Oct
31
Wed
Midori Orchestra Residencies Program @ Various locations around Boulder
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – Nov 5 @ 8:00 pm
Midori Orchestra Residencies Program @ Various locations around Boulder

The Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra will collaborate with Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras and the Midori Orchestra Residencies Program (ORP) to bring the outstanding violinist and educator Midori to Boulder for a five-day immersive residency. Through a competitive selection process, the Boulder Phil and GBYO were chosen from a national pool of applicants to host the residency this year and are committed to maximizing the community impact and cultural value of the residency for Boulder residents.

Throughout her career, Midori has been devoted to working with youth and communities in a way that few performing artists of her caliber can claim. Through the ORP, she visits one or two mid-sized communities each year to share her impressive artistry and inclusive vision of the vital role that music and the arts can play – not only in the concert hall, but across the entire community and in the life of every citizen.

While in Boulder, Midori will perform concerts with both the Boulder Phil and with GBYO at Macky Auditorium, engage in numerous community-facing events focused on youth and civic engagement, and participate in a world premiere of a work composed especially for the residency by Daniel Kellogg. The City of Boulder will recognize Midori with an official commendation.

MIDORI RESIDENCY HIGHLIGHTS

Residency Kick-Off and Welcome
Wednesday, October 31, 7:30 PM
The Academy Chapel, Boulder
Free and open to the public

CU College of Music Master Class
Thursday, November 1, 9:30 AM
Grusin Music Hall, CU Boulder
Free and open to the public

Citizen Artist Talk
Saturday, November 3, 1 PM
Venue TBA
Free and open to the public

“Glitter” Gala to benefit the Boulder Phil and GBYO
Saturday, November 3, 5:30 PM
Rocky Mountain Metro Airport
details & tickets

Community Play-Along
Sunday, November 4, 12-1:30 PM
Naropa University Performing Arts Center, Boulder
ALL musicians are welcome to join violinist Midori to play repertoire from Twinkle, Twinkle to Bach’s Double Violin Concerto. Area teachers will lead read-throughs of common pieces. Bring your instrument and a music stand. Cellists and bassists, please bring an endpin holder. Register here to receive the music.
Free and open to the public

Midori Plays Sibelius with the Boulder Phil
Sunday, November 4, 7 PM
Macky Auditorium, Boulder
details & tickets

Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras Concert with Midori
Monday, November 5, 6 PM
Macky Auditorium, Boulder
details & tickets

Nov
3
Sat
Glitter! Gala @ Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport
Nov 3 @ 5:30 pm

We invite you to join the Boulder Philharmonic and Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras in a perfect evening of music, glamour, and optimism.

Oh, Happy We!

On November 3, we will transform a hangar at the Rocky Mountain Metro Airport into the Best of All Possible Worlds. Delight in delicious catering from Three Leaf Concepts and an equally sumptuous slate of thrilling instrumental and operatic performances. Rub shoulders with special guest, violinist Midori, thrill to the sounds of the Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras’ up-and-coming instrumentalists, and revel in soprano Rose Sawvel’s rendition of Glitter and Be Gay.

Each ticket sold to this sparkling celebration will help Make Our Garden Grow―benefiting performance education across the Greater Boulder area, and sparking the next generation of musical artists.

Dress code is black tie sparkle. Tuxedoes are not required, sparkle is encouraged!


Glitter! Tickets




Make it a Staycation!
The Omni Interlocken is offering Glitter! guests a special $99/night rate for November 3rd! Click here to make a reservation or call 1-800-THE-OMNI (1-800-843-6664) and mention the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra. Shuttles will be available to transport guests between the Omni and Glitter!



Sponsorships available! Click here to learn more

Glitter! Committee
Susan Olenwine, chair

Lari Abraham
Christopher Brauchli
Joan Brett
Heather Dupre
David Fulker
Rich Irvin
Jane Houssiere
Patricia Read
Karyn Sawyer
Cynthia Weeks Rosengren

For more information, contact Director of Development Eve Orenstein at 303.443.0542 or eve@boulderphil.org

Nov
20
Tue
Free Library Chamber Concert – #nophilter @ Canyon Theater at the Boulder Public Library
Nov 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Free Library Chamber Concert - #nophilter @ Canyon Theater at the Boulder Public Library | Boulder | Colorado | United States

This free event is part of the Third Tuesday Lunchtime Concert Series at the Boulder Public Library’s Canyon Theater, generously sponsored by the Boulder Library Foundation.

Sharon Park, violin
Paul Trapkus, violin
Charles Lee, cello
Stephanie Mientka, viola

On November 20, the Boulder Phil’s #nophilter string quartet explores adventurous repertoire outside the classical tradition.

Jan
17
Thu
Event of Note: An Intimate Evening with Garrick Ohlsson @ Private Home
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Event of Note: An Intimate Evening with Garrick Ohlsson @ Private Home | Boulder | Colorado | United States

With a world-class career spanning four decades, Garrick Ohlsson has been described as “producing a sound so lush it glistens.” Experience one of the greats of our time in an exceptional, intimate setting.

Feb
9
Sat
Event of Note: Mary Wilson, American Soprano @ The Chapel at The Academy
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Event of Note: Mary Wilson, American Soprano @ The Chapel at The Academy | Boulder | Colorado | United States

Mary Wilson’s crystalline, coloratura soprano has been described as “ethereal and otherworldly.” This recital with piano will feature Mozart and Handel arias as well as songs by Bernstein, Schubert, Schumann, and more.

Feb
28
Thu
Event of Note: An Intimate Evening with Astrid Schween @ Private Home
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Event of Note: An Intimate Evening with Astrid Schween @ Private Home | Boulder | Colorado | United States

A world-class performer, cellist Astrid Schween debuted as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic at age 16. She will perform solo works by Debussy, Bach, Cassado and more and talk about her experience as the newest member of the Juilliard String Quartet.

Mar
1
Fri
Free Community Concert – Build It! @ Macky Auditorium
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Build It! takes families on a memorable tour of the orchestra in an fun, interactive format. Join Maestro Michael Butterman and the Boulder Phil for this free one-hour concert featuring music by Bach, Britten and more. Expand your musical horizons by exploring the many things that music and architecture have in common―rhythm, texture, harmony, proportion, and dynamics.

Arrive early and enjoy hands-on exploration of music with musicians, instruments and local organizations.

Register for free tickets…coming soon!

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Mar
3
Sun
Free Community Concert – Build It! @ Macky Auditorium
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Build It! takes families on a memorable tour of the orchestra in an fun, interactive format. Join Maestro Michael Butterman and the Boulder Phil for this free one-hour concert featuring music by Bach, Britten and more. Expand your musical horizons by exploring the many things that music and architecture have in common―rhythm, texture, harmony, proportion, and dynamics.

Arrive early and enjoy hands-on exploration of music with musicians, instruments and local organizations.

Register for free tickets…coming soon!

 Click here for our Spotify playlist
Click here for our YouTube playlist