Mar
3
Sun
Free Community Concert – Build It! @ Pinnacle Performing Arts Complex
Mar 3 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Build It! takes families on a memorable tour of the orchestra in an fun, interactive format. Join Maestro Michael Butterman and the Boulder Phil for this free one-hour concert featuring music by Bach, Britten and more. Expand your musical horizons by exploring the many things that music and architecture have in common―rhythm, texture, harmony, proportion, and dynamics.

Arrive early and enjoy hands-on exploration of music with musicians, instruments and local organizations.

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Mar
9
Sat
#nophilter Happy Hour: Upslope Brewing @ Upslope Brewing Company
Mar 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

 

Imagine pop, rock, and metal played by a virtuosic string quartet.

Now meet

Boulder Philharmonic musicians play music you definitely know in a way you have never heard before.

Upslope brewers will design a flight of their handcrafted beers to create a multi-sensory pairing with this #nophilter performance.

$10/person

Mar
23
Sat
Pixar in Concert @ Macky Auditorium
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Gary Lewis, conductor

A visually stunning, live orchestra, multimedia concert with your favorite moments from Toy Story, Coco, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, A Bug’s Life & more! These great film scores have won 10 Grammys and 3 Academy Awards, and have received 10 Oscar nominations.

“Two hours of Pixar music is pure magic.”  ~Broadway World
“It made me wonder at the incredible technique and mastery of music and story telling… It’s a moment in life you’ll remember forever.”  ~The Huffington Post
“…Breathtaking…it’s a great treat for kids and not a bad way to introduce them to the wonders of hearing an orchestra perform live.”  ~Hit Fix

RANDY NEWMAN
Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Monsters, Inc., Monsters University, Cars
MICHAEL GIACCHINO
Coco, Ratatouille, UP, The Incredibles, Cars 2, Inside Out
THOMAS NEWMAN
Finding Nemo, WALL-E

Gary Lewis and Boulder Philharmonic perform live to popular film scenes  |  SharpsandFlatirons

Tickets start at $15

Tickets for accompanying children are $15-$25, depending on the section.  Call 303-449-1343 to order.

Join us at 7 PM and at intermission for an instrument petting zoo with HB Woodsongs.

Bronze Circle Concert Sponsors
Hotel Boulderado
Emerson/Micro Motion

 Pixar in Concert Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts.
© All rights reserved.

Programming subject to change

Apr
18
Thu
Event of Note: Progressive Pairings @ Lee Hill Drive Wineries
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Event of Note: Progressive Pairings @ Lee Hill Drive Wineries | Boulder | Colorado | United States

Two players + two wineries + 1 brewery = one exceptional evening! Bookcliff Vineyards, Settembre Cellars, and Upslope Brewing Company will each host a pairing of music, delicious bites from Three Leaf Concepts, and handcrafted wine and beer―and you will experience all of them at this multi-sensory pairing event featuring Boulder Phil musicians Paul Mullikin, marimba and Elizabeth Sadilek-Labenski, flute.

Apr
25
Thu
#nophilter Happy Hour: Boulder Marriott @ Boulder Marriott
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

 

Imagine pop, rock, and metal played by a virtuosic string quartet.

Now meet

Boulder Philharmonic musicians play music you definitely know in a way you have never heard before at this happy hour hosted at the Boulder Marriott bar.

Tickets include one free drink. Music-themed happy hour menu items available for purchase. $10/person

Listen to Boulder Phil principal cellist Charles Lee and
Eve Orenstein chat about #nophilter on KGNU

Apr
27
Sat
Meet the Composer – Peter Boyer @ Boulder Marriott
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meet the Composer - Peter Boyer @ Boulder Marriott | Boulder | Colorado | United States

Grammy-nominated composer Peter Boyer is coming to town for the Boulder Phil’s performance of his work Ellis Island: The Dream of America and he will be joining us for tea and conversation about his work.

Boyer is one of the most frequently performed American orchestral composers of his generation. His works have received over 400 public performances by 130 orchestras, and thousands of broadcasts by classical radio stations around the United States and abroad. He has conducted recordings of his music with three of the world’s finest orchestras: the London Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. He has received seven competitive national awards for his work.

We are honored that he will be in Boulder for this performance and hope you will come get to know him over tea.

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The Dream of America @ Macky Auditorium
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, conductor

DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”
BOYER Ellis Island: The Dream of America
with actors and projected images

The hope of new beginnings and wide-open possibilities animates Peter Boyer’s Grammy-nominated Ellis Island, recently featured on PBS’ Great Performances series. Emerging from the Ellis Island Oral History Project, monologues by seven actors are interwoven with a full orchestral score and projected images from Ellis Island archives. From Dvořák’s vision of a new landscape, weaving Native American and African American sounds into a symphony, to Boyer’s moving stories of those who left everything to come here, we conclude our season of Open Space with music that reflects the hope, courage, and grace of those who built the dream of America.

