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

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 SOLD OUT

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

Click Here to Register

Groups of ten guests may attend a pre-event Zoom breakout session together

Our Silent Auction is Online Now! Open to All

Support your Phil and take something home from

Wallaroo Hats
Hapa Sushi
Dairy Arts Center
BMoCA

and more!

Or spend four nights in at a three-bedroom home Breckenridge!

Sponsorships available!

Benefits for sponsors and their guests include
Three-course delivered meals
Pre-event Zoom breakout with Michael Butterman, and
A live private performance by Boulder Phil players

Click here for more information, or contact Director of Development Eve Orenstein at 303.443.0542 or eve@boulderphil.org

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

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.

Delivered Hors d’Oeuvres Menu

Seared Sesame Tuna
with Avocado Wasabi on a Wonton

Spanikopita Cigars
Spinach, Feta, Herbs, Garlic & Filo

Pepper Steak Canapé
with Horseradish Cream Served on a Cucumber Round

Russian Tea Cookies

German Chocolate Teacakes

Mint Lemonade Cocktail Mixer
Mix 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.


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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.

Program will include:
“Carol of the Bells” (Ukrainian Folk Carol, arr. Hanson)
A Celebration of Hanukkah (Traditional, arr. Pascuzzi)
“Christmas Day” (Holst, arr. Allen)
Deck the Halls (Traditional/Rutter, arr. Buerkle)
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” (Martin & Blane, arr. Henderson & Dedrick)
Jubilate Deo (Gabrielli, arr. Buerkle)
Patapan/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Traditional, arr. Buerkle)
“Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day” (Gardner, arr. Buerkle)
The Toymaker (DiLorenzo)
“Wassail Song” (Traditional/Vaughan Williams, arr. Allen)



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 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

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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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