Dear friends,

Your Boulder Phil can’t wait to reconnect with you!

With your help, we kept the music playing during our Reimagined season and took you inside the music with unique camera angles, in-depth interviews and behind-the-scenes video footage. For our upcoming 2021-22 season, we’re excited to welcome you back inside the concert hall to reignite and reawaken your senses with the energy of in-person, live performances of great music that we know you’ll love.

Sara Parkinson,
Executive Director
Michael Butterman - Credit: Shannon Palmer

As we prepare for our next season of music, we wanted to take this opportunity to announce that we will be moving forward as a leadership team: Sara as the recently-appointed Executive Director and Michael in his 15th season as Music Director.

Our “crescendo” of a season starts off in October with two limited-capacity events at Mountain View United Methodist Church in Boulder, before our beloved holiday tradition, The Nutcracker, presented in collaboration with Boulder Ballet at Macky Auditorium in November. As a subscriber, you’ll have priority access to tickets for these events. Join us as we enjoy some jazz-infused classics, as well as multi-soloist concertos in our return to live performance in October.

Our subscription series returns to Macky Auditorium in January 2022 with a Gershwin celebration featuring the renowned Marcus Roberts Trio and their spellbinding, toe-tapping take on his Concerto in F. The season is packed with audience favorites by Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Elgar, Rimsky-Korsakov and Stravinsky, along with fresh new discoveries from Mason Bates, Anna Clyne, Cindy McTee and a world premiere violin concerto from jazz legend Billy Childs.

We’re thrilled to be joined by a roster of world-class guests like violinist Rachel Barton Pine, pianist Terrence Wilson and Boulder’s own GRAMMY®-winning violist, Richard O’Neill. And we close our season with the return of ukulele sensation, Jake Shimabukuro!  “Boulder touches” also abound, including concertmaster Charles Wetherbee playing the evocative Butterfly Lovers Concerto along with spectacular aerial choreography from Frequent Flyers® Aerial Dance, and the premiere of two fascinating works of video art commissioned by the Phil to deepen and enhance the experience of Circuits and Mysterious Mountain.

As a subscriber, you receive the best seats at the best prices, personalized service, and free ticket exchanges. You can resubscribe with confidence, knowing that the health and safety of our patrons, musicians and staff is our first priority, with all of the necessary COVID-19 safety protocols in place.

Thank you for being part of our Boulder Phil family. We look forward to seeing you this fall for live music!

Sara Parkinson,
Executive Director

Michael Butterman,
Music Director