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The Spirit of Boulder

2011-2012 SEASON

MICHAEL BUT TERMAN, MUSIC DIREC TOR


Dear friends, There is something special about Colorado and about Boulder in particular. Anyone who lives here or who has ever visited knows it. As your hometown professional orchestra, we strive to embrace and reflect all that makes Boulder so unique: its beauty, sense of adventure and embracing of discovery and innovation. In celebration of our great community, we are thrilled to share with you our 54th season—The Spirit of Boulder. We have plenty of well-loved classics. In September, we honor the 100th anniversary of the passing of Gustav Mahler with a performance of his colossal Symphony No. 1— perhaps the greatest “first symphony” ever written. Later in the season, we’ll hear Gershwin’s An American in Paris and Schubert’s “Great” C Major, along with Beethoven’s dazzling Seventh and Brahms’s famous Double Concerto. Speaking of classics…back by popular demand is the fabulous Classical Mystery Tour, bringing original Beatles orchestrations to life. Along with the familiar, we’ll introduce you to sensational works like the jazzy Cello Concerto by Friedrich Gulda, Hanson’s cinematic “Romantic” Symphony, and the world premiere of Boulder Sensations by local favorite Rony Barrak on the tabla. We’ll also welcome Rony as a soloist, along with beatboxer extraordinaire, Shodekeh. We have pianists Hsing-ay Hsu (from the CU faculty) and Avery Fisher Career Grant winner Benjamin Hochman, cello phenom (and TED Fellow) Joshua Roman and to close our season…wait for it…the Takács Quartet! We’re pleased to continue our collaboration with Boulder Ballet in our annual Nutcracker performances and to expand our regional presence with concerts in Lakewood, Highlands Ranch and at the prestigious Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek. And we’ll once again present our annual Discovery Concerts for area elementary school students. At the Boulder Phil, we believe in the importance of connections: between us and our community, and especially the connection between you and this miraculous art form called music. Each concert is designed to help spark and strengthen that connection with experiences that touch both the heart and the mind. We thank you for being part of the excitement of The Spirit of Boulder this season and look forward to our journey of discovery together.

Michael Butterman, Music Director

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B O U L D E R P H I L NIGHT: H A R M O N I C OGENIUS R C H E S T R A AND POWER OPENING

2010-2011 SEASON HSING-AY HSU, PIANO

Look &SEPTEMBER Listen before you go at www.boulderphil.org SAT., 17—7:30 PM at MACKY

J.S. BACH MAHLER

Concerto No. 1 in d minor Symphony No. 1

Revel in the purity and complexity of one of Bach’s greatest concertos, performed by the versatile and brilliant Boulder-based pianist Hsing-ay Hsu. Then we’ll honor the 100th anniversary of the passing of Gustav Mahler by presenting his titanic Symphony No. 1— perhaps the greatest “first symphony” ever written. Mahler’s immense orchestra delivers both intimacy and overwhelming power. FREE MUSICAL INSIGHTS AT MACKY 10 AM—SuperListening Club Don Campbell, Room 102 6:30 PM—Pre-Concert Talk Larry Worster, Boulder Bach Festival Steven Bruns, Colorado Mahlerfest Don Campbell, moderator

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MUSIC OF THE BEATLES: CLASSICAL MYSTERY TOUR SAT., OCTOBER 8—7:30 PM at MACKY

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Enjoy the timeless music of The Beatles performed by the Classical Mystery Tour and the Boulder Phil. Hear the original studio orchestrations brought to life in this one-of-a-kind concert that will make you Twist and Shout! The four musicians in Classical Mystery Tour look and sound just like The Beatles, but Classical Mystery Tour is more than just a rock concert. From early Beatles music on through the solo years, Classical Mystery Tour is the best of The Beatles like you’ve never heard them: totally live.


THE NUTCRACKER BALLET FRI., NOVEMBER 25–4 PM SAT., NOVEMBER 26–2 PM at MACKY TCHAIKOVSKY

SAT., NOVEMBER 26–7 PM SUN., NOVEMBER 27–2 PM

Nutcracker, Op. 71

America’s favorite ballet is brought to life by the Boulder Ballet and the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra. The grandness of Macky Auditorium is matched by the scale of this production featuring a cast of 80 dancers, full scenery, beautiful costumes and special effects. Classical choreography is infused with theatrical magic, circus arts and a rare sense of humor. The company dancers are joined by students of the Boulder Ballet School and members of the Boulder Children’s Chorale, who provide a delightful attraction for young audience members.

photo: Sue Daniels

You won’t want to miss the adorable mice, toy soldiers, dreamy snow scene and wondrous trip to the Land of Sweets for Clara and her Nutcracker Prince. Start the holidays with this annual spectacular!

