Portraits in Season

Macky Auditorium, CU Campus, Boulder
Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, Music Director

BRAHMS   Schicksalslied  ("Song of Destiny")
   Boulder Chorale, in celebration of its 50th anniversary

DENLER  Portraits in Season  WORLD PREMIERE
   Charles Denler, piano

 based on poetry and essays by Henry David Thoreau, with projected, choreographed images by nature photographer John Fielder

BRAHMS   Symphony No. 2

Though they never met, Brahms and Thoreau were surely kindred spirits. The composer and the philosopher-poet were both inspired by the natural world and mankind’s relationship to it. This concert’s centerpiece is a world premiere by Emmy Award-winning composer Charles Denler based on Thoreau’s naturalist writings and featuring the iconic photography of the legendary John Fielder. We also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Boulder Chorale with Brahms’s Song of Destiny and conclude with the composer’s life-affirming Symphony No. 2.