Upcoming Events

 

07.18.19 - National Symphony Orchestra Young People's Concert: Inside the Music
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC
Michael Butterman, conductor

08.14.19 and 08.15.19, 7:30 PM - Pennsylvania Philharmonic: A Mozart Celebration
August 14 - Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre West, Chester University, West Chester, PA
August 15 - Science Center Theatre Montgomery Community College, Blue Bell, PA
Michael Butterman, conductor
TCHAIKOVSKY Orchestral Suite No. 4, “Mozartiana” 
GLUCK Dance of the Blessed Spirits
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 17, K. 453
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 21, K. 467 (II. Andante)
Alon Goldstein, piano
MOZART Symphony 35, K. 385 “Haffner”

09.21.19, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony Opening Night Orchestra Spectacular—Tchaikovsky’s 5th
RiverView Theater, Shreveport, LA
Michael Butterman, conductor
BERLIOZ Roman Carnival Overture
EAKIN Cloudscraper Symphony (World Premiere)
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5
The SSO season roars to life in the newly renovated RiverView Theater with all-time favorites Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony and Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture. Shreveport native son James Eakin’s new work, Cloudscraper Symphony, will bring his distinctive cinematic style to the stage.

10.12.19, 7:30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic Opening Night: Gritty/Pretty
Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO
Michael Butterman, conductor
GREENWOOD Suite from There Will be Blood 
LORD To Notice Such Things 
Elizabeth Sadilek-Labenski, flute
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 5

10.17.19 - 10.20.19 - National Symphony Orchestra: Nat King Cole at 100
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC
Michael Butterman, conductor
Michael Butterman leads the NSO, special guest artists, and an all-star band in such timeless songs as “Unforgettable,” “(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66,” “Mona Lisa,” “Straighten Up and Fly Right,” “Smile,” “L-O-V-E,” and more.

10.26.19, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony: A Gershwin Celebration - Porgy & Bess in Concert and more
RiverView Theater, Shreveport, LA
Michael Butterman, conductor
Richard Glazier, piano and host
Jonita Lattimore, soprano
Dwayne Clark, tenor
Alvy Powell, bass-baritone
Wiley College Choir, 
Carlos Brown, director
Pianist and host Richard Glazier presents a fascinating insider’s exploration of the genius of George Gershwin. The program includes Rhapsody in Blue as well as a concert version of Porgy & Bess, featuring an all-star cast of singers and the amazing Wiley College Choir.

11.03.19, 7:30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic: Latin Fire and Boléro
Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO
Michael Butterman, conductor
PIAZZOLLA Tangazo 
GAVILAN Emporium 
Aldo López-Gavilán, piano
GINASTERA Variaciones Concertantes 
RAVEL Boléro

11.16.19, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony: Mozart and Schubert
RiverView Theater, Shreveport, LA
Michael Butterman, conductor
GREENWOOD Suite from There Will Be Blood 
MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5 “Turkish”
Francisco Fullana, violin
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 5
Rising star Francisco Fullana, 2018 recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, performs Mozart’s energetic and exotic 5th violin concerto, followed by Schubert’s charmingly beautiful Symphony No. 5. Opening the program is film music by the brilliant Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead fame.

12.21.19, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony: Holiday Pops with Hugh Panaro & Sarah Jane McMahon
RiverView Theater, Shreveport, LA
Michael Butterman, conductor
Broadway star Hugh Panaro from Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera teams up with Louisiana favorite, Sarah Jane McMahon, for a lively evening of holiday magic.

01.25.20, 7:30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic: Anderson & Roe Return
Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO
Michael Butterman, conductor
FAURÉ Masques et Bergamasques
MOZART Concerto for Three Pianos, K. 242
MOZART/ANDERSON Ragtime alla Turca
MOZART Symphony No. 35, “Haffner”
SAINT-SAËNS/ANDERSON Danse macabre bacchanale
Anderson & Roe, duo pianists

02.01.20, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony: Rachmaninoff & the Firebird
RiverView Theater, Shreveport, LA
Michael Butterman, conductor
McTEE Circuits 
Aleksi Moriarty, video artist
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 1 
Dominic Muzzi, Wideman Piano Competition Gold Medalist
HOVHANESS Symphony No. 2 (“Mysterious Mountain”)
Stephen Lias, video artist
STRAVINSKY Firebird Suite (1919)
Rachmaninoff’s virtuosic Concerto No. 1 is followed by Stravinsky’s Suite from The Firebird and the transcendent Mysterious Mountain by Alan Hovhaness. Fascinating world-premiere videos, co-commissioned by the SSO, add depth to two of the works on this unique program. 

02.22.20, 7:30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic: Hemingway Portraits & Sibelius
Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO
Michael Butterman, conductor
DAUGHERTY Tales of Hemingway 
Zuill Bailey, cello
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2

02.29.20, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony: Beethoven’s 7th Symphony
RiverView Theater, Shreveport, LA
Michael Butterman, conductor
MILHAUD Le boeuf sur le toit 
MILHAUD La creation du monde 
Orchesis Dance Company
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7
Transport to 1920’s Paris with these jazz and Brazilian-inspired scores by Milhaud, uniquely brought to life by Grambling’s Orchesis Dance Company. Then, celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth with his lively Symphony No 7, appropriately dubbed “The Apotheosis of the Dance.”

03.21.20, 7:30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic: Rebirth of Spring
Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO
Michael Butterman, conductor
BATES Resurrexit 
ZHANHAO/GANG Butterfly Lovers Concerto 
Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance and Charles Wetherbee, concertmaster
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Russian Eastern Overture 
STRAVINSKY Firebird Suite (1919)

04.19.20, 2 PM - National Symphony Orchestra Family Concert: Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs (a Symphonic Spectacular)
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC
Michael Butterman, conductor
A hilarious, fractured, symphonic take on the classic Goldilocks and the Three Bears, as retold by Mo Willems. A new classic performed by favorite performers and the NSO, featuring original music composed by indie pop icon and NSO Artistic Advisor Ben Folds.

04.25.20, 7:30 PM - Boulder Philharmonic: Beethoven & Beyond
Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO
Michael Butterman, conductor
McTEE Circuits
Aleksi Moriarty, video artist
HOVHANESS Symphony No. 2 ("Mysterious Mountain") 
Stephen Lias, video artist 
BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto
Jennifer Koh, violin

05.02.20, 7:30 PM - Shreveport Symphony: From the New World
RiverView Theater, Shreveport, LA
Michael Butterman, conductor
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”)
BOYER Ellis Island: The Dream of America 
in collaboration with the Shreveport Little Theater
Dvořák’s beloved “New World” Symphony is paired with a new multimedia work by Grammy-nominated composer Peter Boyer that includes music, video projections, and dramatic portrayals vividly expressing the immigrant experience and legacy of Ellis Island.