BOULDER, Colo. Feb. 28, 2023 — Music fans and families who enjoy live performances can join the musicians of the Boulder Symphony for a family concert at 1820 15th Street, in downtown Boulder, on March 11 at 3:00 p.m.

Boulder Symphony’s “Curiosity Concerts,” programmed for families and children of all ages, are original shows with fun and recognizable tunes. The upcoming concert, “The Good, the Bad, and the Music,” follows the previous loser of the “Best Conductor in the West” Competition, who derails the concert and takes the orchestra hostage. The local Sheriff of Musical Harmony is called to establish order and get the bandit ready for the next competition.

The concert will feature, among others, Rossini’s “William Tell Overture,” Copland’s “Hoe-Down” from “Rodeo,” Joplin’s “Maple Leaf Rag,” Johnny Cash’s “Get Rhythm,” and an original song written by Devin Patrick Hughes, Dana Vachharajani, Andrew Haller, and Liz Comninellis.

“We’re excited to bring to life the great classical, pop, and movie music of the Wild West and to teach kids in the community about the instruments of the orchestra and even how to conduct!”

–Devin Patrick Hughes

HB Woodsongs of Boulder will have its “instrument petting zoo” for 30 minutes before and after the concert for kids to try out some instruments.

This concert sold out last year, so get your tickets today here!

Boulder Symphony’s Curiosity Concerts are programmed to inspire a new generation of musicians in Boulder County. These events are in partnership with the Boulder Symphony Music Academy, which offers private music lessons to aspiring musicians of all ages for any instrument, voice, and conducting.

BSMA has an open house this Friday, March 3, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., for anyone interested to meet music instructors, try a few instruments, get a tour of the Music Academy, and ask questions. You can register for the free event here.

And this summer, BSMA has music camps from June 12 through 16 and a four-week “Music Prodigies and Parents” program for ages 3 to 5 to learn fundamental music and rhythm skills.

Make sure to visit and follow Boulder Symphony on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and YouTube @BoulderSymphony for more information and videos of upcoming performances, programs, and events.