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Press Release: Boulder Symphony Presents July 4th Concert Celebration at Boulder Bandshell!

This upcoming concert will feature Independence Day classics, music from across the Americas, and contemporary cinematic masterpieces. Read More

City of Boulder – Celebrating the Fourth of July in Boulder to look different this year

In the evening of July 4 at the Glen Huntington Bandshell, the Boulder Symphony will play symphonic classics celebrating music across the Americas, featuring cinematic classics and patriotic tunes. Read More

Daily Camera – Arts in the Park returns with a diverse summer lineup to Boulder’s art-deco gem

The City of Boulder has announced its Arts in the Park summertime performance series that is sure to make you want to throw on some flip-flops and leave the house. The Boulder Symphony is scheduled to reprise its yearly Independence Day celebration at 7 p.m. on July 4. Tickets are on sale now! Read More

Daily Camera – Arts in the Park tickets on sale

Tickets for the summer season of Arts In the Park are now on sale for three of its big signature performances, including Boulder Symphony’s annual July 4th concert. Read More

The Cheyenne Post – A Dynamic Concert Series Featuring Classical Pianists Sergei Babayan & Inon Barnatan Kicks Off the International Keyboard Odyssiad® & Festival in Ft. Collins

Pianists from around the world will take center stage to perform during the International Keyboard Odyssiad® & Festival, U.S.A. (IKOF) August 3 – 10, 2024, at Colorado State University. Finalists compete in the Solo and/or Concerto Divisions for cash prizes and the opportunity to perform with the Boulder Symphony, Devin Patrick Hughes conducting. Read More

City of Boulder – Arts in the Park Tickets on Sale for Three Signature Performances

Tickets for three Signature Performances are now on sale for the City of Boulder’s Arts in the Park program, including Boulder Symphony’s July 4th Concert Celebration. The performance will celebrate music across the Americas including Bernstein’s “Candide,” Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture,” Beethoven’s “Wellington’s Victory,” Brazilian hit tunes, and the Boulder premiere of Colorado composer Matt Browne’s “Barnstorming Season.” Read More

Press Release: BS&MA Welcomes New Executive Director, Dr. Elizabeth Alvarado

Boulder Symphony & Music Academy is excited to benefit from Elizabeth’s leadership and fresh perspective as it continues to inspire and nurture the next generation of musicians. Read More

Left Hand Valley Courier – Impact of a teacher: Keynes Chen takes orchestra to #1

Boulder Symphony concertmaster, Keynes Chen, has made an large impact on the orchestra department at Niwot High School over the past several years. Read More

City of Boulder – Parks and Rec Director’s Column: Belonging With Us During Parks and Recreation Month

This summer, the City of Boulder is presenting Arts in the Park so you can enjoy arts performances large and small. They’re hosting Boulder Symphony, Boulder Ballet, Boulder Opera and Boulder Philharmonic, in addition to many local arts organizations. Read More

Daily Camera – Inside track: Symphony combined with dance and other area events

The Boulder Symphony closes its 2023-24 season with a performance of Beethoven’s beloved “Eroica” Symphony, as well as works by George Gershwin and Edvard Grieg. Read More

Press Release: Boulder Symphony to Perform Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony

This upcoming masterworks concert on Apr. 19 will open with Gershwin’s “Lullaby” for Strings and Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor, featuring Lorraine Min, and finish with Beethoven’s renowned “Eroica” Symphony. Read More

City of Boulder – City’s Arts in the Park Performing Arts Series Invites Community to Apply To Perform

For the fourth year, the City of Boulder presents Arts in the Park, a program showcasing a vibrant blend of arts and cultural performances, including a July 4 concert performed by Boulder Symphony. Read More

Press Release: Join Boulder Symphony for a Curiosity Concert

This upcoming Curiosity Concert—“Tamiko and the Magic Violin”—is an original show featuring fun, traditional Japanese tunes. Read More

