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Discovery Concert 2017 takes students in grades 3-6 on a journey to explore orchestral music in a fun, interactive format featuring nationally-acclaimed Music Director Michael Butterman.

This year's Soundsational! program introduces curriculum-tied science concepts related to music and sound along with some of the very best and most engaging orchestral music ever written! The 50-minute multimedia concert is presented at the historic Macky Auditorium on the CU campus.

Thursday, January 12, 2017—2 concerts at 10 AM and 11:30 AM
Friday, January 13, 2017—2 concerts at 10 AM and 11:30 AM


In collaboration with CU Wizards,
who for over three decades has entertained and informed children about the wonders of science.

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Michael Butterman inschool visitADD AN IN-SCHOOL VISIT

Hosting a Boulder Phil Wind Quintet (Fall) or String Quartet (Spring) at your school brings instrumental music alive for your students! This “up-close and personal” experience highlights instrument families, composers, science of sound themes, and plenty of time for student questions. One in-school performance is included with Discovery Concert registration, or schedule both groups for an additional fee. We also offer limited in-school engagements with Maestro Butterman.

The cost per student to participate in ALL aspects of the program is just $5, and teachers and chaperones attend free of charge. Schools are responsible for transportation. Financial assistance is available.

Questions? Call Cynthia Sliker at 303.443.9203 or email

What teachers are saying about Discovery Concerts…

“The music was superb. Maestro Butterman is a hit with my kids every year.”

“The Discovery Concerts are a wonderful way to give a diverse group of students an opportunity to see a professional orchestra, to visit a large university, and, to be inspired to enjoy, perform, and compose classical music. We hope to bring both our third and fourth graders (approximately 200 students) next year!”

“This was a wonderful experience!!!”

Admission for all programs is on a first-come first-served basis, so please do not delay in returning your application as we cannot guarantee space after the deadline or once the concerts have filled. After registering, we will provide you with BVSD curriculum standards-aligned lesson plans and additional support materials designed to prepare students for their concert experience. Check back on this page to download the materials.

Register online or download and scan the completed registration form to, or mail to 2590 Walnut Street, Boulder CO 80302. We look forward to welcoming you in January!



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