Past Events


06.04.17, 2 PM - Rochester Philharmonic Sunday Matinee Series: Bach & Stravinsky
Hochstein Performance Hall, Rochester, NY
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
Michael Butterman, conductor
STRAVINSKY  Dumbarton Oaks Concerto                    
J.S. BACH  Keyboard Concerto in D minor    
J.S. BACH  Keyboard Concerto in F minor       
STRAVINSKY  Pulcinella Suite 

05.21.17, 2 PM - Rochester Philharmonic OrKIDStra Series: 100th Anniversary of America's National Parks
Hochstein Performance Hall, Rochester, NY
Michael Butterman, conductor
Celebrate the beauty of America’s National Parks with photography and music by composer Stephen Lias. Walk through the Gates of the Arctic and Rocky Mountain National Park, plus hear Grofé’s Grand Canyon Suite.

05.16.17 through 05.19.17 - Rochester Philharmonic Tiny Tots Concerts
Various locations
Michael Butterman, conductor

05.06.17, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony Season Finale: Ravel’s Bolero
RiverView Theater, Shreveport, LA
Michael Butterman, conductor
BOCCHERINI/BERIO   Ritirata notturna di Madrid

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV  Capriccio Espagnol
FALLA  Suite No. 2 from The Three Cornered Hat
BERNSTEIN  Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
RAVEL  Bolero

05.03.17 - National Symphony Orchestra Young People's Concert
Reach for the Moon: John F. Kennedy's Vision and Courage
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington, DC
Michael Butterman, conductor

04.30.17, 2 PM - Rochester Philharmonic Sunday Matinee Series: Ravel's Mother Goose Suite
Hochstein Performance Hall, Rochester, NY
Michael Butterman, conductor
Kenneth Grant, clarinet

Matthew McDonald, bassoon
Charles Wetherbee, violin
RAVEL  Suite from Ma Mère l’Oye (Mother Goose)                
R. STRAUSS  Duet-Concertino for clarinet and bassoon            
KORINE FUJIWARA  The Storyteller

04.24.17 - 04.28.17 - National Symphony Orchestra Young People's Concert
Reach for the Moon: John F. Kennedy's Vision and Courage
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington, DC
Michael Butterman, conductor

04.22.17, 7:30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic Season Finale: The Pines of Rome
Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO
Charles Wetherbee, violin, and Nicolò Spera, guitar
Michael Butterman, conductor
STRAVINSKY  Monumentum pro Gesualdo    
BERIO  Four Original Versions of Boccherini’s Return of the Nightwatch from Madrid
GOSS  Invisible Cities: Double concerto for violin, guitar, strings and percussion (World Premiere) 
VERDI  Overture to Nabucco
PUCCINI  The Chrysanthemums    
RESPIGHI  The Pines of Rome

04.08.17, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony: An Evening with the Blade Family
RiverView Theater, Shreveport, LA
Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band
Pastor Brady L. Blade, Sr. & The Hallelujah Train
This feel-good event will celebrate the musical and community achievements of the Blade Family, and will include newly created orchestral arrangements, two generations of Blade Family performers, Brian Blade’s Fellowship Band, and “The Hallelujah Train.”

04.04.17 - 04.06.17, 7:30 PM - Rochester Philharmonic Around the Town Series: Movie Music
Various locations
Michael Butterman, conductor

03.29.17 - 10 AM-noon - "Pop-up" Chamber Performance
Tidal Basin, Washington, DC
Jennifer Carsillo, violin
; Michael Butterman, piano
Free and open to the public

03.28.17, 7:30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic: Nature and Music
Part of the inaugural SHIFT Festival
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC
Jeff Midkiff, mandolin
Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance
Michael Butterman, conductor
LIAS  All the Songs that Nature Sings
World Premiere commemorating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service with choreographed visuals

MIDKIFF  Mandolin Concerto, From the Blue Ridge
HEITZEG  Ghosts of the Grasslands    
COPLAND  Appalachian Spring

03.25.17, 2 PM and 7:30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic: Nature and Music
Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO
Jeff Midkiff, mandolin
Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance
Michael Butterman, conductor
LIAS  All the Songs that Nature Sings
World Premiere commemorating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service with choreographed visuals

MIDKIFF  Mandolin Concerto, From the Blue Ridge
HEITZEG  Ghosts of the Grasslands    
COPLAND  Appalachian Spring

03.19.17, 2 PM - Rochester Philharmonic OrKIDStra Series: Symphonic Tales from Around the World
Performance Hall at Hochstein, Rochester, NY
Michael Butterman, conductor

03.14.17 - 03.17.17, 10:15 AM - Rochester Philharmonic Intermediate Concerts: Reaching for the Stars
Eastman Theater, Rochester, NY
Michael Butterman, conductor

03.11.17, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony: Mozart & Bizet
RiverView Theater, Shreveport, LA
Elissa Lee Koljonen, violin, and Roberto Díaz, viola
Michael Butterman, conductor
ADÈS  Three Studies from Couperin

MOZART  Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola 
BIZET  Symphony in C

02.25.17 and 02.26.17 - Pennsylvania Philharmonic: Inspiration! Prokofiev & Tchaikovsky's Romeo & Juliet
Feb. 25, 2 PM - Moravian College, Bethlehem
Feb. 26, 2 PM - Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, West Chester
Michael Butterman, conductor
Showcasing Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo & Juliet, the orchestra will also feature Candide Overture by Leonard Bernstein and Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite – all which celebrate the fact that artists creations are often sparked by the works of others

