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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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Zuill and Zwilich Digital Concert

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 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 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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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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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
Christina Jennings, flute
J.S. BACH Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
J.S. BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
Christina Jennings, flute
Charles Wetherbee, violin

 

Mozart & Mendelssohn Digital Concert

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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Virtual Event of Note-Francisco Fullana

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 “frighteningly awesome” performer is not to be missed. 

Hosted by Michael Butterman
Zoom login information will be shared with ticket purchasers

Make It A Party!
Our catering sponsor, Three Leaf Concepts, can deliver* hors d’oeuvres and a cocktail mixer to your home in time for the event.

*Delivery to Boulder, Louisville, and Lafayette residents only. Others may pick up at Zucca, 808 Main Street, in Louisville.

Support your Phil and experience music in an intimate virtual setting through this unique series of fundraising events. Each Event of Note features a short recital by one of our exhilarating guest artists and an interactive discussion moderated by Michael Butterman. You may choose to add a delightful assortment of hors d’oeuvres and a cocktail mixer delivered to your home.

Virtual Event of Note-Aldo López-Gavilán

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 praised for his “dazzling technique and rhythmic fire” and joins us from his home in Cuba.

Have Dinner with Aldo!
For the final event of our 2020-21 Reimagined Season we invite you to join us for a Cuban-themed dinner and cocktail mixer prepared by our catering sponsor, Three Leaf Concepts, and delivered to your home.

*Delivery to Boulder, Louisville, and Lafayette residents only. Others may pick up at Zucca, 808 Main Street, in Louisville.

Support your Phil and experience music in an intimate virtual setting through this unique series of fundraising events. Each Event of Note features a short recital by one of our exhilarating guest artists and an interactive discussion moderated by Michael Butterman. You may choose to add a delightful assortment of hors d’oeuvres and a cocktail mixer delivered to your home.

Virtual Event of Note-Soprano Angela Brown

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 American spirituals, and a featured artist on the two-time Grammy Award winning recording, “Ask Your Mama,” Ms. Brown joins the Philharmonic and guests for a delightful evening of performance and conversation.

Make It A Party!
Our catering sponsor, Three Leaf Concepts, can deliver* hors d’oeuvres and a cocktail mixer to your home in time for the event.

*Delivery to Boulder, Louisville, and Lafayette residents only. Others may pick up at Zucca, 808 Main Street, in Louisville.

Support your Phil and experience music in an intimate virtual setting through this unique series of fundraising events. Each Event of Note features a short recital by one of our exhilarating guest artists and an interactive discussion moderated by Michael Butterman. You may choose to add a delightful assortment of hors d’oeuvres and a cocktail mixer delivered to your home.

Virtual Event of Note-Simone Dinnerstein

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 Ms. Dinnerstein’s commitment to broad musical interests and giving concerts in non-traditional venues.

Hosted by Michael Butterman
Zoom login information will be shared with ticket purchasers

Make It A Party!
Our catering sponsor, Three Leaf Concepts, can deliver* hors d’oeuvres and a cocktail mixer to your home in time for the event.

*Delivery to Boulder, Louisville, and Lafayette residents only. Others may pick up at Zucca, 808 Main Street, in Louisville.

Support your Phil and experience music in an intimate virtual setting through this unique series of fundraising events. Each Event of Note features a short recital by one of our exhilarating guest artists and an interactive discussion moderated by Michael Butterman. You may choose to add a delightful assortment of hors d’oeuvres and a cocktail mixer delivered to your home.