Throughout history the Western world has been fascinated with Eastern cultures.
From Marco Polo through ‘Nixon in China’ to ‘The Interview,’ geo-political challenges, curiosity and misconceptions persist. Even though we are more connected than ever, we still have so much to learn from each other.
‘East Meets West’ is about exploring, preserving and blending cultures. Composer Chen Yi endured China’s Cultural Revolution. She practiced her violin and piano in secret until she and her family were forced into labor. Now she is a celebrated Chinese-American composer and composition professor.
Aaron Copland, son of immigrants, sought to create an American Style of classical music while Charles Ives, son of a Civil War bandleader, quietly revolutionized modern music in his spare time while running a successful insurance firm.
All three have changed the musical landscape in America, yet their stories could not be more different. Join us for a musical celebration of what happens when East Meets West.
- William Kinne
Music director and conductor, Boulder Concert Band
The Boulder Concert Band has found rehearsal space!
After a long and arduous search, We are thrilled to announce that we have procured
a great rehearsal space at the Harvest Baptist Church located at 7493 Old Mill Trail, Boulder, CO (Gunbarrel)
Our first fall rehearsal will kick off at 7 PM on Monday September 8th as planned.
We would like to profusely thank everyone who took extra time to help with our search for rehearsal space, especially Peter Gowan, Gary Lloyd, and Beth Ornstein. And a huge shout-out goes to David Norman, who suggested Harvest church and put me in touch with them.
Check out our new Meet The Band section!
The Boulder Concert Band is looking for skilled and interested musicians for the following sections:
If you are a musician who is interested in playing with us and can play one of those instruments (or even if you play another instrument) please contact us for more information!