Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – Nov 5 @ 8:00 pm
10:00 am
The Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra will collaborate with Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras and the Midori Orchestra Residencies Program (ORP) to bring the outstanding violinist and educator Midori to Boulder for a five-day immersive residency. Through a competitive selection process, the Boulder Phil and GBYO were chosen from a national pool of ...
Various locations around Boulder
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm
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. ...
Macky Auditorium
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2:00 pm
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. ...
Pinnacle Performing Arts Center
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
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. ...
Macky Auditorium
Nov 29 @ 2:00 pm – Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm
2:00 pm
Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra  Gary Lewis, conductor Performances on: Friday, November 29, 2:00 PM Saturday, November 30, 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM Sunday, December 1, 2:00 PM A Boulder tradition for 30 years. A feast for the senses with professional dancers, beautiful sets, and your Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra. Continue Reading
Macky Auditorium
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm
Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra Michael Butterman, conductor “The most dynamic duo of this generation.” With Billboard chart-topping albums and extensive international touring, Anderson & Roe revolutionize the piano duo. Maestro Butterman joins the pair for Mozart’s unique Three Piano Concerto. FAURÉ Masques et Bergamasques MOZART Concerto for Three Pianos, K. 242, ...
Macky Auditorium
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm
Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra Scott O’Neil, conductor “A True American Heartland Sound,” FACE Vocal Band is an internationally acclaimed all-vocal rock ensemble native to Boulder, Colorado. FACE will sing with your Boulder Phil for an evening of infectious energy, stunning vocals, brilliant beat-boxing, classic tunes and complex harmonies. Songs to include: Sounds of Silence ...
Macky Auditorium
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm
Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra Michael Butterman, conductor A night of sumptuous melody and glorious musical stories. Cellist Zuill Bailey won two Grammys for his recording of Michael Daugherty’s Tales of Hemingway, four musical portraits based on works by Hemingway written for Bailey. Sibelius said of his work, “My second symphony is ...
Macky Auditorium
6:30 pm
Thank you to everyone who supported our Come As You Are Virtual Gala! If you missed it you can watch it here: Come As You Are! Back in 1964 you may have received a phone call inviting you to a party – but there was a catch – you had ...
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
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 ...
Nov 14 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 28 @ 5:00 pm
7:30 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 ...
5:00 pm
Welcome back Juilliard String Quartet cellist Astrid Schween for an evening of performance and conversation. Ms. Schween entranced us with her performance of the Elgar Cello Concerto last year, and we leapt to our feet in applause! We are excited for this virtual encore. Hosted by Michael Butterman Zoom login ...
Nov 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2:00 pm
A Boulder tradition for over 30 years! Gary Lewis, conductor  Continue Reading
Macky Auditorium
Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
A Boulder tradition for over 30 years! Gary Lewis, conductor  Continue Reading
Macky Auditorium
Dec 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3:00 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 ...
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 6 @ 11:59 pm
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 ...
Jan 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
5:00 pm
Tune in to the Phil’s virtual venue for a captivating evening of music and conversation with pianist Simone Dinnerstein. As an international performer with 10 albums that have topped the Billboard classical charts, Ms. Dinnerstein is known for her “strikingly original ideas and irrefutable integrity.” Guests will hear more about ...
Online
Feb 1 @ 5:30 pm – Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm
5:30 pm
February 1, 3 & 6 at 5:30 PM MT Learn how to read, study and mark a conductor’s score. These sessions include observing some of Bernstein’s marked scores available through the NY Phil Digital Archives. (3 sessions) Classes will be offered via Zoom and will be available to watch on-demand ...
Online Event
9:00 am
February 3 at 9 AM MT Welcome to the 2021 season of the Boulder Phil’s Living Room Concerts! To kick off this year’s concerts, and in honor of Black History Month, we present BPO violinist Yenlik Weiss and hornist DeAunn Davis in a performance of Scott Joplin’s Reflection Rag.   ...
Online Event
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
7:30 pm
Available for on-demand viewing through February 27 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 ...
