Boulder Philharmonic performs with the Frequent Flyers aerial dance troupe at Macky Auditorium in Boulder.

(Photo: Courtesy Boulder Philharmonic)

The Boulder Philharmonic released its 2016-17 schedule today. Here are a few of the highlights planned for Macky Auditorium next season:

  • Oct. 8: The season opens with the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo playing Francis Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos and pianist Elizabeth Joy Roe playing Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme By Paganini. The orchestra also plays Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2.
  • Nov. 6: Violinist Edward Dusinberre and violist Geraldine Walther of the Takacs String Quartet perform Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola with the orchestra. The program also includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 and “Three Studies From Couperin, British composer Thomas Ades’ reworking of keyboard music by Baroque composer Thomas Ades.
  • March 25, 2017: The evening includes the world premiere of a new piece by composer Stephen Lias celebrating the 100th anniversary of Rocky Mountain National Park; Jeff Midkiff playing “From the Blue Ridge,” a mandolin concerto; and the Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance troupe performing Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring.” The philharmonic will play the program again later that week at a Washington, D.C. festival recognizing innovative regional orchestras.

Read the Boulder Philharmonic’s full 2016-17 schedule.

Check out our overview of the Colorado Symphony’s 2016-17 schedule. Or read our 2016 season previews for Aspen Music Festival and School, Bravo! Vail and Boulder’s Colorado Music Festival.

Watch a clip from Boulder Philharmonic concertmaster Charles Wetherbee’s CPR Performance Studio session:

Violinist Charles "Chas" Wetherbee and pianist David Korevaar perform "Meditation" by Jules Massenet. Recorded April 22, 2014, in the CPR Performance Studio.