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.

Apr
18
Thu
Event of Note: Progressive Pairings @ Lee Hill Drive Wineries
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Event of Note: Progressive Pairings @ Lee Hill Drive Wineries | Boulder | Colorado | United States

Two players + two wineries + 1 brewery = one exceptional evening! Bookcliff Vineyards, Settembre Cellars, and Upslope Brewing Company will each host a pairing of music, delicious bites from Three Leaf Concepts, and handcrafted wine and beer―and you will experience all of them at this multi-sensory pairing event featuring Boulder Phil musicians Paul Mullikin, marimba and Elizabeth Sadilek-Labenski, flute.

Apr
25
Thu
#nophilter Happy Hour: Boulder Marriott @ Boulder Marriott
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

 

Imagine pop, rock, and metal played by a virtuosic string quartet.

Now meet

Boulder Philharmonic musicians play music you definitely know in a way you have never heard before at this happy hour hosted at the Boulder Marriott bar.

Tickets include one free drink. Music-themed happy hour menu items available for purchase. $10/person

Apr
27
Sat
Meet the Composer – Peter Boyer @ Boulder Marriott
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meet the Composer - Peter Boyer @ Boulder Marriott | Boulder | Colorado | United States

Grammy-nominated composer Peter Boyer is coming to town for the Boulder Phil’s performance of his work Ellis Island: The Dream of America and he will be joining us for tea and conversation about his work.

Boyer is one of the most frequently performed American orchestral composers of his generation. His works have received over 400 public performances by 130 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. He has received seven competitive national awards for his work.

We are honored that he will be in Boulder for this performance and hope you will come get to know him over tea.

Click here to RSVP

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.

THE DREAM OF AMERICA EVENTS

FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 4:00 PM
CASE Building Auditorium, CU Boulder
Public Talk with Michael Beckerman
“Was Dvorak’s American Dream…a Nightmare?”

SATURDAY, APRIL 27 6:30 PM
Macky Auditorium, Boulder
Pre-Concert Talk hosted by CPR’s Marilyn Cooley with Michael Butterman & Eastern European music scholar Michael Beckerman

SATURDAY, APRIL 27 9:30 PM
Macky Room 102, CU Boulder
Motus Theater’s UndocuMonologues featuring Cristian Solano-Córdova, followed by a musical response and post-concert talk-back

Colorado Public Radio host Marilyn Cooley and Music Director Michael Butterman give an introduction to the concert in this podcast:

 


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

The Dream of America Sponsors

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