Season Tickets include the Symphony Series, Chamber Series AND Behind the Scenes Series (NEW this year!) — A total of 16 Shows!
Symphony Series 1
Saturday, September 20th at 7:00pm
Symphony no. 1 Jean Sibelius
Sibelius’ first symphony established a pattern that would recur throughout his work; symphonic music, incorporating Finnish folk melody with stirring nationalistic fervor. His music helped forge a Finnish cultural identity and became the rallying force that led the way to Finnish pride and independence.
Listening to the commanding sway of this concerto, one would never suspect the crisis of insecurity Rachmaninoff suffered before he composed it. His first symphony had been so harshly criticized, Rachmaninoff couldn’t compose anything for three years! Hypnosis and therapy were required before he overcame his self-doubt. This concerto was the result, and an unquestioned success.
What Trees May Speak[World Premiere] Jonathan Sokol
What Trees May Speak is a musical investigation into the ever-dwindling bird population. The piece embraces several facets of bird life—from their Dawn Chorus songsto their extraordinary Spring and Fall migratory journeys—but ultimately centers on an impending, growing silence as their numbers continue to decrease, and the importance that conservation efforts have on species preservation.
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 Series 2
“The Curious Case of the Mysterious Maest...”
Saturday, October 25th at 2:00pm
Enigma Variations Edward Elgar
Coriolan Overture Ludwig van Beethoven
side-by-side with the Longmont Youth Symphony
The Curious Case of the Mysterious Maestro
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.
On the program is Mahler’s most
famous and engaging orchestral masterpiece: his First Symphony. See how
a creative artist sets out on an uncertain path to arrive at his
destiny. Also featured for the third consecutive year by popular demand
is wunderkind violinist Phoenix Avalon, this time venturing into the
French repertoire performing Chausson’s beautifully haunting Poeme.
The music of Brahms transports
listeners and performers to another world, captivating us with joy,
delight, and filling us with unimaginable questions and fantasies.
Brahms’s Third Symphony is no different, and in many ways is his most
spiritual and personal work. We also feature CU guitar faculty Nicolo
Spera who performs the most spiritually revealing guitar concerto of
The biggest event of the season, the
full staging of perhaps the most famously beloved opera in history,
Carmen. Join us to experience Bizet’s rendition of the ‘complicated’
relationship between Carmen and Don Jose. We’re all curious to see how
it turns out!
Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes 1
Friday, September 19th at 7:00pm
Unable to attend on Saturday night, or just curious to know how all the moving parts that go into a performance? Join us for an open rehearsal of Sibelius Symphony #2 and Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto #2 and pianist Toku Kawata to get a behind the scenes look at everything that needs to go right (or not) to create a great performance. These performances will likely include stopping and commentary from the conductor.
Behind the Scenes 2
“A Titanic Journey”
Friday, February 20th at 7:00pm
A Titanic Journey
Unable to attend on Saturday night, or just curious to know how all the moving parts that go into a performance? Join us for an open rehearsal of Mahler Symphony no. 1 & Chausson's Poeme with violinist Phoenix Avalon to get a behind the scenes look at everything that needs to go right (or not) to create a great performance. These performances will likely include stopping and commentary from the conductor.
Behind the Scenes 3
Friday, March 27th at 7:00pm
Unable to attend on Saturday night, or just curious to know how all the moving parts that go into a performance? Join us for an open rehearsal of Brahms's Symphony no. 3 and Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez and guitarist Nicolo Spera to get a behind the scenes look at everything that needs to go right (or not) to create a great performance. These performances will likely include stopping and commentary from the conductor.
Behind the Scenes 4
Thursday, May 7th at 7:00pm
Unable to attend on Saturday night, or just curious to know how all the moving parts that go into a performance? Join us for a dress rehearsal of Bizet's Carmen, fully staged, to get a behind the scenes look at everything that needs to go right (or not) to create a great performance. These performances will likely include stopping and commentary from the conductor.
Chamber Series 1
“Issues of Life and Death”
Saturday, October 11th at 7:00pm
Piano Quintet in G-minor Dmitri Shostakovich
Issues of Life and Death
Dmitri Shostakovitch - Piano Quintet in G-minor
Lee Smith, violin
Jessica Rooney, violin
Pam Fritzler, viola
Heather Plattenberger, cello
Shieko Uno, piano
Chamber Series 2
“Beyond the Borders of Time and Place”
Saturday, January 17th at 7:00pm
Temazcal (1984) Javier Alvarez
Beyond the Borders of Time and Place
Alvarez – Temazcal (1984)
Martin, Amplified Maraca and Electro-acoustical Sounds/span>
Chamber Series 3
Guest Artist Concert
“The Playground - A Walk on the Wild Side”
Saturday, February 7th at 7:00pm
Different Trains Steve Reich
Bordoncello for Cello and Laptop Loretta Notareschi
Puis qu'en oubli Conrad Kehn
Wound for Violin and Voice Conrad Kehn
The Playground - A Walk on the Wild Side
Steve Reich – Different Trains for
Loretta Notarseschi – Bordoncello for cello and
Conrad Kehn – Puis qu’en oubli
Conrad Kehn – Wound for violin/voice
Chamber Series 4
“Gardens of the World”
Saturday, March 14th at 7:00pm
Crisantemi Giacomo Puccini
Souvenir de Florence Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Gli uccelli Ottorino Respighi
Gardens of the World
Crisantemi (String Quartet)
Souvenir de Florence (String Sextet)
Chamber Series 5
“Into the Woods”
Saturday, April 18th at 7:00pm
Into the Woods
Chamber Series 6
Guest Artist Concert
Friday, May 1st at 7:00pm
Symphony at the Market
Symphony at the Market 1
Saturday, September 13th at 12:00pm
Scandinavian music Sibelius
Scandinavian music Grieg
In collaboration with
Boulder County Farmers' Markets.
Join us at Noon at the Saturday Farmers Market in Boulder for great Scandinavian music of Jean Sibelius & Edward Grieg
Symphony at the Market 2
“Opera to Go”
Saturday, May 2nd at 12:00pm
Favorite Operatic Arias & Overtures
Opera to Go
Join us at Noon at the Farmers
Market in Boulder as we feature amazing singers performing operatic
favorites and a sneak preview of our season finale, Carmen.