02.19.17, 2 PM - Rochester Philharmonic Sunday Matinee Series: Guitar Romances
Performance Hall at Hochstein, Rochester, NY
Nicholas Goluses, guitar
Michael Butterman, conductor
RESPIGHI  Ancient Airs & Dances, Suite No. 1            
VIVALDI  Guitar/Lute Concerto                
VILLA-LOBOS  Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, Ária            
RODRIGO  Fantasia para un gentilhombre

02.12.17, 3 PM - Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale
LSUS Auditorium, Shreveport, LA
Michael Butterman, conductor
Shreveport Symphony Musicians with The Company Repertory Theater

02.11.17, 7:30 PM - Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale
Piney Woods Fine Arts Association, Crockett, Texas
Michael Butterman, conductor
Shreveport Symphony Musicians with The Company Repertory Theater

02.08.17 and 02.09.17, 10:15 AM - Rochester Philharmonic Primary Concerts: The Science of Sound
Eastman Theater, Rochester, NY
Michael Butterman, conductor

01.28.17, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony: Wideman Piano Competition Finals
RiverView Theater
Michael Butterman, conductor
This final round of the Wideman Competition will be a night of incredible piano music featuring three different piano concerti performed by the finalists, concluding with the live announcement of the winner!

01.22.17, 2 PM - Rochester Philharmonic Sunday Matinee Series: Music of Mozart
Performance Hall at Hochstein
Juliana Athayde, violin, and Melissa Matson, viola
Michael Butterman, conductor
ADÈS  Three Studies from Couperin            
MOZART  Sinfonia concertante for violin and viola
MOZART  Symphony No. 39

01.14.17, 7:30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic: Brahms and His World
Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO
1.15.17, 2 PM
Pinnacle Performing Arts Complex, N. Denver

Jennifer Frautschi, violin, and Eric Ruske, horn
Michael Butterman, conductor
BRAHMS  Tragic Overture
SMYTH  Concerto for Violin and Horn            
SCHUMANN  Symphony No. 4

01.12.17 and 01.13.17, 10 AM and 11:30 AM - Boulder Philharmonic Discovery Concerts: Soundsational! The Science of Music
Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO
Michael Butterman, conductor

12.17.16, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony: Holiday Swing with Byron Stripling
RiverView Theater
Byron Stripling, trumpet and vocals
Michael Butterman, conductor

11.23.16 - 11.27.16 - Rochester Philharmonic: The Nutcracker
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
Michael Butterman, conductor
Rochester City Ballet, David Palmer, artistic director
Bach Children’s Chorus, Karla Krogstad, director 

11.20.16, 2:30 PM - Victoria Symphony: Haydn’s Surprise
UVic Centre Farquhar Auditorium, Victoria, BC
Brian Yoon, cello
Michael Butterman, conductor
BACH Cello Suite in C
PACHELBEL  Canon
HAYDN  Cello Concerto in D
HAYDN  Symphony No. 94 “Surprise”

11.06.16, 7 PM - Boulder Philharmonic: Mozart and Beethoven
Macky Auditorium
11.06.16, 2 PM
Pinnacle Performing Arts Complex, N. Denver

Edward Dusinberre, violin, and Geraldine Walther, viola
Michael Butterman, conductor
ADÈS  Three Studies from Couperin
MOZART  Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 8

10.27.16 - 10.30.16 - Pennsylvania Philharmonic - Beethoven Celebration
Michael Butterman, conductor
October 27, 7:30 PM: York, The Pullo Center, Penn State York
October 28, 7:30 PM: Bethlehem, Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University
October 29, 2 PM: West Chester, Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre at West Chester University
October 30, 2 PM: Fort Washington, Upper Dublin School District Performing Arts Center

10.22.16, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony: Rachmaninoff Rhapsody with Anderson & Roe
RiverView Theater
Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano
Michael Butterman, conductor
BATES  Rusty Air in Carolina

POULENC  Concerto for Two Pianos
STRAVINSKY  Pulcinella Suite
RACHMANINOFF  Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini  

10.17.16 - 10.20.16 - National Symphony Orchestra Education Concerts
Kenedy Center Concert Hall, Washington, DC

10.08.16, 7:30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic Opening Night with Anderson & Roe
Macky Auditorium
10.09.16, 2 PM
Pinnacle Performing Arts Complex, N. Denver

Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano
Michael Butterman, conductor
POULENC  Concerto for Two Pianos                     
RACHMANINOFF  Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini         
TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No. 2 (“Little Russian”)

09.24.16, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony Opening Night: Brahms & Beethoven
RiverView Theater
Yu-Chien "Benny" Tseng, violin
Michael Butterman, conductor
BRAHMS  Symphony No. 3

BEETHOVEN  Violin Concerto

05.29.16, 2 PM - Rochester Philharmonic - Vaughan Williams and Beethoven 
Performance Hall at Hochstein, Rochester, NY
Michael Butterman, conductor
Rebecca Gilbert, flute
Thomas Rodgers, violin
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS  The Lark Ascending
LORD  To Notice Such Things
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 8

05.24.16 and 05.26.16 - National Symphony Orchestra - “Inspiration” education concerts
Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

05.22.16, 2 PM - Rochester Philharmonic - The Magic of Animation
Performance Hall at Hochstein, Rochester, NY
Michael Butterman, conductor

05.17.16 - 05.19.16 - Rochester Philharmonic - Tiny Tots Concerts - Alien Encounter

05.04.16-05.06.16 - Pennsylvania Philharmonic - Cheers, Tears and Fears
May 4, Phoenixville
May 5, Norristown
May 6, Octorara

