Throughout the 2020-21 Season, Boulder Philharmonic Music Director Michael Butterman is hosting virtual Events of Note, featuring world-class soloists in recital with conversation.  |  info & tickets



Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra – Asleep at the Wheel

September 11-13, 2020
Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium, Fort Worth, TX
Michael Butterman, conductor
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The musicianship of Asleep at the Wheel has come to be the stuff of legends. Pegged by Reuters as “one of the best lives acts in the business,” the multi-GRAMMY award-winning band joins forces with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for an exciting opening concert to the 2020-21 Pops Series in celebration of its 50th anniversary.



Shreveport Symphony Orchestra – Chamber Music Series

October 7, 2020 – 7 PM CT
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Music of Bach & more
Kirsten Yon, violin
Michael Butterman, piano



Boulder Philharmonic – Vivaldi Recomposed

October 17, 2020
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Michael Butterman, conductor and host

Violinist and Boulder Phil Concertmaster, Charles Wetherbee, stars in this stunning re-invention of Vivaldi. The Washington Post describes Montgomery’s work, “Turbulent, wildly colorful and exploding with life, ‘Strum‘ sounded like a handful of American folk melodies tossed into a strong wind, cascading and tumbling joyfully around one another.”

MONTGOMERY Strum
BRITTEN Simple Symphony
RICHTER Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Recomposed



Boulder Philharmonic – Zuill and Zwilich

January 23, 2021
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Cellist Zuill Bailey performs legendary American composer, Ellen Taafe Zwilich’s new concerto, written just for him. The evening begins and ends with gorgeous melodies by Rachmaninoff and Schubert.

RACHMANINOFF Vocalise, for cello and piano
Zuill Bailey, cello, and Michael Butterman, piano
ZWILICH Cello Concerto
SCHUBERT Trout Quintet



Boulder Philharmonic – A Celebration of Cello

March 13, 2021
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Michael Butterman, conductor and host

Cello-bration! A night for cello lovers, featuring Schumann’s moving Cello Concerto. The evening also includes music by the Phil’s own Paul Trapkus, and a performance of Wagner’s love letter to Cosima.

DEBUSSY/SCHOENBERG Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
SCHUMANN/LASSER Cello Concerto in A minor
TRAPKUS Les Amies
SOLLIMA Violencelles, Vibrez!
WAGNER Siegfried Idyll



Boulder Philharmonic –
The Soldier’s Tale

April 3, 2021
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Michael Butterman, conductor and host

Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du soldat (The Soldier’s Tale) is a theatrical work “to be read, played, and danced.” Based on a Russian folk tale, a violinist trades his fiddle with the Devil. What could go wrong?!

STRAVINSKY  The Soldier’s Tale



Boulder Philharmonic –
Beethoven 6 and Frequent Flyers

April 24, 2021
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Michael Butterman, conductor and host

Beethoven’s incredible Pastoral Symphony performed by a string sextet in this historic arrangement is revealing and uniquely beautiful. Korine Fujiwara’s ballet score for Claudel is brought to life by Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance.

WALKER Lyric for Strings
FUJIWARA Suite from Claudel
BEETHOVEN/FISCHER Symphony No. 6