Jan
17
Thu
Event of Note: An Intimate Evening with Garrick Ohlsson – SOLD OUT @ Private Home
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Event of Note: An Intimate Evening with Garrick Ohlsson - SOLD OUT @ Private Home | Boulder | Colorado | United States

With a world-class career spanning four decades, Garrick Ohlsson has been described as “producing a sound so lush it glistens.” Experience one of the greats of our time in an exceptional, intimate setting.

“…Words like divine or timeless greatness came to mind…”
~San Francisco Classical Voice

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!


Jan
19
Sat
Ohlsson Plays Rachmaninoff at Macky @ Macky Auditorium
Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm


Note:  This concert will also be performed on Sunday, January 20, 2 PM at Pinnacle PAC  |  more info

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, conductor

BORODIN  In the Steppes of Central Asia
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 1
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5

With a world-class career spanning four decades, Garrick Ohlsson has been described as “producing a sound so lush it glistens.” We’re thrilled to welcome legendary pianist Garrick Ohlsson back to Boulder after many years to play Rachmaninoff’s exciting Piano Concerto No. 1. Living in the “Steppes of Colorado,” we’ll experience a sense of connection to Borodin’s opening work. Prokofiev’s monumental Symphony No. 5, one of the landmarks of 20th-century orchestral repertoire, closes our program of great Russian music.

“…Words like divine or timeless greatness came to mind…”
~San Francisco Classical Voice

6:30 PM – Free pre-concert talk with Marilyn Cooley of Colorado Public Radio and Music Director Michael Butterman

With 80 to choose from, Garrick Ohlsson will play only one in Boulder: Rachmaninoff First Concerto shares Boulder Phil concert with other Russian works | Boulder Weekly


Government closed?  We’re open!
TWO FREE TICKETS* for our Jan 19 & 20 concerts to all federal employees affected by the government shutdown. To reserve, call 303.449.1343.
*Some restrictions apply. Based on availability.

Silver Circle Concert Sponsors
Pam Dennis and Jim Semborski
Vermilion Design+Digital

Bronze Circle Concert Sponsors
Beverly and Bruce Fest

Garrick Ohlsson Sponsors
Rena and Ronny Wells

Rachmaninoff Sponsors
Doree Hickman
Betty Van Zandt



Listen to this podcast with Marilyn Cooley and Michael Butterman discussing the programming of our All-Russian January concerts:

 


About Garrick Ohlsson

Since his triumph as winner of the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, pianist Garrick Ohlsson has established himself worldwide as a musician of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess. Although long regarded as one of the world’s leading exponents of the music of Frédéric Chopin, Mr. Ohlsson commands an enormous repertoire, which ranges over the entire piano literature. A student of the late Claudio Arrau, Mr. Ohlsson has come to be noted for his masterly performances of the works of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, as well as the Romantic repertoire. To date he has at his command more than 80 concertos, ranging from Haydn and Mozart to works of the 21st century, many commissioned for him. This season that vast repertoire can be sampled in concerti ranging from Rachmaninoff’s popular Third and rarely performed Fourth, to Brahms Nos. 1 and 2, Beethoven, Mozart, Grieg and Copland in cities including Philadelphia, Atlanta, Detroit, Dallas, Miami, Toronto, Vancouver, San Francisco, Liverpool, and Madrid ending with a spring US West Coast tour with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic conducted by Yuri Temirkanov. In recital he can be heard in LA’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, New York, New Orleans, Hawaii and Prague.

A frequent guest with the orchestras in Australia, Mr. Ohlsson has recently visited Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Hobart as well as the New Zealand Symphony in Wellington and Auckland. An avid chamber musician, Mr. Ohlsson has collaborated with the Takacs, Cleveland, Emerson, and Tokyo string quartets, among other ensembles.

