D’un matin de printemps


Violin Concerto No. 3


Symphony No. 5


Blossoming with the arrival of spring, our series finale fills the hall with the beauty of lush romanticism. Lili Boulanger’s vibrant, impressionistic swan song, D’un matin de printemps, pairs like a fine French wine with Saint-Saëns’ virtuosic Violin Concerto No. 3, played for us by award-winning violinist Francisco Fullana, in his Boulder debut. We reach the zenith of Romantic passion with Tchaikovsky’s autobiographical portrayal of his struggles with fate, juxtaposed against glimpses of hope and grace, as we close our season with his dramatic Symphony No. 5 in E minor.


Saturday – April 27, 2024 at 7:00 PM
Doors open at 6:00 PM


Macky Auditorium – Boulder, CO

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Beyond the Performance

Francisco Fullana on studying music since childhood

“Starting as early as most of us do (I was 4), music began as something fun to do and slowly became more and more a core part of my identity as I was growing up. I honestly never saw myself doing anything else. I have been lucky enough to have great mentors, from Bernat Pomar, who was a fantastic teacher for kids in Mallorca and created a fun and creative method called El Meu Violí, all the way to Midori, who I studied with in Los Angeles and who has been an incredible inspiration.” – Francisco Fullana

About Lili Boulanger’s D’un matin de printemps

It is nothing short of a tragedy to have lost such a talented, promising young composer so prematurely—to then be lost to history in the shadow of the great legacy of her older sister, Nadia. No longer! Lili Boulanger’s works have reemerged in recent years and are finally receiving the praise they deserve. Written just shortly before her untimely death in 1918,  D’un matin de printemps (of a spring morning) is a beautiful, ethereal contemplation of nature and the hope and promise brought by the dawn of a new day.

Saturday| May 4, 2024 at 2 PM
Saturday| May 4, 2024 at 7 PM

The Boulder Phil and Cirque de la Symphonie join forces to bring a truly unique and mesmerizing performance to the stage. Through this awe-inspiring collaboration audiences will be transported to a world of wonder and excitement as they witness the seamless integration of music and acrobatics in this unforgettable experience.