Online Event
9:00 am
February 16 at 9 AM MT In honor of Black History Month, the Boulder Phil presents a digital reading of Nighttime Symphony by Timbaland & Christopher Myers. Art by Christopher Myers Read by Kristen Pierri Continue Reading
Online Event
9:00 am
February 23 at 9 AM MT In honor of Black History Month, the Boulder Phil presents a digital reading of Max Found Two Sticks by Brian Pinkney. Read by DeAunn Davis Continue Reading
Online Event
Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
5:00 pm
Join your Phil for an evening of performance and perspective with one of the most sought-after clarinetists of today. As principal clarinetist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Saito Kinen Orchestra, and Mito Chamber Orchestra, Ricardo Morales performs and teaches around the world.  We are excited to welcome Mr. Morales, whose playing ...
Online
Mar 1 @ 5:30 pm – Mar 6 @ 6:30 pm
5:30 pm
March 1, 3 & 6 at 5:30 PM MT This course explores the role of several cities – Venice, London, Paris and Vienna – in the development of musical style and practice. (3 sessions) Classes will be offered via Zoom and will be available to watch on-demand on Vimeo for ...
Online Event
7:30 pm
Cello-bration! A night for cello lovers, featuring a unique double-cello work along with Schumann’s moving Cello Concerto reimagined for chamber forces as the composer had planned to do, but did not live to complete. The program also includes a charming triple-violin work by the Phil’s own Paul Trapkus and concludes ...
Online Event
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6:00 pm
The Boulder Phil invites you to our FREE Music Advocacy panel discussion, where we will cover topics on sustaining music education in public schools, how to support your young musician at home, life as a musician during the time of COVID, and much more! Our featured panelists will include Boulder ...
Online Event
9:00 am
Boulder Phil violinist Veronica Sawarynski narrates Play Me Some Music, written by Emily Bannister and illustrated by Julia Woolf. Continue Reading
Online Event
Mar 31 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
5:00 pm
Multi award-winning violinist Francisco Fullana treats guests of the Philharmonic to an evening of innovative and interactive performance. Go behind the scenes with the Spanish-born artist and upcoming artist in residence of the Balearic Islands Symphony Orchestra. This “amazing talent” (Gustavo Dudamel) is not to be missed.  Program: Tárrega: Recuerdos ...
Online
Apr 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
7:30 pm
Stravinsky reinvented his compositional approach in the aftermath of WWI and the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 – distilling the opulence and intricacy of his early works into an intimate, condensed style. L’Histoire du soldat (The Soldier’s Tale) is a theatrical work “to be read, played, and danced” and takes on ...
Online Event
9:00 am
Premiering at April 7 at 9 AM MT Playing both the oboe and English horn parts, Boulder Phil’s Principal Oboist, Sarah Bierhaus, performs the work of Augustin Pio Barrios, Prelude for Guitar, as part of our Living Room Concert Series. Continue Reading
Online
Apr 12 @ 5:30 pm – Apr 14 @ 6:30 pm
5:30 pm
April 12 & 14 at 5:30 PM MT An examination/analysis of the famed Enigma Variations along with some educated guesses as to the answer to his riddle. (2 sessions) Classes are offered via Zoom and will be available to watch on-demand for registered participants for 2 weeks after the streaming ...
Online Event
7:30 pm
George Walker’s Lyric for Strings is elegiac and consoling, the perfect music for our current moment. Also on the program, composer Korine Fujiwara’s story of a trailblazing and inspirational female artist, Camille Claudel, is brought to life by string orchestra with the extraordinary dancers at Frequent Flyers® Aerial Dance! The ...
Online Event
May 3 @ 5:30 pm – May 8 @ 6:30 pm
5:30 pm
May 3, 6 & 8 at 5:30 PM MT This course explores the influence of Shakespeare’s plays on composers in the 19th and 20th centuries, and an exploration of the role that music played during performances of Shakespeare’s plays during his lifetime. The guest speaker is Professor Ross Duffin of ...
Online Event
5:30 pm
*Note: this event has moved from April 28 to May 5* 5:15 PM – Gather on Zoom 5:30 PM – Event start Enjoy an evening with soprano Angela Brown, whose “charming personality…unites opera, pops, and gospel in one sensational voice.” As a Metropolitan Opera star, a noted interpreter of African ...
Online
5:30 pm
5:15 PM – Gather on Zoom 5:30 PM – Event start Celebrate the Phil’s season conclusion with multi-talented Cuban pianist and composer Aldo López-Gavilán. Equally versed in both classical and jazz worlds as a recitalist, concerto soloist, chamber-music collaborator, and performer of his own electrifying jazz compositions, Mr. López-Gavilán is ...
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