Mar
2
Sat
Elgar & Beethoven with Astrid Schween, cello @ Macky Auditorium
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, conductor

KUSTER Dune Acres (Colorado premiere)
ELGAR Cello Concerto
Astrid Schween, cello
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4

Beethoven’s energetic Symphony No. 4 anchors a program both familiar and fresh. The newest member of the famed Juilliard String Quartet, cellist Astrid Schween, joins us for Elgar’s dramatically intense Cello Concerto. We open with a new work by Boulder native Kristin Kuster, made possible in part by the Phil’s commissioning partnership.

6:30 PM – Free pre-concert talk hosted by Marilyn Cooley of Colorado Public Radio, with Music Director Michael Butterman, cellist Astrid Schween and composer Kristin Kuster

Silver Circle Concert Sponsors
Taddiken Tree
Bronze Circle Concert Sponsors
Sara and David Harper
Elgar Sponsors
Marti and George Oetzel
Astrid Schween Sponsor
eQuilter.com



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for more info on our Feb. 28 Event of Note with cellist Astrid Schween
Click here for more info on corresponding musical hikes, Feb. 28 & Mar. 2


Colorado Public Radio host Marilyn Cooley and Music Director Michael Butterman give an introduction to the concert in this podcast:


About Astrid Schween

New York born cellist Astrid Schween is an internationally recognized soloist, chamber artist, and teacher. This season marks her second year with the Juilliard String Quartet; in 2016, she succeeded Joel Krosnick as cellist of the Quartet and joined the Juilliard cello faculty.

She made her debut as soloist with the New York Philharmonic under the direction of Zubin Mehta, and received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School, where her teachers included Harvey Shapiro, Leonard Rose, Channing Robbins and Ardyth Alton. She studied extensively with celebrated cellist Jacqueline Du Pré in London and later with Bernard Greenhouse in the DMA program at Rutgers University. Ms. Schween participated in the Marlboro Music Festival and William Pleeth Master Classes in Aldeburgh and, while a young professional, was mentored by members of the Juilliard, Guarneri, Borodin, La Salle, Amadeus, Alban Berg, Galimir, Paganini and Budapest Quartets. She served for many years on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts, the Hartt School of Music, Mount Holyoke College and the Interlochen Center for the Arts.

As a longtime member of the Lark Quartet, Ms. Schween performed at major venues around the world and received many honors including the Naumburg Chamber Music Award and the Gold Medal at Russia’s Shostakovich International String Quartet Competition. During her tenure, the quartet produced critically acclaimed recordings for the Arabesque, Decca/Argo, New World, CRI and Point labels, commissioned numerous works and performed at international festivals including Mostly Mozart, Schleswig-Holstein and Lockenhaus.

An active speaker and panelist, she has served on the juries of the Fischoff, Sphinx, and Concert Artist Guild competitions, serves on the artistic advisory board of the Global M-Prize Competition, and has been featured in Strings and Strad magazines, on “Living the Classical Life,” NPR interviews and as a guest speaker at the Library of Congress on the role of women in music.

In addition to her work with the JSQ, Ms. Schween remains active as a soloist with upcoming recitals in Washington DC, Boston, and at the International Cello Institute. She also appears this season in Quito, Ecuador, at the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, and has recently joined the cello faculty for the Summer Music School at the Perlman Music Program. In 2017, she released multiple recordings including Rhapsody for solo cello and electronics by Gordon Green, as well as new albums with the Boston Trio and the Juilliard String Quartet.  www.astridschween.com


About Kristin Kuster

Composer Kristin Kuster “writes commandingly for the orchestra,” and her music “has an invitingly tart edge” (The New York Times). Kuster’s colorfully enthralling compositions take inspiration from architectural space, the weather, and mythology. Her orchestral music “unquestionably demonstrates her expertise in crafting unique timbres” (Steve Smith, Night after Night).

Most recently, Kuster received an OPERA America Grant for female composers, made possible through The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. The grant will support the recording of Kuster’s work Old Presque Isle, a 75-minute opera drawn from the haunting of northern Michigan’s Old Presque Isle Lighthouse. The opera is written for a singer, six trumpets, two percussionists, and a men’s chorus, and features a libretto by poet Megan Levad, assistant director of the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan.

Upcoming and recent premieres of Kuster’s music have included works for the Philadelphia-based Network for New Music, the Colorado Music Festival, the Lisbon Summerfest Chamber Choir, multi-percussionist Joseph Gramley, and the Donald Sinta Quartet.

