Oct
15
Mon
Musical Hike: Meet the Planets! @ Boulder Valley Ranch Trailhead
Oct 15 @ 7:15 pm – 10:00 pm
Musical Hike: Meet the Planets! @ Boulder Valley Ranch Trailhead | Boulder | Colorado | United States

The Boulder Phil and the City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks (OSMP) have created an ongoing collaboration to connect community members with the natural world through music. This partnership includes guided musical hikes designed to complement specific works to be performed by the Boulder Phil. The hikes are free and open to the public.

The Boulder Phil’s Infinite Space concerts showcased Gustav Holst’s glorious work The Planets. Take a tour of the solar system through a large telescope with City of Boulder Open Space naturalist Dave Sutherland while sampling excerpts from this stirring music. Meet at Boulder Valley Ranch trailhead.

Follow this link for a map:
https://bouldercolorado.gov/osmp/boulder-valley-ranch-trailhead 

PLEASE NOTE: Telescope viewing is weather-dependent: if there is a 50% cloud cover or more at the time the program starts, it will be canceled and may be rescheduled for another night at short notice. You can find the latest updates at www.NatureHikes.org

Oct
16
Tue
Free Library Chamber Concert – Brass & Ballet @ Canyon Theater at the Boulder Public Library
Oct 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Free Library Chamber Concert - Brass & Ballet @ 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.

On October 16, the Boulder Phil Brass Quintet presents Dvořák, Albeniz and more in collaboration with Boulder Ballet.

 

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 recognized Midori with an official commendation.

MIDORI RESIDENCY HIGHLIGHTS

Residency Kick-Off and Welcome
Wednesday, October 31, 7:30 PM
The Academy Chapel, 970 Aurora Ave., Boulder
Free and open to the public, RSVP required
Join us as we welcome Midori to Boulder to celebrate the beginning of her week-long residency with the Boulder Philharmonic and Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras! This is a unique opportunity to hear from a visionary artist, activist and educator as she shares her love of music and passion for cultural diplomacy with the Boulder community, along with an overview of the week’s residency activities and many impacts.


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


Citizen Artist Talk
Saturday, November 3, 1 PM
Naropa University Performing Arts Center, 2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder
Free and open to the public

“Where are the paths before me where I can discover the kinds of connections that foster deep personal bonds between music and our world?” ~Midori

Learn more about Midori’s inspiring international career and dedication to community at this one-hour presentation, a part of her week-long Boulder residency. Midori is a visionary artist, activist and educator whose unique career has transcended traditional boundaries through her relentless drive to explore and build connections between music and the human experience. Never at rest, Midori brings the same dynamic innovation and expressive insight that has made her a prominent concert violinist to her other roles as a noted global cultural ambassador and dedicated music educator. The vision that motivates Midori’s activism – discovering and strengthening the bonds between people and music – has led to international honors including being named a Messenger of Peace by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2007, and receiving the Crystal Award from the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2012.


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


Community Play-Along
Sunday, November 4, 12-1:30 PM
Naropa University Performing Arts Center, 2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder
Free and open to the public
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.


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
Features Midori as soloist plus Boulder Phil concertmaster Charles Wetherbee will perform the world premiere of Cicero’s Dream by Boulder composer Daniel Kellogg, a Boulder Phil co-commission.
tickets

Midori Residency Kick-Off and Welcome @ The Academy
Oct 31 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Midori Residency Kick-Off and Welcome @ The Academy | Boulder | Colorado | United States

The Academy Chapel, Boulder
Free and open to the public, RSVP required
RSVP here

Join us as we welcome Midori to Boulder to celebrate the beginning of her week-long residency with the Boulder Philharmonic and Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras! This is a unique opportunity to hear from a visionary artist, activist and educator as she shares her love of music and passion for cultural diplomacy with the Boulder community, along with an overview of the week’s residency activities and many impacts.

Nov
3
Sat
Musical Hike: The Secret of Wind and Birds @ East Boulder Community Center
Nov 3 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

The Boulder Phil and the City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks (OSMP) have created an ongoing collaboration to connect community members with the natural world through music. This partnership includes guided musical hikes designed to complement specific works to be performed by the Boulder Phil. The hikes are free and open to the public.

On Nov. 4, the Boulder Phil will play composer Tan Dun’s intriguing work Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds. Throughout the piece, the orchestra emulates the sounds of the wind, ocean and bird songs in surprising ways (and audience members’ smartphones also get involved)! Join City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks naturalist Dave Sutherland for a pre-concert hike to explore this imaginative music, as well as other composers who have captured the essence of wind, water and birds. Meet at the East Boulder Community Center.  details

Citizen Artist Talk with Midori @ Naropa University Performing Arts Center
Nov 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Citizen Artist Talk with Midori @ Naropa University Performing Arts Center | Boulder | Colorado | United States

Learn more about Midori’s inspiring international career and dedication to community at this one-hour presentation, a part of her week-long Boulder residency. Midori is a visionary artist, activist and educator whose unique career has transcended traditional boundaries through her relentless drive to explore and build connections between music and the human experience. Never at rest, Midori brings the same dynamic innovation and expressive insight that has made her a prominent concert violinist to her other roles as a noted global cultural ambassador and dedicated music educator. The vision that motivates Midori’s activism – discovering and strengthening the bonds between people and music – has led to international honors including being named a Messenger of Peace by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2007, and receiving the Crystal Award from the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2012.

