NATURE + MUSIC

MYSTIC MOUNTAINS: A Musical Journey

Saturday November 5, 9 am-11:30 am
Saturday November 12, 9 am-11:30 am

Composers are drawn to mountains! On November 12, the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra will play the Colorado premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s suite “Cold Mountain” to transport your mind to far away vistas, and a landscape in another time and place. Join naturalist Dave Sutherland for a free pre-concert nature hike to sample mountainous music by classical composers like Mussorgsky, Smetana, Hovhaness, Grofé and others. How would you use music to capture the essence of Boulder’s mountains? This will be a fairly easy loop hike on the South Mesa trail.

Please register to attend by emailing David Sutherland at dsutherland4747@gmail.com. Hikes are limited to 15 people.

Meet at the Marshall Park n Ride at 8:45 am for a short carpool to South Mesa trailhead since parking can be tight; or hope for a spot at the trailhead and meet the group there at 9 am.

Musical Hikes with David Sutherland

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 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.

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, but for the safety of all participants, Covid vaccinations are strongly encouraged.