In-Person Discovery Concerts
During previous seasons, Boulder Philharmonic’s Discovery Concerts have taken students in grades 3-6 on a journey to explore orchestral music in a fun, interactive format featuring nationally-acclaimed Music Director Michael Butterman. Students attended a 50-minute performance during the school day designed to support and coordinate with their core curriculum.
Previous Discovery Concerts have linked architecture with music, presented how music can lend itself to narrative, showed how music can express both positive and negative emotions, and linked music and visual art to help make music’s abstract nature more tangible and understandable. Teachers are provided curriculum guides, lesson plans, and a Spotify Playlist of repertoire to help prepare their students for the experience. Many students also received a visit from Michael Butterman or one of our chamber ensembles in preparation for the concert. Our goal is to inspire students to begin instrumental study through the public schools, which studies show lead to improved academic performance in other areas as well.
The 2022 Virtual Discovery Program is partially funded by Boulder Phil’s education program sponsors including the SeiSolo Foundation, SCFD, and Eleanor and Harry Poehlmann. Please consider supporting our on-going efforts to provide and expand our annual Discovery program:
If you would prefer to donate by check, make checks payable to Boulder Philharmonic. Please write Education Programs in the memo line, and mail to:
1600 Range Street, Suite 200
Boulder, CO 80301
For more information or to contact someone from our Education Department, please email Education@BoulderPhil.org.