Dear Boulder Phil Friends,

With every crisis comes opportunity — a chance to adapt and reinvent — and we are leaning in to the current moment with our re-imagined virtual season that will take you inside the music and inside the performance itself in ways that were not previously possible.  

Our 10-camera array provides fascinating viewing angles and includes bonus interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and informative captions to help you feel even more connected to the music. We also invite you to connect to us and to each other via live chat during the airing of the concerts. 

As we are reimagining the concert experience, every program includes music that, itself, has undergone reinvention—from fresh takes on Vivaldi, Mozart and Beethoven, to new works by Ellen Zwilich, Jessie Montgomery, Korine Fujiwara as well as the Boulder Phil’s own Paul Trapkus. Throughout history, composers and performers have regularly adapted their offerings to the circumstances of the day, and our season is centered on this very tradition.

For the first time ever, we are welcoming two “artistic partners” for the season — pianist Simone Dinnerstein and cellist Zuill Bailey — each of whom are involved in two concerts this season as soloists and as “curators.”  We’re also thrilled to be collaborating with our friends at Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance, the CU Department of Theater, and Boulder Ballet to augment the music with even greater dimension. 

Thank you for joining us on our journey of reinvention. We look forward to seeing you again in person before too long!

Be well,


Michael Butterman, Music Director