Upcoming Events


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

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

05.21.17, 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.

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  
A pianist of "arresting freshness" (TIME Magazine) international star Simone Dinnerstein joins the RPO for two of Bach's most inventive concertos. Plus, Michael Butterman leads a suite from Stravinsky's neoclassical ballet score, Pulcinella.'

09.16.17, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony: Opening Night
RiverView Theater, Shreveport, LA
Michael Butterman, conductor
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 4     
SCHUMANN  Piano Concerto in A minor
Aristo Sham, piano
BEETHOVEN  Choral Fantasy
Aristo Sham, piano, and the Centenary College Chorus

09.24.17, 7 PM - Boulder Philharmonic Opening Night: Boulder Phil at 60
Macky Auditorium, Boulder
Michael Butterman, conductor
CHRISTOPHER THEOFANIDIS  Dreamtime Ancestors
A “Made in America” co-commission, with performances in all 50 states
SCHUMANN   Piano Concerto in A minor 
Jon Nakamatsu, piano, Van Cliburn Gold Medalist
DVOŘÁK   Symphony No. 7

10.08.17, 2 PM - Rochester Philharmonic OrKIDStra Series: Opera for Kids 2
Hochstein Performance Hall, Rochester, NY
Michael Butterman, conductor
Eastman School of Music vocal and opera students, Steven Daigle, director

10.14.17, 7:30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic: Music of Resistance
Macky Auditorium, Boulder
Michael Butterman, conductor
BEETHOVEN  Choral Fantasy

David Korevaar, piano
CU Boulder and Western Illinois University Choirs
BRITTEN  Ballad of Heroes
CU Boulder and Western Illinois University Choirs
SHOSTAKOVICH  Symphony No. 5

10.28.17, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony: Magnificent Mozart
RiverView Theater, Shreveport, LA
Michael Butterman, conductor
RESPIGHI  Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3
MOZART  Clarinet Concerto         
Ricardo Morales, clarinet
MENDELSSOHN  Symphony No. 5, “Reformation”

11.11.17, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony: A Salute to John Williams
RiverView Theater, Shreveport, LA
Michael Butterman, conductor

11.19.17, 2 PM - Rochester Philharmonic Sunday Matinee Series: Mendelssohn's "Reformation"
Hochstein Performance Hall, Rochester, NY
Michael Butterman, conductor
Nazareth College Chamber Singers and Concert Choir,
  Mark Zeigler, Yunn-Shan Ma, directors
MENDELSSOHN  Verleih uns Frieden                        
MORTEN LAURIDSEN  Lux Aeterna                            
MENDELSSOHN  Symphony No. 5, “Reformation”

11.22.17 through 11.26.17 - Rochester Philharmonic: The Nutcracker
Hochstein Performance Hall, Rochester, NY
Michael Butterman, conductor
Rochester City Ballet, David Palmer, artistic director
Bach Children’s Chorus, Karla Krogstad, director

12.02.17, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony: Holiday Pops with Broadway Star Sutton Foster
RiverView Theater, Shreveport, LA
Michael Butterman, conductor

01.13.18, 7:30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic: Bach Transfigured
Macky Auditorium, Boulder
Michael Butterman, conductor
C.P.E. BACH  Symphony in C Major

J.S. BACH  Keyboard Concerto in G minor
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
PHILIP GLASS  Piano Concerto No. 3 
Colorado premiere, a Boulder Phil co-commission
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
SCHOENBERG  Transfigured Night

01.27.18, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony: The Great C Major
RiverView Theater, Shreveport, LA
Michael Butterman, conductor
GULDA  Cello Concerto             
John-Henry Crawford, cello
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 9, “Great C Major”

02.03.18, 2 PM and 7:30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic: Cirque Goes to the Movies
with Cirque de la Symphonie
Macky Auditorium, Boulder
Michael Butterman, conductor

02.24.18, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony: Erich Bergen from Jersey Boys
RiverView Theater, Shreveport, LA
Michael Butterman, conductor

03.25.18, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony: Choral Spectacular
RiverView Theater, Shreveport, LA
Michael Butterman, conductor
RIMSKY KORSAKOV  Russian Easter Overture     
BERNSTEIN  Chichester Psalms         
with Centenary College Choir and Prisma Vocal Ensemble
HOVHANNES  Psalm and Fugue for String Orchestra     
COPLAND  Suite from The Tender Land


04.07.18, 7:30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic: A Song for Swans
Macky Auditorium, Boulder
Michael Butterman, conductor
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS  The Lark Ascending

with Charles Wetherbee, violin, and Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble
SIBELIUS  Symphony No. 5
PROKOFIEV  Violin Concerto No. 2
Stefan Jackiw, violin

04.15.18, 2 PM - Rochester Philharmonic Sunday Matinee Series: Anderson & Roe (& Butterman) Play Mozart
Hochstein Performance Hall, Rochester, NY
Michael Butterman, conductor and pianist
Greg Anderson & Elizabeth Joy Roe, pianists    
FAURÉ  Masques et bergamasques                
MOZART  Concerto No. 7 in F Major for Three Pianos
POULENC  Concerto for Two Pianos in D Minor
VARIOUS  Anderson & Roe piano arrangements   

04.28.18, 7:30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic: West Side Story - Bernstein at 100
Macky Auditorium, Boulder
Michael Butterman, conductor

BERNSTEIN   West Side Story in concert
a collaboration with Central City Opera and choirs

05.05.18, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony: Season Finale
RiverView Theater, Shreveport, LA
Michael Butterman, conductor
STRAUSS, JR.  Overture to Die Fledermaus         
KORNGOLD  Violin Concerto         
Philippe Quint, violin
BRAHMS  Symphony No. 4

05.16.18 through 05.19.18 - Rochester Philharmonic: Tiny Tots Concerts
Various locations, Rochester, NY
Michael Butterman, conductor

05.20.18, 2 PM - Rochester Philharmonic OrKIDStra Series: Classical Kids - Beethoven Lives Upstairs
Hochstein Performance Hall, Rochester, NY
Michael Butterman, conductor

05.21.18, 2 PM - Rochester Philharmonic: 100th Anniversary of America's National Parks
Hochstein Performance Hall, Rochester, NY
Michael Butterman, conductor

06.03.18, 2 PM - Rochester Philharmonic Sunday Matinee Series: Schumann's Fourth
Hochstein Performance Hall, Rochester, NY
Michael Butterman, conductor
Juliana Athayde, violin
W. Peter Kurau, horn
BUTTERWORTH  The Banks of Green Willow                    
ETHEL SMYTH  Concerto for Horn, Violin and Orchestra            
SCHUMANN  Symphony No. 4