Feb
28
Thu
Discovery Concerts: Build It! @ Macky Auditorium
Feb 28 @ 11:30 am – Mar 1 @ 12:30 pm


About Discovery Concert 2019

Music and architecture have many things in common – rhythm, texture, harmony, proportion, dynamics – and composers and architects throughout the ages have often approached their work in similar ways. Join us for the 2019 Discovery Concert as the Boulder Philharmonic and special guests explore the intersection between sounds and structures, featuring orchestral works by Bach, Britten, Mussorgsky, Ives, and more. Designed for students in grades 3-6, this program includes a 50-minute concert at Macky Auditorium, an optional 45-minute in-school visit with a chamber music ensemble, and a bilingual listening and learning guide for teachers.

Thursday, February 28, 2019 – 2 concerts at 10 AM & 11:30 AM
Friday, March 1, 2019 – 2 concerts at 10 AM & 11:30 AM


Add an In-School Visit

Hosting a Boulder Phil Brass Quintet or String Quartet during the fall semester at your school brings instrumental music alive for your students! This “up-close and personal” experience highlights instrument families, composers and plenty of time for student questions. We also offer in-school engagements with Maestro Butterman.

Students attend the Discovery Concert for just $6, and teachers and chaperones attend free of charge. All curriculum materials are included with registration, and schools are responsible for transportation arrangements. Financial assistance is available, please inquire.

Questions? Call Cynthia Sliker at 303.443.9203 or email csliker@boulderphil.org.

What teachers are saying about Discovery Concerts…

“You have a real gem in Maestro Butterman. His knowledge of music and ability to hold students’ attention is phenomenal.”
“Such a rich experience! Thank you!”
“The theme and arrangement were perfect for the students. We can’t thank you enough for putting together such a wonderful program.”
“The Discovery Concerts are getting better and better each year. Thank you so much for making this experience possible!”

Curriculum materials available for download on September 1

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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.