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The Music of Landscapes

The Music of Landscapes
Thursday February 28, 2 – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday March 2, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Rich with meaning and memories, our favorite landscapes speak to us in many ways: joy, beauty, nostalgia, awe, even dissonance. How do composers capture the essence of the land in music? Join OSMP naturalist Dave Sutherland for a beautiful hike to sample music that invokes our sense of place, including works by home-grown composer Kristin Kuster, whose composition Dune Acres will be featured at the Boulder Philharmonic concert on March 2. How would you express your memories of your favorite landscapes through music?  Meet at the Lehigh Street entrance to Shanahan Ridge (map search 1903 Lehigh in Boulder, where Lehigh and Lafayette Streets intersect). Please bring strap-on traction for your footwear, since trails can be slick and icy. 

THIS LOCATION IS ON THE SOUTHBOUND ROUTE OF THE SKIP BUS! We encourage you to take public transportation. Here's a link to the southbound schedule:  

The Boulder Philharmonic concert will be performed in Macky Auditorium on the CU campus at 7:30 p.m. on March 2, featuring works by Elgar, Beethoven and Kuster.  For more information and tickets, please visit  

The theme of the Boulder Philharmonic’s 2018-19 season is  Open Space , drawing on Boulder’s iconic natural surroundings to offer extraordinary music. What better way to reflect Boulder’s history, our care for this land, and the beauty we find here? This season’s concerts will explore expansive new spaces and help us rediscover places we loved long ago.
















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