From Vienna to Hollywood @ Macky Auditorium
Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
From Vienna to Hollywood @ Macky Auditorium | Boulder | Colorado | United States

CHAPLIN Smile (from the film Modern Times)
KORNGOLD Violin Concerto
BRAHMS Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68

Grammy-nominated violinist Philippe Quint plays Charlie Chaplin’s best-known musical composition along with the cinematic concerto by Hollywood pioneer (and Vienna native) Ernst Korngold. After intermission, the first symphony of one of Vienna’s legends, Johannes Brahms.

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

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

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Royal Fireworks! @ Macky Auditorium
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Royal Fireworks! @ Macky Auditorium | Boulder | Colorado | United States

POULENC Suite française
WEILL Suite from The Threepenny Opera
GOUNOD Petite Symphonie
HANDEL Music for the Royal Fireworks

Spotlighting our winds, brass and percussion, Handel’s rousing musical fireworks top off a program that also includes Kurt Weill’s cabaret-infused music from The Threepenny Opera (think “Mack the Knife”).

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


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.