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

Nov
14
Sat
The Beauty of Bach with Simone Dinnerstein
Nov 14 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 28 @ 5:00 pm

Phil Artistic Partner and audience favorite, Simone Dinnerstein rocketed to international fame following the phenomenal success of her debut recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. Bach never heard the modern piano, but one imagines that he would be delighted to hear his best-known works brought to life by Simone as she leads this extraordinary evening. Flutist Christina Jennings joins Simone for two of the composer’s best-known works.


Simone Dinnerstein, pianist and conductor

J.S. BACH/LASSER Erbarm’ Dich
J.S. BACH Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor
Christina Jennings, flute
J.S. BACH Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
J.S. BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
Christina Jennings, flute
Charles Wetherbee, violin

 

Dec
13
Sun
Happy Holidays from the Phil
Dec 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ring in the holidays with the spirited sounds of the brass and percussion sections of the Boulder Phil! From “Deck the Halls” to music for Hanukkah, Gabrieli to “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” this colorful and wide-ranging program is sure to leave you in the holiday spirit.

Program will include:
  • Carol of the Bells
  • A Celebration of Hanukkah
  • Christmas Day 
  • Deck the Halls
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • Jubilate Deo 
  • Patapan/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
  • The Toymaker 
  • Wassail Song

 

Jan
23
Sat
Zuill and Zwilich Digital Concert
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm

Grammy-winning cellist Zuill Bailey returns to Boulder for the first of two programs with the Phil. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s new concerto, written for Zuill, is full of playful jazz and pop influences. We’re pleased to present the premiere of a chamber-sized revision of the concerto, mirroring the instrumentation of one of the great chamber works in the repertoire, Schubert’s Trout Quintet.

RACHMANINOFF Vocalise, for cello and piano
Zuill Bailey, cello
Michael Butterman, piano
ZWILICH Cello Concerto (chamber version)
Zuill Bailey, cello
SCHUBERT Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667, “Trout”
with guests Zuill Bailey, cello and Jennifer Hayghe, piano

A pre-concert discussion with Michael Butterman, Zuill Bailey and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich will be held via Zoom at 7 PM.  Program will be available for on-demand viewing through February 6. 

Cost is $40/household, or purchase a digital membership to receive access to 5 concerts for $130!

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Feb
13
Sat
Mozart & Mendelssohn Digital Concert
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein conducts a string quintet orchestration of Mozart’s famous Piano Concerto No. 21, with the lovely second movement memorably used in the film, Elvira Madigan. The richly diverse evening opens with two sentimental beauties by American trailblazer, Scott Joplin, and concludes with the iconic Mendelssohn Octet.

Simone Dinnerstein, piano

JOPLIN Solace
JOPLIN Bethena
MOZART/LACHNER Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
MENDELSSOHN Octet for Strings for E-flat Major, Op. 20

A pre-concert discussion will be held via Zoom at 7 PM. 

This event premieres on February 13 and will be available for on-demand viewing until February 27. 

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