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Musical Hike: Wings and Songs – Birdwatching & Music

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 suther@indra.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.

Musical Hike: The Music of Landscapes – Creation of the World

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 suther@indra.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.

Beethoven Symphony No. 6 and Frequent Flyers Digital Concert

George Walker’s Lyric for Strings is elegiac and consoling, the perfect music for our current moment. Also on the program, composer Korine Fujiwara’s story of a trailblazing and inspirational female artist, Camille Claudel, is brought to life by string orchestra with the extraordinary dancers at Frequent Flyers® Aerial Dance! The evening concludes with Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, presented in a stunning version for string sextet by Beethoven’s contemporary, M.G. Fischer.

Michael Butterman, conductor
WALKER Lyric for Strings
FUJIWARA Suite from Claudel
Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance
BEETHOVEN/FISCHER Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, Pastoral

Boulder Phil wraps virtual season with a collaborative piece featuring Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance: Saturday’s Vimeo show offers music inspired by spring, female sculptor Camille Claudel (Daily Camera, 4/21/21)

Boulder Phil concludes re-imagined season with all-strings program: Orchestra partners with Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance (SharpsandFlatirons.com, 4/22/21)

Gold Circle Concert Sponsor:
John Hedderich

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Living Room Concert: Sarah Bierhaus, Oboe & English Horn

Premiering at April 7 at 9 AM MT

Playing both the oboe and English horn parts, Boulder Phil’s Principal Oboist, Sarah Bierhaus, performs the work of Augustin Pio Barrios, Prelude for Guitar, as part of our Living Room Concert Series.

Storytime with the Phil: Play Me Some Music

Boulder Phil violinist Veronica Sawarynski narrates Play Me Some Music, written by Emily Bannister and illustrated by Julia Woolf.

Music Advocacy Panel Discussion

The Boulder Phil invites you to our FREE Music Advocacy panel discussion, where we will cover topics on sustaining music education in public schools, how to support your young musician at home, life as a musician during the time of COVID, and much more!

Our featured panelists will include Boulder Philharmonic’s Music Director Michael Butterman, Interim Executive Director Sara Parkinson, musicians and staff. All are welcome to attend this free community event on Zoom and we encourage any students, teachers, parents and community members to join in our discussion!

Storytime with the Phil: Nighttime Symphony

February 16 at 9 AM MT

In honor of Black History Month, the Boulder Phil presents a digital reading of Nighttime Symphony by Timbaland & Christopher Myers.

Art by Christopher Myers
Read by Kristen Pierri

Living Room Concert: Joplin’s Reflection Rag

February 3 at 9 AM MT

Welcome to the 2021 season of the Boulder Phil’s Living Room Concerts!

To kick off this year’s concerts, and in honor of Black History Month, we present BPO violinist Yenlik Weiss and hornist DeAunn Davis in a performance of Scott Joplin’s Reflection Rag.

 

Discovery Program: Cheers, Tears and Fears

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