Oct
31
Wed
Midori Orchestra Residencies Program @ Various locations around Boulder
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – Nov 5 @ 8:00 pm
Midori Orchestra Residencies Program @ Various locations around Boulder

The Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra will collaborate with Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras and the Midori Orchestra Residencies Program (ORP) to bring the outstanding violinist and educator Midori to Boulder for a five-day immersive residency. Through a competitive selection process, the Boulder Phil and GBYO were chosen from a national pool of applicants to host the residency this year and are committed to maximizing the community impact and cultural value of the residency for Boulder residents.

Throughout her career, Midori has been devoted to working with youth and communities in a way that few performing artists of her caliber can claim. Through the ORP, she visits one or two mid-sized communities each year to share her impressive artistry and inclusive vision of the vital role that music and the arts can play – not only in the concert hall, but across the entire community and in the life of every citizen.

While in Boulder, Midori will perform concerts with both the Boulder Phil and with GBYO at Macky Auditorium, engage in numerous community-facing events focused on youth and civic engagement, and participate in a world premiere of a work composed especially for the residency by Daniel Kellogg. The City of Boulder recognized Midori with an official commendation.

MIDORI RESIDENCY HIGHLIGHTS

Residency Kick-Off and Welcome
Wednesday, October 31, 7:30 PM
The Academy Chapel, 970 Aurora Ave., Boulder
Free and open to the public, RSVP required
Join us as we welcome Midori to Boulder to celebrate the beginning of her week-long residency with the Boulder Philharmonic and Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras! This is a unique opportunity to hear from a visionary artist, activist and educator as she shares her love of music and passion for cultural diplomacy with the Boulder community, along with an overview of the week’s residency activities and many impacts.


CU College of Music Master Class
Thursday, November 1, 9 AM
Grusin Music Hall, CU Campus, Boulder
Free and open to the public


Citizen Artist Talk
Saturday, November 3, 1 PM
Naropa University Performing Arts Center, 2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder
Free and open to the public

“Where are the paths before me where I can discover the kinds of connections that foster deep personal bonds between music and our world?” ~Midori

Learn more about Midori’s inspiring international career and dedication to community at this one-hour presentation, a part of her week-long Boulder residency. Midori is a visionary artist, activist and educator whose unique career has transcended traditional boundaries through her relentless drive to explore and build connections between music and the human experience. Never at rest, Midori brings the same dynamic innovation and expressive insight that has made her a prominent concert violinist to her other roles as a noted global cultural ambassador and dedicated music educator. The vision that motivates Midori’s activism – discovering and strengthening the bonds between people and music – has led to international honors including being named a Messenger of Peace by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2007, and receiving the Crystal Award from the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2012.


“Glitter” Gala to benefit the Boulder Phil and GBYO
Saturday, November 3, 5:30 PM
Rocky Mountain Metro Airport, Broomfield


Community Play-Along
Sunday, November 4, 12-1:30 PM
Naropa University Performing Arts Center, 2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder
Free and open to the public
ALL musicians are welcome to join violinist Midori to play repertoire from Twinkle, Twinkle to Bach’s Double Violin Concerto. Area teachers will lead read-throughs of common pieces. Bring your instrument and a music stand. Cellists and bassists, please bring an endpin holder.


Midori Plays Sibelius with the Boulder Phil
Sunday, November 4, 7 PM
Macky Auditorium, Boulder


Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras Concert with Midori
Monday, November 5, 6 PM
Macky Auditorium, Boulder
Features Midori as soloist plus Boulder Phil concertmaster Charles Wetherbee will perform the world premiere of Cicero’s Dream by Boulder composer Daniel Kellogg, a Boulder Phil co-commission.

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

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.

Jan
27
Wed
Virtual Event of Note-Simone Dinnerstein @ Online
Jan 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Tune in to the Phil’s virtual venue for a captivating evening of music and conversation with pianist Simone Dinnerstein. As an international performer with 10 albums that have topped the Billboard classical charts, Ms. Dinnerstein is known for her “strikingly original ideas and irrefutable integrity.” Guests will hear more about Ms. Dinnerstein’s commitment to broad musical interests and giving concerts in non-traditional venues.

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.

Delivered Hors d’Oeuvres Menu

Smoked Colorado Trout Pate
crispy potato, dill creme, radish sprouts

Zucchini Wrapped, Blue Cheese & Candied Walnut Stuffed Date

Beef Carpaccio Roulade
with arugula, shaved grana

Russian Tea Cookies

Chocolate Raspberry Teacakes
with chocolate ganache and a fresh raspberry garnish

Strawberry Lemonade
mixes 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.

Feb
1
Mon
Phil Learning Center: Secrets of the Score @ Online Event
Feb 1 @ 5:30 pm – Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm

February 1, 3 & 6 at 5:30 PM MT

Learn how to read, study and mark a conductor’s score. These sessions include observing some of Bernstein’s marked scores available through the NY Phil Digital Archives. (3 sessions)

Classes will be offered via Zoom and will be available to watch on-demand on Vimeo for registered participants for 2 weeks after the streaming date.

 

Feb
3
Wed
Living Room Concert: Joplin’s Reflection Rag @ Online Event
Feb 3 @ 9:00 am

February 3 at 9 AM MT

Welcome to the 2021 season of the Boulder Phil’s Living Room Concerts!

To kick off this year’s concerts, and in honor of Black History Month, we present BPO violinist Yenlik Weiss and hornist DeAunn Davis in a performance of Scott Joplin’s Reflection Rag.

 

Feb
16
Tue
Storytime with the Phil: Nighttime Symphony @ Online Event
Feb 16 @ 9:00 am
Storytime with the Phil: Nighttime Symphony @ Online Event

February 16 at 9 AM MT

In honor of Black History Month, the Boulder Phil presents a digital reading of Nighttime Symphony by Timbaland & Christopher Myers.

Art by Christopher Myers
Read by Kristen Pierri

Feb
23
Tue
Storytime with the Phil: Max Found Two Sticks @ Online Event
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am
Storytime with the Phil: Max Found Two Sticks @ Online Event

February 23 at 9 AM MT

In honor of Black History Month, the Boulder Phil presents a digital reading of Max Found Two Sticks by Brian Pinkney.

Read by DeAunn Davis