Sep
29
Sat
Musical Hike: Viola with High Altitude @ TBA, Boulder, CO
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

Join Matt Diekman, violist from the Boulder Phil, for an easy hike along one of Boulder’s spectacular trails. Matt will guide the conversation through Western music’s connection with the natural world, and specifically to how stringed instruments are constructed and the mechanics of how they work (very much related to natural materials and awareness of the environment). We will listen to Matt play his viola in one of OSMP’s naturally-formed stone amphitheaters! The location will be provided with reservations. details

Reservations open Sept. 1. Please reserve spaces here:
https://peakperformance092918.eventbrite.com 

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

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

Mar
2
Sat
Musical Hike: The Music of Landscapes @ Shanahan Ridge
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

This hike will also be held on Feb. 28.

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.

Rich with meaning and memories, our favorite landscapes speak to us in many ways: joy, beauty, nostalgia, awe, even dissonance. How do composers capture the essence of the land in music? Join OSMP naturalist Dave Sutherland for a beautiful hike to sample music that invokes our sense of place, including works by home-grown composer Kristin Kuster, whose composition Dune Acres will be featured at the Boulder Philharmonic concert on March 2.

How would you express your memories of your favorite landscapes through music?  Meet at the Lehigh Street entrance to Shanahan Ridge (map search 1903 Lehigh in Boulder, where Lehigh and Lafayette Streets intersect). This location is served by the southbound SKIP bus. Please bring strap-on traction for your footwear, since trails can be slick and icy.

Mar
23
Sat
Pixar in Concert @ Macky Auditorium
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Gary Lewis, conductor

A visually stunning, live orchestra, multimedia concert with your favorite moments from Toy Story, Coco, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, A Bug’s Life & more! These great film scores have won 10 Grammys and 3 Academy Awards, and have received 10 Oscar nominations.

“Two hours of Pixar music is pure magic.”  ~Broadway World
“It made me wonder at the incredible technique and mastery of music and story telling… It’s a moment in life you’ll remember forever.”  ~The Huffington Post
“…Breathtaking…it’s a great treat for kids and not a bad way to introduce them to the wonders of hearing an orchestra perform live.”  ~Hit Fix

RANDY NEWMAN
Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Monsters, Inc., Monsters University, Cars
MICHAEL GIACCHINO
Coco, Ratatouille, UP, The Incredibles, Cars 2, Inside Out
THOMAS NEWMAN
Finding Nemo, WALL-E

Gary Lewis and Boulder Philharmonic perform live to popular film scenes  |  SharpsandFlatirons

Tickets start at $15

Tickets for accompanying children are $15-$25, depending on the section.  Call 303-449-1343 to order.

Join us at 7 PM and at intermission for an instrument petting zoo with HB Woodsongs.

Bronze Circle Concert Sponsors
Hotel Boulderado
Emerson/Micro Motion

 Pixar in Concert Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts.
© All rights reserved.

Programming subject to change

Apr
27
Sat
The Dream of America @ Macky Auditorium
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, conductor

DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”
BOYER Ellis Island: The Dream of America
with actors and projected images

The hope of new beginnings and wide-open possibilities animates Peter Boyer’s Grammy-nominated Ellis Island, recently featured on PBS’ Great Performances series. Emerging from the Ellis Island Oral History Project, monologues by seven actors are interwoven with a full orchestral score and projected images from Ellis Island archives. From Dvořák’s vision of a new landscape, weaving Native American and African American sounds into a symphony, to Boyer’s moving stories of those who left everything to come here, we conclude our season of Open Space with music that reflects the hope, courage, and grace of those who built the dream of America.

