Mar
15
Mon
Discovery Program: Cheers, Tears and Fears @ Online Event
Mar 15 @ 9:00 am – May 21 @ 11:00 pm

Boulder Phil’s 2021 Virtual Discovery Concert
Cheers, Tears and Fears: Music and Emotion
March 15 – May 21, 2021

The 2021 Discovery Concert is completely virtual this season, expanding our usual one-day field trip experience in Macky Auditorium to a month-long Discovery offering. In addition to our annual curriculum packet, this year’s program offers supplemental virtual education materials, including a library of interactive recorded performances by Boulder Phil musicians, that parents, teachers, and students can access online at any time throughout Discovery month.

Our 2021 Discovery Program explores the relationship between music and emotions. Students will learn how composers use different musical techniques such as dynamics, instrumentation, and key signatures to create emotion in their music. Featuring works by Samuel Barber, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Antonín Dvorák, George Walker, Gustav Mahler, Missy Mazzoli, Felix Mendelssohn, Jessie Montgomery, Modest Mussorgsky, Florence Price, and Clara Schumann.

To experience the 2021 Discovery Program, please complete this online form: https://bit.ly/3toXuX2. You will receive access to our complete virtual program to be enjoyed at your convenience anytime from March 15 – May 21.

The 2021 Discovery Program is partially funded by Boulder Phil’s education program sponsors including the SeiSolo Foundation, SCFD, and Eleanor and Harry Poehlmann. Due to their incredible support, we are thrilled to offer our 2021 Discovery Program for FREE! Please consider giving a suggested contribution of $6 per student to support our on-going efforts to provide and expand our annual Discovery program.  Donate Now


Sep
25
Sat
Musical Hike: Wings and Songs – Birdwatching & Music @ Sawhill Ponds
Sep 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

The Boulder Phil and the Boulder County Audubon Society partner to connect community members with the natural world through music, as Interpretive Naturalist Dave Sutherland leads music-themed nature hikes in Boulder’s beautiful outdoor spaces. The Audubon Society is one of the world’s oldest non-profit environmental organizations dedicated to the conservation of birds and their habitat. These hikes are free and open to the public.

On October 3, the Boulder Philharmonic will kick off its fall season with a “Together Again” concert featuring music of Haydn and Martin. Get warmed up for the concert with naturalist Dave Sutherland on a search for local birds during the fall migration; and with the aid of portable speakers, explore ways that birds have been captured in classical music. Beautiful musical selections and fall colors guaranteed. Meet at Sawhill Ponds for an easy stroll.

To sign-up, please email Dave Sutherland at dsutherland4747@gmail.com. Hikes are limited to 20 people.

Per the CDC and State of Colorado and Boulder County Public Health, most public health orders are now lifted. Face coverings are no longer required for fully vaccinated individuals on our field trips. Those who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear a face covering. Those who are fully vaccinated may choose whether or not to wear a face covering.

Oct
8
Fri
Musical Hike: The Music of Landscapes – Creation of the World @ East Boulder Recreation Center
Oct 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Boulder Phil and the Boulder County Audubon Society partner to connect community members with the natural world through music, as Interpretive Naturalist Dave Sutherland leads music-themed nature hikes in Boulder’s beautiful outdoor spaces. The Audubon Society is one of the world’s oldest non-profit environmental organizations dedicated to the conservation of birds and their habitat. These 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 naturalist Dave Sutherland for a beautiful fall colors hike to sample music that invokes our sense of place, including works to be featured at future Boulder Philharmonic concerts this season. How would you express your memories of your favorite landscapes through music? Meet at the front of the East Boulder Recreation Center for an easy hike along South Boulder Creek.

To sign-up, please email Dave Sutherland at dsutherland4747@gmail.com. Hikes are limited to 20 people.

Per the CDC and State of Colorado and Boulder County Public Health, most public health orders are now lifted. Face coverings are no longer required for fully vaccinated individuals on our field trips. Those who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear a face covering. Those who are fully vaccinated may choose whether or not to wear a face covering.

Oct
10
Sun
Musical Hike: The Music of Landscapes – Creation of the World
Oct 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Boulder Phil and the Boulder County Audubon Society partner to connect community members with the natural world through music, as Interpretive Naturalist Dave Sutherland leads music-themed nature hikes in Boulder’s beautiful outdoor spaces. The Audubon Society is one of the world’s oldest non-profit environmental organizations dedicated to the conservation of birds and their habitat. These 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 naturalist Dave Sutherland for a beautiful fall colors hike to sample music that invokes our sense of place, including works to be featured at future Boulder Philharmonic concerts this season. How would you express your memories of your favorite landscapes through music? Meet at the front of the East Boulder Recreation Center for an easy hike along South Boulder Creek.

To sign-up, please email Dave Sutherland at dsutherland4747@gmail.com. Hikes are limited to 20 people.

Per the CDC and State of Colorado and Boulder County Public Health, most public health orders are now lifted. Face coverings are no longer required for fully vaccinated individuals on our field trips. Those who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear a face covering. Those who are fully vaccinated may choose whether or not to wear a face covering.