04.30.16, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony - Pines of Rome Orchestra Spectacular
RiverView Theater, Shreveport, LA
Michael Butterman, music director
LIAS  Gates of the Arctic
DEBUSSY  La Mer 
HEITZEG  Ghosts of the Grasslands
RESPIGHI  Pines of Rome

04.24.16, 2 PM - Boulder Philharmonic - St. Matthew Passion
Central Presbyterian Church, Denver, CO
Michael Butterman, music director

BACH   St. Matthew Passion
A semi-staged production with Central City Opera, Boulder Bach Festival & CU Choruses

04.23.16, 7 PM - Boulder Philharmonic - Season Finale: St. Matthew Passion
Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO
Michael Butterman, music director

BACH   St. Matthew Passion
A semi-staged production with Central City Opera, Boulder Bach Festival & CU Choruses

04.08.16 - 04.10.16 - Pennsylvania Philharmonic - Symphonic Soundtracks
Michael Butterman, conductor
April 8, 7:30 PM, Pullo Center-Penn State York
April 9, 7:30 PM, Pottstown High School
April 10, 2 PM, Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University, Bethlehem

04.02.16, 2 PM & 7:30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic - Cirque de la Symphonie 
Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO
Michael Butterman, music director

Acrobats & aerialists perform to classical favorites

03.19.16, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony - Northern Lights
RiverView Theater, Shreveport, LA
Michael Butterman, music director
SIBELIUS   Karelia Suite
LAURIDSEN   Lux aeterna
with Centenary College and NSU Choirs
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5

03.07.16 - 03.11.16, 10:15 AM - Rochester Philharmonic - RPO Intermediate Concerts
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, Rochester, NY

03.03.16 - 03.05.16 - Jacksonville Symphony - American Landscapes
Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall, Jacksonville, FL
Michael Butterman, conductor
Jeff Midkiff, mandolin
PICKER  Old and Lost Rivers
MIDKIFF  Mandolin Concerto, "From the Blue Ridge"
COPLAND Suite from The Tender Land
COPLAND Suite from Appalachian Spring

02.27.16, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony - The Broadway Tenors
RiverView Theater, Shreveport, LA
Michael Butterman, music director

02.28.16, 3 PM - Shreveport Symphony - Dr. Seuss's The Sneetches
RiverView Theater
Michael Butterman, conductor

02.19.16-02.21.16 - Pennsylvania Philharmonic - Four Seasons of Vivaldi & Piazzolla
Michael Butterman, conductor
David Kim, violin
February 19, 7:30 PM: First Presbyterian Church of Allentown
February 20, 2 PM: West Chester, Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre
February 21, 2 PM: Phoenixville Area School District Middle School Auditorium
Philadelphia Orchestra concertmaster David Kim performs the iconic works of Vivaldi and Tango master Astor Piazzolla

02.12.16, 7:30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic - Spheres of Influence
Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO
Michael Butterman, music director
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin
MISSY MAZZOLI  Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres)

a Music Alive Composer Residency
SHOSTAKOVICH  Symphony No. 9
TCHAIKOVSKY  Mozartiana
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto

01.23.16, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony - Wideman Piano Competition 65th Anniversary Celebration
RiverView Theater, Shreveport, LA
Michael Butterman, music director
Stanislav Khristenko, piano
Tomer Gewirtzman, piano
SHOSTAKOVICH  Piano Concerto No. 2
GRIEG  Piano Concerto in A minor
POLING  Symphony No. 1 (“Shreveport Symphony”) - WORLD PREMIERE

01.16.16, 7:30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic - Dance, American Style 
Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO
Michael Butterman, music director

SCHUMAN   New England Triptych
BERNSTEIN   Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
COPLAND  Prairie Night, Waltz and Celebration Dance from Billy the Kid
COPLAND   Rodeo (complete ballet)
with Boulder Ballet

01.10.16, 2 PM - Rochester Philharmonic - Appalachian Spring 
Performance Hall at Hochstein, Rochester, NY
Michael Butterman, conductor
R. STRAUSS Serenade in E-flat Major
WAGNER Siegfried Idyll
MAHLER Blumine
COPLAND Appalachian Spring (chamber version)

01.09.16 - National Symphony Orchestra - In Your Neighborhood Series Concert
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

01.01.16-01.03.16 - Pennsylvania Philharmonic - Cirque de la Symphonie
Michael Butterman, conductor
January 1: Phoenixville, Phoenixville Area School District Middle School Auditorium
January 2: Upper Dublin School District Performing Arts Center
January 3: Easton, State Theatre

12.20.15, 6 PM - Shreveport Symphony - Holiday Pops: Stars on Stage with Doug LaBrecque and LaKisha Jones
Cypress Baptist Church, Benton
Michael Butterman, music director

12.19.15, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony - Holiday Pops: Stars on Stage with Doug LaBrecque and LaKisha Jones
RiverView Theater, Shreveport, LA
Michael Butterman, music director

12.10.15 - 12.13.15 - Jacksonville Symphony - Holiday Pops
Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall, Jacksonville, FL
Michael Butterman, conductor
Jacksonville Symphony Chorus
Benjamin Brecher, Tenor
Christiane Noll, Soprano

11.25.15 - 11.29.15 - Rochester Philharmonic - The Nutcracker Ballet

11.21.15, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony - SSO Rising Stars
RiverView Theater, Shreveport, LA
Michael Butterman, music director
William Hagen, violin

HAYDN  Sinfonia concertante for oboe, bassoon, violin and cello
MENDELSSOHN  Violin Concerto
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 8

11.14.15, 7:30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic - Portraits in Season 
Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO
Michael Butterman, music director
Charles Denler, piano 

