Saturday, December 15, 1:00 and 5:00 pm
Sunday, December 16, 5:00 pm
Tickets at brownpapertickets.com
Boulder Body Wear, 95th and Arapahoe, as of Nov. 21 (cash/check only)
Concert location: Unity Columbine Spiritual Center
8900 Arapahoe, Boulder
Sound Circle’s Solstice concerts are about paying attention, with a fresh eye and ear, to the natural world. They are about our awareness of nature at this exquisite moment in our annual cycle, rather than about the human activity of the holidays; they are non-religious celebrations of the Solstice season. The concerts will take place in the intimate and warm acoustics of Unity Columbine Spiritual Center.
The concert features a rare performance of R. Murray Schafer’s brilliant Snowforms. Schafer is known as the originator of the term “soundscape” and is considered a pioneer in the field of acoustic ecology, which understands sound as a critical aspect of environment. The score of Snowforms is a work of art in itself, a graphic notation of a landscape of sound, using Inuit words for different forms of snow as sound elements.
A set of pieces evoking natural beauty and power through the seasons will include Jonathan Dove’s riveting setting of Emily Dickinson’s It Sounded as if the Streets Were Running, and Leslie Uyeda’s colorful setting of Sheila Wahsquonaikezhik’s Leaves. Also on the program will be music of the Pentatonix, George Gershwin, Michael Jackson, Moira Smiley, Simon and Garfunkel, Ayla Nereo, Erik Satie and more.
Concerts will run 80 minutes without intermission. Doors open for seating a half hour before concert time. We say these concerts are "not for children," by which we mean audience members should be happy about sitting peacefully and listening with rapt attention for 80 minutes. We look forward to sharing moments of stillness and quiet beauty with you.
There is a good parking lot at Columbine Unity. Note that the entrance to the church is a little hard to see in the dark. It's on the south side of the street. It's on the right side as you come from Boulder, after a stretch of white fence. From the east, it's on the left side, shortly after a sign indicating a right turn. The church entrance is opposite two pillars with lamps that mark the entrance to a subdivision across the street.
People Have the Power
a free post-election community concert with Resonance Women's Chorus, the Low Flying Knobs marimba ensemble, Poet Tanaya Winder, Violin-nyckelharpa/piano duo Sandra Wong/Victor Mestas, and more.
Sunday, Nov 11. 5:00 pm.
First United Methodist Church
1421 Spruce St., Boulder
Sound Circle Solstice Concert 2018
Columbine Unity Church
8900 Arapahoe Rd., Boulder, CO.
Saturday performances at 1:00 and 5:00.
Sunday performance at 5:00.
Details at left.
Spring schedule coming soon.