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

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