On October 10, 2024, our new Discovery Concert will explore some of the very best orchestral music ever written in a fun and interactive format. This captivating learning experience will be guided by Maestra Renee Gilliland, alongside the immensely talented musicians of the Boulder Philharmonic.

This season’s program is “Music in Our Stories, a vibrant curriculum that we have created to help your students explore orchestral music, diversity, and the richness of cultural expressions in America.

The 2024-25 Discovery Program thanks the following sponsors for their support:

AEC Trust
Boulder Arts Commission
Community Engagement: Nancy Clairmont & Bob Braudes
Harry & Ellie Poehlmann
SeiSolo Foundation
Virginia Hill Charitable Foundation

For more information, contact Director of Education and Community Engagement:
Fernanda Nieto, fernanda@boulderphil.org

Discovery Concerts Through the Years

For over 11 years Boulder Philharmonic’s Discovery Concerts have taken students in grades 3-6 on a journey to explore orchestral music in a fun and interactive format. Students have attended a 50-minute performance during the school day designed to engage, inspire and enrich their love for music. Our concert program and educational curriculum are crafted to support the learning objectives of the National Coalition for Core Standards and the Colorado State Standards.

Previous Discovery Concert themes have explored a wide variety of topics: the connection between literacy and music, the intersection between music and visual arts, and how our emotions can be expressed with music. Throughout the years we have developed a comprehensive program that supports teachers in the classroom by providing them with a curriculum guide, several lesson plans, and a Spotify Playlist of repertoire. In preparation for the concert, teachers and students can also enjoy a visit from conductor Michael Butterman or one of our distinguished chamber ensembles. Every year we are proud to reach and connect with over 5,000 students and educators from across Boulder Country and beyond