Upcoming Events


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 Conducts 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
O'CONNOR  Strings & Threads
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 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.