May
4
Sat
The Music of David Bowie @ Macky Auditorium
May 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The genius of David Bowie’s innovative range of musical styles influenced multiple generations of groundbreaking music. Now, hear his iconic music performed as it has never been before with the Boulder Phil featuring conductor Brent Havens, vocalist Tony Vincent from “The Voice,” and a full rock band as they take you on a symphonic odyssey that pays tribute to this legendary musician and epic storyteller. Features David Bowie’s top hits: Space Oddity, Changes, Under Pressure, Heroes, China Girl, Fame, Let’s Dance and more!

 

Bronze Circle Concert Sponsors
Boulder Marriott
Steve Edel

Media Sponsor

 


About Windborne Music 

Conductor/Arranger/Producer Brent Havens and his Windborne Music rock symphony shows continue to be some of the best attended and most exciting classic rock symphony shows in the marketplace. His masterful combination of symphonic arrangements with a full rock band and singer deliver the greatest hits of these legendary bands (which all feature an incredible rhythm section, background singers and a world class sound and light show); all combining to deliver the purest respective rock experience you will find anywhere.

Best known for his appearance on NBC’s The Voice, recording artist, actor and producer Tony Vincent started his own record company, Adobe Flats, writing and producing an EP (Love Falling Down) that led to a recording contract with EMI Records. The two solo albums that followed, (Tony Vincent, One Deed) produced six #1 Billboard radio singles.

Shortly after his 1997 move to NYC, he took a detour into rock-based theater, starring on Broadway in RENT (Mark, Roger), Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas Iscariot) and Green Day’s American Idiot (St. Jimmy). He played Simon Zealotes in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s film remake of Jesus Christ Superstar, and is also featured in the film Andrew Lloyd Webber: Masterpiece. Vincent originated the role of Galileo Figaro in the rock band Queen’s We Will Rock You in London’s West End (2002), and opened the U.S. production in 2004. He also fronted the band itself, performing “Bohemian Rhapsody” for Queen Elizabeth II, with a live audience of over 1 million people surrounding Buckingham Palace.

Vincent independently released two more albums, A Better Way, produced by Adam Anders (Glee) in 2008, and the self-produced In My Head in 2012, following his appearance on NBC’s The Voice. Tony Vincent is currently headlining the North American symphony tour of The Music of David Bowie, and working as a record producer at his New York recording studio, Soundshop 370.

Oct
6
Sun
Musical Hike: The Music of Landscapes: Gritty & Pretty @ Shanahan Ridge
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Musical Hike: The Music of Landscapes: Gritty & Pretty @ Shanahan Ridge | Boulder | Colorado | United States

The Boulder Phil and the City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks (OSMP) have created an ongoing collaboration to connect community members with the natural world through music. This partnership includes guided musical hikes designed to complement specific works to be performed by the Boulder Phil. The hikes are free and open to the public.

Rich with meaning and memories, our favorite landscapes speak to us in many ways: joy, beauty, nostalgia, awe, even dissonance. How do composers capture the essence of the land in music? At its next concert, the Boulder Philharmonic will explore both the gritty and the pretty nature of landscapes with works by Jon Lord and Jonny Greenwood. Join OSMP naturalist Dave Sutherland for a pre-concert hike to sample this and other music that invokes our sense of place.

Meet at the Lehigh Street entrance to Shanahan Ridge (map search 1903 Lehigh in Boulder, where Lehigh and Lafayette Streets intersect). This location is served by the southbound SKIP bus.

Registration is not required for this activity, but by signing up using this link, you will receive a reminder and updates about this program.

Oct
12
Sat
Musical Hike: The Music of Landscapes: Gritty & Pretty @ Shanahan Ridge
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Musical Hike: The Music of Landscapes: Gritty & Pretty @ Shanahan Ridge | Boulder | Colorado | United States

The Boulder Phil and the City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks (OSMP) have created an ongoing collaboration to connect community members with the natural world through music. This partnership includes guided musical hikes designed to complement specific works to be performed by the Boulder Phil. The hikes are free and open to the public.

Rich with meaning and memories, our favorite landscapes speak to us in many ways: joy, beauty, nostalgia, awe, even dissonance. How do composers capture the essence of the land in music? At its next concert, the Boulder Philharmonic will explore both the gritty and the pretty nature of landscapes with works by Jon Lord and Jonny Greenwood. Join OSMP naturalist Dave Sutherland for a pre-concert hike to sample this and other music that invokes our sense of place.

Meet at the Lehigh Street entrance to Shanahan Ridge (map search 1903 Lehigh in Boulder, where Lehigh and Lafayette Streets intersect). This location is served by the southbound SKIP bus.

