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60th Anniversary logoMake a 60th Anniversary Gift
For 60 years we have relied on the generosity of our community to make music happen—on stage at Macky, in schools, libraries, open spaces, and more. Every contribution from our audience members makes an impact you can hear. A donation in support of our 60th Anniversary will ensure that Boulder County’s cultural gem will continue to thrive.

Boulder Phil musiciansBecome a Performance Sponsor
Show your support by sponsoring a guest artist, individual piece, Masterworks concert, or even an entire concert season. Your sponsorship entitles you to recognition as a Boulder Phil sponsor, as well as exceptional benefits.

Friends of the Phil
Make a pledge of two or more years as a Friends of the Phil sponsor to underwrite a portion of a professional musician’s salary. Your sponsorship will give you the chance to experience the orchestra from the inside out while forging a special connection between you and the performers on stage.

Planned Giving
There are many ways to manage your assets while providing lasting financial support to the Phil. Are we already in your estate plans? Let us know so we can recognize your generosity.

From office help to Discovery Concerts and fundraising events, we rely on our volunteers to support all aspects of the Phil. If you are available to help out once in a while or regularly, we would love to hear from you.

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For more information, contact Eve Orenstein, Director of Development, at 303.443.0542 or

Discovery Concerts

The Boulder Philharmonic's Discovery Concerts take students in grades 3-6 on a journey to explore orchestral music in a fun, interactive format featuring nationally-acclaimed Music Director Discovery ConcertsMichael Butterman. Students attend a 50-minute performance during the school day designed to support and coordinate with their core curriculum. Previous Discovery Concerts have linked stories and legends to music and presented how music can lend itself to narrative, showed how music can express both positive and negative emotions, and linked music and visual art to help make music’s abstract nature more tangible and understandable. Teachers are provided curriculum guides, lesson plans and a CD of repertoire to help prepare their students for the experience. Many students also receive a visit from Michael Butterman or one of our chamber ensembles in preparation for the concert. Our goal is to inspire students to begin instrumental study through the public schools, which studies show lead to improved academic performance in other areas as well.

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Artistry Fund

If you’ve attended a Boulder Phil concert at Macky lately, you know firsthand just how wonderful the orchestra’s performances have been. With some of the region’s best professional musicians on the roster, and world-class guest artists like the Takács Quartet, Christopher Taylor and Sarah Chang taking the stage, the Boulder Phil is truly a cultural asset to the community. But Michael Butterman knows we can do even more. Building on the strong artistic foundations that he has fostered with the orchestra, Michael sees a very exciting future for the Boulder Phil. Increasing the number of Masterworks concerts, incorporating rich multimedia presentations, building the orchestra’s technical and artistic capacity, engaging top performers that audiences long to see on the Macky stage…these are just a few of the ways in which your contribution to the Artistry Fund will help Michael to more fully realize his artistic vision for the orchestra in the coming years.


To donate online, click here For more information about how you can become a valued supporter of the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, please contact Cynthia Sliker, Director of Community Engagement at 303-443-9203,; or Director of Development Eve Orenstein at 303-443-0542,

The Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
Mailing address for donations (make checks payable to "Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra"):
Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
2590 Walnut Street
Boulder, CO 80302

Donor Giving Levels

Donor Giving Levels

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