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Steve Earle & The Dukes
with special guests The Mastersons
THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2014, 08:00 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$30.00 - $55.00 ($27.00 - $52.00 Member). Tickets on sale: April 25 (April 21, Members).
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A protégé of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, Earle quickly became a master storyteller in his own right, with his songs being recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, The Pretenders, Joan Baez and countless others.

1986 saw the release of his debut record, "Guitar Town," which shot to number one on the country charts and immediately established the term “New Country.” What followed was an extremely exciting and varied array of releases including  the Grammy award-winning albums "The Revolution Starts…Now," "Washington Square Serenade" and "Townes.""I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive" is Earle’s 14th studio album and shares the same name with his 2011 debut novel.

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Steve Earle & The Dukes

Andrew Bird & The Hands of Glory
with Tift Merritt
FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014, 08:00 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$34.00 - $55.00 ($31.00 - $52.00 Member)
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Chicago-based film score composer, multi-instrumentalist and lyricist Andrew Bird picked up his first violin at the age of four and spent his formative years soaking up classical repertoire completely by ear. As a teen, Bird became interested in a variety of styles including early jazz, country blues and folk music, synthesizing them into his unique brand of pop. 

Since beginning his recording career in 1997 Bird has released 11 albums and played thousands of shows including at New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Sydney Opera House and festivals worldwide. Recently Bird  collaborated with inventor Ian Schneller on Sonic Arboretum, an installation that debuted at New York’s Guggenheim Museum and exhibited at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art.

Tift Merritt will open the show.
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Andrew Bird & The Hands of Glory

Mavis Staples & Marc Cohn
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014, 08:00 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$40.00 - $75.00 ($37.00 - $72.00 Member). Tickets on sale: April 25 (April 21 Members).

There are few living musicians who can lay claim to being the voice of America's conscience, and even fewer who continue to make vital music. As a solo performer and with the family group she is so identified with, the Staple Singers, Mavis Staples has managed to transform herself as she goes, yet never alter. From the delta-gospel sound she helped create in the 1950s, to the engaged protest of the civil rights era, to a series of soul radio anthems in the 1970s, to her Prince-produced albums in the 1980s, to her Grammy-winning album in 2011, Mavis has carried on, her warm embrace of a voice the only constant.

Staples is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and a National Heritage Fellowship Award recipient, and was listed as one of Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. Her previous album, the Jeff Tweedy-produced "You Are Not Alone," won the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Americana Album--the first Grammy of her career--adding a remarkable new chapter to an already historic body of work.

After winning a Grammy for his soulful ballad “Walking in Memphis,” Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation’s most compelling singer/songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. He’s a natural storyteller, balancing the exuberant with the poignant, and able to distill universal truth out of his often romantic, drawn-from-life tales.

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Mavis Staples & Marc Cohn

Colorado Music Festival: Young People's Concert - The Orchestra Games
Gregory Smith, composer and narrator
SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 2014, 10:00 AM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$8.00 ($5.00 Member)
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Designed for ages 4 & up. Fun for all! The Orchestra Games dives into exploring the personalities of the various instruments while acquainting the listener with basic musical elements as it sprints through an Olympic array of events. The work begins with a ceremonial introduction of the players and then romps through various events such as the low note limbo, the fast note dash, the marathon and others. 

After each concert, join us on the lawn for a Music Fair where kids can meet real live ferrets, costumed characters, try the instrument petting zoo, enjoy face painting, balloon tying, snacks and more!

 
 
 
 

Colorado Music Festival: Young People's Concert - The Orchestra Games

Angelique Kidjo
SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 2014, 08:00 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$25.00 - $50.00 ($22.00- $47.00 Member)
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The multi-talented, internationally renowned, Grammy Award-winning Angélique Kidjo doesn't do anything half way. In January 2014, she released a new studio album, “Eve,” as well as an autobiography entitled, “Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music,” which features a forward by Alicia Keys and a preface by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Kidjo's new album includes varied collaborations with artists such as Dr. John, Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij and the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg.

