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Jake Shimabukuro with the Boulder Phil

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, conductor
Jake Shimabukuro, ukulele

Ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro has been declared a musical “hero” by Rolling Stone and has wowed audiences worldwide. As Jake says, “If everyone played the ukulele, the world would be a better place.” Join us for Jake’s return to the Boulder Phil as he performs many of his best virtuosic hits, including his own originals for ukulele and orchestra.

This concert is part of a 6-concert series. Save 10-15% with a 5- or 6- concert series package – on sale now
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The Boulder Phil has developed protocols to ensure a safe environment for everyone. Our policies continue to be guided by current recommendations from Boulder County Public Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health. All patrons age 12 and up must be fully vaccinated by the date of performance with masks required. Please visit BoulderPhil.org/safety for exemptions and the most up-to-date information. If any policy change makes you uncomfortable, or if you or someone in your party is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, please call our Box Office at 303.449.1343 to return your tickets for a refund or convert your tickets to a donation no later than 4 hours prior to the event.

 

Musical Hike: Sonata for the Solstice Moon

The Boulder Phil and the Boulder County Audubon Society partner to connect community members with the natural world through music, as Interpretive Naturalist Dave Sutherland leads music-themed nature hikes in Boulder’s beautiful outdoor spaces. The Audubon Society is one of the world’s oldest non-profit environmental organizations dedicated to the conservation of birds and their habitat. These hikes are free and open to the public.

For thousands of years the moon has inspired poets, romantics, musicians and scientists alike. How do you musically capture something as ethereal as moonlight? Naturalist Dave Sutherland will guide a gentle journey into the light of the Long Nights Moon with a varied selection of classical music inspired by our silvery celestial neighbor, interspersed with modern-day science. Goosebumps encouraged. Bring a flashlight just in case, but we shouldn’t need them. Meet at Sawhill Ponds.

Reservation required: Email dsutherland4747@gmail.com to reserve your spot. Hikes are limited to 20 people; fully vaccinated.

Per the CDC and State of Colorado and Boulder County Public Health, most public health orders are now lifted. Face coverings are no longer required for fully vaccinated individuals on our field trips. Those who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear a face covering. Those who are fully vaccinated may choose whether or not to wear a face covering.

Musical Hike: Enchanted Lakes – Music and Pond Ecology

The Boulder Phil and the Boulder County Audubon Society partner to connect community members with the natural world through music, as Interpretive Naturalist Dave Sutherland leads music-themed nature hikes in Boulder’s beautiful outdoor spaces. The Audubon Society is one of the world’s oldest non-profit environmental organizations dedicated to the conservation of birds and their habitat. These hikes are free and open to the public.

“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.”
– Loren Eiseley

The magic of water inspires scientists and musicians alike. Explore beautiful classical music on a nature hike to visit the vibrant and enchanted community of plants and animals that make their homes in and around the water – fish, turtles, dragon flies and migrating waterfowl – and listen to classical music selections inspired by our love affair with water. Meet naturalist Dave Sutherland at Sawhill Ponds for an easy walk.  

Reservation required: Email dsutherland4747@gmail.com to reserve your spot. Hikes are limited to 20 people.

Per the CDC and State of Colorado and Boulder County Public Health, most public health orders are now lifted. Face coverings are no longer required for fully vaccinated individuals on our field trips. Those who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear a face covering. Those who are fully vaccinated may choose whether or not to wear a face covering.

Boulder Phil – Live from the Hill

This summer, spend your Friday nights on the Hill! Grab dinner to-go from one of the Hill’s many restaurants and head to the Hill Event Street where different local bands will be performing every week.

The Boulder Phil’s string quartet, #nophilter, will perform on Friday, September 10 from 6-8 PM (between The Sink and Cafe Aion). Imagine pop, rock and metal played by a virtuosic string quartet.

Seating is available at the adjacent restaurants’ outdoor patios, otherwise standing room. Attendees are encouraged to bring folding chairs or blankets to sit on if they like.

 

 

Enigma Variations & Violist Richard O’Neill

“Energetic and sassy…exceptional” ~Los Angeles Times

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, conductor
Richard O’Neill, viola

ANNA CLYNE  Sound and Fury
WALTON  Viola Concerto
ELGAR  Enigma Variations

We are thrilled to welcome GRAMMY®-winning soloist and new member of Boulder’s renowned Takács String Quartet, violist Richard O’Neill, to the Macky stage for the impressive and dramatic Viola Concerto by Sir William Walton—coincidentally, the piece that earned O’Neill his recent GRAMMY. Along with this, we have a piece by Anna Clyne called Sound and Fury inspired by a Haydn Symphony and the final soliloquy from Macbeth. We close with the ever-popular Enigma Variations by Sir Edward Elgar.


Save 10-15% with a 5- or 6- concert series package – on sale now
Create-Your-Own series of 3+ concerts & save 10% – call 303.449.1343 to order



The Boulder Phil has developed protocols to ensure a safe environment for everyone. Our policies continue to be guided by current recommendations from Boulder County Public Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health. All patrons age 12 and up must be fully vaccinated by the date of performance with masks required. Please visit BoulderPhil.org/safety for exemptions and the most up-to-date information. If any policy change makes you uncomfortable, or if you or someone in your party is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, please call our Box Office at 303.449.1343 to return your tickets for a refund or convert your tickets to a donation no later than 4 hours prior to the event.

