Boulder Phil declares its sixty fifth anniversary season


Masterworks live shows for 2022-23 will all be in Macky Auditorium

By Peter Alexander April 27 at 12:15 a.m.

The Boulder Philharmonic introduced programming for its 2022–23, 65th anniversary season Tuesday night (April 26). All subscription live shows for the approaching 12 months will probably be as soon as once more in Macky Auditorium

Pianist Angela Cheng returns to Boulder to carry out with the Phil April 22, 2023

The season launched by music director Michael Butterman consists of some warhorses— Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and Richard Strauss’ Don Juan—some much less acquainted normal works—Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7 and Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G—and a wholesome dose of latest and unfamiliar works (see full packages beneath). Notably noteworthy will probably be two world and one Colorado premiere of commissioned works.

Some options of the season will probably be acquainted to present and previous Boulder Phil patrons. One would be the return to Macky. The annual Nutcracker performances with Boulder Ballet are scheduled for Nov. 25 and 27. There will probably be a seasonal particular occasion, “Vacation Brass with the Phil,” Dec. 18. The Phil’s Govt Director, Sara Parkinson, introduced the resumption of the tutorial Discovery Concert events for college college students.

Lengthy-time concertgoers will welcome the return of former CU defective member and viewers favourite Angela Cheng April 22, who has not appeared in Boulder since 2009. Different soloists through the season will embody tenor Matthew Plenk, on the opening night time live performance Oct. 8; double bassist Xavier Foley and violinist Eunice Kim Nov. 12; and violinist Stefan Jakiw March 25. 

Concertmaster Charles Wetherbee will solo with the Phil Jan. 22, 2023

Boulder Phil concertmaster Charles Wetherbee has been on medical go away, however is predicted again subsequent season and can play Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 with the orchestra Jan. 22.

One distinguished change for the season is that the Saturday night live performance time has been moved to 7 p.m. from 7:30 p.m., in response to suggestions from ticket consumers. That change impacts all of the masterworks live shows besides “Afternoon with Bruckner,” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22. Along with the change of curtain time, the Phil will strive completely different types of associated programming for its live shows, together with pre-concert lectures, intermission options and post-concert talk-back periods.

One particular occasion within the season will convey the favored Denver-based multi-instrumental band DeVotchKa to Macky Auditorium to carry out with the Phil. That efficiency will happen on the “outdated” time of seven:30 p.m. Saturday, Might 6, 2023. Additional particulars of that live performance are pending.

The opening night time live performance Oct. 8, titled “Hymn to the Earth,” consists of the primary of the season’s premieres, a Boulder Phil co-commission that was postponed from a deliberate earlier season as a consequence of COVID: Ozymandias: To Promote a Planet. This musical alarum for threats to the planet was composed by the American composer Drew Hemmenger and makes use of Percy Shelley’s poem “Ozymandias,” in addition to texts from native American sources, United Nations local weather stories and speeches by Greta Thunberg. 

The Colorado premiere of one other co-commission, Jennifer Higdon’s Suite from Chilly Mountain, follows on Nov. 12, and one other world premiere of a brand new work by Boulder Excessive Faculty graduate Leigha Amick will probably be offered April 22, 2023.

Season tickets will go on sale Monday, Might 2, and tickets to particular person live shows will probably be accessible Monday, Aug. 22. Purchases will be made by calling the field workplace at 303-449-1343, or by way of the Boulder Phil internet web page.

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Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, music director
2022-23 Season
All performances in Macky Auditorium besides as in any other case famous

Conductor Michael Butterman with the Boulder Phil in Macky Auditorium

Opening Night time: Hymn to the Earth
Boulder Philharmonic, Michael Butterman, conductor
With Boulder Phil Refrain and Matthew Plenk, tenor

  • Michael Abels: World Warming
  • Drew Hemenger: Ozymandias: To Promote a Planet (Co-Fee & World Premiere)
  • Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni
  • Wagner: Trauermusik from Götterdämmerung
  • Richard Strauss: Don Juan

7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8

Gran Duo: Higdon and Foley
Boulder Philharmonic, Michael Butterman, conductor
With Xavier Foley, double bass, and Eunice Kim, violin

  • Jennifer Higdon: Suite from Chilly Mountain (Co-Fee & Colorado Premiere)
  • Xavier Foley: For Justice and Peace
  • Giovanni Bottesini: Gran Duo Concertante
  • Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G main

7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12

The Nutcracker with Boulder Ballet
Boulder Philharmonic, Gary Lewis, conductor 

2 and seven p.m., Friday, Nov. 25
2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27

Particular Occasion: Vacation Brass with the Phil

4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18
Mountain View United Methodist Church, Boulder

Afternoon with Bruckner
Boulder Philharmonic, Michael Butterman, conductor
With Charles Wetherbee, violin

  • Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5
  • Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 in E main

4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023

Jackiw Performs Bruch
Boulder Philharmonic, Michael Butterman, conductor
With Stefan Jakiw, violin

  • George Butterworth: The Banks of Inexperienced Willow
  • Max Bruch: Scottish Fantasy
  • Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances

7 pm. Saturday, March 25, 2023

Ravel and Rachmaninoff
Boulder Philharmonic, Michael Butterman, conductor
With Angela Cheng, piano

  • Leigha Amick: “Resound Boulder”” Fee 
  • Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
  • Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
  • Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet: Fantasy Overtur

7 p.m. Saturday, April 22, 2023

Particular Occasion: DeVotchKa + Boulder Phil

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Might 6, 2023

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