Feb
28
Thu
Musical Hike: The Music of Landscapes @ Shanahan Ridge
Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

This hike will also be held on Mar. 2.

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
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.

“Meet the Maestro” with Michael Butterman @ Boulder Public Library, Canyon Theater
Mar 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
“Meet the Maestro” with Michael Butterman @ Boulder Public Library, Canyon Theater | Boulder | Colorado | United States

Join Boulder Philharmonic Music Director Michael Butterman for an inside look at the orchestra.

In addition to exploring what happens inside the concert hall, we’ll also see how orchestral music used in movies can help drive the overall story and shape the way we feel about characters and events. From the piccolo to percussion, the endless palette of sounds and textures found in the orchestra makes movies come alive!

We’ll learn about the basics of the orchestra and how it functions, as well as the important role that the conductor plays. We’ll finish with an advance look at the musical magic created by Pixar Studios that will be featured in the Boulder Phil’s Pixar in Concert performance on March 23.

Free and open to the public.


This event is a collaboration with the Boulder International Film Festival and is part of the BIFF Youth Pavilion at the Boulder Public Library, March 1-3. Click here for more information.

Mar
3
Sun
Free Community Concert – Build It! @ Pinnacle Performing Arts Complex
Mar 3 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Build It! takes families on a memorable tour of the orchestra in an fun, interactive format. Join Maestro Michael Butterman and the Boulder Phil for this free one-hour concert featuring music by Bach, Britten and more. Expand your musical horizons by exploring the many things that music and architecture have in common―rhythm, texture, harmony, proportion, and dynamics.

Arrive early and enjoy hands-on exploration of music with musicians, instruments and local organizations.

Click here to register for free tickets

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Mar
9
Sat
#nophilter Happy Hour: Upslope Brewing @ Upslope Brewing Company
Mar 9 @ 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.

Upslope brewers will design a flight of their handcrafted beers to create a multi-sensory pairing with this #nophilter performance.

$10/person

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.

Author Jason Heller will read from his book, Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music, and the Decade Sci-Fi Exploded, with excerpts brought to life by #nophilter.

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