Busy, busy, busy: Many events for Boulder Phil, composer, violinist

Friday concert culminates residency week for composer Missy Mazzoli

By Peter Alexander


Missy Mazzoli

The Boulder Philharmonic and composer Missy Mazzoli will have a busy week Feb. 6–12.

Mazzoli, who visits Boulder courtesy of a Music Alive Composer Residency, will participate in a workshop with CU composition students, a Café Phil open rehearsal, a “Meet the Artists” luncheon and a musical stargazing hike (see the list of public events, below).

That’s in addition to the concerts: “Who is Missy Mazzoli” at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, on the Dairy Center Soundscape series; and “Spheres of Influence,” a concert by the Boulder Phil and music director Michael Butterman at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, featuring the premiere of the orchestral version of Mazzoli’s Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres).


Anne Akikoi Meyers

Mazzoli isn’t the only one who will be busy. Anne Akiko Meyers—who as soloist for the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto will share the Friday concert—is teaching a public masterclass at the CU on Thursday, Feb. 11, and attending the “Meet the Artists” lunch.

The full program of the Boulder Phil concert Friday will be Mazzoli’s Sinfonia, the Symphony No. 9 of Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky’s Mozartiana and the Mendelssohn Concerto. The Tuesday afternoon Soundscape concert will feature several of Mazzoli’s pieces, performed by Mazzoli, the Altius String Quartet and other local musicians, interspersed with movements of the Bach Partita in D minor for solo violin, performed by Boulder Phil concertmaster and CU music professor Charles Wetherbee.

Read more at Boulder Weekly.

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Spheres of Influence

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, music director, with Anne Akiko Meyers, violin

Missy Mazzoli: Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres) World premiere of the orchestral version
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9
Tchaikovsky: Mozartiana
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto

7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12 (note the day)
Macky Auditorium

Other public events

6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, Monday, Feb. 8, and Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the Boulder Valley Ranch Trailhead (Free; dates dependent on weather)
“Stars, Spirals and Orbiting Spheres” musical hike

Tuesday, Feb. 9 at the Dairy Center: Café Phil (Free)
7:10 p.m. Composer Chat in the lobby
7:30 p.m. Open Rehearsal

2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10 at the Dairy Arts Center
Soundscape Concert: “Who is Missy Mazzoli?”

9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, Grusin Music Hall (Free)
Masterclass with Anne Akiko Meyers

1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, Chautauqua Dining Hall
Meet the Artists, Progressive Luncheon with Anne Akiko Meyers, Missy Mazzoli and Michael Butterman

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