Transforming the Boulder Phil Experience

Step out of the traditional orchestra setting and into an immersive experience that breaks barriers and celebrates diversity. Geared to spotlight the musicians of the Boulder Phil, the Shift Series lifts the facade of the stereotypical orchestral concert. Performed in unique venues along the Front Range, talking, dancing, hoots, and hollers are not just allowed but encouraged!


A mixture of classics, blues, funk, jazz, bluegrass, and more by composers of diverse backgrounds for string chamber ensembles, bass, piano, and guitar. Modern selections include songs that have been performed by artists such as Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift.

Planet Bluegrass – Lyons, CO
Wednesday – September 25, 2024 | 7 PM

Dickens Opera House – Longmont, CO
Monday – November 25, 2024 | 6:30 PM


An exploration of American Folk that pushes past the conventional boundaries of “Americana” and digs into the influences of gospel, jazz, blues, bluegrass, country, and global folk music of the many cultures that make up America.

Planet Bluegrass – Lyons, CO
Wednesday, October 16, 2024 | 7 PM

Parsons Theatre – Northglenn, CO
with Enion Pelta-Tiller, violin
Sunday – February 9, 2025 | 2 PM 

Dickens Opera House – Longmont, CO
Wednesday – February 19, 2025 | 6:30 PM  


Pair our selection of brass ensemble pieces with a cold brew… or two… or three. This immersive program infuses jazz and Afro-Cuban influences, serving a cocktail of familiar tunes and new delights, including Duke Ellington’s ‘Do Nothin’ Till You Hear from Me’ and Freddie Mercury’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’

Planet Bluegrass – Lyons, CO
Wednesday, October 23, 2024 | 7 PM

Wild Provisions – Boulder, CO
Tuesday – April 22, 2025 | 7 PM