Boulder Philharmonic, spotlighting new music from Feb. 6-12

Posted on: February 8, 2016

“The Boulder Philharmonic and composer Missy Mazzoli will have a busy week Feb. 6-12,” writes Peter Alexander in Thursday’s (2/4) Boulder Weekly (Colorado). “Mazzoli, who visits Boulder courtesy of a Music Alive Composer Residency, will participate in a workshop with University of Colorado Boulder composition students, a Café Phil open rehearsal, a ‘Meet the Artists’ luncheon and a musical stargazing hike.… That’s in addition to the concerts: ‘Who is Missy Mazzoli?’ and ‘Spheres of Influence,’ a concert by the Boulder Phil and music director Michael Butterman featuring the premiere of the orchestral version of Mazzoli’s Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres).” A partnership program of the League of American Orchestras and New Music USA, Music Alive creates opportunities for composers to be in residence with orchestras and encourages the commissioning and performance of today’s music. Friday’s Boulder Philharmonic program included Mazzoli’s Sinfonia, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9, Tchaikovsky’s Mozartiana, and the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. Tuesday’s Soundscape concert will feature Mazzoli’s pieces and other works, performed by Mazzoli, local musicians, and Boulder Philharmonic Concertmaster Charles Wetherbee. “Anne Akiko Meyers is the soloist for the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, teaching a public masterclass at CU and attending the ‘Meet the Artists’ lunch.”

Posted February 8, 2016

Pictured: Composer Missy Mazzoli, who is in residency with the Boulder Philharmonic from February 6 to 12. Photo by Marylene May