Upcoming Events


02.12.19 and 02.13.19: Rochester Philharmonic Primary Concerts
Michael Butterman, conductor
The RPO's primary concerts are a series of performances for first through third graders, in which students learn how the different families of instruments come together to make the orchestra, and how musicians of the orchestra work together as a team to make music.

03.02.19, 7:30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic: Elgar & Beethoven
Macky Auditorium, Boulder
Michael Butterman, conductor
KUSTER  Dune Acres
ELGAR  Cello Concerto
Astrid Schween, cello
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 4

03.16.19, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony: Celebrate the Brass
First Baptist Shreveport
Michael Butterman, conductor
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS  Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
HIGDON  Concerto for Low Brass  
Michael Davidson and Adam Johnson, trombones; J. Mark Thompson, bass trombone; Steven Curtis, tuba
ELGAR  Enigma Variations
The SSO’s stellar low-brass section steps out to center stage for Jennifer Higdon’s new concerto, written for the Chicago Symphony. Elgar’s tribute to his friends and family, Enigma Variations, featuring the extraordinarily beautiful “Nimrod,” closes the program.

03.19.19 through 03.22.19 - National Symphony Orchestra Young People's Concert: Inside the Music
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC

04.14.19, 3 PM - Shreveport Symphony: Bach’s St. Matthew Passion
First Baptist Shreveport
Michael Butterman, conductor
Centenary College Chorus
Tess Altiveros, soprano
Abigail Nims, alto
Brian Wallin, tenor
Andrew Wilkowske, bass
Derek Chester, evangelist
Stephen Morscheck, Jesus

A not-to-be-missed experience on Palm Sunday―Bach’s St. Matthew Passion complete with dramatic staging. This is truly one of the greatest monuments in all of western music, performed like you have never seen it before.   

04.27.19, 7:30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic: The Dream of America
Macky Auditorium, Boulder
Michael Butterman, conductor
DVOŘÁK  Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”
BOYER  Ellis Island: The Dream of America
with actors and projected images

05.04.19, 8 PM - Rochester Philharmonic: Michael Butterman Gala Special
Michael Butterman, conductor
Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance
Rebecca Gilbert,  flute
Other Artists TBD
COPLAND Appalachian Spring
Join your RPO in celebrating Michael Butterman’s 18 seasons as a staff conductor! Copland’s Appalachian Spring is the background to Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance—a visual treat, high above the orchestra. In honor of Michael’s tenure with the RPO, Principal Pops Conductor has written a piece, to be premiered during this gala event.

05.11.19, 7:30 PM - Yakima Symphony Orchestra: A Tribute to Elvis starring Kraig Parker
Michael Butterman, conductor

05.19.19, 2 PM - Rochester Philharmonic: OrKIDStra Series - Platypus Theatre's "Presto Mambo!"
Hochstein Performance Hall
Michael Butterman, conductor
Platypus Theatre
Michael Butterman returns to conduct Platypus Theatre’s interactive family show that highlights the rhythms of Latin American music.