Ways To Support the Boulder Phil


Ticket revenues cover less than half of our actual costs, therefore we rely on our community's support in providing our artistic and education programs. We appreciate any support you can provide. Special perks include listing your name in the program, parking passes, special receptions, and more. Thank you, Boulder!

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Please read our recent Annual Fund newsletter for more details.

For 54 years, the Boulder
Philharmonic Orchestra has been
bringing great music to life in our
vibrant and unique community.
Today, thanks to our community’s support we
can point to several encouraging trends:
• Ticket sales have been climbing, with season
subscriptions now at a seven-year high.
• Individual donations are turning around
following three recession years of nationwide
declines in nonprofit contributions.
• The artistry of the orchestra has been
flourishing under Michael Butterman’s
leadership, validated by recent rave
reviews and an invitation to perform at
the prestigious Vilar Performing Arts
Center in Beaver Creek.
You can help the Boulder Phil capitalize on
this momentum, allowing us to reach more
schoolchildren, restore unsustainable cutbacks
in our operations, and fully realize Michael
Butterman’s artistic vision

Boulder Phil at MackyARTISTRY FUND - NEW!
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 over six seasons 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 by restoring a full rehearsal schedule, 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.


Boulder Phil musiciansFRIENDS OF THE BOULDER PHIL - NEW!

Show your support of a musician in the Phil by pledging $250 or more!
By making a pledge of two or more years as a Friends of the Phil sponsor, you provide critical support to the Phil by directly underwriting a portion of a professional musician’s salary. Hiring the most qualified musicians requires a substantial investment on our part—in fact, musician salaries represent the single largest expense in the Phil’s annual budget—and your participation in Friends of the Phil helps support these talented artists in our community. In addition, your sponsorship will expand your experience with the Boulder Phil in meaningful ways, giving you the chance to experience the orchestra from the inside out while forging a special connection between you and the performers on stage. Special events and activities are being planned to bring sponsors and musicians together over the course of the season...over time, transforming each concert experience into a meeting with friends!

Discovery ConcertsDISCOVERY CONCERTS
The Boulder Philharmonic's Discovery Concerts introduce fourth and fifth graders throughout the Boulder Valley School District to symphonic music. Students attend a 50-minute performance during the school day designed to support and coordinate with their core curriculum. 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 musicians 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. You can make a donation to directly support our Discovery Concert programs.


Please read our recent Annual Fund newsletter for more details.


To donate online, click here
To donate by phone or for more information about how you can support the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, please contact Director of Development Cynthia Sliker at 303-449-1343 x4 or csliker@boulderphil.org, or Executive Director Kevin Shuck at 303-449-1343 x 3 or kshuck@boulderphil.org.

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

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