Daily Camera – Symphony searches for new leader

During executive director Andrew Krimm’s tenure, the symphony nearly doubled its ticket sales and tripled its revenue. Krimm also started an endowment program to help the nonprofit symphony reach long-term sustainability. Read More

Boulder Weekly – Concerts: March 7-14

Can’t-miss live music coming to the Front Range this week: Boulder Symphony & Music Academy Drum Circle. Read More

Press Release: Boulder Symphony & Music Academy Announces Departure of Executive Director

Boulder Symphony & Music Academy announces the bittersweet news of the departure of its visionary Executive Director. Read More

Daily Camera – Boulder-area events for Sunday, Feb. 18

Boulder Symphony is bringing together individuals with neurodegenerative diseases, sensory disorders and cognitive and physical disabilities, along with their families and caregivers for a community-building, heart-filling concert experience. This project includes a nontraditional concert series highlighting dementia and sensory-friendly music for individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities. Read More

Daily Camera – Boulder-area events for Friday, Feb. 16

Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 is a journey from darkness to light. When writing this piece, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky addressed and overcame his inner demons, as demonstrated through this emotional work of music. Boulder Symphony will also celebrate the winner of the 2023 International Keyboard Odyssiad® & Festival Competition. Read More

Colorado Public Radio – Colorado Arts Spotlight: Things to know and do around the state Feb. 15 – 18

The Boulder Symphony & Music Academy opens its 2024 series of masterworks concerts this weekend. Read More

Boulder Weekly – Events: Feb. 15-22, 2024

Boulder Symphony presents “a journey from darkness to light” during a special performance of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 at the Dairy Arts Center. The evening will also celebrate Jialin Yao, the winner of the 2023 International Keyboard Odyssiad & Festival Competition, who will perform Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Read More

Press Release: Boulder Symphony to Perform Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5

This upcoming masterworks concert will open with Arturo Márquez’ “Conga del Fuego Nuevo” and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, featuring Jialin Yao, and finish with Tchaikovsky’s renowned Fifth Symphony. Read More

Sharps & Flatirons – Grace Notes: Orchestras in Boulder and Longmont, Sphere Ensemble at BPL

Erin Patterson, principal cellist of the Boulder Symphony will step forward as soloist with the orchestra Friday evening for a concert under director Devin Patrick Hughes. Read More

BizWest – Boulder Symphony Reaches Higher Notes With Academy

Affordability, and universal access, are also the hallmarks of BSMA’s operation. Boulder Symphony has embarked on a fundraising program to hit the academy’s stated target of being able to provide quality music instruction to children and adults throughout the Boulder community, regardless of income. Read More

Press Release: Boulder Symphony Performs Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2

This upcoming masterworks concert will open with Sibelius’ “Finlandia” and Anna Clyne’s “Dance” Cello Concerto, featuring Boulder Symphony’s own Erin Patterson, and finish with Rachmaninoff’s renowned Second Symphony. Read More

Press Release: Bring your little aliens to this upcoming Boulder Symphony Curiosity Concert!

This upcoming Curiosity Concert, “Perfectly Imperfect,” is an original show featuring fun and recognizable tunes, including “Cheap Thrills” by Sia, Symphony No. 40 by Mozart, “William Tell Overture” by Rossini, “Also sprach Zarathustra” by Richard Strauss, “Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish, and more! Read More

Daily Camera – Things To Do: The Arapaho Covered Wagon Redux

“The Arapaho Covered Wagon Redux” – Soundtrack Recording Session with the Arapaho Eagle Drum and the Boulder Symphony. Read More

Press Release: Arapaho Redux of “The Covered Wagon” – Live Soundtrack Recording Session

Be a part of the recording session for an original movie soundtrack! Read More

Boulder Magazine – Music for the Greater Communal Purpose

Conductor and co-founder of the Boulder Symphony Devin Patrick Hughes has had a massive impact from the podium. He is one among a cadre of young conductors carrying their craft forward in new, innovative ways. Read More

