Boulder Phil Announcing Virtual Events of Note, Join our community – at home!
The Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra is proud to announce new and innovative programming, tailor-made for social distancing! This summer and fall we present five new virtual music experiences, hosted and moderated on Zoom by Boulder Phil Music Director, Michael Butterman. Each month, the Phil is bringing internationally-acclaimed guest artists to perform pieces and take part in a moderated discussion. Optional catered hors d’oeuvres and cocktail mixers curated by Three Leaf Farms may be ordered for delivery to any home in the Boulder area.
Boulder Phil Music Director Michael Butterman says, “Our Events of Note series has always created a sense of togetherness, one we find is needed more than ever these days. I’m thrilled to be able to present some of our favorite collaborative partners for what promises to be nothing short of memorable.”
On July 29th, go behind the scenes with masterful piano duo Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe! Join us for a virtual chat hosted by Maestro Michael Butterman to discover the inspiration behind the pair’s electrifying music videos. The virtual event will begin with a Musical Mixology lesson from Greg and Liz as they lead us in the creation of original, music-inspired craft cocktails. Cheers!
Wednesday, August 26th celebrates our connection with each other as violinist Rachel Barton Pine shares an evening of insight and intimate communication about her latest discography and projects, including Music by Black Composers. Renowned for her innate gift for emotional communication and her scholarly fascination with historical research, guests will be treated to a virtual performance of music Ms. Pine passionately notes spreads infectious joy and brings us together.
The Phil is delighted to welcome back Grammy-award winning cellist Zuill Bailey for a personal evening of performance on September 30th! Considered one of the world’s premier cellists, his musical talents are only matched by his possessing demeanor. Spend an evening engaging in conversation and a captivating performance.
On October 21st, discover violinist Philippe Quint’s unparalleled talents and deep catalog in this virtual night of fun and entertainment! Described as “a memorably expressive” musician with “bounding energy,” Mr. Quint joins our host, Maestro Butterman, for an intimate night of performance and conversation.
In mid-November, we welcome back Juilliard String Quartet cellist Astrid Schween for an evening of performance and conversation. Ms. Schween entranced us with her performance of the Elgar Cello Concerto last year, and we leapt to our feet in applause! Hosted by Maestro Michael Butterman, we are excited for this virtual encore.
Dates & Times
Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 – 5:00pm – 6:30pm Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 – 5:00pm – 6:30pm Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 – 5:00pm – 6:30pm Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 – 5:00pm – 6:30pm Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 – 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Tickets & Box Office
$30 – $50
About Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
As one of Colorado’s premier ensembles, the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra is creating a new model for American orchestras through dynamic performances that reflect our community’s own values, creativity, and sense of place. Selected to perform at the Kennedy Center in D.C. in the 2017 SHIFT Festival highlighting innovation in American orchestras, today’s Boulder Phil is bucking national trends with growing, enthusiastic audiences under the leadership of Music Director Michael Butterman.
The Boulder Phil’s main concert series—broadcast state-wide on Colorado Public Radio—is presented at Macky Auditorium, a historic jewel on the University of Colorado campus. From multi-genre productions featuring dance, choral and visual elements to concerts with a unique hometown flavor, the Phil has collaborated with an impressive 45 organizations in recent seasons. By going beyond simply performing great music, we strive to connect ever more people to the inspiring power of orchestral music.