As Bill Clinton says, "The only thing bigger than Angélique Kidjo's voice is her heart." Boasting a 30-year musical career with countless awards and distinctions, Angélique has worked with Carlos Santana, Peter Gabriel, Alicia Keys, Josh Groban and many more to bring her uplifting music to the world.

Born in Benin (West Africa), Angélique Kidjo is deemed "Africa's premier diva" by Time magazine. Kidjo was listed by the UK Guardian as one of the most Inspirational Women in the World.

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Angelique Kidjo

Colorado Music Festival: Opening Night - Boulder Style
Michael Butterman, conductor with Christopher Taylor, piano
SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$12.00 - $48.00 ($9.00 - $45.00 Member)
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The 2014 Colorado Music Festival opens with an evening of “Boulder's Own” featuring  Boulder Philharmonic music director Michael Butterman leading the orchestra for the first time in a program that includes Mozart (Symphony No. 35 "Haffner"), Strauss (Burleske for Piano & Orchestra & Serenade in E-flat) and Brahms (Serenade No. 2 in A) and Boulder native and pianist Christopher Taylor.

Making his mark as a model for today’s conductors, Michael Butterman is recognized for his commitment to creative artistry, innovative programming, and to audience and community engagement.

 
 
 
 

Colorado Music Festival: Opening Night - Boulder Style

Colorado Music Festival: Young People's Concert - The Orchestra Games
Gregory Smith, composer and narrator
MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2014, 10:00 AM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$8 ($5 Member)
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The Orchestra Games dives into exploring the personalities of the various instruments while acquainting the listener with basic musical elements as it sprints through an Olympic array of events. The work begins with a ceremonial introduction of the players and then romps through various events such as the low note limbo, the fast note dash, the marathon and others. 

After each concert, join us on the lawn for a Music Fair where kids can meet real live ferrets, costumed characters, try the instrument petting zoo, enjoy face painting, balloon tying, snacks and more! Designed for ages 4 & up.

 
 
 
 
 

Colorado Music Festival: Young People's Concert - The Orchestra Games

Colorado Music Festival Mash-up: Coldplay & Beethoven
Steve Hackman, conductor
TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$25.00 - $45.00 ($22.00 - $42.00 Member)
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Back by popular demand, the three-concert Music Mash-up & Party series is designed to transform the symphonic experience by bridging the gap between classical and popular music. This program combines the music of Beethoven and Coldplay as songs by the latter are woven into movements of Beethoven’s famous Eroica symphony.

Conductor, composer, arranger, producer, pianist and singer/songwriter, Steve Hackman is increasingly in demand as one the most compelling artists contributing to a new landscape in classical music. 

Food and drink tastings from local restaurants, breweries, and coffee shops will precede the show. 

 
 

Colorado Music Festival Mash-up: Coldplay & Beethoven

Colorado Music Festival: Patriotism & Pops Family Concert
Lawrence Golan, conductor
THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$12.00 - $48.00 ($9.00 - $45.00 Member)
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A fun-filled family concert to kick-off the July 4th holiday weekend featuring the CMF orchestra performing all of your favorite patriotic tunes just for the occasion!

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Colorado Music Festival: Patriotism & Pops Family Concert

Bela Fleck & Brooklyn Rider
SATURDAY, JULY 5, 2014, 08:00 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$35.00 - $60.00 ( $32.00 - $57.00 Member). Tickets on sale: April 25 (April 21 Members).
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Just in case you aren’t familiar with Béla Fleck, there are some who say he’s the premiere banjo player in the world. Others claim that Béla has virtually reinvented the image and the sound of the banjo through a remarkable performing and recording career that has taken him all over the musical map and on a range of solo projects and collaborations. If you are familiar with Béla, you know that he just loves to play the banjo, and put it into unique settings.

In 2011, Béla wrote his first stand alone banjo concerto, on commission with the Nashville Symphony. This work, along with his new quintet for banjo and string quartet will be released in August. This new format was so compelling that Bela decided to create a whole night of music and tour with it, joining forces with the game-changing string quartet Brooklyn Rider.