BRAHMS   Schicksalslied ("Song of Destiny") with Boulder Chorale, in celebration of its 50th Anniversary
DENLER Portraits in Season, based on poetry and essays by Thoreau, with choreographed images by nature photographer John Fielder
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

11.2.15 - 11.6.15 - Pennsylvania Philharmonic - Education Concerts
Monday, Nov. 2 - Red Lion
Tuesday, Nov. 3 - Boyertown
Wednesday, Nov. 4 - Bethlehem
Friday, Nov. 6 - Pottstown

10.28.15-11.01.15 - Pennsylvania Philharmonic - The Firebird & The Violinist: Masterworks of Stravinsky & Tchaikovsky
October 28: Phoenixville, Phoenixville Area School District Middle School Auditorium
October 29: York, Pullo Center 
October 30: Bethlehem, Zoelnner Arts Center 
November 1: West Chester, Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre 
Michael Butterman, Conductor 
Philippe Quint, Violin
Griffes The White Peacock
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
Lyadov The Enchanted Lake
Stravinsky The Firebird Suite (1919)

10.31.15, 11:30 AM - Philadelphia Orchestra's Halloween Costume Party Concert
Verizon Hall

10.25.15, 2 PM - Rochester Philharmonic - Brahms and Haydn 
Performance Hall at Hochstein, Rochester, NY
Michael Butterman, conductor
Juliana Athayde, violin
Lars Kirvan, cello
Erik Behr, oboe
Matthew McDonald, bassoon
BRAHMS Variations on a Theme of Haydn
HAYDN Sinfonia Concertante
BRAHMS Serenade No. 2


10.13.15-10.16.15 - National Symphony Orchestra Young People's Concerts 
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

10.11.15, 2 PM - Rochester Philharmonic - OrKIDStra Concert: Dr. Seuss’s The Sneetches
Performance Hall at Hochstein, Rochester, NY
Michael Butterman, conductor

10.08.15 - 10.10.15 - Rochester Philharmonic - Around the Town Concerts
Michael Butterman, conductor
Raymond Feng, guest pianist
Thursday, October 8 - Rush-Henrietta High School
Friday, October 9 - Churchville-Chili High School
Saturday, October 10 - Webster-Schroeder High School
JOHN WILLIAMS  Excerpts from Star Wars (Throne Room and End Credits)               
KABALEVSKY  The Comedians                                                          
BEETHOVEN  Symphony 4, Mvt. IV                                                 
BRAHMS  Serenade No. 2, Scherzo                                            
GRIEG  Piano Concerto, Mvt. I                              
BERNSTEIN/PERESS  Overture to West Side Story

09.19.15, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony - Opening Night
RiverView Theater, Shreveport, LA
Michael Butterman, music director
Gabriela Montero, piano
KABALEVSKY   The Comedians Suite
SHOSTAKOVICH  Symphony No. 9
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2

09.13.15, 7:30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic - Opening Night 
Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO
Michael Butterman, music director
Charles Wetherbee, violin
Gabriela Montero, piano
RAVEL   Mother Goose Suite
FUJIWARA   The Storyteller
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2 

06.06.15 and 06.07.15 - Pennsylvania Philharmonic - The Firebird & The Violinist: Masterworks of Stravinsky & Tchaikovsky
Phoenixville Middle School Auditorium, Phoenixville, PA: June 6, 7 PM
Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre, West Chester University, West Chester, PA: June 7, 2 PM
Michael Butterman, conductor
Philippe Quint, violin
GRIFFES  The White Peacock 
TCHAIKOVSKY  Violin Concerto
LIADOV  The Enchanted Lake
STRAVINSKY  Firebird Suite

05.15.15, 05.16.15, 05.17.15 and 05.31.15 - Pennsylvania Philharmonic - From Star Wars to Harry Potter: Off to the Movies with John Williams
The Pullo Center, Penn State York Campus, York, PA: May 15, 7 PM
Stanley I. Davenport Hall, Pottstown High School, Pottstown, PA: May 16, 7 PM
Asplundh Concert Hall, West Chester University, West Chester, PA: May 17, 2 PM
Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA: May 31, 2 PM
Michael Butterman, conductor

05.30.15 and 05.31.15 - Pennsylvania Philharmonic - The Firebird & The Violinist: Masterworks of Stravinsky & Tchaikovsky
The Pullo Center, York PA: May 30, 7 PM
Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA: May 31, 2 PM
Michael Butterman, conductor
Philippe Quint, violin
GRIFFES  The White Peacock 
TCHAIKOVSKY  Violin Concerto
LIADOV  The Enchanted Lake 
STRAVINSKY  Firebird Suite

05.10.15, 2 PM - Rochester Philharmonic - Breaking Musical Boundaries
Performance Hall at Hochstein
Michael Butterman, conductor 

04.30.15 - 05.01.15 - Shreveport Symphony - Discovery Concerts
RiverView Theater, Shreveport, LA
Michael Butterman, music director

05.02.15, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony - Season Finale: Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
RiverView Theater, Shreveport, LA
Michael Butterman, music director
Vadim Gluzman, violin
MUSSORGSKY   Prelude to Khovantschina
TCHAIKOVSKY   Violin Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY   Symphony No. 2 (“Little Russian”)
Superstar violinist VADIM GLUZMAN returns to play the concerto that is his signature—Tchaikovsky! Including Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2, this all-Russian program will close the season in a blaze of energy!

