Mar
15
Mon
Discovery Program: Cheers, Tears and Fears @ Online Event
Mar 15 @ 9:00 am – May 21 @ 11:00 pm

Boulder Phil’s 2021 Virtual Discovery Concert
Cheers, Tears and Fears: Music and Emotion
March 15 – May 21, 2021

The 2021 Discovery Concert is completely virtual this season, expanding our usual one-day field trip experience in Macky Auditorium to a month-long Discovery offering. In addition to our annual curriculum packet, this year’s program offers supplemental virtual education materials, including a library of interactive recorded performances by Boulder Phil musicians, that parents, teachers, and students can access online at any time throughout Discovery month.

Our 2021 Discovery Program explores the relationship between music and emotions. Students will learn how composers use different musical techniques such as dynamics, instrumentation, and key signatures to create emotion in their music. Featuring works by Samuel Barber, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Antonín Dvorák, George Walker, Gustav Mahler, Missy Mazzoli, Felix Mendelssohn, Jessie Montgomery, Modest Mussorgsky, Florence Price, and Clara Schumann.

To experience the 2021 Discovery Program, please complete this online form: https://bit.ly/3toXuX2. You will receive access to our complete virtual program to be enjoyed at your convenience anytime from March 15 – May 21.

The 2021 Discovery Program is partially funded by Boulder Phil’s education program sponsors including the SeiSolo Foundation, SCFD, and Eleanor and Harry Poehlmann. Due to their incredible support, we are thrilled to offer our 2021 Discovery Program for FREE! Please consider giving a suggested contribution of $6 per student to support our on-going efforts to provide and expand our annual Discovery program.  Donate Now


Oct
16
Sat
Musical Hike: Wings and Songs – Birdwatching & Music @ Waneka Lake Open Space
Oct 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

The Boulder Phil and the Boulder County Audubon Society partner to connect community members with the natural world through music, as Interpretive Naturalist Dave Sutherland leads music-themed nature hikes in Boulder’s beautiful outdoor spaces. The Audubon Society is one of the world’s oldest non-profit environmental organizations dedicated to the conservation of birds and their habitat. These hikes are free and open to the public.

Get warmed up for the Boulder Philharmic’s concert season with naturalist Dave Sutherland on a search for local birds during the fall migration. With the aid of portable speakers, explore ways that birds have been captured in classical music. Beautiful musical selections and fall colors are guaranteed. Meet at Waneka Lake Open Space in Lafayette for an easy fall stroll.

To sign-up, please email Dave Sutherland at dsutherland4747@gmail.com. Hikes are limited to 20 people.

Per the CDC and State of Colorado and Boulder County Public Health, most public health orders are now lifted. Face coverings are no longer required for fully vaccinated individuals on our field trips. Those who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear a face covering. Those who are fully vaccinated may choose whether or not to wear a face covering.

Oct
30
Sat
The Art of Jazz Concert @ Mountain View United Methodist Church
Oct 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, conductor

SHOSTAKOVICH  Jazz Suite No. 1
MILHAUD  The Creation of the World, Op. 81a
WEILL  Little Threepenny Music

American jazz has made an impact worldwide, and many European classical composers have been drawn to its unique rhythms, harmonies and instruments.  From Milhaud’s Harlem-inspired ballet score to Weill’s cabaret-style opera (think “Mack the Knife”), you’ll hear what it sounds like when composers let their hair down.

Article: Boulder Phil “Together Again” for two short concerts in October |  SharpsandFlatirons.com


$40 for single tickets
Save $5 with a 5- or 6- concert subscription – order online



The Boulder Phil has developed protocols to ensure a safe environment for everyone. Given the recently updated Boulder County Health orders, our concerts will be fully vaccinated events with masks required. Please visit boulderphil.org/safety for the most up-to-date information. We thank you in advance for your understanding as we continue to ensure the health and safety of our musicians, staff and patrons.
If any policy change makes you uncomfortable, or if you or someone in your party is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, please call our Box Office at 303.449.1343 to return your tickets for a refund or convert your tickets to a donation no later than 4 hours prior to the event.

