This week, I played flute and led the Boulder Symphony flute quartet for our first Dementia Friendly Concert. This concert was the brainchild of Leah Quiller, a Boulder Symphony member and music therapy specialist. For this concert, we played a fun collection of holiday tunes and got everyone to sing along and even play some percussion instruments with a few of the songs. We’re planning on doing more dementia friendly concerts in the future. We at the symphony are looking forward to creating a special experience for the elderly members of the Boulder community. In return, we are blessed in return by their enthusiasm and enjoyment of our music.
I’m looking forward to playing cello and flute at this Boulder Symphony event. We’re playing a really great mix of classic rock, holiday, jazz music and more!
An Enchanted Evening
FRIDAY DECEMBER 8, 2017 – 5:30 – 8:30 PM
at The Highland City Club
Please join Boulder Symphony and Highland City Club for an evening filled with enchantment and magic.
Enjoy a mouthwatering buffet dinner of global flavors and the magical stylings of a Boulder Symphony chamber ensemble while mingling in the traditional setting of the historic Highland Building.
VIP tickets are available at $65, which include a gourmet buffet dinner, and 1 concert ticket to any Boulder Symphony concert this season (a $20 value).
Purchase a ticket before November 15th and get TWO Concert Tickets (a $40 value)!
Purchase VIP tickets below. A portion of all proceeds go to Boulder Symphony.
HIGHLAND CITY CLUB
885 ARAPAHOE AVENUE
BOULDER, CO 80302
I am a cellist with the Boulder Symphony Orchestra and I would like to invite you to join us for our upcoming concerts. Go to http://bouldersymphony.org/ to learn more and purchase tickets.
Saturday, September 20th at 7:00pm
Toku Kawata – Piano
Sibelius’s First Symphony along with Russian great, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s most beloved piano concert, featuring CU’s Toku Kawata making his symphonic debut in Boulder.
Symphony #1 by Jean Sibelius
Piano Concerto #2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff
What Trees May Speak (World Premiere) by Jonathan Sokol
THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE MYSTERIOUS MAESTRO
Saturday, October 25th at 2:00pm
Join us for our annual Halloween Family Concert, solve the mystery, enter into a Costume Contest (winner conducts the orchestra) and Trick-or-Treat Boulder-style. Also engage in an Instrumental Petting Zoo.
Enigma Variations by Edward Elgar
Coriolan Overture by Ludwig Van Beethoven
Saturday, October 25th at 7:00pm
Devon Howard, Organ
English composer Edward Elgar took the solution to his mysterious Enigma to his grave. Solve the code along with the Boulder Symphony; we’re also joined by organist Devon Howard.
Enigma Variations by Edward Elgar
Coriolan Overture by Ludwig Van Beethoven
Prelude and Fugue in G Minor by Johannes Brahms
OUT OF THE DARKNESS
Saturday, November 22nd at 7:00pm
The Fourth Symphony is one of Beethoven’s happiest and freshest works composed at time when the composer was at one of the darkest places in his life. A testament of music’s power to soothe the soul.
Symphony No. 4 by Ludwig Van Beethoven
Looking southward over Wonderland Lake
I had a wonderful time these past two weeks playing music for for Sotheby’s Realty, a sponsor of the Boulder Symphony Orchestra. Other members of the symphony joined me to form a flute, viola, and cello trio. Our first performance was at Sotheby’s Realty where they held an elegant Boulder Symphony fundraising event. The event was a great success and I want to thank everyone who gives our symphony support – you truly make a difference!
Looking east over Boulder, Colorado
The second performance was at one of Sotheby’s open houses, where we played as potential buyers toured the home. Our music carried very well in this house because it was large and open, and our classical music complimented the classical overtones in the home. We also had spectacular views! This home was situated at the end of a road in the hills above Boulder and was surrounded by open space. From there, we could clearly see Boulder right below us, north to Long’s Peak, and south all the way to Pikes’ Peak. I loved playing in this beautiful location and was fascinated to finally see what it’s like in the Boulder foothills. I love playing in situations where I can interact with our audience and this was certainly one of those times. Our music was well received and the Realtor showing the home was warm and friendly.
As a cellist with the Boulder Symphony Orchestra, I would like to invite you to join us for our upcoming concerts. Go to http://bouldersymphony.org/ to learn more and purchase tickets.
Saturday, February 15th at 7:00pm Devon Howard, organ
Ann Marie Liss, Harp
Phoenix Avalon, violin
Returning to the Symphony by popular request is wunderkind violinist Phoenix Avalon, in a concert featuring the great prodigy composers. Camille Saint-Saens was performing the piano for Franz Liszt as a child; Gioachino Rossini wrote more than 30 operas before turning 30, and Felix Mendelssohn composed his most beloved works as a teenager. Camile Saint-Saëns’s Third Symphony, a masterful and seamlessly organic French interpretation of the genre features organist Devon Howard, and is indebted to the composer’s teacher Liszt, who himself showed off his wunderkind piano technique to Beethoven half a century earlier.
Symphony No. 3 “Organ” by Camille Saint-Saens
Overture to the Opera “William Tell” by Gioachino Rossini
Violin Concerto by Felix Mendelssohn
Sacred and Profane Dances by Claude Debussy
Saturday, March 15th at 7:00pmBrandon Matthews, guest conductor
In collaboration with Metro State Orchestra
A lifelong school teacher turned composer and mystic, Gustav Holst was was profoundly intrigued by both the human condition and our place in the universe. He delved inwardly into the spiritual traditions of humanity by examining the Mahabharata and other Hindu scriptures, as well as outward and upward towards the heavens as an astrologer and horoscope reader. The Planets is the composer’s greatest portrayal of the eternal, one of the most penetrating artistic representations of the Solar System and the great beyond. Joined by members the Metro State Orchestras, Event Horizons will also feature the world premiere of A Warmer Wind, a multimedia feast by Jonathan Sokol and Boulder Symphony violist Julie Rooney.