The recipient of multiple Grammy Awards going back to 1998, Béla Flecks’ total Grammy count is 15 Grammys won, and 30 nominations. He has been nominated in more different musical categories than anyone in Grammy history.

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Bela Fleck & Brooklyn Rider

Colorado Music Festival: Britten, Sibelius and Ravel
William Boughton, conductor and Joseph Meyer, violin
SUNDAY, JULY 6, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$12.00 - $48.00 ($9.00 - $45.00 Member)
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English conductor William Boughton takes the stage to conduct the CMF Orchestra in a program that includes Britten's Suite on English Tunes, "A time there was", Sibelius' Humoresques for Violin & Orchestra performed by CMF Associate principal violin Joseph Meyer, and Ravel's Ma mere l'oye "Mother Goose." Joseph Meyer, violin, is an active soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral leader who has been garnering critical acclaim throughout the country.

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Colorado Music Festival: Britten, Sibelius and Ravel

Colorado Music Festival: Brahms, Tckaikovsky, Sibelius and Elgar
William Boughton, conductor and Chad Hoopes, violin
THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$12.00 - $48.00 ($9.00 - $45.00 Member)
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English conductor William Boughton takes the stage to conduct a program that includes Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D minor featuring young American violinist Chad Hoopes who makes his return appearance to the Festival. Also on the program is Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 5, Tchaikovsky Panarama & Waltz from Sleeping Beauty as well as Elgar's Enigma Variations. 

American violinist Chad Hoopes has been appearing with numerous ensembles throughout the world since he won the first prize at the Young Artists Division of the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition.

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Colorado Music Festival: Brahms, Tckaikovsky, Sibelius and Elgar

Colorado Music Festival: Britten, Sibelius and Ravel
William Boughton, conductor and Chad Hoopes, violin
FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$12.00 - $48.00 ($9.00 - $45.00 Member)
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English conductor William Boughton takes the stage to conduct a program that includes Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D minor featuring young American violinist Chad Hoopes who makes his return appearance to the Festival. Also on the program is Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 5, Tchaikovsky Panarama & Waltz from Sleeping Beauty as well as Elgar's Enigma Variations. 

American violinist Chad Hoopes has been appearing with numerous ensembles throughout the world since he won the first prize at the Young Artists Division of the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition.

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Colorado Music Festival:  Britten, Sibelius and Ravel

Peter Kater & R. Carlos Nakai
SATURDAY, JULY 12, 2014, 08:00 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$27.50 - $52.50 ($24.50 - $49.50 Member). Tickets on sale: April 25 (April 21 Members).
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Pianist/composer Peter Kater has been leading innovator of contemporary instrumental music for over 3 decades.   His music has been heard all over the world from healing venters to the Olympics and Carnegie Hall and he and recently received his 9th Grammy Award nomination.  

Of Navajo-Ute heritage, R. Carlos Nakai is the world's premier performer of the Native American flute. In addition to his educational workshops and residencies, Nakai has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Japan and has performed with over 15 symphonies and chamber orchestras. Nakai has sold over four million records and has received 10 Grammy Award nominations.
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Peter Kater & R. Carlos Nakai

Colorado Music Festival: Ravel, Canteloube and Beethoven's 5th
Larry Rachleff, conductor and Susan Lorette Dunn, soprano
SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$12.00 - $48.00 ($9.00 - $45.00 Member)
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Conductor Larry Rachleff, now in his 18th season as music director of the Rhode Island Philharmonic, returns to lead the CMF Orchestra in a program which features Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin, Canteloube’s Songs of the Auvergne performed by Rachleff's wife, soprano Susan Lorette Dunn, as well as Beethoven's famous 5th Symphony. 

Susan Dunn is an award winning American spinto soprano who has graced many of the world's finest opera houses, concert halls, and theaters in operas, oratorios, and concert performances. 

