Happy Holidays from the Boulder Phil!
Sunday, December 13, 2020, 3 PM MT
Michael Butterman, conductor
Boulder Phil brass and percussion sections

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Ring in the holidays with the spirited sounds of the brass and percussion sections of the Boulder Phil! From “Deck the Halls” to music for Hanukkah, Gabrieli to “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” this colorful and wide-ranging program is sure to leave you in the holiday spirit.


 

Shreveport Symphony Orchestra – Holiday Celebration in Louisiana
Saturday, December 19, 2020, 7:30 PM CT
Pre-recorded and streamed online
Michael Butterman, conductor

Join us for a celebration of the holiday season featuring two exceptional Louisiana artists: bass-baritone/Shreveport native Timothy Jones and soprano/New Orleans native Sarah Jane McMahon.
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Shreveport Symphony Orchestra – Mahler Symphony No. 4

Saturday, January 9, 2021, 7:30 PM CT
Sunday, January 10, 2021, 3 PM CT
First Baptist Shreveport

Michael Butterman, conductor
Twyla Robinson, soprano
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MAHLER Symphony No. 4 (Simon reduction)

Mahler’s luminous Symphony No. 4 as you have never heard it before—in a moving and effective reduction for small ensemble, featuring the incomparable soprano Twyla Robinson.



Boulder Philharmonic – Zuill and Zwilich

Saturday, January 23, 2021, 7:30 PM MT
Michael Butterman, conductor and host

Zuill Bailey, cello
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RACHMANINOFF Vocalise, for cello and piano

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

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.



Shreveport Symphony Orchestra – The Four Seasons, Recomposed

Saturday, January 30, 2021, 7:30 PM CT
Sunday, January 31, 2021, 3 PM CT
First Baptist Shreveport

Michael Butterman, conductor
Francisco Fullana, violin
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VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS  The Lark Ascending
VIVALDI/RICHTER  The Four Seasons, Recomposed

Phenomenal Spanish violinist Francisco Fullana returns with two memorable works—the achingly beautiful Lark Ascending by Vaughan-Williams, and Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, Recomposed by British composer Max Richter. At once familiar and mesmerizingly different, the Vivaldi/Richter piece will have you listening in a whole new way!



Shreveport Symphony Orchestra – Simone Dinnerstein plays Bach

Saturday, February 27, 2021, 7:30 PM CT
Sunday, February 28, 2021, 3 PM CT
First Baptist Shreveport

Michael Butterman, conductor
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
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J.S. BACH Piano Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052
BLOCH Concerto Grosso No. 1
J.S. BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Simone Dinnerstein, piano; Kirsten Yon, violin; Leslie Newman, flute

Simone Dinnerstein, an internationally-recognized interpreter of the music of J.S. Bach, brings her unique talents to the SSO, playing two concertos, including the perennial favorite Brandenburg Concerto No. 5.



Boulder Philharmonic – A Celebration of Cello

Saturday, March 13, 2021, 7:30 PM MT
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Michael Butterman, conductor and host

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

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.



Shreveport Symphony Orchestra – Scott Joplin & the Age of Ragtime

Saturday, March 13, 2021, 7:30 PM CT
Sunday, March 14, 2021, 3 PM CT
First Baptist Shreveport

Michael Butterman, conductor
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This vivacious program explores the music and legacy of Ark-La-Tex native son, Scott Joplin, and others who were part of the Ragtime
revolution a century ago.



Shreveport Symphony Orchestra – Appalachian Spring

Saturday, March 27, 2021, 7:30 PM CT
Sunday, March 28, 2021, 3 PM CT
First Baptist Shreveport

Michael Butterman, conductor
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GEORGE WALKER Lyric for Strings
SHOSTAKOVICH Chamber Symphony
DELIUS On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
COPLAND Appalachian Spring

Featuring the SSO strings, this program includes Shostakovich’s muscular Chamber Symphony, George Walker’s gorgeous Lyric for Strings, and the
quintessentially American Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland.



Boulder Philharmonic –
The Soldier’s Tale

Saturday, April 3, 2021, 7:30 PM MT
Streamed online | details & tickets

Michael Butterman, conductor and host

STRAVINSKY  The Soldier’s Tale

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?!



Boulder Philharmonic –
Beethoven 6 and Frequent Flyers

Saturday, April 24, 2021, 7:30 PM MT
Streamed online | details & tickets

Michael Butterman, conductor and host

WALKER Lyric for Strings

FUJIWARA Suite from Claudel
BEETHOVEN/FISCHER Symphony No. 6

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.



Shreveport Symphony Orchestra – Broadway Today with Craig Schulman

Saturday, April 24, 2021, 7:30 PM CT
Sunday, April 25, 2021, 3 PM CT
First Baptist Shreveport

Michael Butterman, conductor
Craig Shulman, vocalist
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Broadway star Craig Schulman returns to Shreveport to present an evening filled with memorable tunes and well-loved favorites.



Shreveport Symphony Orchestra – Beethoven & Haydn

Saturday, May 22, 2021, 7:30 PM CT
Sunday, May 23, 2021, 3 PM CT
First Baptist Shreveport

Michael Butterman, conductor
Alon Goldstein, piano
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HAYDN Symphony No. 94
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”

The full orchestra performs two beloved works from Western classical repertoire—Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto and Haydn’s “Surprise” Symphony. Join us to find out why it’s called that! Former Wideman winner Alon Goldstein will take your breath away with his impeccable musicianship.