04.27.15, 10 AM - Boulder Philharmonic - Discovery Concert
Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO
Michael Butterman, music director

04.25.15, 7:30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic Season Finale - Legendary Virtuosity
Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO
Michael Butterman, music director
Zuill Bailey, cello
LIADOV   The Enchanted Lake
DVOŘÁK   Cello Concerto
BARTOK   Concerto for Orchestra 

03.28.14, 8 PM, and 03.29.14, 2:30 PM - Victoria Symphony
Royal Theatre, Victoria, BC, Canada
Michael Butterman, conductor
Zuill Bailey, cello
Abram   Pluck
Bruch   Kol Nidrei
Tchaikovsky   Rococo Variations
Dvořák   Symphony No. 8

03.15.15, 4 PM - Santa Fe Symphony - Beethoven Festival
Lensic Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe
Michael Butterman, conductor
Sean Chen, piano
Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2, Symphony No. 6 ‘Pastoral,’ and Symphony No. 2

02.28.15, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony - Spring is in the Air!
RiverView Theater, Shreveport, LA
Michael Butterman, music director
HAYDEN   In Plain Air    WORLD PREMIERE
SCHUMANN   Symphony No. 3 (“Rhenish”)
DELIUS   On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
COPLAND   Appalachian Spring

02.14.15, 7:30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic - Legendary Love
Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO
Michael Butterman, music director
Philippe Quint, violin
CORIGLIANO   The Red Violin Concerto        
WAGNER   Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
TCHAIKOVSKY   Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture

01.24.15, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony Rising Stars - Dvořák Cello Concerto
RiverView Theater, Shreveport, LA
Michael Butterman, music director
John-Henry Crawford, cello
LIADOV   The Enchanted Lake
DVOŘÁK   Cello Concerto
BARTÓK   Concerto for Orchestra
Celebrate the kickoff of a new feature designed to bring you the best of a new generation of artists—SSO Rising Stars. After completing his studies at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music, cellist JOHN-HENRY CRAWFORD returns to Shreveport to perform one of the best-loved masterpieces in the repertoire. It is paired with the orchestral tour de force by Bartók, the Concerto for Orchestra.

01.17.15, 7:30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic - Creative Legends
Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO
Michael Butterman, music director
Conrad Tao, piano
BEETHOVEN   Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus
HAYDN    Chaos from The Creation            
MILHAUD   La création du monde
TAO   Pangu
BEETHOVEN   Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”) 

12.31.14, 9 PM - Jacksonville Symphony - Toast! To the New Year!
Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall, Jacksonville, FL
Michael Butterman, conductor
Rich Ridenour, special guest

12.28.14, 2 PM - Pennsylvania Philharmonic - Disney Fantasia Live in Concert
Pullo Center, Penn State York Campus, PA
Michael Butterman, conductor

12.19.14 - 12.21.14 - Rochester Philharmonic - Gala Holiday Pops
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY
Michael Butterman, conductor (The Louise and Henry Epstein Family Chair)
Festival High School Chorale, Amy Story and Harold McAulliffe, co-directors

12.12.14 and 12.13.14 - Jacksonville Symphony - Holiday Pops
Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall, Jacksonville, FL
Michael Butterman, conductor

12.05.14, 8 PM - Jacksonville Symphony - Handel's Messiah
Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall, Jacksonville, FL
Michael Butterman, conductor
Twyla Robinson, soprano
Elise Quagliata, mezzo-soprano
Jason Slayden, tenor
Evan Boyer, bass

12.06.14, 8 PM - Jacksonville Symphony - Jim Brickman
Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall, Jacksonville, FL
Michael Butterman, conductor
Jim Brickman, piano
This year, Jim Brickman will bring together the sounds of the season with On A Winter’s Night. Hailed by the Boston Herald as a "crowd-pleaser," Jim celebrates this in a one-of-a-kind concert event filled with lush instrumentals and soaring vocals. 

12.07.14, 3 PM - Jacksonville Symphony - The Polar Express
Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall, Jacksonville, FL
Michael Butterman, conductor
Krzysztof Biernacki, vocalist/narrator
Douglas Anderson Concert Chorale
Jeffrey Clayton, director
Experience the magic of the holidays by taking a ride on Chris Van Allsburg’s The Polar Express. This timeless tale of a boy who still believes makes every child hope to hear the ringing of Santa’s bells. As images from the book are projected above the stage, the words of this Caldecott Medal-winner come to life with orchestra, chorus and vocalist.

11.28.14 - 11.30.14 - Rochester Philharmonic - The Nutcracker
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY
Michael Butterman, conductor
Rochester City Ballet, Jamey Leverett, artistic director
Bach Children's Chorus, Karla Krogstad, director

11.22.14, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony - Beethoven & Mozart
RiverView Theater, Shreveport, LA
Michael Butterman, music director

Yevgeny Yontov, piano
SZYMANOWSKI   Etude in B minor
BEETHOVEN    Piano Concerto No. 4
MOZART   Symphony No. 41 (“Jupiter”)

11.14.14 and 11.15.14, 8 PM - Jacksonville Symphony - Mozart Requiem
Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall, Jacksonville, FL
Michael Butterman, conductor
Jacksonville Symphony Chorus
MESSIAN   L'Ascencion
MOZART  Requiem

11.09.14, 7:30 PM - Pennsylvania Philharmonic - Fascinatin' Rhythms: Gershwin, Copland, Ravel & More!
Asplundh Concert Hall, West Chester, PA
Michael Butterman, conductor
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
Higdon: Fanfare Ritmico
Ginastera: Four Dances from “Estancia”
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
Copland: Four Dances from “Rodeo”
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue 