Kuster was recently awarded one of the highest honors the University bestows upon junior faculty – a 2015 Henry Russel Award. The award recognizes faculty early in their academic careers who already have demonstrated excellence as a teacher. Given yearly, university-wide junior faculty are eligible for the Henry Russel award, and Kuster is among only four music faculty to receive the award since its inception in 1926.

Born in 1973, Kuster grew up in Boulder, Colorado. She earned her Doctor of Musical Arts from U-M, where she now serves as associate professor of Composition.  website

Mar
3
Sun
Free Community Concert – Build It! @ Pinnacle Performing Arts Complex
Mar 3 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Build It! takes families on a memorable tour of the orchestra in an fun, interactive format. Join Maestro Michael Butterman and the Boulder Phil for this free one-hour concert featuring music by Bach, Britten and more. Expand your musical horizons by exploring the many things that music and architecture have in common―rhythm, texture, harmony, proportion, and dynamics.

Arrive early and enjoy hands-on exploration of music with musicians, instruments and local organizations.

Click here to register for free tickets

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Mar
9
Sat
#nophilter Happy Hour: Upslope Brewing @ Upslope Brewing Company
Mar 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

 

Imagine pop, rock, and metal played by a virtuosic string quartet.

Now meet

Boulder Philharmonic musicians play music you definitely know in a way you have never heard before.

Upslope brewers will design a flight of their handcrafted beers to create a multi-sensory pairing with this #nophilter performance.

$10/person

Mar
23
Sat
Pixar in Concert @ Macky Auditorium
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Gary Lewis, conductor

A visually stunning, live orchestra, multimedia concert with your favorite moments from Toy Story, Coco, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, A Bug’s Life & more! These great film scores have won 10 Grammys and 3 Academy Awards, and have received 10 Oscar nominations.

“Two hours of Pixar music is pure magic.”  ~Broadway World
“It made me wonder at the incredible technique and mastery of music and story telling… It’s a moment in life you’ll remember forever.”  ~The Huffington Post
“…Breathtaking…it’s a great treat for kids and not a bad way to introduce them to the wonders of hearing an orchestra perform live.”  ~Hit Fix

RANDY NEWMAN
Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Monsters, Inc., Monsters University, Cars
MICHAEL GIACCHINO
Coco, Ratatouille, UP, The Incredibles, Cars 2, Inside Out
THOMAS NEWMAN
Finding Nemo, WALL-E

Gary Lewis and Boulder Philharmonic perform live to popular film scenes  |  SharpsandFlatirons

Tickets start at $15

Tickets for accompanying children are $15-$25, depending on the section.  Call 303-449-1343 to order.

Join us at 7 PM and at intermission for an instrument petting zoo with HB Woodsongs.

Bronze Circle Concert Sponsors
Hotel Boulderado
Emerson/Micro Motion

 Pixar in Concert Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts.
© All rights reserved.

Programming subject to change

Apr
30
Thu
SOLD OUT! Event of Note: A VIRTUAL Evening with Violinist Jennifer Koh
Apr 30 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
SOLD OUT! Event of Note: A VIRTUAL Evening with Violinist Jennifer Koh

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! NO TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE

Violinist Jennifer Koh presents a commanding recital of works delivered with dazzling virtuosity and stunning musicianship. Koh has been celebrated for her “commitment to the music that makes for an exceptional musical event.” She is renowned for her exploration of broad and eclectic repertoire that she will share from her home in New York City at this intimate virtual event.

This event will be hosted on Zoom by Jan Burton and Michael Butterman. 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.

Three Leaf Concepts Hors d’Oeuvres Menu
Delivered to Your Home*

Charcuterie
International Cheese, Fresh Fruit, Seasonal Chutney, Shaved Finnochiora

Apricot Deviled Eggs

Spicy Tuna Sushi Roll

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Vegetarian Sushi Roll
Carrot, Cucumber, Avocado, Daikon

Mint Lemonade Cocktail Mixer
Goes with Gin, Vodka, Whiskey – or Straight as a Mocktail!

*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 intimate settings through the unique
Event of Note series of  fundraising events. 

Jun
24
Wed
Event of Note with Wetherbee and Korevaar – Virtual
Jun 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Join Boulder Phil concertmaster, violinist Charles Wetherbee and pianist David Korevaar for an evening of performance and conversation, featuring excerpts of their virtual duo recitals for the Snake River Music Festival. 

This event will be hosted on Zoom by Michael Butterman. 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.

