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Come As You Are Virtual Gala

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 to wear exactly what you had on at that moment! Come As You Are harkens back to a time when showing up to a party in your pajamas or gardening hat was out of the ordinary, but it certainly added a dose of levity to the evening!

On October 10, 2020, at 6:30 pm the Boulder Philharmonic invites you to Come As You Are for a lighthearted, imaginative evening featuring virtual performances by members of the Boulder Philharmonic and guest artists, a silent auction, and a delicious gourmet dinner by Three Leaf Concepts delivered to your home!

Free to Attend, Suggested Donation $100
Three-Course Delivered Meal $50

Dress Code: Exactly what you are wearing when you receive your registration confirmation phone call from us! 

Click Here to Register

Groups of ten guests may attend a pre-event Zoom breakout session together

Sponsorships available!
Benefits for sponsors and their guests include
Three-course delivered meals
Pre-event Zoom breakout with Michael Butterman, and
A live private performance by Boulder Phil players

Click here for more information, or contact Director of Development Eve Orenstein at 303.443.0542 or eve@boulderphil.org

Come As You Are
Susan Olenwine, chair

Vivaldi Recomposed

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 Strum – a piece that The Washington Post describes as, “turbulent, wildly colorful and exploding with life.”

Michael Butterman, Conductor
Charles Wetherbee, Violin

MONTGOMERY Strum
BRITTEN Simple Symphony, Op. 4
RICHTER Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons
Charles Wetherbee, Violin

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Zuill and Zwilich

Grammy-winning cellist Zuill Bailey returns to Boulder for the first of two programs with the Phil. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Taafe 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 instrumentation of one of the great chamber works in the repertoire, Schubert’s Trout Quintet.

RACHMANINOFF Vocalise, for cello and piano
Zuill Bailey, cello
Michael Butterman, piano
ZWILICH Cello Concerto (chamber version)
Zuill Bailey, cello
SCHUBERT Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667 Trout
with guests Zuill Bailey, cello and Jennifer Hayghe, piano

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The Beauty of Bach with Simone Dinnerstein

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 leads this extraordinary evening. Flutist Christina Jennings joins Simone for two of the composer’s best-known works.

Simone Dinnerstein, Pianist and Conductor

J.S. BACH/LASSER Erbarm’ Dich
J.S. BACH Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor
J.S. BACH Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor
Simone Dinnerstein, Piano
Christina Jennings, Flute
J.S. BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Simone Dinnerstein, Piano
Christina Jennings, Flute
Charles Wetherbee, Violin

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Happy Holidays from the Phil!

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.

*The Phil is offering this extra concert to the community and all are welcome to attend.





A Celebration of Cello

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 with Wagner’s sublime Siegfried Idyll – a musical love letter to his wife, Cosima

Michael Butterman, Conductor
Zuill Bailey, Cello

DEBUSSY/SCHOENBERG Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
SCHUMANN/LASSER Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129
Zuill Bailey, Cello
TRAPKUS Trio for 3 Violins
SOLLIMA Violencelles, Vibrez!
Zuill Bailey, Cello
Charles Lee, Cello
WAGNER Siegfried Idyll

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Beethoven Symphony No. 6 and Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance

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 evening concludes with Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, presented in a stunning version for string sextet by Beethoven’s contemporary, M.G. Fischer.

Michael Butterman, Conductor

WALKER Lyric for Strings
FUJIWARA Suite from Claudel
Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance
BEETHOVEN/FISCHER Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, Pastoral

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Mozart and Mendelssohn

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 with the iconic Mendelssohn Octet.

Simone Dinnerstein, Piano

JOPLIN Solace
JOPLIN Bethena
MOZART/LACHNER Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467
Simone Dinnerstein, Piano
MENDELSSOHN Octet for Strings for E-flat Major, Op. 20

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The Soldier’s Tale

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 an intimacy that suits the moralizing message of the drama: greed leads to ruin. We’re delighted to collaborate with our friends in the CU Department of Theater and Boulder Ballet to present this unique program.

Michael Butterman, Conductor

STRAVINSKY The Soldier’s Tale

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Phil at the Farm 8/27 and 8/29

SOLD OUT AUGUST 27! ADDITIONAL DATE ADDED ON AUGUST 29!

Experience an evening like no other with members of your Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra as you are guided through a multi-sensory pairing of music, food, drink, and nature. The Phil’s string quartet will elevate each dinner course with a performance inspired by the chef’s offerings, deepening the perception of all the senses.

The farm-to-table experience with Three Leaf Farm includes a tour of their small organic farm, visits with the farm animals, and a self-guided walk on their medicine trail.

Tables of up to eight will be seated together, so we encourage you to gather your friends and attend as a group!

Due to Colorado liquor licensing laws, Three Leaf Farms partners with local wineries to provide delicious, Colorado wines for our dinners. Three Leaf is honored to partner with Settembre Cellars of Boulder. We recommend pre-purchasing wine directly from their website, which will be delivered and ready for you at the farm when you arrive. Please visit their website HERE

Three Leaf Farm’s COVID-19 RESPONSE

Three Leaf Farms will be implementing the following at all events:

  • Guests will be required to wear a mask unless there is at least 8 feet between each guest.
  • Social Distancing will be promoted where appropriate.
  • We will have hand sanitizing stations for both washing hands and utilizing hand sanitizer.
  • During Farm Dinners, there will be individual tables that seat no more than 8 guests per table, and are spaced far from other tables.
  • Surfaces and frequently touched items will be sanitized often throughout each event.
  • Servers will set tables of sanitized flatware, glassware, and dishes using gloves.
  • All staff will wear masks, and will be required to wash hands every 30 minutes.
  • All staff will be monitored for any signs of illness or exposure and will be asked a series of health questions before the event.

Please feel free to email Three Leaf Farm if you have questions.

Please click here for more information about the details of Three Leaf Farm Events.

Cancellation Policy: Reservations are fully refundable up until two weeks before the event. Cancellations within the two weeks prior to the event may be refundable if we are able to fill your spot. Cancellations within 48 hours of the event are Non-refundable.

No tickets will be mailed. Your receipt is your ticket. When you arrive, check in at the welcome table.
PLEASE NOTE: Guests will NOT be able to bring their own wine or beer to this dinner. Wine is available for purchase on site, offered by Settembre Cellars.

Three Leaf Farm is located at the corner of Hwy 287 and S. Public Rd in Lafayette.