11.07.14, 7:30 PM - Pennsylvania Philharmonic - Fascinatin' Rhythms: Gershwin, Copland, Ravel & More!
Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Michael Butterman, conductor
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
Higdon: Fanfare Ritmico
Ginastera: Four Dances from “Estancia”
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
Copland: Four Dances from “Rodeo”
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue 

11.04.14 - 11.07.14 - Pennsylvania Philharmonic - "Stories and Legends": Fall 2014 Student Concert Programs
Boyertown Area School District, Berks/Montgomery County – Nov. 4
Oxford Area School District, Chester County – Nov. 5
Bethlehem Area School District, Lehigh/Northhampton County – Nov. 7

Michael Butterman, conductor

11.02.14, 2 PM - Rochester Philharmonic - Portraits of Film Music
Performance Hall at Hochstein, Rochester, NY

10.26.14, 7:30 PM - Pennsylvania Philharmonic - Fascinatin' Rhythms: Gershwin, Copland, Ravel & More!
The Pullo Center at Penn State York, PA
Michael Butterman, conductor
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
Higdon: Fanfare Ritmico
Ginastera: Four Dances from “Estancia”
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
Copland: Four Dances from “Rodeo”
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue 

10.22.14 - 10.24.14 - Pennsylvania Philharmonic - "Stories and Legends": Fall 2014 Student Concert Programs
Red Lion Area School District, York County – Oct. 22
Phoenixville Area School District, Chester County – Oct. 23
Pottstown School District, Montgomery County – Oct. 24
Pottsgrove School District, Montgomery County – Oct. 24
The Wyndcroft School – Oct. 24
Michael Butterman, conductor

10.25.14, 7:30 PM - Pennsylvania Philharmonic - Fascinatin' Rhythms: Gershwin, Copland, Ravel & More!
Pottstown Performing Arts Center, Pottstown, PA
Michael Butterman, conductor
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
Higdon: Fanfare Ritmico
Ginastera: Four Dances from “Estancia”
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
Copland: Four Dances from “Rodeo”
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

10.18.14, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony - Movie Masterpieces III
RiverView Theater, Shreveport, LA
Michael Butterman, music director

10.11.14, 7:30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic - Wings & Spirits
Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO
Michael Butterman, music director
Brian Jones, timpani
Twyla Robinson, soprano
GRIFFES   The White Peacock           
UDOW   Apparition
STRAVINSKY   Suite from The Firebird (1919)
SIBELIUS   The Swan of Tuonela   
STRAUSS   Four Last Songs
Honoring the 150th Anniversary of Richard Strauss’s birth

09.14.14, 7 PM - Boulder Philharmonic - Opening Night
Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO
Michael Butterman, music director
Gabriela Martinez, piano
Charles Wetherbee, concertmaster/soloist
LIAS   Gates of the Arctic        
World premiere, complemented by visual images, in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act
SAINT-SAËNS    Piano Concerto No. 2
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV   Scheherazade

09.20.14, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony Opening Night - Violin Spectacular
RiverView Theater, Shreveport, LA
Michael Butterman, music director
Mayuko Kamio, violin
Matt Albert, concertmaster/soloist
EAKIN   Cloud Scraper   WORLD PREMIERE
PROKOFIEV   Violin Concerto No. 2
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV   Scheherazade

07.25.14, 7:30 PM - Rochester Philharmonic - An Evening with the Symphony 
Arrowhead Park, Inlet, NY 
Michael Butterman, conductor

07.24.14, 7:30 PM - Rochester Philharmonic - Temple B’rith Kodesh: Celebrating 20 Years 
Temple B'rith Kodesh, Rochester, NY
Michael Butterman, conductor
David Steinhardt, guitar (winner of the Rochester Philharmonic League "Young Artist Auditions" Special Award)

07.22.14, 8 PM - Rochester Philharmonic - The Ben Folds Orchestral Experience
CMAC, Canandaigua, NY
Michael Butterman, conductor

06.29.14, 7:30 PM - Colorado Music Festival - Boulder Style!
Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder, CO
Christopher Taylor, piano

Michael Butterman, conductor
Mozart   Symphony No. 35 “Haffner”
Strauss   Burleske for Piano & Orchestra
Strauss   Serenade in E-flat
Brahms   Serenade No. 2 in A

05.28.14, 7 PM - Jacksonville Symphony - Donor Appreciation Concert
Michael Butterman, conductor
Peter Wright, clarinet
Jeffrey Peterson, trombone
BY INVITATION to the J SYM Family of Donors
GLINKA    Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla
BIZET    Symphony in C (Mvt I)
TCHAIKOVSKY  "Prayer" from Suite No. 4, "Mozartiana"
SHAW    Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra
GERSHWIN, arr. Bennett  Porgy & Bess: Selections for Orchestra
GRONDAHL   Concerto for Trombone (Mvt III: Maestoso)
TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No. 5 (Mvt IV: Finale) 

05.25.14, 2 PM - Rochester Philharmonic - Musical Connections III (Music and Literature) 
Performance Hall at Hochstein, Rochester, NY
DEBUSSY  Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 7, Allegretto
RICHARD DANIELPOUR  A Woman’s Life
LISZT  Les Préludes

Phoenix Symphony - Cirque de la Symphonie
05.16.14, 7.30 PM
05.17.14, 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM
05.18.14, 4 PM

Symphony Hall, Phoenix, AZ

Rochester Philharmonic - Tiny Tots Concerts: Mr. Butterman's Neighborhood
05.12.14 - 05.14.14
Various locations, Rochester, NY

05.03.14, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony Season Finale - From the New World 
RiverView Theater, Shreveport, LA
MAURICE RAVEL   Le tombeau de Couperin
PHILIP LASSER   Piano Concerto   
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK    Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”)

