The Boulder Philharmonic is presenting the first concert of the Shift Festival at the Kennedy Center on March 28, and the theme is Nature & Music. They are presenting a newly-commissioned work about the national park in their own backyard, Rocky Mountain National Park, as well as a concerto that pays tribute to Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. There's a new piece including natural materials as musical instruments, and Copland's Appalachian Spring with Boulder's very popular dance troupe, the Frequent Flyers. Music Director Michael Butterman discusses all this music with Marilyn Cooley.
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