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus (Gluten Free)
with Lemon Aioli

Szechuan Eggplant Sushi (Vegan)
Toasted Sesame Seed, Scallion

Curry Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches
Toasted Walnuts, Golden Raisins, Scallions, Celery, Rye Bread

Caprese Skewer (Vegetarian) (Gluten Free)
Fresh Mozzarella, Artichoke Heart, Sun-Dried Tomato, Basil

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
fresh strawberries dipped in dark chocolate

Flourless Chocolate Teacakes (Gluten-Free)
with chocolate ganache, caramel drizzle, & fleur de sel

Strawberry Lemonade Cocktail Mixer
Great with vodka, gin or whiskey, tequila if you are feeling creative. Also good straight as a mocktail!

Note: all packaging is compostable

*Delivery to Boulder, Louisville, and Lafayette residents only.
Others may pick up at Zucca, 808 Main Street, in Louisville. Must be reserved by June 19, 2020.

Support your Phil and experience music in intimate settings through the unique
Event of Note series of  fundraising events. 


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Jul
29
Wed
Event of Note with Piano Duo Anderson & Roe – Virtual
Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Go behind the scenes with our favorite piano duo – Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe! Join us for a virtual chat hosted by Maestro Michael Butterman to discover the inspiration behind the pair’s electrifying music videos. 

The virtual event will begin with a Musical Mixology lesson from Greg and Liz as they lead us in the creation of original, music-inspired craft cocktails. Cheers!

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.

Mixers for Anderson & Roe’s Cocktails
Three Leaf will provide all of the non-alcoholic ingredients needed to make the drinks with Greg and Liz
You will need silver tequila, bitters, and bourbon*

Prosciutto Canapé
with Burrata & Pickled Figs; Served on Crostini

Tandori Chicken Skewers
with Tomato Coconut Sambal

Zucchini Goat Cheese Roulade
with Tomato Pesto-Cashew Ricotta, Arugula

Avocado Toast Bites
with Concasse Tomatoes, Pickled Red Onion

Vegan Truffles (Gluten-Free)
Coconut, Date, Chocolate

Lemon Poppy Seed Teacakes
with Raspberry Filling, Vanilla Buttercream, & Candied Lemon Garnish

Note: all packaging is compostable

*Delivery to Boulder, Louisville, and Lafayette residents only.
Others may pick up at Zucca, 808 Main Street, in Louisville.

If you do not add on the hors d’oeuvres delivery you can still join in making the cocktails! Here is what you will need:

Basil Paloma

  • 2 basil leaves (or mint, if preferred)
  • 1 grapefruit segment (optional)
  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • Juice of 1/2 lime (approx. 1/2 oz)-
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup or 1/4 ounce agave nectar
  • 3 oz grapefruit juice
  • Soda water

Optional: first salt the rim of a highball glass. Place 2 basil leaves and 1 grapefruit segment in a highball glass and muddle gently. Add 2 ounces silver tequila, juice of 1/2 lime, and 1/2 oz simple syrup. Stir gently. Add ice, 3 ounces grapefruit juice and soda to top. Stir gently again and enjoy!

New Old Fashioned

  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 5 dashes of bitters
  • 2 peach slices
  • 2 1/2 oz bourbon
  • 2 blackberries
  • Splash of soda water

In an old-fashioned glass, combine the simple syrup, bitters, and one peach slice and muddle well. Add the bourbon and fill the glass with ice cubes. Add the second peach slice, the blackberries, and soda water and stir to combine.

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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Aug
26
Wed
Event of Note with Violinist Rachel Barton Pine – Virtual
Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Music brings us together! Renowned for her innate gift for emotional communication and her scholarly fascination with historical research, violinist Rachel Barton Pine joins us for an evening of insight and intimate communication about her latest discography and projects, including Music by Black Composers. Guests will join in the discussion and will be treated to a performance by Ms. Pine.

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.

Phyllo Cups with Brie (Vegetarian)
Seasonal Chutney, Toasted walnuts, & Honey

Speck Crostini
Shaved Speck, Fontina, Tomato Jam Served on a Crostini

Szechuan Eggplant Sushi (Vegan)
Toasted Sesame Seed, Scallion

Zucchini Wrapped, Blue Cheese and Candied Walnut Stuffed Dates (Gluten Free)

Mini Fruit Tartlets

Vegan Carrot Teacakes
with Soy Icing and Candied Ginger Garnish

Hibiscus Cooler
Sweetened Hibiscus Tea, Soda Water, Orange, Lime & Mint
Mixes with Vodka, Whiskey, Tequila, and Rum

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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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
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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