Boulder Community Media – Arapaho Covered Wagon Redux

Arapaho Covered Wagon Redux – What if a 1923 epic silent movie, The Covered Wagon, that cast 500 Arapaho tribal members from the Wind River Reservation, had a new soundtrack that retold the story from a tribal perspective? Read More

Sharps & Flatirons – “Community Focused” Boulder Symphony Opens Their Season Friday

The Boulder Symphony, a self-described “community focused orchestra” that began as a community orchestra and has grown into a larger organization that includes a Music Academy for young students, opens its 2023–24 concert season Friday with a concert featuring guitarist Trace Bundy. Read More

Press Release: Boulder Symphony and Trace Bundy at the Boulder Theater

For one night only, Boulder Symphony presents a one-of-a-kind concert collaboration with renowned guitarist Trace Bundy at the iconic Boulder Theater on September 29. Read More

Boulder Weekly – Sightlines: Aug. 31, 2023

Boulder Symphony & Music Academy establishes $250,000 endowment with anonymous donation. The sounds just got sweeter at Boulder Symphony & Music Academy (BS&MA), which recently announced the establishment of a $250,000 endowment through an anonymous donation. Read More

Press Release: Boulder Symphony & Music Academy Presents an Evening of Roaring 20s Glamour and Jazz

Boulder Symphony & Music Academy announces its annual fundraiser, a night of timeless elegance and rhythm, set against the backdrop of the Roaring 20s. Read More

Press Release: Anonymous Donor Establishes $250,000 Endowment for BS&MA

Boulder Symphony & Music Academy is excited to announce the establishment of a generous $250,000 endowment set up by an anonymous donor. Read More

ShoutoutColorado – Meet Andrew Krimm: Executive Director, Boulder Symphony & Music Academy

ShoutoutColorado exclusive cover of Boulder Symphony & Music Academy executive director Andrew Krimm. Read More

Daily Camera – SVVSD offers new music innovation camp

About 40 middle and high school students are spending the week exploring many aspects of music at St. Vrain Valley’s Innovation Center, from playing classical music to composing with GarageBand software to learning about the music business. Students worked with the Boulder Symphony, either playing, conducting, or learning what goes into producing a show. Read More

Grateful Web – Amped Up Acoustics: Trace Bundy Meets Boulder Symphony

Join us for a unique evening of music as Boulder Symphony shares the stage with renowned guitarist, Trace Bundy, at the iconic Boulder Theater. Read More

Daily Camera – Dead and Company at Folsom Field and other Boulder events for today

Upcoming Boulder Symphony concert: Join Boulder Symphony to celebrate July Fourth with symphonic classics, from Copland to Bernstein to Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” at the historic Boulder Bandshell. Read More

KRDO – Where to celebrate 4th of July in Colorado

Join the community in an unforgettable evening of music from an array of compositions from the Boulder Symphony’s musicians. Afterwards, guests can see a drone show at Folsom Field! Read More

Daily Camera – Ring in America’s 247th birthday with this Front Range guide to Fourth of July parties

Ring in Independence Day with these Spectacular Fourth of July Parties in Boulder, Colorado. Read More

Press Release: Boulder Symphony Presents Spectacular July 4th Concert Celebration at the Boulder Bandshell!

