2022-23 SEASON CONCERTS

Boulder Philharmonic: Hymn to the Earth
Saturday, October 8, 2022—7 PM
Macky Auditorium
Michael Butterman, conductor
Matthew Plenk, tenor
Boulder Phil Chorus

MICHAEL ABELS  Global Warming
DREW HEMENGER Ozymandias: To Sell a Planet (world premiere)
MOZART  Overture to Don Giovanni
WAGNER  Trauermusik from Götterdämmerung
STRAUSS  Don Juan



Lancaster Symphony

Friday, October 14, 2022—7:30 PM
Saturday, October 15, 2022—2 PM & 7 PM

First Presbyterian Church of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA
Michael Butterman, conductor
Jeff Midkiff, mandolin

BERNSTEIN  Candide Overture
JEFF MIDKIFF  Mandolin Concerto, “From the Blue Ridge”
DVOŘÁK  Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”



Williamsburg Symphony: Glory and Grandeur 

Thursday, October 20, 2022—7:30 PM
Williamsburg Community Chapel, Williamsburg, VA
Michael Butterman, conductor
Rex Richardson, trumpet

WAGNER  Prelude to Die Meistersinger
ARUTIUNIAN  Trumpet Concerto in A-flat Major
TCHAIKOVSKY  Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 2



Williamsburg Symphony: Cirque de la Symphonie

Friday, November 4, 2022—7:30 PM
Williamsburg Community Chapel, Williamsburg, VA
Michael Butterman, conductor

Cirque de la Symphonie is a unique and exciting production designed to bring the magic of cirque to the music hall. It is an elegant fusion of cirque and orchestra, adapting the stunning performances of cirque artists with the majesty of the full symphony orchestra.



Boulder Philharmonic: Gran Duo – Higdon & Foley

Saturday, November 12, 2022—7 PM
Macky Auditorium
Michael Butterman, conductor
Eunice Kim, violin
Xavier Foley, double bass

JENNIFER HIGDON  Suite from Cold Mountain (Colorado premiere)
XAVIER FOLEY  For Justice and Peace
BOTTESINI  Gran Duo Concertante
DVOŘÁK   Symphony No. 8



Shreveport Symphony: Latin Nights
Saturday, November 19, 7:30 PM
RiverView Theater
Michael Butterman, conductor
Aldo López-Gavilán, piano/composer

PIAZZOLLA/Longfield  Oblivion
ALDO LÓPEZ-GAVILÁN  Emporium
JAMES EAKIN Cloud Scraper: Symphony Americana (world premiere)
RAVEL Boléro



Williamsburg Symphony: Holiday Pops

December 3 & 4, 2022
Michael Butterman, conductor
Sarah Jane McMahon, soprano

Join Music Director Michael Butterman for this seasonal tradition for the entire family. Share in joyful holiday classics, familiar themes, and beloved carols featuring celebrated soprano Sarah Jane McMahon.



Shreveport Symphony: Holiday Pops with Megan Hilty

Saturday, December 17, 2022—7:30 PM
RiverView Theater
Michael Butterman, conductor
Megan Hilty, vocalist



Lancaster Symphony

Friday, January 13, 2023—7:30 PM
Saturday, January 14, 2023—2 PM & 7 PM

First Presbyterian Church of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA
Michael Butterman, conductor

ALBINONI  Adagio
RODRIGO  Concierto de Aranjuez
MENDELSSOHN  Symphony No. 5, “Reformation”



Boulder Philharmonic: Afternoon with Bruckner

Sunday, January 22, 2023—4 PM
Macky Auditorium
Michael Butterman, conductor
Charles Wetherbee, violin

MOZART  Violin Concerto No. 5
BRUCKNER  Symphony No. 7



Shreveport Symphony: Mozart’s Haffner Symphony

Saturday, January 28, 2023—7:30 PM
RiverView Theater
Michael Butterman, conductor
Eunice Kim, violin
Xavier Foley, double bass

HAYDN  Symphony No. 6, “Le Matin”
BOTTESINI  Gran Duo Concertante
XAVIER FOLEY  For Justice and Peace
MOZART  Symphony No. 35, “Haffner”



Williamsburg Symphony: Beethoven’s Fifth

Thursday, February 2, 2023—7:30 PM
Williamsburg Community Chapel, Williamsburg, VA
Michael Butterman, conductor
Eunice Kim, violin
Xavier Foley, double bass

MICHAEL ABELS  Global Warming
XAVIER FOLEY  For Justice and Peace
BOTTESINI  Gran Duo Concertante
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 5



Williamsburg Symphony: Side-by-side with the Williamsburg Youth Orchestra

Sunday, February 5, 2023—4 PM
Williamsburg Community Chapel, Williamsburg, VA
Michael Butterman, conductor



Shreveport Symphony: Dvořák and Bruch

Saturday, March 4, 2023—7:30 PM
RiverView Theater
Michael Butterman, conductor
William Hagen, violin

BUTTERWORTH  The Banks of Green Willow
BRUCH  Scottish Fantasy
DVOŘÁK  Symphony No. 8



Lancaster Symphony

Friday, March 10, 2023—7:30 PM
Saturday, March 11, 2023—2 PM & 7 PM

First Presbyterian Church of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA
Michael Butterman, conductor

WALTON  Suite from Henry V
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS  The Lark Ascending
ELGAR  Enigma Variations



Williamsburg Symphony: Guitar Virtuoso

Thursday, March 16, 2023—7:30 PM
Williamsburg Community Chapel, Williamsburg, VA
Michael Butterman, conductor
Jason Vieaux, guitar

VIVALDI  Guitar Concerto in D
RODRIGO  Concierto de Aranjuez
BRAHMS  Symphony No. 3



Boulder Philharmonic Rachmaninoff Festival: Jackiw Plays Bruch

Saturday, March 25, 2023—7 PM
Macky Auditorium
Michael Butterman, conductor
Stefan Jackiw, violin

BUTTERWORTH  The Banks of Green Willow
BRUCH  Scottish Fantasy
RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances



Boulder Philharmonic Rachmaninoff Festival: Ravel and Rachmaninoff

Saturday, April 22, 2023—7 PM
Macky Auditorium
Michael Butterman, conductor
Angela Cheng, piano

LEIGHA AMICK  Resound Boulder Commission
RAVEL  Piano Concerto in G
RACHMANINOFF  Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
TCHAIKOVSKY  Romeo and Juliet: Fantasy-Overture



Shreveport Symphony: Beethoven’s 5th Symphony

Saturday, May 6, 2023—7:30 PM
RiverView Theater
Michael Butterman, conductor
Crystal Jiang, piano (Wideman Piano Competition Gold Medalist)

ANNA CLYNE  Pivot
PROKOFIEV  Piano Concerto No. 2
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 5



Lancaster Symphony

Friday, May 12, 2023—7:30 PM
Saturday, May 13, 2023—2 PM & 7 PM

First Presbyterian Church of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA
Michael Butterman, conductor
Xavier Foley, double bass

XAVIER FOLEY  For Justice and Peace
BOTTESINI  Gran Duo Concertante
CARLOS SIMON  Fate Now Conquers
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 5



Williamsburg Symphony: Rhapsody in Blue

Thursday, May 25, 2023—7:30 PM
Williamsburg Community Chapel, Williamsburg, VA
Michael Butterman, conductor
Jon Nakamatsu, piano

GINASTERA  Four Dances from Estancia
RAVEL  Piano Concerto in G
COPLAND Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo
GERSHWIN  Rhapsody in Blue