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

Nov
29
Fri
The Nutcracker with Boulder Ballet @ Macky Auditorium
Nov 29 @ 2:00 pm – Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra 
Gary Lewis, conductor

Performances on:

Friday, November 29, 2:00 PM
Saturday, November 30, 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 1, 2:00 PM

A Boulder tradition for 30 years. A feast for the senses with professional dancers, beautiful sets, and your Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra.


Dec
22
Sun
SOLD OUT! Christmas with the Phil @ Mountain View United Methodist Church
Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SOLD OUT! Christmas with the Phil @ Mountain View United Methodist Church | Boulder | Colorado | United States

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Gary Lewis, conductor

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!
To be put on a waitlist, email Shelley Sampson at ssampson@boulderphil.org

Join your Boulder Phil for a musical celebration of the holidays! Highlights include concertmaster Charles Wetherbee, violin, as soloist for sections of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah with soloists and choir, and other music of the season.

Soloists:
Bethany Smith-Jacobs, soprano
Anna Englander, alto
Javier Abreu, tenor
Ashraf Sewailam, bass

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

Mar
21
Sat
POSTPONED The Firebird + Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance @ Macky Auditorium
Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
POSTPONED The Firebird + Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance @ Macky Auditorium | Boulder | Colorado | United States

THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN POSTPONED!

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, conductor

We welcome our Frequent Flyer friends for the Butterfly Lovers Concerto in a concert that explores a renewal – both spiritual and physical.

BATES Resurrexit
HE/CHEN Butterfly Lovers Concerto, Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance, Charles Wetherbee, violin
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Russian Easter Overture
STRAVINSKY Firebird Suite (1919)


Sponsors:
Silver Circle Concert Sponsors
Nancy Clairmont and Bob Braudes
Stravinsky Firebird Suite
Marjorie & Bob Schaffner
He/Chen Butterfly Lovers Concerto
Marti Oetzel

Mar
22
Sun
POSTPONED The Firebird + Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance at Pinnacle PAC @ Pinnacle Performing Arts Complex
Mar 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
POSTPONED The Firebird + Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance at Pinnacle PAC @ Pinnacle Performing Arts Complex | Denver | Colorado | United States

THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN POSTPONED!

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, conductor

A concert that explores a renewal – both spiritual and physical.

BATES Resurrexit
HE/CHEN Butterfly Lovers Concerto, Charles Wetherbee, violin
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Russian Easter Overture
STRAVINSKY Firebird Suite (1919)

Sponsors:
Stravinsky Firebird Suite
Marjorie & Bob Schaffner

Apr
3
Fri
Boulder Phil + Boulder Arts Week @ Online
Apr 3 all-day
Boulder Phil + Boulder Arts Week @ Online

Boulder Philharmonic’s Music Director, Michael Butterman, leads a short discussion about the experience of performing at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. The Boulder Phil joined Aerial Dance troupe Frequent Flyers to perform Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” LIVE at The Kennedy Center as part of “SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras.”

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