Mr. Ohlsson can be heard on the Arabesque, RCA Victor Red Seal, Angel, BMG, Delos, Hänssler, Nonesuch, Telarc, Hyperion and Virgin Classics labels. His 10-disc set of the complete Beethoven Sonatas, for Bridge Records, has garnered critical acclaim, including a GRAMMY for Vol. 3. His recording of Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 3, with the Atlanta Symphony and Robert Spano, was released in 2011.

Mr. Ohlsson was awarded the Avery Fisher Prize in 1994 and received the 1998 University Musical Society Distinguished Artist Award in Ann Arbor, MI. He is also the 2014 recipient of the Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano Performance from the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music. He makes his home in San Francisco.

Jan
20
Sun
Ohlsson Plays Rachmaninoff at Pinnacle PAC @ Pinnacle Performing Arts Complex
Jan 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, conductor

BORODIN  In the Steppes of Central Asia
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 1
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5

With a world-class career spanning four decades, Garrick Ohlsson has been described as “producing a sound so lush it glistens.” We’re thrilled to welcome legendary pianist Garrick Ohlsson to perform Rachmaninoff’s exciting Piano Concerto No. 1. Living in the “Steppes of Colorado,” we’ll experience a sense of connection to Borodin’s opening work. Prokofiev’s monumental Symphony No. 5, one of the landmarks of 20th-century orchestral repertoire, closes our program of great Russian music.

“…Words like divine or timeless greatness came to mind…”
~San Francisco Classical Voice



Government closed?  We’re open!

TWO FREE TICKETS* for our Jan 19 & 20 concerts to all federal employees affected by the government shutdown. To reserve, call 303.449.1343.
*Some restrictions apply. Based on availability.

Silver Circle Concert Sponsors
Pam Dennis and Jim Semborski
Vermilion Design+Digital

Bronze Circle Concert Sponsors
Beverly and Bruce Fest

Garrick Ohlsson Sponsors
Rena and Ronny Wells

Rachmaninoff Sponsors
Doree Hickman
Betty Van Zandt



Listen to this podcast with Marilyn Cooley and Michael Butterman discussing the programming of our All-Russian January concerts:


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About Garrick Ohlsson

Since his triumph as winner of the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, pianist Garrick Ohlsson has established himself worldwide as a musician of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess. Although long regarded as one of the world’s leading exponents of the music of Frédéric Chopin, Mr. Ohlsson commands an enormous repertoire, which ranges over the entire piano literature. A student of the late Claudio Arrau, Mr. Ohlsson has come to be noted for his masterly performances of the works of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, as well as the Romantic repertoire. To date he has at his command more than 80 concertos, ranging from Haydn and Mozart to works of the 21st century, many commissioned for him. This season that vast repertoire can be sampled in concerti ranging from Rachmaninoff’s popular Third and rarely performed Fourth, to Brahms Nos. 1 and 2, Beethoven, Mozart, Grieg and Copland in cities including Philadelphia, Atlanta, Detroit, Dallas, Miami, Toronto, Vancouver, San Francisco, Liverpool, and Madrid ending with a spring US West Coast tour with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic conducted by Yuri Temirkanov. In recital he can be heard in LA’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, New York, New Orleans, Hawaii and Prague.

A frequent guest with the orchestras in Australia, Mr. Ohlsson has recently visited Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Hobart as well as the New Zealand Symphony in Wellington and Auckland. An avid chamber musician, Mr. Ohlsson has collaborated with the Takacs, Cleveland, Emerson, and Tokyo string quartets, among other ensembles.

Mr. Ohlsson can be heard on the Arabesque, RCA Victor Red Seal, Angel, BMG, Delos, Hänssler, Nonesuch, Telarc, Hyperion and Virgin Classics labels. His 10-disc set of the complete Beethoven Sonatas, for Bridge Records, has garnered critical acclaim, including a GRAMMY for Vol. 3. His recording of Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 3, with the Atlanta Symphony and Robert Spano, was released in 2011.

Mr. Ohlsson was awarded the Avery Fisher Prize in 1994 and received the 1998 University Musical Society Distinguished Artist Award in Ann Arbor, MI. He is also the 2014 recipient of the Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano Performance from the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music. He makes his home in San Francisco.

