Boulder Symphony’s mission is to connect with and profoundly affect the human spirit.

We envision a community that is informed, connected and inspired by the arts. We aspire to infuse these qualities into the lives of those who live, work, and play in Boulder by innovating how they discover, experience and enjoy classical music.

OUR AIM is to provide the community with the following:

  • Powerful new works of symphonic art written by gifted composers
  • Platforms for local artists of world-class talent and dedication to showcase their skills
  • Interactive musical engagement, soul-filling performances, and re-imagination of audience participation and symphonic music
  • Educational programming utilizing the depth, creativity, and ingenuity of classical music for Boulder youth and organizations which share a passion for diversity and excellence


FOUNDED in 2009 by conductor Devin Patrick Hughes and board chairman Tony Santelli, Boulder Symphony is a young community-focused orchestra going full speed ahead into shaping the music scene in Boulder and beyond. Themed “Intrepid Explorers,” the Symphony’s inaugural season reflected Hughes’ artistic vision of commitment to consistent innovation, the joy of discovery through audience and youth education, and creating modern relevance to the long-standing art form that is the classical music genre.

Now, seven years later, Boulder Symphony is actively performing classical music’s most challenging repertoire and presenting flash mobs, fully-staged operas, and many world premieres, including Gray Rain, a Global Music Award winner by Colorado-born and Grammy-Nominated composer Austin Wintory. Some of the many stepping stones in creating what Boulder Symphony is today include serenading locals at the Boulder Farmer’s Market, showcasing young soloists who go on to win national competitions, and the Symphony featured in the documentary film Song of the Untouchable. Also, the recent developments of a high school apprenticeship program and an immersive summer music camp go hand-in-hand with the Symphony’s goal of providing a platform for both volunteer and professional musicians alike to play high-level, heart-filling music.

Connectivity and vibrancy within the community is the driving force behind Boulder Symphony and we invite you to join us in this exciting artistic adventure!