The Fillmore Auditorium—founded in 1907 as the Mammoth Roller Rink and renovated in 1999 to evoke the famous Fillmore in San Francisco—has hosted numerous stars and dignitaries on its stage. Although everyone from Marilyn Manson to James Blunt has packed the concert schedule, the space remains an especially popular site for jam bands; Phish mastermind Trey Anastasio christened the revamped venue in 1999 by performing a marathon set.
By the time he returned to Denver and noticed a gap in the cultural landscape, Music Director of Boulder Chamber Orchestra Bahman Saless had already lived several lives. Beginning a dual career path in England, he first focused his studies mainly on physics, eventually moving to the US and working as a research scientist for NASA. But unlike everything in the universe except Earth, his passion for music couldn't be ignored. He soon moved out to LA, where he began composing music for film trailers and nature documentaries, then returned to Colorado to light up the Boulder Chamber Orchestra with his fire and determination.