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FRENCH IMPRESSIONS BENJAMIN HOCHMAN, PIANO SAT., JANUARY 14—7:30 PM at MACKY SUN., JANUARY 15—6:30 PM at VILAR PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, BEAVER CREEK SATIE (arr. DEBUSSY) Two Gymnopédies HANSON Symphony No. 2, “Romantic” RAVEL Piano Concerto in G Major GERSHWIN An American in Paris FREE MUSICAL INSIGHTS AT MACKY

Indulge your senses with an evening of lush music infused with the spirit of France. We open with Satie’s familiar Gymnopédies and the colorful and cinematic “Romantic” Symphony by Howard Hanson. The spirit of American jazz animates Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G featuring Benjamin Hochman, 2011 recipient of a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, awarded to young artists on the cusp of brilliant solo careers. Gershwin’s ever-popular An American in Paris evokes the sights and energy of the French capital in the 1920s.

10 AM—SuperListening Club Don Campbell, Room 102 6:30 PM—Pre-Concert Talk

BOULDER PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA : J. Henry Fair


THE CREATIVE & THE GREAT JOSHUA ROMAN, CELLO SAT., FEBRUARY 25—7:30 PM at MACKY SUN., FEBRUARY 26—3 PM at ST. LUKE’S METHODIST CHURCH, HIGHLANDS RANCH* SHOSTAKOVICH Jazz Suite No. 1 GULDA Cello Concerto SCHUBERT Symphony No. 9, “The Great”

*The Sunday concert will feature the winner of our Young Artist Concerto Competition, repertoire TBA, in place of soloist Joshua Roman.

Experience Shostakovich as you may not have heard him before—jazzy and lighthearted. Friedrich Gulda’s eclectic and virtuosic Cello Concerto will be played by star cellist Joshua Roman, recently named a TED Fellow as part of the global conference on innovation. The concert concludes with Schubert’s magnum opus, the “Great C Major.” FREE MUSICAL INSIGHTS AT MACKY 6:30 PM—Pre-Concert Talk photo: Tina Su


BOULDER SENSATIONS SAT., MARCH 24—7:30 PM at MACKY SUN., MARCH 25—3 PM at LAKEWOOD CULTURAL CENTER BRAHMS Academic Festival Overture

RONY BARRAK TABLA

BARRAK Boulder Sensations (World Premiere) FULTON Gambit (World Premiere) BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 FREE MUSICAL INSIGHTS AT MACKY 6:30 PM—Pre-Concert Talk

photo: Intuitive Fotografie

Lebanese percussionist Rony Barrak and beatboxer Shodekeh have wowed audiences at Boulder’s annual Conference on World Affairs. They’ll be featured in two world premieres, one written by Rony Barrak to honor Boulder and the second by Ruby Fulton to feature Shodekeh’s unique vocal talents. The pulses of the evening culminate in Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, a work Liszt dubbed “The Apotheosis of Rhythm.”

SHODEKEH BEATBOX ARTIST

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photo: Ellen Appel


SEASON FINALE: CELEBRATING TAKÁCS TAKÁCS QUARTET SAT., APRIL 21—7:30 PM at MACKY ELGAR Introduction and Allegro STAMITZ Concerto for Viola BRUCH Romance for Viola and Orchestra BRAHMS Concerto for Violin and Cello How lucky we are that the Takács Quartet, one of the world’s premier chamber ensembles, is based here in Boulder. We celebrate these amazing musicians through one of the few works for string quartet and orchestra, Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro. After they play together, we’ll hear them as individuals and as a duo (in the revered Double Concerto by Brahms)...a rare treat for local music lovers. FREE MUSICAL INSIGHTS AT MACKY 6:30 PM—Pre-Concert Talk

Sell-out expected—order tickets early!