 

The Firebird & Frequent Flyers

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, conductor
Charles Wetherbee, violin
Frequent Flyers® Aerial Dance

MASON BATES  Undistant
HE ZHANHAO/CHEN GANG  The Butterfly Lovers’ Violin Concerto
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV  Russian Easter Overture
STRAVINSKY  Firebird Suite (1919)

Springtime’s promise of rebirth and renewal animates this program. We welcome back our friends at Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance® for an only-in-Boulder collaboration that also features our Concertmaster Charles Wetherbee as violin soloist in The Butterfly Lovers’ Concerto, based on a Chinese legend involving, among other things, the idea of rebirth. Other dimensions of that same theme are explored in two orchestral showpieces: Rimsky-Korsakov’s dramatic Russian Easter Overture, and Stravinsky’s much-loved suite from The Firebird ballet. Opening the program, we have a new work by Mason Bates titled Undistant that reflects on our recent experience of “cocooning” during the pandemic isolation and the thrill of reconnecting with one another yet again.


Save 10-15% with a 5- or 6- concert series package – on sale now
Create-Your-Own series of 3+ concerts & save 10% – call 303.449.1343 to order



The Boulder Phil has developed protocols to ensure a safe environment for everyone. Our policies continue to be guided by current recommendations from Boulder County Public Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health. All patrons age 12 and up must be fully vaccinated by the date of performance with masks required. Please visit BoulderPhil.org/safety for exemptions and the most up-to-date information. If any policy change makes you uncomfortable, or if you or someone in your party is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, please call our Box Office at 303.449.1343 to return your tickets for a refund or convert your tickets to a donation no later than 4 hours prior to the event.

 

Gershwin Celebration in Lone Tree

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, conductor
Marcus Roberts Trio—Marcus Roberts, piano; Rodney Jordan, bass; Jason Marsalis, drums

GERSHWIN An American in Paris
GERSHWIN Piano Concerto in F

In January, the Boulder Phil kicks off its 2022 concert series with a Gershwin celebration featuring the extraordinary Marcus Roberts Trio. At Lone Tree Art Center, we open with Gershwin’s famous travelogue—An American in Paris—full of memorable, energetic tunes. Then you’ll hear Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F highlighted by dazzling improvisation.

“Roberts first introduced his version of Concerto in F in a concert with the Berlin Philharmonic, and he owns it.”
~Third Coast Review

 



The Boulder Phil has developed protocols to ensure a safe environment for everyone. Given the recently updated Boulder County Health orders, our concerts will be fully vaccinated events with masks required. Please visit boulderphil.org/safety for the most up-to-date information. We thank you in advance for your understanding as we continue to ensure the health and safety of our musicians, staff and patrons.
If any policy change makes you uncomfortable, or if you or someone in your party is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, please call our Box Office at 303.449.1343 to return your tickets for a refund or convert your tickets to a donation no later than 4 hours prior to the event.

 

Rachmaninoff 3 & Mysterious Mountain

“One of the biggest pianistic talents to have emerged in this country in the last 25 years…” ~Baltimore Sun

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, conductor
Terrence Wilson, piano

CINDY MCTEE  Circuits
HOVHANESS Symphony No. 2, “Mysterious Mountain”
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3

Superstar pianist Terrence Wilson joins the Phil for what is perhaps the quintessential virtuoso showpiece, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, full of blazing pyrotechnics and heartrendingly beautiful melodies. To open the program, the Boulder Phil co-commissioned two video artists—Alexi Moriarty and Stephen Lias—to create innovative visual content to complement McTee’s Circuits and Hovhaness’ Mysterious Mountain.


Save 10-15% with a 5- or 6- concert series package – on sale now
Create-Your-Own series of 3+ concerts & save 10% – call 303.449.1343 to order



The Boulder Phil has developed protocols to ensure a safe environment for everyone. Our policies continue to be guided by current recommendations from Boulder County Public Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health. All patrons age 12 and up must be fully vaccinated by the date of performance with masks required. Please visit BoulderPhil.org/safety for exemptions and the most up-to-date information. If any policy change makes you uncomfortable, or if you or someone in your party is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, please call our Box Office at 303.449.1343 to return your tickets for a refund or convert your tickets to a donation no later than 4 hours prior to the event.

 

Beethoven 7 & a World Premiere

“An exciting, boundary-defying performer—Pine displays a power and confidence that puts her in the top echelon.” ~The Washington Post

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, conductor
Rachel Barton Pine, violin

BILLY CHILDS Violin Concerto No. 2 (world premiere/co-commission)
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 in A Major

Billy Childs is a multi-GRAMMY® award winning jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, and the Boulder Phil will be privileged to present the world premiere of his new violin concerto, written specifically for the renowned soloist Rachel Barton Pine. Anchoring the evening will be Beethoven’s ever-popular Symphony No. 7, a work dubbed “the apotheosis of the dance” because of its propulsive energy and infectious rhythms.


Save 10-15% with a 5- or 6- concert series package – on sale now
Create-Your-Own series of 3+ concerts & save 10% – call 303.449.1343 to order

 



The Boulder Phil has developed protocols to ensure a safe environment for everyone. Our policies continue to be guided by current recommendations from Boulder County Public Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health. All patrons age 12 and up must be fully vaccinated by the date of performance with masks required. Please visit BoulderPhil.org/safety for exemptions and the most up-to-date information. If any policy change makes you uncomfortable, or if you or someone in your party is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, please call our Box Office at 303.449.1343 to return your tickets for a refund or convert your tickets to a donation no later than 4 hours prior to the event.