Registration is not required for this activity, but by clicking this link to sign up, you will receive a reminder and updates about this program.

Gritty/Pretty @ Macky Auditorium
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, conductor

Radiohead guitarist Johnny Greenwood and Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord explore the orchestral idiom, featuring the Phil’s own Principal Flutist Elizabeth Sadilek-Labenski, followed by Schubert’s beautiful fifth symphony.

GREENWOOD Suite from There Will Be Blood
LORD To Notice Such Things, Elizabeth Sadilek-Labenski, Flute
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 5

Sponsors
Silver Circle Concert Sponsor
Vermilion Design + Digital

Oct
13
Sun
Gritty/Pretty at Pinnacle PAC @ Pinnacle Performing Arts Center
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, conductor

Radiohead guitarist Johnny Greenwood and Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord explore the orchestral idiom, featuring the Phil’s own Principal Flutist Elizabeth Sadilek-Labenski, followed by Schubert’s beautiful fifth symphony.

GREENWOOD Suite from There Will Be Blood
LORD To Notice Such Things, Elizabeth Sadilek-Labenski, Flute
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 5

 

Nov
2
Sat
Event of Note: An Evening with Pianist Aldo López Gavilán @ Home of Susan Olenwine and Frank Palermo
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Event of Note: An Evening with Pianist Aldo López Gavilán @ Home of Susan Olenwine and Frank Palermo | Boulder | Colorado | United States

Experience an evening of fantastic Latin piano music, featuring Aldo López Gavilán. Gavilán represents both the classical and jazz worlds as a soloist, collaborator, and composer of energizing works. Discover the passionate, fiery intricacy of this music and engage in conversation with this internationally acclaimed musician.

Support your Phil and experience music in intimate settings through this unique series of fundraising events. Each Event of Note features a food and wine reception for a chance to mingle with artists.

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
9
Sat
Let’s Play Gala @ Boulder JCC
Nov 9 @ 5:30 pm
Let's Play Gala @ Boulder JCC | Broomfield | Colorado | United States

Boulder knows how to PLAY!

Join us at Boulder’s finest venue on November 9 to celebrate all the fun things we specialize in here.
Well, maybe not all…but close!

Stroll inside and find Pearl Street’s famous buskers, restaurants, and shopping

Taste the wares of local distillers and craft brewers and enjoy people watching while being serenaded by virtuosic musicians, entertained by unique performers, and toasting the town with your friends.

Boulder’s own Three Leaf Concepts, the team behind the historic Chautauqua Dining Hall and Dushanbe Tea House, are curating a special menu to keep the evening playful and above par – words synonymous with Boulder living!

Tickets are $160
Tables of 10 $1600

Doors open at 5:30pm

Boulder JCC
6007 Oreg Ave, Boulder, CO

Dress is Playful Cocktail Attire
Dress to play hard, eat well, and have fun!

Live and silent auctions

Live Auction Packages

Boulder Staycation
One Night Stay at the Hotel Boulderado
Booze, Brews, and Bites Local Table Tour for Two
$50 Gift Certificate to Black Cat
Champagne Brunch for Two at the Greenbriar Inn

Santa Fe Opera and Opera Tailgate Picnic
Two Tickets to a 2020 Santa Fe Opera Production and Backstage Tour
Pre-Opera Picnic Basket from Tesuque Village Market
Two Nights at the Inn of the Governors

You are the Guest Conductor
Conduct a Piece at the Opening Concert of the Boulder Phil’s 2020-21 Season

Wine Dinner with Willem
Chef Willem DeFroy will offer a Cooking Demo at the Spanish Hills home of
Susan Olenwine and Frank Palermo for 10 Guests
Wine Chosen to Pair with the Meal from Susan and Frank’s Collection

And more!

Sponsorships available! Click here to learn more

Let’s Play Committee
Karyn Sawyer, chair

Marilyn Gallant
Nicky Wolman

Let’s Play Sponsors

Margot and Christopher Brauchli
Pamela Dennis and Jim Semborski
Marla and Jerry Meehl
Steve and Jayne Miller
Rodolfo and Margaret Perez
Ellie and Harry Poehlmann
Karyn Sawyer
Three Leaf Concepts
Nicky Wolman and David Fulker

Table Designs By

Adorned
Boulder JCC
Classic Facets
Dushanbe Tea House
Hotel Boulderado
Indochine Home Import
Patiala LLC
Pedestrian Shops
R Gallery
Savory Spice Shop
Sturtz and Copeland
The Tea Spot
Three Leaf Concepts
Wallaroo Hat Company

 

Tastings Offered By

Asher Brewing Company
BOCO Cider
JL Distilling
Vapor Distillery

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