The mission of Boulder Symphony’s Curiosity Concerts is to create a positive, live, symphonic experience that our concertgoers will remember for the rest of their lives.
Written and produced by Devin Patrick Hughes, Andrew Haller, Dana Vachharajani, and Elizabeth Foster Comninellis, our Curiosity Concerts create an interactive and educational experience that inspires and entertains young and old alike.
Before each concert begins, the audience calls out instruments for the orchestra to demonstrate. The performances use trivia, humorous characters, and enriching stories to engage, entertain, and educate the audience throughout the performance — not to mention the awesome power of live symphonic music to illuminate our message. At the end of every concert, some participants even get the opportunity to conduct the Boulder Symphony!
The GLOW Project
A DEMENTIA- AND SENSORY-FRIENDLY CONCERT SERIES
Bringing together individuals with neurodegenerative diseases, sensory disorders, and cognitive and physical disabilities, along with their families and caregivers, the GLOW Project is a community-building, heart-filling concert experience.
We grow as a community by creating and enjoying live music together.
We celebrate life through musical experiences that bring about memories, awaken the senses, and promote inclusiveness.
We are open to new musical opportunities, environments, interpretations, and responses.
We experience the wonder, admiration, fascination, and creativity that music making influences.
This project includes a nontraditional concert series highlighting dementia-friendly concerts and sensory-friendly concerts for individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities. Proudly, this project is in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association SPARK program and the Center for People with Disabilities.
This concert series features music performed by a Boulder Symphony chamber ensemble and includes interactive participation. Leah Quiller, a board-certified music therapist, facilitates the GLOW Project Concert Series.
TUNING STUDENTS TO THEIR FUTURE
Boulder Symphony’s High School Apprenticeship Program is a special internship program for high school students studying any orchestral instrument.
The student must be in high school or studying at a high school level, involved in a school or youth orchestra, and taking private instrument lessons.
For the Audition:
- Students will perform a solo of their choice.
- Students will perform orchestral excerpts of the instrument section principal’s choice.
In the Schools
The opportunity to connect with Boulder Symphony’s professional musicians, guest artists, conductors, and composers allows young people to reap the benefits of expansive music education.
Through interactive clinics, lectures, master classes, and performances, our mentors and guest artists engage and inspire kids’ interests through aural, visual, and kinesthetic educational experiences. As musical participation lends itself to technical and creative skills crucial to future studies and careers, our musicians inspire and educate children of all levels.
Some of our educational partners, past and present, include:
- Shepherd Valley Waldorf School
- I Have A Dream Foundation
- Tara Performing Arts School
- Shining Mountain Waldorf School
- The Pinnacle Charter School
- Friends’ School
- Southern Hills Middle School
- Mackintosh Academy
- Boulder Music Institute
- Dana V Music
- Longmont Youth Symphony
- Flatirons Strings Academy
- Manhattan Middle School
- Boulder Symphony Music Academy
- International Piano Odyssiad & Festival
- Fairview High School
- Boulder MUSE
Interested in having a Boulder Symphony musician, guest artist, or composer visit your school or program?