Apr
30
Sat
The Firebird & Frequent Flyers @ Macky Auditorium
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, conductor
Charles Wetherbee, violin
Frequent Flyers® Aerial Dance

MASON BATES  Undistant
HE ZHANHAO/CHEN GANG  The Butterfly Lovers’ Violin Concerto
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV  Russian Easter Overture
STRAVINSKY  Firebird Suite (1919)

Springtime’s promise of rebirth and renewal animates this program. We welcome back our friends at Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance® for an only-in-Boulder collaboration that also features our Concertmaster Charles Wetherbee as violin soloist in The Butterfly Lovers’ Concerto, based on a Chinese legend involving, among other things, the idea of rebirth. Other dimensions of that same theme are explored in two orchestral showpieces: Rimsky-Korsakov’s dramatic Russian Easter Overture, and Stravinsky’s much-loved suite from The Firebird ballet. Opening the program, we have a new work by Mason Bates titled Undistant that reflects on our recent experience of “cocooning” during the pandemic isolation and the thrill of reconnecting with one another yet again.

Single tickets on sale December 8
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The Boulder Phil has developed protocols to ensure a safe environment for everyone. Our policies continue to be guided by current recommendations from Boulder County Public Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health. All patrons age 12 and up must be fully vaccinated by the date of performance with masks required. Please visit BoulderPhil.org/safety for exemptions and the most up-to-date information. If any policy change makes you uncomfortable, or if you or someone in your party is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, please call our Box Office at 303.449.1343 to return your tickets for a refund or convert your tickets to a donation no later than 4 hours prior to the event.

 

May
14
Sat
Enigma Variations & Violist Richard O’Neill @ Macky Auditorium
May 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
“Energetic and sassy…exceptional” ~Los Angeles Times

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, conductor
Richard O’Neill, viola

ANNA CLYNE  Sound and Fury
WALTON  Viola Concerto
ELGAR  Enigma Variations

We are thrilled to welcome GRAMMY®-winning soloist and new member of Boulder’s renowned Takács String Quartet, violist Richard O’Neill, to the Macky stage for the impressive and dramatic Viola Concerto by Sir William Walton—coincidentally, the piece that earned O’Neill his recent GRAMMY. Along with this, we have a piece by Anna Clyne called Sound and Fury inspired by a Haydn Symphony and the final soliloquy from Macbeth. We close with the ever-popular Enigma Variations by Sir Edward Elgar.

Single tickets on sale December 8
Save 10-15% with a 5- or 6- concert series package – on sale now



The Boulder Phil has developed protocols to ensure a safe environment for everyone. Our policies continue to be guided by current recommendations from Boulder County Public Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health. All patrons age 12 and up must be fully vaccinated by the date of performance with masks required. Please visit BoulderPhil.org/safety for exemptions and the most up-to-date information. If any policy change makes you uncomfortable, or if you or someone in your party is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, please call our Box Office at 303.449.1343 to return your tickets for a refund or convert your tickets to a donation no later than 4 hours prior to the event.

 

May
19
Thu
Night in Havana Gala @ Boulder JCC
May 19 @ 6:00 pm

For more information, contact Rebin Ali, Associate Director of Development, at (303) 443-0542, rebin@boulderphil.org.