera as a part of their entertainment options. Brown likes to say, “Opera is not about being a certain way, dressing a certain way, speaking a certain way. It’s about experiencing, and opera is for everyone!”

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.  Order must be submitted by Friday, April 30. 

Individual Boxed Appetizers
Zucchini Wrapped, Blue Cheese & Candied Walnut Stuffed Date (Vegetarian)
Apricot Deviled Eggs (Vegetarian)
Lemongrass Beef Skewer with sweet soy and chili dipping sauce
Smoked Colorado Trout Pate with crispy potato, dill creme, radish sprouts
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Russian Tea Cookies

Strawberry Lemonade

*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.

May
26
Wed
Virtual Event of Note-Aldo López-Gavilán @ Online
May 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

5:15 PM – Gather on Zoom
5:30 PM – Event start


Celebrate the Phil’s season conclusion with multi-talented Cuban pianist and composer Aldo López-Gavilán. Equally versed in both classical and jazz worlds as a recitalist, concerto soloist, chamber-music collaborator, and performer of his own electrifying jazz compositions, Mr. López-Gavilán is praised for his “dazzling technique and rhythmic fire.” 

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. 

Sep
10
Fri
Boulder Phil – Live from the Hill @ The Hill Boulder
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This summer, spend your Friday nights on the Hill! Grab dinner to-go from one of the Hill’s many restaurants and head to the Hill Event Street where different local bands will be performing every week.

The Boulder Phil’s string quartet, #nophilter, will perform on Friday, September 10 from 6-8 PM (between The Sink and Cafe Aion). Imagine pop, rock and metal played by a virtuosic string quartet.

Seating is available at the adjacent restaurants’ outdoor patios, otherwise standing room. Attendees are encouraged to bring folding chairs or blankets to sit on if they like.