 
 

Colorado Music Festival: Ravel, Canteloube and Beethoven's 5th

Colorado Music Festival Mash-Up: Showcase of women singer-songwriters with Orchestra
Steve Hackman, conductor
TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$25.00 - $45.00 ($22.00 - $42.00 Member)
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Back by popular demand, the three-concert Music Mash-up & Party series is designed to transform the symphonic experience by bridging the gap between classical and popular music. 

Conductor, composer, arranger, producer, pianist and singer/songwriter, Steve Hackman is increasingly in demand as one the most compelling artists contributing to a new landscape in classical music. 

Food and drink tastings from local restaurants, breweries, and coffee shops will precede the show. 

 
 
 

Colorado Music Festival Mash-Up: Showcase of women singer-songwriters with Orchestra

Colorado Music Festival: Ginastera, Falla and Stravinsky
Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor
THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$12.00 - $48.00 ($9.00 - $45.00 Member)
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Mexican conductor and violinist Carlos Miguel Prieto will lead the CMF Festival Orchestra in a program that includes Ginastera's Suite from Estancia, Falla's Three Cornered Hat Complete Ballet and Stravinsky's Petrouchka (1911). Prieto is the Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Mexico and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería in his native Mexico, and of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and the YOA Orchestra of the Americas (2011-current) in the United States.

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Colorado Music Festival: Ginastera, Falla and Stravinsky

Colorado Music Festival: Ginastera, Falla and Stravinsky
Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor
FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$12.00 - $48.00 ($9.00 - $45.00 Member)
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Mexican conductor and violinist Carlos Miguel Prieto will lead the CMF Festival Orchestra in a program that includes Ginastera's Suite from Estancia, Falla's Three Cornered Hat Complete Ballet and Stravinsky's Petrouchka (1911). Prieto is the Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Mexico and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería in his native Mexico, and of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and the YOA Orchestra of the Americas (2011-current) in the United States.

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Colorado Music Festival: Ginastera, Falla and Stravinsky

Loudon Wainwright III and Iris Dement
SATURDAY, JULY 19, 2014, 08:00 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$30.00 - $55.00 ($27.00 - $52.00 Member). Tickets on sale: April 25 (April 21, Members).
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Considered one of America's most astute lyrical commentators, Loudon Wainwright III came to fame when “Dead Skunk” became a Top 20 hit in 1972. His recording career consists of over 25 albums, including the five-disc retrospective “40 Odd Years” and his newest album “Older Than My Old Man Now.”
Wainwright’s songs have been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Cash, Earl Scruggs, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Rufus Wainwright, and Mose Allison, among others.

Folk singer and two- time Grammy nominee Iris DeMent says of that elusive inspirational spark, “I didn’t know when or if I’d make another record. I gave up on trying to steer it or force it and decided to just make myself available in my heart and mind as much as I could and leave the rest up to fate.”
Sixteen years after the last collection of DeMent songs, that time has come. The audience will be treated to songs from her new album “Sing The Delta” as well as some of her songs that have become cultural touchstones.
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Loudon Wainwright III and Iris Dement

Colorado Music Festival: Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven's 8th
Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor
SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$12.00 - $48.00 ($9.00 - $45.00 Member)
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Mexican conductor and violinist Carlos Miguel Prieto will lead the CMF Orchestra in a program that includes Haydn's Symphony 49 "La Passione," Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 27 and Beethoven's Symphony No. 8. Prieto is the Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Mexico and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería in his native Mexico, and of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and the YOA Orchestra of the Americas (2011-current) in the United States.

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Colorado Music Festival: Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven's 8th

Colorado Music Festival: Berlioz, Schumann and Copland
Joshua Gersen, conductor and Brook Speltz, cello
THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$12.00 - $48.00 ($9.00 - $45.00 Member)
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Young American conductor Joshua Gersen will lead the CMF Festival orchestra in a program featuring Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture, Schumann’s Cello Concerto in A Minor performed by Brook Speltz, and Copland’s Symphony No. 3. 

A regular performer with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the San Diego Symphony, Brook Speltz has received top prizes in numerous major competitions and is the recent grand prizewinner of the prestigious Ima Hogg Competition, which led to his highly anticipated debut with the Houston Symphony.