Nov
11
Thu
Musical Hike: Enchanted Lakes – Music and Pond Ecology @ Sawhill Ponds
Nov 11 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

The Boulder Phil and the Boulder County Audubon Society partner to connect community members with the natural world through music, as Interpretive Naturalist Dave Sutherland leads music-themed nature hikes in Boulder’s beautiful outdoor spaces. The Audubon Society is one of the world’s oldest non-profit environmental organizations dedicated to the conservation of birds and their habitat. These hikes are free and open to the public.

“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.”
– Loren Eiseley

The magic of water inspires scientists and musicians alike. Explore beautiful classical music on a nature hike to visit the vibrant and enchanted community of plants and animals that make their homes in and around the water – fish, turtles, dragon flies and migrating waterfowl – and listen to classical music selections inspired by our love affair with water. Meet naturalist Dave Sutherland at Sawhill Ponds for an easy walk.  

Reservation required: Email dsutherland4747@gmail.com to reserve your spot. Hikes are limited to 20 people.

Per the CDC and State of Colorado and Boulder County Public Health, most public health orders are now lifted. Face coverings are no longer required for fully vaccinated individuals on our field trips. Those who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear a face covering. Those who are fully vaccinated may choose whether or not to wear a face covering.

Nov
13
Sat
Musical Hike: Enchanted Lakes – Music and Pond Ecology @ Sawhill Ponds
Nov 13 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

The Boulder Phil and the Boulder County Audubon Society partner to connect community members with the natural world through music, as Interpretive Naturalist Dave Sutherland leads music-themed nature hikes in Boulder’s beautiful outdoor spaces. The Audubon Society is one of the world’s oldest non-profit environmental organizations dedicated to the conservation of birds and their habitat. These hikes are free and open to the public.

“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.”
– Loren Eiseley

The magic of water inspires scientists and musicians alike. Explore beautiful classical music on a nature hike to visit the vibrant and enchanted community of plants and animals that make their homes in and around the water – fish, turtles, dragon flies and migrating waterfowl – and listen to classical music selections inspired by our love affair with water. Meet naturalist Dave Sutherland at Sawhill Ponds for an easy walk.  

Reservation required: Email dsutherland4747@gmail.com to reserve your spot. Hikes are limited to 20 people.

Per the CDC and State of Colorado and Boulder County Public Health, most public health orders are now lifted. Face coverings are no longer required for fully vaccinated individuals on our field trips. Those who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear a face covering. Those who are fully vaccinated may choose whether or not to wear a face covering.

Jan
22
Sat
Opening Night: Gershwin Celebration at Macky
Jan 22 @ 7:30 pm
“Roberts first introduced his version of Concerto in F in a concert with the Berlin Philharmonic, and he owns it.” ~Third Coast Review

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, conductor
Marcus Roberts Trio—Marcus Roberts, piano; Rodney Jordan, bass; Jason Marsalis, drums

GERSHWIN An American in Paris
GERSHWIN Piano Concerto in F

In January, the Boulder Phil returns to beautiful Macky Auditorium for a Gershwin celebration featuring the extraordinary Marcus Roberts Trio. We open with Gershwin’s famous travelogue—An American in Paris—full of memorable, energetic tunes. Then you’ll hear Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F highlighted by dazzling improvisation.

 

 



The Boulder Phil has developed protocols to ensure a safe environment for everyone. Our policies continue to be guided by current recommendations from Boulder County Public Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health. All patrons age 12 and up must be fully vaccinated by the date of performance with masks required. Please visit BoulderPhil.org/safety for exemptions and the most up-to-date information. If any policy change makes you uncomfortable, or if you or someone in your party is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, please call our Box Office at 303.449.1343 to return your tickets for a refund or convert your tickets to a donation no later than 4 hours prior to the event.

 

 

Jan
23
Sun
Gershwin Celebration in Lone Tree
Jan 23 all-day
“Roberts first introduced his version of Concerto in F in a concert with the Berlin Philharmonic, and he owns it.” ~Third Coast Review

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, conductor
Marcus Roberts Trio—Marcus Roberts, piano; Rodney Jordan, bass; Jason Marsalis, drums

GERSHWIN An American in Paris
GERSHWIN Piano Concerto in F

In January, the Boulder Phil kicks off its 2022 concert series with a Gershwin celebration featuring the extraordinary Marcus Roberts Trio. At Lone Tree Art Center, we open with Gershwin’s famous travelogue—An American in Paris—full of memorable, energetic tunes. Then you’ll hear Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F highlighted by dazzling improvisation.

 

 



The Boulder Phil has developed protocols to ensure a safe environment for everyone. Given the recently updated Boulder County Health orders, our concerts will be fully vaccinated events with masks required. Please visit boulderphil.org/safety for the most up-to-date information. We thank you in advance for your understanding as we continue to ensure the health and safety of our musicians, staff and patrons.
If any policy change makes you uncomfortable, or if you or someone in your party is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, please call our Box Office at 303.449.1343 to return your tickets for a refund or convert your tickets to a donation no later than 4 hours prior to the event.