Nov
20
Tue
#nophilter – Free Library Chamber Concert @ Canyon Theater at the Boulder Public Library
Nov 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
#nophilter - Free Library Chamber Concert @ Canyon Theater at the Boulder Public Library | Boulder | Colorado | United States

The Boulder Phil’s new #nophilter chamber ensemble explores adventurous repertoire outside the classical tradition. This free event, which also features The Schiff Dance Collective, is part of the Third Tuesday Lunchtime Concert Series, generously sponsored by the Boulder Library Foundation.

Nov
23
Fri
The Nutcracker Ballet @ Macky Auditorum
Nov 23 @ 2:00 pm – Nov 25 @ 4:00 pm

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Boulder Ballet
Boulder Children’s Chorale
Gary Lewis, conductor

TCHAIKOVSKY  The Nutcracker, Op. 71

The curtain rises for America’s favorite ballet, brought to life by Boulder Ballet, the Boulder Phil and the Boulder Children’s Chorale. Catch the magic of this thrilling and heart-warming spectacle, all performed to Tchaikovsky’s masterful score.

A holiday tradition with exciting choreography and a full, live orchestra!

 Performance is 2 hours, including intermission.


Special Add-On Event—Subscribers get 10% offListen to these podcast interviews, where George Thomas of the Boulder Ballet interviews Boulder Phil musicians (Gary Lewis, conductor, and Paul Mullikin, assistant principal percussion) about their experiences with The Nutcracker:

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 Auditorum
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.