Boulder Phil Musical Hikes


Musical HikeThe Boulder Phil and the City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks (OSMP) have created an ongoing “Nature & Music” collaboration to connect community members with the natural world through music. This inventive partnership includes guided musical hikes, hosted by OSMP naturalist Dave Sutherland, designed to complement specific works to be performed by the Boulder Phil. The hikes are free and open to the public.


2018-19 Season Musical Hike info coming soon...


Songs for Swans
Sun., March 25, 7:30 AM10 AM
Sat., March 31, 7:30 AM–10 AM

On Saturday, April 7, the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra will play beautiful pieces inspired by birds: Sibelius’ 5th Symphony (the composer was blown away by the sight of 16 swans taking flight) and the lyrical The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Join naturalist Dave Sutherland for an early morning hike to sample this music ahead of the concert, and to spy on migrating waterfowl in our backyard – with luck, including some wild swans! Birders of all abilities welcome. Meet at Sawhill Ponds, 0.6 miles north of Valmont on 75th St. Bring gloves and binoculars.