THE DREAM OF AMERICA EVENTS

FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 4:00 PM
CASE Building Auditorium, CU Boulder
Public Talk with Michael Beckerman
“Was Dvorak’s American Dream…a Nightmare?”

SATURDAY, APRIL 27 6:30 PM
Macky Auditorium, Boulder
Pre-Concert Talk hosted by CPR’s Marilyn Cooley with Michael Butterman & Eastern European music scholar Michael Beckerman

SATURDAY, APRIL 27 9:30 PM
Macky Room 102, CU Boulder
Motus Theater’s UndocuMonologues featuring Cristian Solano-Córdova, followed by a musical response and post-concert talk-back

Colorado Public Radio host Marilyn Cooley and Music Director Michael Butterman give an introduction to the concert in this podcast:

 


About Peter Boyer

GRAMMY-nominated PETER BOYER is one of the most frequently performed American orchestral composers of his generation. His works have received nearly 500 public performances by more than 150 orchestras, and thousands of broadcasts by classical radio stations around the United States and abroad. He has conducted recordings of his music with three of the world’s finest orchestras: the London Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Boyer’s recording of Ellis Island on the Naxos American Classics label was nominated for a GRAMMY Award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition. In 2017, Ellis Island was filmed live in concert with the Pacific Symphony and a cast of stage and screen actors for PBS’ GREAT PERFORMANCES, America’s preeminent performing arts television series. The PBS national broadcast premiered on June 29, 2018, with subsequent telecasts through 2020.

Many of America’s most prominent orchestras have performed Boyer’s music, including the Boston Pops, Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops, Houston Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Pacific Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Fort Worth Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Nashville Symphony, Colorado Symphony, and Phoenix Symphony. His music has been recorded for Naxos, BSO Classics, Koch International Classics, Albany, FWSO Live, and Fanfare Cincinnati. His second recording on the Naxos label, featuring his Symphony No. 1 and four other works with the London Philharmonic under his direction, was released in 2014, with extensive continuing airplay on American classical radio stations.

Boyer was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1970, and began composing at the age of 15. His first major composition was a large-scale Requiem Mass in memory of his grandmother, composed while only a teenager. He was named to the first All-USA College Academic Team, comprised of “the 20 best and brightest college students in the nation,” by USA TODAY in 1990.   website

The Dream of America Sponsors

Silver Circle Concert Sponsors
Anonymous
Peter Boyer’s Ellis Island: The Dream of America Sponsors
Holly and Grant Hickman
Frasier
Susan Litt
Dvořák Sponsors
Ann and Russell Hayes

May
4
Sat
The Music of David Bowie @ Macky Auditorium
May 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The genius of David Bowie’s innovative range of musical styles influenced multiple generations of groundbreaking music. Now, hear his iconic music performed as it has never been before with the Boulder Phil featuring conductor Brent Havens, vocalist Tony Vincent from “The Voice,” and a full rock band as they take you on a symphonic odyssey that pays tribute to this legendary musician and epic storyteller. Features David Bowie’s top hits: Space Oddity, Changes, Under Pressure, Heroes, China Girl, Fame, Let’s Dance and more!

 

Bronze Circle Concert Sponsors
Boulder Marriott
Steve Edel

Media Sponsor

 


About Windborne Music 

Conductor/Arranger/Producer Brent Havens and his Windborne Music rock symphony shows continue to be some of the best attended and most exciting classic rock symphony shows in the marketplace. His masterful combination of symphonic arrangements with a full rock band and singer deliver the greatest hits of these legendary bands (which all feature an incredible rhythm section, background singers and a world class sound and light show); all combining to deliver the purest respective rock experience you will find anywhere.

Best known for his appearance on NBC’s The Voice, recording artist, actor and producer Tony Vincent started his own record company, Adobe Flats, writing and producing an EP (Love Falling Down) that led to a recording contract with EMI Records. The two solo albums that followed, (Tony Vincent, One Deed) produced six #1 Billboard radio singles.

Shortly after his 1997 move to NYC, he took a detour into rock-based theater, starring on Broadway in RENT (Mark, Roger), Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas Iscariot) and Green Day’s American Idiot (St. Jimmy). He played Simon Zealotes in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s film remake of Jesus Christ Superstar, and is also featured in the film Andrew Lloyd Webber: Masterpiece. Vincent originated the role of Galileo Figaro in the rock band Queen’s We Will Rock You in London’s West End (2002), and opened the U.S. production in 2004. He also fronted the band itself, performing “Bohemian Rhapsody” for Queen Elizabeth II, with a live audience of over 1 million people surrounding Buckingham Palace.

Vincent independently released two more albums, A Better Way, produced by Adam Anders (Glee) in 2008, and the self-produced In My Head in 2012, following his appearance on NBC’s The Voice. Tony Vincent is currently headlining the North American symphony tour of The Music of David Bowie, and working as a record producer at his New York recording studio, Soundshop 370.