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Colorado Music Festival:  Berlioz, Schumann and Copland

Colorado Music Festival: Berlioz, Schumann and Copland
Joshua Gersen, conductor and Brook Speltz, cello
FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$12.00 - $48.00 ($9.00 - $45.00 Member)
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Young American conductor Joshua Gersen will lead the CMF Festival orchestra in a program featuring Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture, Schumann’s Cello Concerto in A Minor performed by Brook Speltz, and Copland’s Symphony No. 3. 

A regular performer with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the San Diego Symphony, Brook Speltz has received top prizes in numerous major competitions and is the recent grand prizewinner of the prestigious Ima Hogg Competition, which led to his highly anticipated debut with the Houston Symphony.

 
 
 
 

Colorado Music Festival:  Berlioz, Schumann and Copland

Colorado Music Festival: All Mozart
Andrew Grams, conductor and AmyJo Rhine, horn
SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$12.00 - $48.00 ($9.00 - $45.00 Member)
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American conductor Andrew Grams makes his debut appearance at CMF with an all-Mozart program which will feature CMF Principal Horn Amy Jo Rhine performing Mozart’s 4th Horn Concerto. Also on the program are Mozart's 33rd and 41st Syphonies also known as the “Jupiter” Symphony. 

Amy Jo Rhine is a seasoned orchestral performer who is a member of The IRIS Orchestra, based in Memphis and who performs regularly with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra.

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Colorado Music Festival: All Mozart

Rufus Wainwright
The Best of Rufus Wainwright
MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014, 08:00 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$35.00 -$60.00 ($32.00 - $57.00 Member). Tickets on sale April 25 (April 21 Members)

Affectionately referred to by Elton John as “the greatest songwriter on the planet” and praised by the New York Times for his “genuine originality,” Grammy nominee Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation.  He is the son of folk singers Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle and the brother of Martha Wainwright, but Rufus has achieved his success by carving out his own singular sound in the worlds of rock, opera, theater, dance and film. He has just been commissioned to write his second opera  which will premiere in Toronto in 2018.

Rufus has worked with many artists including Elton John, Paul Simon, Antony, David Byrne, Joni Mitchell, Robert Wilson, Lou Reed, the Pet Shop Boys, Guy Chambers and Boy George. Rufus’ newest album “Vibrate: The Best of Rufus Wainwright” will be released in March 2014.”

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Rufus Wainwright

Colorado Music Festival Mash-up: San Fermin with Orchestra
Steve Hackman, conductor
TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$25.00 - $45.00 ($22.00 - $42.00 Member)
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Back by popular demand, the three-concert Music Mash-up & Party series is designed to transform the symphonic experience by bridging the gap between classical and popular music. This program combines the music of the alternative Indie band San Fermin with the movements of the CMF Orchestra.

Conductor, composer, arranger, producer, pianist and singer/songwriter, Steve Hackman is increasingly in demand as one the most compelling artists contributing to a new landscape in classical music. 

Food and drink tastings from local restaurants, breweries, and coffee shops will precede the show. 

 
 

Colorado Music Festival  Mash-up: San Fermin with Orchestra

Colorado Music Festival: Borodin, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky
Andrew Grams, conductor and William Wolfram, piano
THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$12.00 - $48.00 ($9.00 - $45.00 Member)
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Guest conductor Andrew Grams continues his week at CMF for a program with the full Festival Orchestra featuring Borodin’s Prince Igor Overture, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 featuring pianist William Wolfram and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. 

American pianist William Wolfram has appeared with many of the greatest orchestras of the world and has developed a special reputation as the rare concerto soloist who is also equally versatile and adept as a recitalist, accompanist and chamber musician.

 
 

Colorado Music Festival: Borodin, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky

Colorado Music Festival: Borodin, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky
Andrew Grams, conductor and William Wolfram, piano
FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$12.00 - $48.00 ($9.00 - $45.00 Member)
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Guest conductor Andrew Grams continues his week at CMF for a program with the full Festival Orchestra featuring Borodin’s Prince Igor Overture, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 featuring pianist William Wolfram and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. 

