Boulder Phil returns to Macky with Gershwin Celebration

Live performance with pianist Marcus Roberts Jan. 22 may also be streamed

By Peter Alexander Jan. 20 at 11 a.m.

The Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Macky Auditorium Saturday (7:30 p.m., Jan. 22) for the primary time in two years, with an all-Gershwin program.

Marcus Roberts Trio

Two works are featured: An American in Paris and the Piano Concerto in F, carried out with the Marcus Roberts trio: Roberts, piano, Rodney Jordan, bass, and Jason Marsalis, drums. The identical program can be introduced Sunday on the Lone Tree Arts Middle (1:30 p.m. Jan. 23). Tickets to each live shows, and for a dwell stream Saturday, can be found by way of the Boulder Phil Internet web page.

Whereas an all-Gershwin program is slightly uncommon for a symphony orchestra, “it is a good option to get again to Macky” conductor Michael Butterman says. “A Gershwin celebration simply feels festive.”

The Concerto harks again to a live performance early in Butterman’s tenure with the orchestra, when Roberts and his trio performed the Concerto in F. “I believe it was my very first season,” Butterman says. “I keep in mind that as one of many highlights of my time in Boulder, as a result of it’s thrilling to see the musicians of the orchestra so engaged.”

Learn extra in Boulder Weekly.

Gershwin Celebration
Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, Michael Butterman, conductor
With Marcus Roberts Trio: Marcus Roberts, piano; Rodney Jordan, bass; Jason Marsalis, drums

  • Gershwin: An American in Paris
    —Piano Concerto in F

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, Mackey Auditorium
1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, Lone Tree Arts Middle
Masks and proof of vaccination are required.

Dwell steam 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22


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