This upcoming July 4, 2023 concert will feature exhilarating Independence Day classics and fun cinematic masterpieces. Read More

The Cheyenne Post – Keyboard Festival Coming to Ft. Collins

International Keyboard Odyssiad® & Festival, U.S.A. (IKOF) is July 29-August 5, 2023. Pianists compete for cash prizes and the opportunity to perform with the Boulder Symphony, Devin Patrick Hughes conducting. Read More

Press Release: Boulder Symphony performs Beethoven’s most famous symphony

This upcoming concert will feature Beethoven’s renowned Fifth Symphony, along with Colorado Symphony’s concertmaster, Yumi Hwang-Williams, and Boulder Symphony’s own executive director, Andrew Krimm, performing Britten’s Double Concerto for Violin and Viola, and Korngold’s “The Sea Hawk.” Read More

Sharps & Flatirons – Grace Notes: “Company” at CU is Sold Out, Boulder Symphony “Curiosity Concert”

It’s not Clint Eastwood, but it is the local Sheriff of Musical Harmony.

The “Curiosity Concert,” programmed for children and families, will feature classical, pop and movie music associated with the West…Read More

Press Release: Bring your bandits and cowboys to this upcoming Boulder Symphony Curiosity Concert

This upcoming Curiosity Concert—The Good, the Bad, and the Music—is an original show featuring fun and recognizable tunes, including Rossini’s “William Tell Overture,” Copland’s “Hoe-Down” from “Rodeo,” Joplin’s “Maple Leaf Rag,” Johnny Cash’s “Get Rhythm,” and more! Read More

Daily Camera – Boulder Symphony and Music Academy raising money for lesson scholarships

The Boulder Symphony and Music Academy, in partnership with the Jared Music Foundation, is providing 22 scholarships to Boulder County students for a year of private music lessons. Read More

Press Release: Boulder Symphony Music Academy fills 22 BSMA–Jared Music Foundation scholarships

This exciting partnership has created music scholarships for under-resourced students in Boulder County. Read More

Press Release: Boulder Symphony brings you on a journey with Dvořák’s 9th Symphony

The upcoming concert series will feature Dvořák’s “From the New World” Symphony No. 9, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s “The Song of Hiawatha” Overture, John Williams’ “Themes from Jurassic Park,” and a world premiere by John Clay Allen, Oboe Concerto, featuring Boulder Symphony’s very own Ingrid Anderson. Read More

Boulder Community Media – ‘The Arapaho Covered Wagon Redux’ Green-Lighted

Boulder Community Media and Boulder Symphony are collaborating on a new soundtrack that retells the stereotypical cowboys and Indians movie with a tribal perspective featuring the Northern Arapaho Eagle Drum and Singers. Read More

Colorado Public Radio – The Boulder Symphony is hosting a virtuoso pianist from China for a new concert

The Boulder Symphony is tackling Tchaikovsky’s dramatic Symphony No. 4 and Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini — performed by a very special guest… Read More

Press Release: Jared Music Foundation Partners with Boulder Symphony & Music Academy

This exciting partnership has created scholarships for under-resourced students in Boulder County. Read More

Press Release: Boulder Symphony takes on Tchaikovsky’s 4th!

This upcoming concert will feature Tchaikovsky’s most epic symphony, along with rising young concert pianist Shangru Du performing Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini,” and Hans Zimmer’s “Interstellar” theme. Read More

Press Release: Celebrate Halloween with the Boulder Symphony!

The Treasure of Sound pirate-themed program will be fun for the whole family! The concert will feature music from “The Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Samson and Delilah,” “The Carnival of the Animals,” and more! Read More

The Importance of Student-Centered Music Education

Student-centered music education empowers students to be leaders and decision-makers for their own musical journey. At the Boulder Symphony Music Academy, this collaborative approach is at the heart of what we do.
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Daily Camera – Fourth Festivities: Boulder Symphony serenade stars and stripes

Attendees can look forward to the songs heard in “Harry Potter” movies, written by John Williams… Read More

9News – News Feature of Boulder Symphony on Colorado & Company

Conductor Devin Patrick Hughes and musicians from the Boulder Symphony perform Conni Ellisor’s Tres Danzas de Vida on 9News’s Colorado & Company. Hughes discusses the upcoming Fidget Concert for a neurodiverse audience including those with developmental and intellectual disabilities, along with the upcoming West Side Story performance, Boulder Symphony Music Academy, and the upcoming July 4 Spectacular. Read More