The Planets by Gustav Holst
A Warmer Wind (World Premiere) by Jonathan Sokol & Julie Rooney
Saturday, May 17th at 7:00pmDeborah Marshall, clarinet
The fiery and rousing season finale features Mr. Beethoven and Mr. Shostakovich as political activists as much as they were composers. Under the thumb of the powers that be, both composers orchestrated subliminal political messages and innuendos into the their music to combat the status quo. Shostakovich’s epic Fifth Symphony is perhaps history’s greatest dramatic battle between dictator and creator.
Making her debut as soloist with the Boulder Symphony is Chamber Music Director and Clarinetist Deborah Marshall, capped off by an instrument that we guarantee you have never seen before nor heard of, the world premiere of the joint venture of Max Bernstein, Mark Hamilton McCoin, and DeVotchKa’s Tom Hagerman, their Concerto for Pianoharp and Orchestra.
Symphony No. 5 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Lenore Overture No. 3 from Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven
Rhapsody for Clarinet and Orchestra by Claude Debussy
Concerto for Pianoharp (World Premiere) by Max Bernstein, Tom Hagerman & Mark Hamilton McCoin
I am a cellist with the Boulder Symphony Orchestra, and I invite you to join us for our upcoming concerts. Go to the new website at http://bouldersymphony.org/ to learn more and purchase tickets.
DEAF MAN’S DYSFUNCTIONAL DANCE
Saturday, September 21st at 7:00pm
Celebrate folk traditions spanning half a millennium with the Symphony as we share the greatest musical dance traditions from Transylvania, Hungary and Romania, to present day America. Wagner called Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony the apotheosis of the dance in Dionysian fashion with its gyrating rhythms and intoxicating spirit. Also explored on the program are good old American jigs in the form of the contra-dance in the world premiere of Loretta Notareschi’s Balance and Swing.
SYMPHONY NO. 7 by Ludwig Van Beethoven
ROMANIAN FOLK DANCES by Bela Bartok
HUNGARIAN DANCES 1 & 5 by Johannes Brahms
PRELUDE TO THE OPERA “THE MASTERSINGER OF NUREMBERG” by Richard Wagner
BALANCE AND SWING [WORLD PREMIER] by Loretta Notareschi
MAYHEM ON CANYON BOULEVARD
Saturday, October 26th at 2:00pm
In collaboration with Longmont Youth Symphony.
Celebrate Halloween early, for the the whole family as the Symphony presents an epic orchestral Murder Mystery topped off with Trick-or-treating Boulder-style, a costume contest with the winner serving as Maestro, and an orchestra petting zoo so kids test drive some of the world’s greatest instruments! We are joined, at least initially, by the famed Italian Maestro Gianfranco Benedicto Cellini.
COSTUME CONTEST – Winner conducts the orchestra
TRICK-OR-TREATING with local Boulder healthy sweets
INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO For kids and all ages
BRIDGES TO HEAVEN
Saturday, December 7th at 7:00pm
Teresa Castillo, soprano
Thomas Kittle, baritone
Gustav Mahler’s music brings us a wealth of experience from the earliest childhood memories to depictions of heaven, and everything in between. For his Fourth Symphony, widely known as his more populist from the genre, classical tradition clashes magnificently with contemporary culture. The Song and Symphony become one as we premiere composer-in-residence Austin Wintory’s modern version of the Song cycle for orchestra, as we welcome back soprano Teresa Castillo and baritone Thomas Kittle.
SYMPHONY NO. 4 by Gustav Mahler
SONGS OF A WAYFARER by Gustav Mahler
SONG FOR ORCHESTRA [WORLD PREMIER] by Austin Wintory
Join the Boulder Symphony Orchestra at First Presbyterian Church in Boulder on Friday, November 30th at 7:00pm for a concert featuring the works of Sibelius, Greig, and composer in suite Austin Wintory’s award-winning soundtrack to the Playstation game “Journey”. Don’t miss the preconcert talk hosted by KGNU’s Ron Nadel with Austin Wintory and conductor Devin Patrick Hughes in the Chapel at 6:00pm.
Jean Sibelius – Symphony no. 5
Austin Wintory- Woven Variations for Cello & Orchestra (Colorado Premiere) – a Suite from Journey
-Mathieu D’Ordine, cello
Jean Sibelius – Swan of Tuonela
-Virginia Carty, english horn
Edward Grieg – Peer Gynt Suite no. 1
I play the cello with the Boulder Symphony Orchestra and am pleased to announce our upcoming performance:
The Boulder Symphony Orchestra along with the Cherry Creek Chorale presents the Brahms Requiem conducted by Devin Hughes on May 18th and 19th. Soloists are soprano Teresa Castillo and baritone Thomas Fitzpatrick Kittle. The concert also features the world premiere performance of “Inter” by Austin Wintory. Tickets are $15.
Join us for a wonderful evening of music on one of the following days:
Friday, May 18th at 7:00pm, First Presbyterian Church, Boulder
Saturday, May 19th at 7:30, Bethany Lutheran Church, Denver