For Immediate Release
September 12th, 2019
Boulder Symphony celebrates 10 years in Boulder with Season X – featuring themes of Curiosity, Fire, Genius, and Dance.
Opening the season on October 26th, 2019 with a Curiosity Concert — a family concert for all ages — is an interactive show-within-a-concert titled Perfectly Imperfect, featuring characters such as Snooty Von Classicus and W.A. Mozart, who encounter an alien that has traveled across the galaxy to learn about the mysterious brilliance of Earth’s music.
Headliners this season include Stravinsky’s Firebird, Mozart’s 40th Symphony in G minor, Beethoven’s 7th Symphony, along with world premieres by locally and nationally recognized composers such as Elizabeth Comninellis, Cindi McTee, Austin Wintory, and John Clay Allen. This season the Symphony will be featured in venues across Boulder, residing at both First Presbyterian Church and for the first time, Boulder Jewish Community Center.
Music Director Devin Patrick Hughes says “We have been very honored and privileged to serve the Boulder community for 10 years. At this milestone we are looking froward to engaging more students, enriching our citizenry, and redefining symphonic music for years to come. Boulder is one of the most vibrant and exciting arts communities in the world, and we are honored to be a part of that. Our new season presents the current diversity of orchestral music across the globe.”
Boulder Symphony is also excited to announce the creation of its Sinfonietta — a community strings ensemble — meeting on Sunday evenings and giving 2 concerts per season. The repertoire this season includes Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings and Edvard Grieg’s Holdberg Suite. Community members are encouraged to dust off their instruments and join Boulder Symphony this season, becoming a part of the BSO’s community music project.
About Boulder Symphony:
Boulder Symphony’s mission is ‘To connect with and profoundly affect the human spirit.’ Founded in 2009, Boulder Symphony is dedicated to making symphonic music more accessible and relevant to people of all ages and backgrounds by introducing gifted new composers and musicians, adventurous world premiers, and by focusing on educational outreach and interactive programs for youth. Committed to consistent innovation, the Boulder Symphony embraces music’s transformative joy of discovery.
P.O. Box 201 Niwot, CO 80544
Phone: 720-383-1610 Web: www.bouldersymphony.org
Boulder Symphony’s Season X All programs are subject to change
I. CURIOSITY — A Family Concert For All Ages – Perfectly Imperfect
A visitor comes to Earth to discover why we have the best music in the galaxy. This year’s show explores the many diverse elements that come together to create the magic of Symphonic music.
Saturday, October 26, 2019 @ Jewish Community Center – 3:30PM Sunday, October 27, 2019 @ First Presbyterian Church – 3:30 PM
Igor Stravinsky – The Firebird
Manuel de Falla – Ritual Fire Dance
Franz Joseph Haydn – Symphony 59 “Fire”
Elizabeth Comninellis – Fire & Glass (world premiere)
Friday, December 6, 2019 @ First Presbyterian Church – 7:30 PM Sunday, December 8, 2019 @ Jewish Community Center – 6:30PM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Symphony No. 40 in G minor
Cindy McTee – Einstein’s Dream
Clay Allen: Starry Messenger – Visions of Galileo (world premiere)
Austin Wintory – The Fermi Paradox
Frederic Chopin – Piano Concerto no. 2, movement 1 – Jessica Zhang, piano
Thursday, January 30, 2020 @ Jewish Community Center – 7:30PM Friday, January 31, 2020 @ First Presbyterian Church – 7:30PM
Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony no. 7
Sergei Prokofiev – Piano Concerto no. 2 – Patrick Orr, piano – International Keyboard Odyssiad & Festival Concerto Competition Winner
Gregory T.S. Walker – Dream N. The Hood (for Rapper and Orchestra)
Friday, April 17, 2020 @ First Presbyterian Church – 7:30PM Saturday, April 18, 2020 @ Jewish Community Center – 7:30