2017-18 Season

The Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2017-2018 season is packed with a creative combination of world-renowned artists, regional collaborations, and performances of two works by major American composers co-commissioned by the Boulder Phil.

“I’m excited to celebrate the Boulder Phil’s 60th anniversary in a community that’s known for its creativity and innovation. Featuring dynamic artists, championing accessible new music while performing some of the greatest orchestral works in the repertory, and collaborating with a wide variety of organizations, has become a successful formula for our season programming.” ~Music Director Michael Butterman

2017-2018 Season Flyer  |  Press Release

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Jon Nakamatsu
OPENING NIGHT:  BOULDER PHIL AT 60

Sunday, September 24, 2017—7 PM
Michael Butterman, conductor
Macky Auditorium, Boulder

CHRISTOPHER THEOFANIDIS  Dreamtime Ancestors
A “Made in America” co-commission, with performances in all 50 states

SCHUMANN   Piano Concerto in A minor 

    Jon Nakamatsu, piano
    Van Cliburn Gold Medalist


DVOŘÁK   Symphony No. 7


Music of Resistance
MUSIC OF RESISTANCE

Saturday, October 14, 2017—7:30 PM
Michael Butterman, conductor
Macky Auditorium, Boulder

BEETHOVEN  Choral Fantasy
    David Korevaar, piano
    CU Boulder and Western Illinois University Choirs

BRITTEN  Ballad of Heroes
    CU Boulder and Western Illinois University Choirs

SHOSTAKOVICH  Symphony No. 5


The Nutcracker
THE NUTCRACKER with BOULDER BALLET

Thanksgiving Weekend—November 24-26, 2017
Nov. 24, 2 PM
Nov. 25, 2 PM and 7 PM

Nov. 26, 2 PM

Macky Auditorium, Boulder

A holiday tradition for all ages!


Simone Dinnerstein
BACH TRANSFIGURED

Saturday, January 13, 2018—7:30 PM
Michael Butterman, conductor
Macky Auditorium, Boulder

C.P.E. BACH  Symphony in C Major

J.S. BACH  Keyboard Concerto in G minor
    Simone Dinnerstein, piano

PHILIP GLASS  Piano Concerto No. 3 
Colorado premiere, a Boulder Phil co-commission
   Simone Dinnerstein, piano

SCHOENBERG  Transfigured Night


Cirque de la Symphonie
CIRQUE GOES TO THE MOVIES

with Cirque de la Symphonie
Saturday, February 3, 2018
2 PM and 7:30 PM  (two performances!)
Michael Butterman, conductor
Macky Auditorium, Boulder

Featuring music from Harry Potter, Mission Impossible, Pirates of the Caribbean, On the Town and more—plus aerial violinist Janice Martin, a special member of the Cirque de la Symphonie troupe.


Stefan Jackiw and Cleo Parker
A SONG FOR SWANS

Saturday, April 7, 2018—7:30 PM
Michael Butterman, conductor
Macky Auditorium, Boulder

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS  The Lark Ascending
    with Charles Wetherbee, violin, and Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble

SIBELIUS  Symphony No. 5


PROKOFIEV  Violin Concerto No. 2

    Stefan Jackiw, violin


West Side Story
WEST SIDE STORY:  BERNSTEIN AT 100

Saturday, April 28, 2018—7:30 PM
Michael Butterman, conductor
Macky Auditorium, Boulder

Celebrating Leonard Bernstein’s 100th Birthday

BERNSTEIN   West Side Story in concert
   a collaboration with Central City Opera and choirs



NEW SUBSCRIBERS GET 50% OFF SINGLE TICKET PRICES!

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Single tickets on sale June 1

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