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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.

 

Phil Learning Center: Shakespeare and Music

May 3, 5 & 8 at 5:30 PM MT

This course explores the influence of Shakespeare’s plays on composers in the 19th and 20th centuries, and an exploration of the role that music played during performances of Shakespeare’s plays during his lifetime. The guest speaker is Professor Ross Duffin of Case Western Reserve University, a world-renowned Shakespeare expert. (3 sessions)

Classes will be offered via Zoom and will be available to watch on-demand on Vimeo for registered participants for 2 weeks after the streaming date.

  • Cost is $25 per course (per household)
  • Silver and Gold Baton Members receive access for free – see registration link below
  • Standard Members get 10% off

Purchase access through the PayPal links below.  You’ll receive a registration email containing Zoom link info shortly.

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ATTENTION Silver and Gold Baton Members – register here to attend this course for free.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing a Zoom link for accessing the course.

Discovery Program: Cheers, Tears and Fears

Boulder Phil’s 2021 Virtual Discovery Concert
Cheers, Tears and Fears: Music and Emotion
March 15 – April 23, 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 – April 23.

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


Phil Learning Center: Elgar’s Enigma

April 12 & 14 at 5:30 PM MT

An examination/analysis of the famed Enigma Variations along with some educated guesses as to the answer to his riddle. (2 sessions)

Classes will be offered via Zoom and will be available to watch on-demand on Vimeo for registered participants for 2 weeks after the streaming date.

  • Cost is $25 per course (per household)
  • Silver and Gold Baton Members receive access for free – see registration link below
  • Standard Members get 10% off

Purchase access through the PayPal links below.  You’ll receive a registration email containing Zoom link info shortly.

Register for the Elgar Enigma Course here:


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Register for 2 Phil Learning Center Courses:


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ATTENTION Silver and Gold Baton Members – register here to attend this course for free.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing a Zoom link for accessing the course.

Phil Learning Center: Location, Location, Location

March 1, 3 & 6 at 5:30 PM MT

This course explores the role of several cities – Venice, London, Paris and Vienna – in the development of musical style and practice. (3 sessions)

Classes will be offered via Zoom and will be available to watch on-demand on Vimeo for registered participants for 2 weeks after the streaming date.

  • Cost is $25 per course (per household)
  • Silver and Gold Baton Members receive access for free – see registration link below
  • Standard Members get 10% off

Purchase access through the PayPal links below.  You’ll receive a registration email containing Zoom link info shortly.

Register for Location, Location, Location Course:


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Register for 3 Phil Learning Center Courses:


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ATTENTION Silver and Gold Baton Members – register here to attend this course for free.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing a Zoom link for accessing the course.

Phil Learning Center: Secrets of the Score

February 1, 3 & 6 at 5:30 PM MT

Learn how to read, study and mark a conductor’s score. These sessions include observing some of Bernstein’s marked scores available through the NY Phil Digital Archives. (3 sessions)

Classes will be offered via Zoom and will be available to watch on-demand on Vimeo for registered participants for 2 weeks after the streaming date.

 

Beethoven Symphony No. 6 and Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance 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

A pre-concert discussion will be held via Zoom at 7 PM. 

This event premieres on April 24 and will be available for on-demand viewing until May 8. 

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Zuill and Zwilich Digital Concert

Grammy-winning cellist Zuill Bailey returns to Boulder for the first of two programs with the Phil. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s new concerto, written for Zuill, is full of playful jazz and pop influences. We’re pleased to present the premiere of a chamber-sized revision of the concerto, mirroring the instrumentation of one of the great chamber works in the repertoire, Schubert’s Trout Quintet.

RACHMANINOFF Vocalise, for cello and piano
Zuill Bailey, cello
Michael Butterman, piano
ZWILICH Cello Concerto (chamber version)
Zuill Bailey, cello
SCHUBERT Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667, “Trout”
with guests Zuill Bailey, cello and Jennifer Hayghe, piano

Program will be available for on-demand viewing through February 6.  Cost is $40/household.




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