Boulder Phil’s 2016-17 season: nature theme, SHIFT festival, double-concerto premiere

Posted on: April 4, 2016

In Friday’s (4/1) Boulder Daily Camera (Colorado), Kelly Dean Hansen writes that Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2016-17 season will include a preview “of the Phil’s concert to be presented on March 28, 2017, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., as part of the inaugural SHIFT Festival…. It will include encore performances of three works played during the 2013-14 ‘Nature and Music’ season … Steve Heitzeg’s ‘Ghosts of the Grassland,’ Jeff Midkiff’s Mandolin Concerto ‘From the Blue Ridge’ (with the composer as soloist), and Aaron Copland’s ever-popular ballet score ‘Appalachian Spring,’ again presented with choreography from Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance. The concert will open with a world premiere by composer Stephen Lias commemorating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service … with visuals from Rocky Mountain National Park…. On April 22 [2017]… CU violin professor and Phil concertmaster Charles Wetherbee is joined by a fellow faculty member, guitar professor Nicol ò Spera [for] the world premiere of a Double Concerto for Violin and Guitar written for them by English composer Stephen Goss.” Also planned are Ethyl Smyth’s Concerto for Violin and Horn, with soloists Jennifer Frautschi and Eric Ruske; Thomas Adès’s Three Studies from Couperin; and symphonies by Beethoven, Schumann, and Tchaikovsky.

Posted April 4, 2016