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EDUCATION & OUTREACH The Boulder Philharmonic believes that live orchestral music is for everyone and is committed to providing a wide array of opportunities for people throughout our community to encounter the life-enriching power of classical music. We are one of 200 American orchestras to participate in a national effort to support in-school music education. We're committed to taking communityspecific action to improve access to music education in schools through performances, partnerships and advocacy. Our Education & Outreach Programs include: • Philharmonic Discovery Concerts, which introduce fourth and fifth graders throughout the Boulder Valley School District to symphonic music. Students attend a 50-minute performance during the school day designed to support and coordinate with their core curriculum. • $5 Student Ticket Program and Family Ticket Packages (4 for $40) • Young Artist Concerto Competition, in partnership with Parlando School for the Arts • “Michael Butterman Goes to School” Visits • SuperListening Club and Pre-Concert Lectures provide an opportunity for adult audience members to get “inside the music” before our classical programs. For more information on how the Boulder Philharmonic supports our community with education & outreach programs, visit www.boulderphil.org.


WHY SUPPORT THE BOULDER PHIL? FOR THE MUSIC—Visitors often are stunned by the superb artistry of Boulder Phil’s professional musicians, led by the imaginative conductor Michael Butterman.

FOR MAKING THE ARTS ACCESSIBLE—We strive to provide orchestral music for everyone in the community. Student tickets are only $5. We provide free tickets to disadvantaged groups through partnerships with local social service agencies—approximately 1,000 people attended the 2010 dress rehearsal of The Nutcracker. FOR THE FAMILY—Nutcracker Ballets & other youth-oriented programs reflect unparalleled opportunities for parents & children to experience music together.

FOR CHILDREN—Each year, thousands of students are enriched by classroom visits and concerts that show how music relates to their school curriculum and the world around them.

FOR COMMUNITY VIGOR—The Boulder County regional climate for business and quality of living is stronger with the presence of the arts and creativity, traits fostered and embodied by the Boulder Phil. FOR FUN—Businesses gain loyalty from employees and clients who receive tickets to memorable concerts and events, including Boulder Phil Fanfare on Sunday afternoon, September 18, our annual fundraising event. FOR CONFIDENCE AND HISTORY—A well-governed 501(c)3 organization, the Boulder Phil has offered 54 years of uninterrupted community service.

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Join Us at a Special Event—Enjoy a special night out, while raising funds for the Boulder Phil’s artistic and education programs! Become a Volunteer—We have a variety of ongoing opportunities both in the office and at events. Become a Facebook Fan—Keep up with the Boulder Phil on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boulderphil), while helping us reach others in your circle through social media. Sponsor a Boulder Phil Concert or Event—We offer an array of sponsorship opportunities that provide exclusive benefits. Donate Now—Our ticket prices cover less than half of the actual cost and we appreciate any support you can provide. Special perks include listing your name in the program, parking passes, special receptions, and more! Boulder Philharmonic is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and all contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! For more information about how you can support the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, please contact Executive Director Kevin Shuck at 303-449-1343 x3 or kshuck@boulderphil.org.


Macky Auditorium is located on the CU-Boulder campus at 17th Street & University Avenue. For directions and parking info, visit www.boulderphil.org.

THE BENEFITS OF SUBSCRIBING TO THE BOULDER PHIL e The best seats at the best price e Free ticket exchanges with 24 hours’ advance notice e Season information in advance—first option to purchase tickets next season before they go on sale to the public e 10% discount on additional tickets for Masterworks, Beatles, and Nutcracker Ballet performances e Invitation to subscriber receptions e Special ticket offers for other area arts organizations

NEW SUBSCRIBERS RECEIVE 50% OFF SINGLE TICKET PRICES!

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photo: University of Colorado


2011-2012 TICKET PRICING MASTERWORKS SERIES SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE — All 5 Classical Concerts for 15% off single ticket prices (includes concerts on 9/17, 1/14, 2/25, 3/24 and 4/21) NEW SUBSCRIBERS: 50% OFF SINGLE TICKET PRICES! For new 5-concert Masterworks subscriptions. Offer valid for any new subscriber household.

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CREATE YOUR OWN — Choose any 2-4 Classical Concerts for 10% off single ticket prices. Can’t attend all five but still want guaranteed seats and savings? This option’s for you.

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The Spirit of Boulder

2011-2012 SEASON

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MICHAEL BUT TERMAN, MUSIC DIREC TOR

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2011-12 Boulder Philharmonic Brochure  

2011-12 Boulder Philharmonic Brochure

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