American pianist William Wolfram has appeared with many of the greatest orchestras of the world and has developed a special reputation as the rare concerto soloist who is also equally versatile and adept as a recitalist, accompanist and chamber musician.

 
 

Colorado Music Festival: Borodin, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky

Colorado Music Festival: Carmen Suite and Bernstein
Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor and Jennifer Koh, violin
SUNDAY, AUGUST 3, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$12.00 - $48.00 ($9.00 - $45.00 Member)
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Canadian conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni will come to Boulder for the final week of the season and conduct a program featuring violinist Jennifer Koh performing Bernstein’s Serenade for Solo Violin, and R. Shchedrine’s Carmen Suite. 

Violinist Jennifer Koh is recognized for her intense, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance. With an impassioned musical curiosity, she is forging an artistic path of her own devising, choosing works that both inspire and challenge. 

 
 
 

Colorado Music Festival: Carmen Suite and Bernstein

Colorado Music Festival: Festival Finale - Celebrate Strauss
Jean-Marie Zeitouni, Conductor
THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$12.00 - $48.00 ($9.00 - $45.00 Member)
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Canadian conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni closes the season with a Festival finale program featuring the CMF Festival Orchestra in a celebratory program to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Richard Strauss and will feature Mozart’s Don Giovanni Overture as well as Strauss’ Don Juan and Ein Heldenleben. Jean-Marie Zeitouni has emerged as one of Canada’s brightest young conductors whose eloquent yet fiery style in repertoire ranging from Baroque to contemporary music results in regular re-engagements across Canada and the United States.

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Colorado Music Festival: Festival Finale - Celebrate Strauss

Colorado Music Festival: Festival Finale - Celebrate Strauss
Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor
FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$12.00 - $48.00 ($9.00 - $45.00 Member)
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Canadian conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni closes the season with a Festival finale program featuring the CMF Festival Orchestra in a celebratory program to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Richard Strauss and will feature Mozart’s Don Giovanni Overture as well as Strauss’ Don Juan and Ein Heldenleben. Jean-Marie Zeitouni has emerged as one of Canada’s brightest young conductors whose eloquent yet fiery style in repertoire ranging from Baroque to contemporary music results in regular re-engagements across Canada and the United States.

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Colorado Music Festival: Festival Finale - Celebrate Strauss

An Evening with Paula Poundstone
SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 2014, 08:00 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$25.00 - $42.50 ( $22.00- $39.50 Member). Tickets on sale: April 25 (April 21 Members).
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Say hello to Emmy Award-winning comedian, author and humorist, Paula Poundstone. Paula is currently a regular panelist on NPR’s widely popular weekly news quiz show, “Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me,” where her distinctive brand of wry, intelligent and witty comedy is heard by 5 million homes across the country, internationally on NPR Worldwide, and on the Internet via podcast.

Paula is recognized as one of Comedy Central's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups Of All Time, is the first woman to win the cable ACE for Best Standup Comedy Special, and is the first woman to perform standup at the prestigious White House Correspondents Dinner and in 2010 was accepted into the Comedy Hall of Fame.  

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An Evening with Paula Poundstone

Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott
SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, 2014, 08:00 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$25.00 - $45.00 ($22.00- $42.00 Member)
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Back in 2000, kindred spirits Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott joined forces to record the deep and scintillating “Real Time,” which was widely acclaimed on release and has since become recognized as a towering achievement in Americana annals. Following that album O’Brien and Scott became an in-demand touring act, hitting the road together whenever their schedules allowed. (Performances from shows in 2005 and 2006 were gathered on” Live: We’re Usually a Lot Better Than This”).

Over the ensuing years, each has been asked incessantly when their paths would next cross. Indeed, the prospect of a Real Time redux has come to take on an almost mythic significance in roots-music circles — the down-home equivalent of a Led Zeppelin reunion. That time has come.