04.26.14, 7.30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic Season Finale - Pastoral Symphony 
Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO

BEDRICH SMETANA  The Moldau
JEFF MIDKIFF  From the Blue Ridge (Mandolin Concerto)
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 6 (“Pastoral”)

04.03.14 - 04.05.14 - Charleston Symphony - Saint-Saëns “Organ” Symphony  
Sottile Theatre, Charleston, SC
Franz Liszt   Les préludes
Edvard Grieg  Piano Concerto in A minor
Camille Saint-Saëns   Symphony No. 3, “Organ”

03.28.14, 8 PM - Jacksonville Symphony - Mozart and More with Sir James Galway 
Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall, Jacksonville, FL

03.24.14, 6:30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic - Rhapsody in Blue  
Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek, CO 
STEVE HEITZEG    Ghosts of the Grasslands
PHILIP LASSER    Piano Concerto 
CLAUDE DEBUSSY    La Mer        
GEORGE GERSHWIN    Rhapsody in Blue

03.22.14, 7:30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic - Rhapsody in Blue 
Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO 
STEVE HEITZEG    Ghosts of the Grasslands
PHILIP LASSER    Piano Concerto  COLORADO PREMIERE
CLAUDE DEBUSSY    La Mer        
GEORGE GERSHWIN    Rhapsody in Blue

03.16.14, 2 PM - Rochester Philharmonic - OrKIDStra Concert  
Performance Hall at Hochstein, Rochester, NY

03.11.14 - 03.14.14 - Rochester Philharmonic - Intermediate Concerts 
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY
PROKOFIEV  "Capulets and Montagues" from Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2
RAVEL  "Conversations of the Beauty and the Beast" from Mother Goose Suite
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 7 (II. Allegretto)                   
FAURÉ  Elegie for Cello and Orchestra               
JEFF TYZIK  Images: Ritual Dance                       
BERNSTEIN  Candide Overture                       
TCHAIKOVSKY  Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture (featuring David Chamberlain, artist)

03.08.14 - 03.09.14 - Shreveport Symphony - Mozart Requiem  
March 8, 2014 - RiverView Theater, 7:30 PM

March 9, 2014 - NSU, Natchitoches, 3 PM
KATHERINE KEMLER, FLUTE
JANE REDDING, SOPRANO
LAUREN McNEESE, MEZZO-SOPRANO
JOHN VISCARDI, TENOR
GRANT YOUNGBLOOD, BARITONE
CENTENARY COLLEGE CHOIR & NSU CHAMBER CHOIR
Michael Butterman, conductor
JON LORD  To Notice Such Things
W.A. MOZART   Requiem

03.02.14, 2 PM - Rochester Philharmonic - Musical Connections II (Music and Dance)  
Performance Hall at Hochstein, Rochester, NY
MARQUEZ  Danzón No. 2
BARTÓK  Dance Suite
PIAZZOLLA  Tangazo

02.22.14, 7:30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic - A Night at the Oscars  
Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO

02.11.14 - 02.12.14, 10.15 AM - Rochester Philharmonic - Prirmary Concerts  
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Rochester 

02.01.14, 7.30 PM - Shreveport Symphony - Mardi Gras: The Sounds of New Orleans with Byron Stripling 
RiverView Theater, Shreveport 

01.26.14, 2.00 PM - Rochester Philharmonic - OrKIDStra Concert 
Performance Hall at Hochstein, Rochester  

01.16.14 - 01.19.14 - Jacksonville Symphony - Stars of the Symphony 
Various venues

01.11.14, 7.30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic - Three B's with Rachel Barton Pine 
Macky Auditorium, Boulder

12.21.13 - 12.22.13 - Shreveport Symphony - Holiday Pops 
RiverView Theater, Shreveport

12.17.13 - 12.18.13 - 8.00 PM - Jacksonville Symphony - Holiday Concert  
 Flagler College Auditorium, St. Augustine

12.12.13 - 12.14.13 - Jacksonville Symphony - Holiday Pops with Tony DeSare  
Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall, Jacksonville

12.06.13 - 12.08.13, 8.00 PM - Jacksonville Symphony - The Nutcracker 
Moran Theater, Jacksonville

11.29.13 - 12.01.13 -  Rochester Philharmonic - The Nutcracker 
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Rochester

11.16.13, 7.30 PM - Shreveport Symphony - Wagner & Strauss with Twyla Robinson, soprano
RiverView Theater, Shreveport

11.02.13, 7.30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic - Appalachian Spring, a collaboration with Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance and Boulder Ballet 
Macky Auditorium, Boulder

10.29.13, 7.30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic - Geological Society of America Conference 
History Colorado Center, Denver

10.26.13, 7.30 PM - Shreveport Symphony - Movie Masterpieces II 
RiverView Theater, Shreveport

10.13.13, 2.00 PM - Rochester Philharmonic - OrKIDStra Concert (The Orchestra Games) 
Performance Hall at Hochstein, Rochester

10.10.13 - 10.12.13, 7.30 PM -  Rochester Philharmonic - Around the Town Concerts 
Various venues

10.09.13 - 12.00 PM - Rochester Philharmonic - Live from Hochstein radio broadcast 
TBD 

10.06.13, 2.00 PM - Rochester Philharmonic - Musical Connections I (Art and Music) 
Performance Hall at Hochstein, Rochester

09.21.13, 7.30 PM - Shreveport Symphony Opening Night with Jennifer Koh, violin
RiverView Theater, Shreveport

09.07.13, 7:30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic: Formations with Inon Barnatan, piano
St. Luke's Methodist Church, Highlands Ranch