Feb
7
Thu
Event of Note: Mary Wilson, American Soprano @ The Chapel at The Academy
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Event of Note: Mary Wilson, American Soprano @ The Chapel at The Academy | Boulder | Colorado | United States

Mary Wilson’s crystalline, coloratura soprano has been described as “ethereal and otherworldly.” This recital with piano will feature Mozart and Handel arias as well as songs by Bernstein, Schubert, Schumann, and more.


Feb
9
Sat
The Heavenly Life with Mary Wilson, soprano @ Macky Auditorium
Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, conductor

O’CONNOR Strings and Threads
Charles Wetherbee, violin
BARBER Knoxville, Summer of 1915
MAHLER Symphony No. 4
Mary Wilson, soprano

The wonder and wisdom of childhood imbues both Barber’s nostalgic reverie and Mahler’s sublime evocation of Heaven. Fiddle virtuoso Mark O’Connor’s Strings and Threads connects to Knoxville’s Appalachian setting, and we’ll enjoy soprano Mary Wilson’s easy virtuosity and deep musicianship.

“Lyrical and triumphant, a dazzling array of legato melodies and ornate coloratura.”
~San Francisco Chronicle

6:30 PM – Free pre-concert talk hosted by Marilyn Cooley of Colorado Public Radio, with Music Director Michael Butterman, soprano Mary Wilson and principal clarinet Stephanie Zelnick


TWO FREE TICKETS*
for our Feb 9 concert to all federal employees who were affected by the recent government shutdown. To reserve, call 303.449.1343. *Some restrictions apply. Based on availability.

Sponsored by
Three Leaf Concepts


Listen to this podcast with Marilyn Cooley and Michael Butterman discussing the Heavenly Life program:



About Mary Wilson

Soprano MARY WILSON has been hailed as one of today’s most exciting artists, receiving critical acclaim for a voice that is “lyrical and triumphant, a dazzling array of legato melodies and ornate coloratura” (San Francisco Chronicle). Opera News heralded her first solo recording, Mary Wilson Sings Handel. Stating “Wilson’s luminous voice contains so much charisma,” they dubbed her recording one of their “Best of the Year.”

In consistent high demand on the concert stage, she has appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Detroit Symphony, Pacific Symphony, National Symphony of Costa Rica, Nashville Symphony, Delaware Symphony Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Eugene Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Colorado Symphony, Rhode island Philharmonic, Dayton Philharmonic, Boulder Philharmonic, Memphis Symphony, Colorado Music Festival, IRIS Chamber Orchestra, VocalEssence, Berkshire Choral Festival, and at Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. She has frequently worked with conductors Jeffrey Thomas, Nicholas McGegan, Bernard Labadie, Martin Pearlman, Martin Haselböck, Robert Moody, JoAnn Falletta, Carl St. Clair, Giancarlo Guerrero, Michael Stern, John Sinclair, Anton Armstrong, and Leonard Slatkin. With the IRIS Chamber Orchestra, she sang the world premiere of the song cycle “Songs Old and New” written especially for her by Ned Rorem. She was named an Emerging Artist by Symphony Magazine in the publication’s first ever presentation of promising classical soloists on the rise.

Equally at home on the opera stage, she is especially noted for her portrayals of Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos, Susannah in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Gilda in Rigoletto. She has created leading roles in North American and world premiere performances of Dove’s Flight, Glass’ Galileo Galilei, and Petitgirard’s Joseph Merrick dit L’Elephant Man. A National Finalist of the 1999 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, she has appeared with Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Minnesota Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Dayton Opera, Arizona Opera, Tulsa Opera, Opera Memphis, Opera Southwest, the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Goodman Theatre.

An accomplished pianist, Ms. Wilson holds vocal performance degrees from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She is an Assistant Professor of Voice at the University of Memphis, and resides in Bartlett, Tennessee, with her husband, son, and two dogs.  www.marywilsonsoprano.com