Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Pinnacle Performing Arts Complex
Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra Michael Butterman, conductor MONTGOMERY Starburst STEPHENSON Celestial Suite HOLST The Planets We honor the 100th anniversary of the first performance of Holst’s epic suite, The Planets. Our Open Space season blasts off with Jessie Montgomery’s exuberant Starburst and continues with James Stephenson’s Celestial Suite, inspired by pioneering ...
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Macky Auditorium
Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra Michael Butterman, conductor DUN Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds* SIBELIUS Violin Concerto Midori, violin BRAHMS Symphony No. 3 Grab your smartphones and help us transform Macky Auditorium into an immersive aviary as we present Academy Award-winning composer Tan Dun’s Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds. Then, ...
Nov 23 @ 2:00 pm – Nov 25 @ 4:00 pm Macky Auditorium
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 ...
Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Macky Auditorium
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 ...
Jan 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Pinnacle Performing Arts Complex
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 ...
Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Macky Auditorium
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 ...
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Macky Auditorium
About Discovery Concert 2019 Music and architecture have many things in common – rhythm, texture, harmony, proportion, dynamics – and composers and architects throughout the ages have often approached their work in similar ways. Join us for the 2019 Discovery Concert as the Boulder Philharmonic and special guests explore the ...
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Macky Auditorium
Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra Michael Butterman, conductor KUSTER Dune Acres (Colorado premiere) ELGAR Cello Concerto Astrid Schween, cello BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4 Beethoven’s energetic Symphony No. 4 anchors a program both familiar and fresh. The newest member of the famed Juilliard String Quartet, cellist Astrid Schween, joins us for Elgar’s dramatically ...
Mar 3 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Pinnacle Performing Arts Complex
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 ...
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Macky Auditorium
  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 ...
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Macky Auditorium
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 ...
May 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Macky Auditorium
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 ...
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Macky Auditorium
Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra Michael Butterman, conductor Radiohead guitarist Johnny Greenwood and Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord explore the orchestral idiom, featuring the Phil’s own Principal Flutist Elizabeth Sadilek-Labenski, followed by Schubert’s beautiful fifth symphony. GREENWOOD Suite from There Will Be Blood LORD To Notice Such Things, Elizabeth Sadilek-Labenski, Flute SCHUBERT Symphony No. ...
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Pinnacle Performing Arts Center
Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra Michael Butterman, conductor Radiohead guitarist Johnny Greenwood and Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord explore the orchestral idiom, featuring the Phil’s own Principal Flutist Elizabeth Sadilek-Labenski, followed by Schubert’s beautiful fifth symphony. GREENWOOD Suite from There Will Be Blood LORD To Notice Such Things, Elizabeth Sadilek-Labenski, Flute SCHUBERT Symphony No. ...
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Macky Auditorium
Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra Michael Butterman, conductor A dazzling night of Latin music, as rising-star Cuban pianist Aldo López Gavilán performs his 2017 concerto. The breathtaking Boléro evokes the flavor of Spain.  PIAZZOLLA Tangazo Featuring Giselle Anne and Gustavo Naveira, dancers GAVILÁN Emporium, Aldo López Gavilán, piano GINASTERA Variaciones concertantes, Op. ...