The Boulder Philharmonic in concert at Macky Auditorium.

(Photo: Glenn Ross)

It’s that time of year when orchestras unveil the plans for their upcoming seasons. On Monday, the Boulder Philharmonic announced the details of its 60th anniversary season.

The lineup includes some impressive soloists, including pianist Simone Dinnerstein and violinist Charles Wetherbee, who also serves as the orchestra's concertmaster.

Here’s a sampling of what the orchestra and Music Director Michael Butterman will perform at Macky Auditorium in Boulder starting in September:

  • Sept. 24: The opening night concert features Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7, Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor. They'll also perform “Dreamtime Ancestors,” a new piece by American composer Christopher Theofanidis that's a tribute to the late choral composer Stephen Paulus.
  • Jan. 13: Dinnerstein plays two pieces with the orchestra:  J.S. Bach’s Keyboard Concerto in G minor and Philip Glass’ new Piano Concerto No. 3. The concert also includes  Arnold Schoenberg’s “Transfigured Night” and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s Symphony in C.
  • April 7, 2018: The Philharmonic performs Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “The Lark Ascending” with Wetherbee as the featured violin soloist. The concert also features Symphony No. 5 by Jean Sibelius, and violinist Stefan Jackiw performing Sergei Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2.
  • April 28, 2018: The orchestra celebrates the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein with a concert performance of “West Side Story.” Choirs from the Central City Opera and Metropolitan State University of Denver help with the performance.

Read more about the upcoming season, and see highlights for the Colorado Symphony 2017-18 schedule.

View CPR Classical's Events Calendar for more details on upcoming live classical concerts throughout Colorado. Or read our summer season previews for Bravo! VailAspen Music Festival and School and the Colorado Music Festival.