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Boulder Philharmonic: The Firebird & Frequent Flyers

April 30 @ 7:30 pm

Michael Butterman, conductor
Charles Wetherbee, violin
Frequent Flyers® Aerial Dance
MASON BATES Undistant
HE ZHANHAO/CHEN GANG The Butterfly Lovers’ Violin Concerto
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Russian Easter Overture
STRAVINSKY Firebird Suite (1919)

The Boulder Phil welcomes back Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance® for a collaboration that also features our Concertmaster Charles Wetherbee as violin soloist in The Butterfly Lovers’ Concerto, based on a Chinese legend involving, among other things, the idea of rebirth. Other dimensions of that same theme are explored in two orchestral showpieces: Rimsky-Korsakov’s dramatic Russian Easter Overture, and Stravinsky’s much-loved suite from The Firebird ballet. Opening the program, we have a new work by Mason Bates titled Undistant that reflects on our recent experience of “cocooning” during the pandemic isolation and the thrill of reconnecting with one another yet again.

Details

Date:
April 30
Time:
7:30 pm
Event Category:
https://boulderphil.org/event/the-firebird-and-frequent-flyers

Organizer

Boulder Philharmonic
Phone:
(303)-449-1343
Email:
info@boulderphil.org

Venue

CU – Macky Auditorium Concert Hall
1595 Pleasant Street,
Boulder, CO 80309-0285 United States
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