Free and open to the public

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 Phoenix Gayles’ 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

Glitter! Sponsors
Lari and Tom Abraham
Christopher and Margot Brauchli
Pamela Dennis and Jim Semborski
Heather Dupré
Carolyn and Sam Johnson
LiquorMart
Marla and Jerry Meehl
Steve and Jayne Miller
Noble Productions
Susan Olenwine and Frank Palermo
Rodolfo and Margaret Perez
Ellie and Harry Poehlmann
The Polner Wealth Management Group
RC Special Events
Karyn Sawyer
Signature Flight Support
Taddiken Tree
Three Leaf Concepts
Nicky Wolman and David Fulker

Glitter! Live Auction

Boulder Staycation
Enjoy a luxurious vacation without leaving town! Spend a night at the Boulder Marriott, enjoy Boulder’s finest dining experience with a $50 dollar gift certificate to Black Cat, sip your way through town on a Boulder Cocktail Tour with Local Table Tours, and wake up to a champagne brunch for two at the Greenbriar Inn.

Santa Fe Opera and Art
You and a guest will soak up the Santa Fe culture scene with tickets to any Santa Fe Opera 2019 performance, passes for its daily backstage tour, passes to the incredible Meow Wolf immersive art experience, a tailgate picnic basket, dinner on Canyon Road atthe Compound, and a two-night stay at the Inn of the Governors.

House Beautiful – Inside and Out
One of Boulder’s finest arborists will provide $1,000 of service on your property.  Whether you’re in need of tree trimming, tree pruning, or removal, Taddiken Tree will address your needs with expert and professional service. Add a $100 gift certificate from Sturtz & Copeland Florist and Garden Center and four hours of organizational services from It’s Just Stuff and you may not recognize your own home!

World Class Dinner with Jazz
Boulder legend, Chef Joan Brett, founder of Culinary School of the Rockies, will prepare a meal at the home of Nicky Wolman and David Fulker for you and up to ten of your guests. Joan and Dave Fulker will cook a meal to remember featuring American favorites enhanced by international improvisation using fresh local ingredients. Enjoy cool jazz played by the Dave Fulker Trio as you converse and dine midst the art and architecture of Dave’s and Nicky’s charming residence.

Violins Past and Future
The Sale of This Package Benefits the Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras
This carbon composite Glasser NY prototype violin represents the future of instrument making, and is paired with a CD of the Red Violin film soundtrack scored by John Corigliano signed by the owner of the eponymous Red Violin, Elizabeth Pitcairn.

Musical Moab
Experience world-class musicians performing chamber music, jazz, and traditional music in stunning red rock venues at the Moab Music Festival, August 26-September 12, 2019 with two tickets to any Festival event and three nights accomodations at the spectacular Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa.

You are the Conductor
After a private conducting lesson with Boulder Phil Music Director Michael Butterman, you will conduct the National Anthem at the Boulder Phil Opening Concert in September 2019! Invite up to six guests to attend the concert for your conducting debut.

A Pair of Fine Wines
Château Margaux Premier Grand Cru Classé, 1995
Château Mouton Rothschild Pauillac Premier Grand Cru Classé 1982
Enjoy these spectacular wines now, or save them for a special event. Donated by Dr. Richard Steadman from his private cellar, these are rare finds. 

The Burgundy Experience
Donated by Chef Willem De Froy of Guillame’s European Catering in Longmont, the winner of this live auction prize will enjoy a week in Château de Montsymond, September 20-27, 2019. The Burgundy Experience provides intimate group wine tasting tours of selected wine vineyards and cellars in the Burgundy region. The Burgundy Experience is perfect for wine lovers, offering time to relax and enjoy the beautiful countryside of France. The trip for two includes first-class accommodations with en suite bathrooms, three wine pairing dinners with local gourmet food and several exclusive, phenomenal wines selected from château owner Christophe Gay’s personal 8,000+ bottle wine cellar. Daily continental breakfast, a visit to local open air farmers’ market,  the opportunity to work with chef during any of the preparation of the dinners, and a visit to Christophe’s private cellar for a class in which you will learn about, and taste, of course, old and new wines of all regions complete the experience. Does not include airfare.

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

Nov
4
Sun
Community Play-Along with Midori @ Naropa University Performing Arts Center
Nov 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Community Play-Along with Midori @ Naropa University Performing Arts Center | Boulder | Colorado | United States

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.

This event is now full!