09.08.13, 7 PM - Boulder Philharmonic: Formations with Inon Barnatan, piano
Macky Auditorium, Boulder

07.06.13, 7.30 PM - Rochester Philharmonic - Viva Espana 
Arrowhead Park, Rochester 

07.05.13, 8.30 PM - Rochester Philharmonic at Frontier Field 

07.04.13, 9.00 PM - Rochester Philharmonic - City of Rochester Independence Day Celebration 
Downtown Rochester, Rochester

07.03.13, 8.00 PM - Rochester Philharmonic - Red, White and Boom with Rochester Oratorio Society 
Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center (CMAC), Canandaigua

05.19.13, 2.00 PM - Rochester Philharmonic: orKIDStra Concert 
Performance Hall at Hochstein, Rochester

05.14.13 - 05.17.13 - Rochester Philharmonic: Tiny Tots Concerts 
TBD

05.12.13, 2.00 PM - Cleveland Orchestra Family Concert 
Severence Hall, Cleveland

05.10.13, 12.00 PM - Cleveland Orchestra Education Concert 
Severence Hall, Cleveland

05.04.13, 7.30 PM - Shreveport Symphony Season Finale: All-Tchaikovsky with James Dick, piano 
RiverView Theater, Shreveport

04.27.13, 7.30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic Season Finale: Land of the Midnight Sun with Jennifer Koh, violin 
Macky Auditorium, Boulder

04.26.13 - Boulder Philharmonic Discovery Concert 
Macky Auditorium, Boulder

04.24.13 - Boulder Philharmonic Discovery Concert 
TBD

04.20.13, 8.00 PM - Jacksonville Symphony: Viva Florida 500 
Flagler College Auditorium, St. Augustine

04.19.13, 7.30 PM - Jacksonville Symphony: Music & Poetry (Fusion) 
Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall, Jacksonville

04.14.13, 2.00 PM - Rochester Philharmonic: orKIDStra Concert 
Performance Hall at Hochstein, Rochester

03.23.13, 7.30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic: Cirque de la Symphonie 
Macky Auditorium, Boulder

03.16.13, 7.30 PM - Shreveport Symphony: The Four Seasons with Philippe Quint, violin 
RiverView Theate, Shreveport

03.12.13 - 03.13.13, 10.15 AM - Rochester Philharmonic Primary Concerts 
TBD

03.03.13 - Jacksonville Symphony: Amadeus 
Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall, Jacksonville

02.28.13 -  Jacksonville Symphony Private Concert 
TBD

02.24.13 - Boulder Philharmonic: The Beauty of Life with Angela Brown, Soprano 
Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek

02.23.13, 7.30 PM, Boulder Philharmonic: The Beauty of Life with Angela Brown, Soprano 
Macky Auditorium, Boulder

02.11.13, 10.15 AM - Rochester Philharmonic Intermediate Concert 
TBD

02.03.13, 2.00 PM - Rochester Philharmonic orKIDStra Concert 
Performance Hall at Hochstein, Rochester

01.30.13 - 01.31.13, 9.00 AM - Shreveport Symphony Discovery Concerts 
RiverView Theater, Shreveport 

01.26.13, 7.30 PM - Shreveport Symphony: Rhapsody in Blue with Jon Nakamatsu, piano, and Shodekeh, beatboxer 
RiverView Theater, Shreveport 

01.12.13, 7.30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic: Triumphant Returns with Sarah Chang, violin 
Macky Auditorium, Boulder

12.23.12, 7.30 PM - California Symphony: A Toast to the Holidays 
Hofmann Theatre, Walnut Creek, CA 

12.21.12, 8.00 PM - Jacksonville Symphony: Handel's Messiah 
Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall, Jacksonville 

12.16.12, 2.30 PM  - Shreveport Symphony: Holiday Pops 
RiverView Theater, Shreveport

12.15.12, 7.30 PM - Shreveport Symphony: Holiday Pops 
RiverView Theater, Shreveport 

12.07.12 - 12.09.12 - Jacksonville Symphony: Holiday Pops 
Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall, Jacksonville

12.02.12, 3.00 PM - Jacksonville Symphony: The Polar Express 
Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall, Jacksonville

11.30.12, 8.00 PM - Jacksonville Symphony: Classical Christmas 
Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall, Jacksonville

11.23.12 - 11.25.12, 2.00 PM - Rochester Philharmonic: The Nutcracker 
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Rochester

11.17.12, 7.30 PM - Shreveport Symphony: Pastorale with Jeff Midkiff, Mandolin  
RiverView Theater, Shreveport 

11.08.12 - 11.10.12 - Jacksonville Symphony: Ravishing Rachmaninoff 
Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall, Jacksonville

10.19.12, 7.30 PM - Shreveport Symphony: Movie Masterpieces 
RiverView Theater, Shreveport

10.14.12, 2.00 PM - Rochester Philharmonic orKIDStra Concert  
Performance Hall at Hochstein, Rochester  

10.10.12, 7.30 PM - Rochester Philharmonic: Around the Town Concerts 
TBD

10.06.12, 7.30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic: Music of New Orleans - A Tribute to Louis Armstrong with Byron Stripling 
Macky Auditorium, Boulder

10.02.12 - 10.04.12 - Boulder Philharmonic Discovery Concerts 
TBD

09.22.12, 7.30 PM - Shreveport Symphony: Opening Night with Vadim Gluzman, violin 
RiverView Theater, Shreveport 

09.15.12, 7.30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic: Opening Night Acclamations with Christopher Taylor, piano 
Macky Auditorium, Boulder