 

Jan
22
Sat
Opening Night: Gershwin Celebration @ Macky Auditorium
Jan 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, conductor
Marcus Roberts Trio—Marcus Roberts, piano; Rodney Jordan, bass; Jason Marsalis, drums

GERSHWIN An American in Paris
GERSHWIN Piano Concerto in F

“Roberts first introduced his version of Concerto in F in a concert with the Berlin Philharmonic, and he owns it.”
~Third Coast Review

Single tickets on sale December 8
Save 10-15% with a 5- or 6- concert series package – on sale now



The Boulder Phil has developed protocols to ensure a safe environment for everyone. Given the recently updated Boulder County Health orders, our concerts will be fully vaccinated events with masks required. Please visit boulderphil.org/safety for the most up-to-date information. We thank you in advance for your understanding as we continue to ensure the health and safety of our musicians, staff and patrons.
If any policy change makes you uncomfortable, or if you or someone in your party is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, please call our Box Office at 303.449.1343 to return your tickets for a refund or convert your tickets to a donation no later than 4 hours prior to the event.

 

Jan
23
Sun
Gershwin Celebration in Lone Tree @ Lone Tree Arts Center
Jan 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, conductor
Marcus Roberts Trio—Marcus Roberts, piano; Rodney Jordan, bass; Jason Marsalis, drums

GERSHWIN An American in Paris
GERSHWIN Piano Concerto in F

“Roberts first introduced his version of Concerto in F in a concert with the Berlin Philharmonic, and he owns it.”
~Third Coast Review



The Boulder Phil has developed protocols to ensure a safe environment for everyone. Given the recently updated Boulder County Health orders, our concerts will be fully vaccinated events with masks required. Please visit boulderphil.org/safety for the most up-to-date information. We thank you in advance for your understanding as we continue to ensure the health and safety of our musicians, staff and patrons.
If any policy change makes you uncomfortable, or if you or someone in your party is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, please call our Box Office at 303.449.1343 to return your tickets for a refund or convert your tickets to a donation no later than 4 hours prior to the event.

 

Feb
12
Sat
Beethoven 7 & a World Premiere @ Macky Auditorium
Feb 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, conductor
Rachel Barton Pine, violin

BILLY CHILDS Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
(world premiere/co-commission)
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 in A Major

“An exciting, boundary-defying performer—Pine displays a power and confidence that puts her in the top echelon.”
~The Washington Post

Single tickets on sale December 8
Save 10-15% with a 5- or 6- concert series package – on sale now



The Boulder Phil has developed protocols to ensure a safe environment for everyone. Given the recently updated Boulder County Health orders, our concerts will be fully vaccinated events with masks required. Please visit boulderphil.org/safety for the most up-to-date information. We thank you in advance for your understanding as we continue to ensure the health and safety of our musicians, staff and patrons.
If any policy change makes you uncomfortable, or if you or someone in your party is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, please call our Box Office at 303.449.1343 to return your tickets for a refund or convert your tickets to a donation no later than 4 hours prior to the event.

 

Mar
19
Sat
Rachmaninoff 3 & Mysterious Mountain @ Macky Auditorium
Mar 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, conductor
Terrence Wilson, piano

CINDY MCTEE  Circuits
HOVHANESS Symphony No. 2, “Mysterious Mountain”
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3

“One of the biggest pianistic talents to have emerged in this country in the last 25 years…”
~Baltimore Sun

Single tickets on sale December 8
Save 10-15% with a 5- or 6- concert series package – on sale now



The Boulder Phil has developed protocols to ensure a safe environment for everyone. Given the recently updated Boulder County Health orders, our concerts will be fully vaccinated events with masks required. Please visit boulderphil.org/safety for the most up-to-date information. We thank you in advance for your understanding as we continue to ensure the health and safety of our musicians, staff and patrons.
If any policy change makes you uncomfortable, or if you or someone in your party is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, please call our Box Office at 303.449.1343 to return your tickets for a refund or convert your tickets to a donation no later than 4 hours prior to the event.

 

Apr
30
Sat
The Firebird & Frequent Flyers @ Macky Auditorium
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, conductor
Charles Wetherbee, violin
Frequent Flyers® Aerial Dance

MASON BATES  Undistant
HE ZHANHAO/CHEN GANG  The Butterfly Lovers’ Violin Concerto
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV  Russian Easter Overture
STRAVINSKY  Firebird Suite (1919)

Single tickets on sale December 8
Save 10-15% with a 5- or 6- concert series package – on sale now



The Boulder Phil has developed protocols to ensure a safe environment for everyone. Given the recently updated Boulder County Health orders, our concerts will be fully vaccinated events with masks required. Please visit boulderphil.org/safety for the most up-to-date information. We thank you in advance for your understanding as we continue to ensure the health and safety of our musicians, staff and patrons.
If any policy change makes you uncomfortable, or if you or someone in your party is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, please call our Box Office at 303.449.1343 to return your tickets for a refund or convert your tickets to a donation no later than 4 hours prior to the event.