Oct
28
Sun
Musical Hike: The Secret of Wind and Birds @ East Boulder Community Center
Oct 28 @ 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

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 during the 2018-19 season. 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.

MIDORI RESIDENCY HIGHLIGHTS

OCT. 31 THROUGH NOV. 5 ― Civic meetings and presentations, string teacher workshop, master classes, community play-in
NOV. 3, 5:30 PM ― “Glitter” Gala to benefit the Boulder Phil and GBYO | more info
NOV. 4, 7 PM at Macky ― Midori plays the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Boulder Phil | buy tickets
NOV. 5, 6 PM at Macky ― Midori plays the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto (Mvt. 3), with GBYO, plus a world premiere by Daniel Kellogg | buy tickets

More info coming soon…

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

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.

 


Glitter! Tickets



 



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
4
Sun
Midori Plays Sibelius @ Macky Auditorum
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, conductor

DUN Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds*
SIBELIUS Violin Concerto
Midori, violin
BRAHMS Symphony No. 3

Grab your smartphones and help us transform Macky Auditorium into an immersive aviary as we present Academy Award-winning composer Tan Dun’s Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds. Then, superstar violinist Midori joins the Phil to present her interpretation of the virtuosic Sibelius Violin Concerto. Brahms’ bittersweet masterpiece, his Symphony No. 3, brings this memorable evening to a heartfelt conclusion.

6 PM – Free pre-concert talk hosted by Marilyn Cooley of Colorado Public Radio, with Music Director Michael Butterman and Midori

*NOTE:  Prior to the performance, download this mp3 to your smartphone so you can participate in the interactive performance of this work.

Click here for more information on Midori’s Orchestra Residencies Program, Oct. 31-Nov. 5 in Boulder



Sponsored by

Audrey & Andrew Franklin
Christine Yoshinaga-Itano & Wayne Itano
Stephanie & R. Alan Rudy
Marjorie & Bob Schaffner


About Midori

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 top concert violinist to her other roles as a leading global cultural ambassador and a dedicated music educator.

A leading concert violinist for over 30 years, Midori regularly transfixes audiences around the world, bringing together graceful precision and intimate expression that allows the listening public to not just hear music but to be personally moved by it. She has performed with the world’s top orchestras including the London Symphony, Staatskapelle Dresden, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Cincinnati Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony and Czech Philharmonic. In addition, she has collaborated with leading musicians such as Mariss Jansons, Peter Eötvös, Christoph Eschenbach, Daniele Gatti, Alan Gilbert, Susanna Mälkki, Kent Nagano, Robert Spano, James Conlon, Omer Meir Wellber and Paavo Järvi, among others.

The DVD of her highly-acclaimed interpretation of J.S. Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin was recently released. In the recording, filmed at Köthen Castle where Bach served as Kapellmeister, Midori unites her technical and expressive mastery with her historic and emotional insight into the composer, providing the viewer with a multidimensional experience of Bach’s music.

Midori not only brings a fresh perspective to established standards for violin but also ceaselessly strives to expand the repertoire, including through the creation of new works. Midori inspired Peter Eötvös to compose the violin concerto DoReMi, which she then recorded with Eötvös and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. The 2016 CD joins her diverse discography that includes sonatas by Bloch, Janáček and Shostakovich performed with pianist Özgür Aydin, and a 2013 Grammy Award-winning recording of Hindemith’s violin concerto with Christoph Eschenbach conducting the NDR Symphony Orchestra.

In her quest to explore and expand how music is essential to people everywhere, Midori goes beyond the concert hall and recording studio to those areas where music access is most needed. In 2017, Midori celebrates the 25th anniversary of the activities of two of her non-profit organizations: Midori & Friends, which brings high-quality music education to New York City school children, and MUSIC SHARING, a Japan-based program that provides access to both western classical and Japanese music traditions through innovative events, activities, instruction and presentations in local schools, institutions and hospitals. Her Partners in Performance organization, founded in 2003, promotes interest in classical music outside of major urban centers across the United States, while her Orchestra Residencies Program, begun in 2004, encourages young musicians to develop a life-long and multifaceted engagement with the performing arts, helping to ensure that the classical scene will continue vibrantly for years to come. www.gotomidori.com

Nov
20
Tue
Free Chamber Concert at the Library @ Canyon Theater at the Boulder Public Library
Nov 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Free Chamber Concert at the Library @ 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.