Upcoming Events

 

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
This tour-de-force opens with a world premiere by “composer-adventurer” Stephen Lias, inspired by Rocky Mountain National Park and choreographed to nature photography from the park. Midkiff ’s mandolin concerto is a wonderfully adept depiction of the Appalachians. Ghosts of the Grasslands is augmented by unusual percussion, including bison bones and dried prairie grass. The grand conclusion is a performance of Copland’s Appalachian Spring, accompanied by aerial dance depicting humanity’s connection to our natural world.

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

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

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


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.”

04.22.17, 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

4.24.17 - 4.28.17 - National Symphony Orchestra Education Concerts
Kenedy Center Concert Hall, Washington, DC
Michael Butterman, conductor

04.30.17, 2 PM - Rochester Philharmonic Sunday Matinee Series: Ravel's Mother Goose Suite
Performance Hall at Hochstein, Rochester, NY
Kenneth Grant, clarinet
Matthew McDonald, bassoon
Charles Wetherbee, violin
Michael Butterman, conductor
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
Performance Hall at Hochstein, 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.

05.26.17 - 05.28.17 - Pennsylvania Philharmonic: Dvořák & The Cellist
May 26, 7:30 PM - Upper Dublin School District Performing Arts Center, Fort Washington
May 27, 7:30 PM - Pottstown High School Auditorium, Pottstown
May 28, 2 PM - Madeline Wing Theatre, West Chester
Zuill Bailey, cello
Michael Butterman, conductor
Renowned cellist Zuill Bailey interprets the Dvořák Cello Concerto in B minor and Michael Butterman and the Philharmonic share the cheery, lyrical Symphony No. 8 based on Bohemian folk music. The Brahms Academic Festival Overture completes the program.

06.04.17, 2 PM - Rochester Philharmonic Sunday Matinee Series: Bach & Stravinsky
Performance Hall at Hochstein, 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.