Upcoming Events

 

09.22.18, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony Opening Night: Pictures at an Exhibition
First Baptist Shreveport
Michael Butterman, conductor
DUN  Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds
SHOSTAKOVICH  Violin Concerto No. 1
Karen Gomyo, violin
MUSSORGSKY  Pictures at an Exhibition

09.29.18, 7:30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic: A Tribute to John Williams
Macky Auditorium, Boulder
Michael Butterman, conductor

Features music from E.T., Jaws, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Schindler’s List, Star Wars & more.

10.13.18 and 10.14.18 - Boulder Philharmonic: Infinite Space
October 13, 7:30 PM at Macky Auditorium, Boulder
October 14, 2 PM at Pinnacle PAC, Denver
Michael Butterman, conductor
MCTEE  Circuits
STEPHENSON Celestial Suite
HOLST  The Planets with women’s chorus
All three of the works on this program are dedicated to the exploration of space, with the concert at Macky accompanied by innovative uses of video.

10.15.18 through 10.18.18 - National Symphony Orchestra Education Concerts
Various locations around Washington, DC

10.27.18, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony: An Evening with Broadway Star Ashley Brown
First Baptist Shreveport
Michael Butterman, conductor


11.4.18, 7 PM - Boulder Philharmonic: Midori Plays Sibelius
Macky Auditorium, Boulder
Michael Butterman, conductor
DUN  Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds
SIBELIUS  Violin Concerto
Midori, violin
BRAHMS  Symphony No. 3
Part of Midori’s Orchestra Residency Program, including concerts with the Boulder Phil and Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras, master classes, civic presentations and meetings, school events & more.

11.17.18, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony: All Beethoven!
First Baptist Shreveport
Michael Butterman, conductor
BEETHOVEN  Overture to Egmont
BEETHOVEN  Concerto for Piano No. 1
Mei Li, piano
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 1
Fresh and youthful, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 and Piano Concerto No. 1 boldly announced the arrival of a composer who would change the course of music history. Wideman Gold Medalist Mei Li joins the SSO for this special evening.\

11.21.18 through 11.25.18 - 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

12.16.18, 6 PM - Shreveport Symphony: Holiday Pops with Brian Stokes Mitchell
The Strand Theatre
Michael Butterman, conductor

01.11.19 and 01.12.19 - National Symphony Orchestra Education Concerts
Various locations around Washington, DC


01.19.19 and 01.20.19 - Boulder Philharmonic: Ohlsson Plays Rachmaninoff
January 19, 7:30 PM at Macky Auditorium, Boulder
January 20, 2 PM at Pinnacle PAC, Denver
Michael Butterman, conductor
BORODIN  In the Steppes of Central Asia
RACHMANINOFF  Piano Concerto No. 1
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
PROKOFIEV  Symphony No. 5

01.27.19, 2 PM - Rochester Philharmonic: Butterman Celebrates Mozart's Birthday
Hochstein Performance Hall
Michael Butterman, conductor
Erik Behr, oboe; Kenneth Grant, clarinet; Matthew McDonald, bassoon; W. Peter Kurau, horn
MOZART Sinfonie Concertante, K. 297b in E-flat Major
MARTIN Petite symphonie concertante
MOZART Symphony No. 25, "Little G Minor"

02.02.19, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony: Mozart, Bach & Glass
First Baptist Shreveport
Michael Butterman, conductor
MOZART  Symphony No. 40 in G minor
J.S. BACH  Concerto for Piano in G minor  
GLASS  Concerto for Piano
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
Experience the emotional intensity of Mozart’s G minor Symphony plus a pair of piano concerti with a special relationship. American composer Philip Glass’ new piano transcendent and hypnotic concerto, written for Simone Dinnerstein and co-commissioned by the Shreveport Symphony, was inspired by this Bach concerto.


02.09.19, 7:30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic: The Heavenly Life
Macky Auditorium, Boulder
Michael Butterman, conductor
MONTGOMERY  Starburst
BARBER  Knoxville, Summer of 1915
MAHLER  Symphony No. 4
Mary Wilson, soprano

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 Education Concerts
Various locations around Washington, DC

04.14.19, 3 PM - Shreveport Symphony: Bach’s St. Matthew Passion
First Baptist Shreveport
Michael Butterman, conductor
Centenary College Chorus and Northwestern State University Chamber Choir
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: Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus
Macky Auditorium, Boulder
Michael Butterman, conductor
Directed by Bud Coleman with the CU Dept. of Theatre & Dance, and choir
A fully-staged theatrical production with live music from Mozart’s Requiem, Jupiter Symphony, Haffner Symphony, Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, Gran Partita & more

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
WORLD PREMIERE COMPOSITION BY JEFF TYZIK
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.