6:30 PM – Free pre-concert talk hosted by Marilyn Cooley of Colorado Public Radio, with Music Director Michael Butterman and guests


Silver Circle Concert Sponsors

Anonymous
Peter Boyer’s Ellis Island: The Dream of America Sponsors
Holly and Grant Hickman
Susan Litt
Frasier Meadows
Dvořák Sponsors
Ann and Russell Hayes


About Peter Boyer

GRAMMY-nominated PETER BOYER is one of the most frequently performed American orchestral composers of his generation. His works have received nearly 500 public performances by more than 150 orchestras, and thousands of broadcasts by classical radio stations around the United States and abroad. He has conducted recordings of his music with three of the world’s finest orchestras: the London Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Boyer’s recording of Ellis Island on the Naxos American Classics label was nominated for a GRAMMY Award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition. In 2017, Ellis Island was filmed live in concert with the Pacific Symphony and a cast of stage and screen actors for PBS’ GREAT PERFORMANCES, America’s preeminent performing arts television series. The PBS national broadcast premiered on June 29, 2018, with subsequent telecasts through 2020.

Many of America’s most prominent orchestras have performed Boyer’s music, including the Boston Pops, Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops, Houston Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Pacific Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Fort Worth Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Nashville Symphony, Colorado Symphony, and Phoenix Symphony. His music has been recorded for Naxos, BSO Classics, Koch International Classics, Albany, FWSO Live, and Fanfare Cincinnati. His second recording on the Naxos label, featuring his Symphony No. 1 and four other works with the London Philharmonic under his direction, was released in 2014, with extensive continuing airplay on American classical radio stations.

Boyer was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1970, and began composing at the age of 15. His first major composition was a large-scale Requiem Mass in memory of his grandmother, composed while only a teenager. He was named to the first All-USA College Academic Team, comprised of “the 20 best and brightest college students in the nation,” by USA TODAY in 1990.   website

 

May
4
Sat
The Music of David Bowie @ Macky Auditorium
May 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The genius of David Bowie’s innovative range of musical styles influenced multiple generations of groundbreaking music. Now, hear his iconic music performed as it has never been before with the Boulder Phil featuring conductor Brent Havens, vocalist Tony Vincent from “The Voice,” and a full rock band as they take you on a symphonic odyssey that pays tribute to this legendary musician and epic storyteller. Features David Bowie’s top hits: Space Oddity, Changes, Under Pressure, Heroes, China Girl, Fame, Let’s Dance and more!


Bronze Circle Concert Sponsors

Boulder Marriott
Steve Edel

Media Sponsor


About Windborne Music 

Conductor/Arranger/Producer Brent Havens and his Windborne Music rock symphony shows continue to be some of the best attended and most exciting classic rock symphony shows in the marketplace. His masterful combination of symphonic arrangements with a full rock band and singer deliver the greatest hits of these legendary bands (which all feature an incredible rhythm section, background singers and a world class sound and light show); all combining to deliver the purest respective rock experience you will find anywhere.

Best known for his appearance on NBC’s The Voice, recording artist, actor and producer Tony Vincent started his own record company, Adobe Flats, writing and producing an EP (Love Falling Down) that led to a recording contract with EMI Records. The two solo albums that followed, (Tony Vincent, One Deed) produced six #1 Billboard radio singles.

Shortly after his 1997 move to NYC, he took a detour into rock-based theater, starring on Broadway in RENT (Mark, Roger), Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas Iscariot) and Green Day’s American Idiot (St. Jimmy). He played Simon Zealotes in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s film remake of Jesus Christ Superstar, and is also featured in the film Andrew Lloyd Webber: Masterpiece. Vincent originated the role of Galileo Figaro in the rock band Queen’s We Will Rock You in London’s West End (2002), and opened the U.S. production in 2004. He also fronted the band itself, performing “Bohemian Rhapsody” for Queen Elizabeth II, with a live audience of over 1 million people surrounding Buckingham Palace.

Vincent independently released two more albums, A Better Way, produced by Adam Anders (Glee) in 2008, and the self-produced In My Head in 2012, following his appearance on NBC’s The Voice. Tony Vincent is currently headlining the North American symphony tour of The Music of David Bowie, and working as a record producer at his New York recording studio, Soundshop 370.