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.




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