Daily Camera – Marshall Fire benefit concerts emerge across Colorado

On Friday, Boulder Symphony will present a benefit concert at Grace Commons Church in Boulder at 7:30 p.m… Read More

Ditigal Journal – Boulder Symphony announces Marshall Fire Benefit Concert

Music fans wanting to help those impacted by the Marshall Fire and enjoy live performances can join the musicians of the Boulder Symphony (www.BoulderSymphony.org) for a live benefit concert at the Grace Commons Church 28 at 7:30 p.m. Both shows will adhere to all CDC, Boulder County and State of Colorado COVID-19 safety protocols. Read More

Beurre & Sel – Conductor Devin Patrick Hughes on the Bouderista

So what are some of the programs that you have, the virtual programs?

Initially one of our partners was Balfour Assisted Living Facilities and they have homes in Colorado and Michigan. The senior residential facilities were one of the hardest hit at the beginning of the pandemic. Mainly because the elderly are such an at risk population but also because they closed down to protect their residences…Read More

Daily Camera – Colorado Gives Day keeps arts nonprofits thriving in the face of pandemic setbacks

“One of the coolest things about arts and cultural organizations in the United States is that we’re supported and owned directly by the voters and taxpayers,” conductor Devin Patrick Hughes said. “The people of Colorado have shown time and time again that they want and need the arts in their lives. We are so fortunate to live in a city that values culture and arts and every year Colorado Gives Day proves that.” Read More

Buzz Online Daily – Dressing Up the Symphony: Boulder Symphony Presents Remix October 31st with conductor Devin Patrick Hughes

Boulder Symphony will perform Remix, a Curiosity Concert on Sunday, October 31 at 3PM. Families are welcome to dress up in their favorite costume, and experience the Symphony with Mozart, Professor Snooty, and Conductor Devin Patrick Hughes. Kids will experience music from Tchaikovsky and Vivaldi to Metallica, Lil Nas X, and Harry Potter. Adults will learn about how classical music has evolved over the centuries. Instruments featured include percussion, electric guitar, keyboards, and all of the strings including violin, viola, cello, and bass. Read More

Yahoo! News – Ghoulish gatherings and sweet soireés: Boulder Symphony and conductor Devin Patrick Hughes present REMIX on Halloween

Boulder Symphony’s Remix Curiosity Concert: Families are welcome to dress up in their favorite costumes and experience the symphony with Mozart, Professor Snoot and Conductor Devin Patrick Hughes. Kids will experience music from Tchaikovsky and Vivaldi to Metallica, Lil Nas X and Harry Potter; 3 p.m. Oct. 31; Grace Commons Church, 1820 15th St., Boulder; Read More

Yellow Scene Magazine – A reimagination of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Simplicity and beauty are on display with Max Richter’s Four Seasons reshuffled and remixed for 2021. Britten’s Simple Symphony is a child’s imagination and recreation of the fun and ingenuity that a symphony can become. Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate’s Pisachi brings to the life the dances of Pueblo and Hopi cultures. Read More

KGNU – Boulder Symphony Modernizes Classics

Conductor Devin Patrick Hughes joins Alexis Kenyon on KGNU’s morning magazine podcast.

The Boulder Symphony will host its first performance of the new season this Friday at Grace Commons Church in Boulder. Devin discusses Jerod Tate’s Pisachi, Max Richter’s Four Seasons Recomposed featuring violinist Charles Wetherbee, and Benjamin Britten’s Simple Symphony. Read More

BizWest – Learn from the pros: Boulder Symphony launches teaching academy

Coming out of COVID-19 pandemic, a challenging (to say the least) time for organizers of live events, the symphony’s new Boulder Symphony Music Academy has “found a way to persevere and keep giving music to the city.” symphony executive director Andrew Krimm told BizWest. Read More

