|Join us for Opening Night as the Boulder Phil honors heroes from American history and today, featuring a multimedia portrait of Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War and the ongoing struggle for freedom, justice and equality. Copland’s Lincoln Portrait will be complemented by powerful photochoreography by James Westwater and live narration by actor, professional storyteller and Emmy-nominee Bill Mooney.
Bravo! Colorado, a piece dedicated to the memory of Gerald Ford, reflects the beauty of majestic mountains, alpine gardens and whitewater—a fitting soundtrack for our beautiful state. Beethoven’s monumental Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” celebrates the hero within each of us.
FREE Musical Insights:
10:00 a.m. - SuperListening Club with Don Campbell
Please note venue change: the first SuperListening Club of the season will be held at the Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., in the main lobby gallery. Plenty of free parking is available.
6:30 p.m. - Pre-Concert Talk with Don Campbell, Macky Auditorium
We are also proud to be partnering with local service organizations for an original work of photochoreography accompanying Copland's iconic Fanfare for the Common Man, celebrating the volunteers and staff who make these organizations' good deeds possible.
Join us in saying "Bravo Boulder!" to these area non-profits:
|Saturday, September 11, 2010 - 7:30 p.m.
Macky Auditorium, CU Campus
Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, conductor
James Westwater, photochoreographer
Bill Mooney, narrator
Jeff Tyzik—Bravo! Colorado
Aaron Copland—Fanfare for the Common Man
Aaron Copland—Lincoln Portrait
Ludwig van Beethoven—Symphony No. 3 “Eroica"
“Spectacular...awe inspiring...Westwater creates what he calls ‘music for the eyes,’ combining sublime images with the music.”
~The Billings Gazette
Read preview article from the Daily Camera (9/5/10):
Mooney back on stage in Boulder
Photo of the Fanfare for the Common Man photochoreography from rehearsal:
Photo by Nicholas Bardonnay, WestwaterArts.com