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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Mar
2
Sat
“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