Yahoo! News – Boulder Symphony brings full orchestra, rap artist, to Boulder Bandshell for the Fourth

“We wanted to make sure to include some Independence Day classics that people can expect from their orchestras like ‘William Tell Overture,’ ‘1812 Overture’ and ‘Hoe-Down’ from ‘Rodeo,’ especially since last summer we all missed the symphonic celebrations,” conductor Devin Patrick Hughes said. Read More

9News – Boulder Symphony rehearses for first performance in months

Masked musicians sat six feet apart and began tuning their violins and cellos, drowning out the sound of the only wind instruments in the room: two whirring air purifiers. Read More

Announcing Our New Executive Director Andrew Krimm

We are thrilled to welcome our newly appointed Executive Director Andrew Krimm and continue to share music virtually through our Virtual Virtuoso series! We are dedicated to building an inspired and informed community through symphonic music and will continue this mission through online concerts, throughout our 2020-2021 season and beyond. Read More

Virtual Virtuoso Series, #WheresMozart and More!

We are eager to kick off our 2020-2021 season in-person this fall, but in the meantime we have curated concerts, dinners, and more to help keep you connected to Boulder Symphony and the Boulder community! Boulder Symphony is thrilled to share our Virtual Virtuoso series, our special Mother’s Day Video for Balfour Residential Assisted Living, the Orchestrated With Love Dinner Series, and #WheresMozart. Read More

Preview: Boulder Symphony Season 2020-2021

We are thrilled to announce Boulder Symphony’s 2020-2021 season exploring how Dreams inspire us, Light guides us, Passion excites us, Empire drives us, Curiosity stirs us, and Heart unites us. Read More

Keep the Music Alive

It is with deep disappointment that we announce Boulder Symphony must cancel our upcoming April 17th and 18th concerts. As you may have heard, the CDC has made recommendations to combat the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) by restricting public gatherings and for the next 8 weeks recommends the cancelation of large events of 50 or more people. The safety of our patrons, artists, volunteers, and operations folks has been, and continues to be, our top priority. Read More

RECAP: Genius Concerts

Our Genius concerts in January were a huge success! The concerts were packed with fresh new talent and venerated pros as we celebrated the greatest minds across the ages. We are so proud of our musicians and appreciative of all who came out to support the Boulder Symphony. Read More

Daily Camera – Boulder Symphony kicks off milestone season with space alien-themed concert

For a decade, the Boulder Symphony has delighted audiences with engaging performances that manage to incorporate new elements within the classical art form. Read More

Boulder Symphony announces 10th anniversary season

Boulder Symphony celebrates 10 years in Boulder with Season X – featuring themes of Curiosity, Fire, Genius, and Dance. Read More

City Lifestyle – Music Spotlight: Maestro Devin Patrick Hughes

The symphony orchestra. Classical instruments. Mozart. Beethoven. Haydn. These are things we are familiar with but may not have any personal contact with. During the past ten years, the Boulder Symphony, led by Devin Patrick Hughes, has been breaking boundaries between the general public and classical music. Read More

Daily Camera – Boulder Symphony conductor to compete in Hungary

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Daily Camera – Boulder Symphony embarks on ambitious season of ‘Destiny’

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Maestro Devin Hughes represents Boulder on international stage

Boulder Symphony Music Director & Conductor Devin Patrick Hughes has been selected among hundreds of conductors around the the world to compete in the 2017 Solti International Conducting Competition in Budapest & Pécs, Hungary. Read More

Ladies night this Friday, June 2nd!

The Specific Chiropractic Center is throwing their annual fundraiser, with proceeds going towards 2 non-profits, one of which is Boulder Symphony! Read More

Boulder Weekly – Opening The Door To Classical Music

See Boulder Symphony’s featured article in Boulder Weekly written by Peter Alexander, showing how “Devin Patrick Hughes wants to be a doorman for classical music.” Read More