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Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott

B.B. King
TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2014, 08:00 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$60.00 -$100.00 ($57.00 - $97.00 Member). Tickets on sale April 25 (April 21 Members)

His reign as King of the Blues has been as long as that of any monarch on earth. Yet B.B. King continues to wear his crown well. At age 88, B.B. King is as alive as the music he plays, and a grateful world can’t get enough of him.

An American treasure and living legend, King has released more than 60 albums and amassed countless awards and honors, including 15 Grammy Awards, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, the Presidential Medal of Honor, and was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in 1984 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

Ranked No. 6 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 100 Greatest Guitarists list, King has one of the world's most identifiable guitar styles. He borrowed from Blind Lemon Jefferson, T-Bone Walker and others, integrating his precise and complex vocal-like string bends and his left hand vibrato, both of which have become indispensable components of rock guitarists' vocabulary. His economy and phrasing has been a model for thousands of players.  King has mixed blues, jazz, swing, mainstream pop and jump into a unique sound. In King's words, "When I sing, I play in my mind; the minute I stop singing orally, I start to sing by playing Lucille."

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B.B. King

John Hiatt & The Combo and The Taj Mahal Trio
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2014, 08:00 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$40.00 - $75.00 ($37.00 - $72.00 Member)
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Two music legends. One night of incredible music. Don’t miss what is sure to be one of the most memorable events of the summer!

John Hiatt’s career as a performer and songwriter has spanned more than 30 years and everyone from Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, BB King, Bonnie Raitt and Iggy Pop has covered his work. Known for captivating crowds with his exceptional guitar performances and enthusiasm, Hiatt is called “...one of rock’s most astute singer-songwriters of the last 40 years” by the Los Angeles Times, and continues to write brilliant character studies, with entertaining storylines, cunning lyrics and wry humor.

Composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and nine time Grammy® nominee Taj Mahal is one of the most prominent and influential figures in late 20th century blues and roots music. Though his career began more than four decades ago with American blues, he has broadened his artistic scope over the years to include music representing virtually every corner of the world – west Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, the Hawaiian islands and so much more. What ties it all together is his insatiable interest in musical discovery. Over the years, his passion and curiosity have led him around the world, and the resulting global perspective is reflected in his music today.

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John Hiatt & The Combo and The Taj Mahal Trio

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble
Pure Movement
SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$35.00 ($32.00 Member), $18.00 Children 10 & under
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Celebrating its 43rd anniversary season, the world renowned Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble presents a riveting and thoughtful evening of dance, including the Boulder premiere of "Madiba's River, " Cleo Parker Robinson's uplifting tribute to Nelson Mandela, and Winifred R. Harris' profound work, "When Wet Came to Paper." This evening will truly be a celebration of the significant purity of dance movement. 

 

 

 

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble

Ziggy Marley
Fly Rasta
THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014, 08:00 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$35.00 -$55.00 ($32.00 - $52.00 Member). Tickets on sale April 25 (April 21 Members).

A native of Kingston, Jamaica, Ziggy Marley and his siblings first sat in on recording sessions with his father’s band, the legendary Bob Marley and the Wailers, when he was ten years old.  Later, Ziggy joined with brother Stephen and sisters Sharon and Cedella to become The Melody Makers, allowing him to craft his own soulful sound which blends blues, R&B, hip-hop and roots reggae.  The Melody Makers earned their first Grammy (Best Reggae Recording) for “Conscious Party “ (1988), produced by Talking Heads Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, which included the hit songs “Tomorrow People” and “Tumbling Down.

The six-time Grammy Award winner's newest album “Fly Rasta,” scheduled for release April 2014, marries Ziggy’s distinctive reggae sound with elements of psychedelica, rock, funk, soul and pop, and explores further musical zones with the addition of sitar, tabla and taiko drums. The lyrical themes are a call to empowerment, enlightenment, freedom and, as with many of Ziggy’s songs, the higher power of love.
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Ziggy Marley

An Evening with Steven Wright
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2014, 08:00 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$32.50 - $50.00 ($29.50 - $47.00 Member). Tickets on sale: April 25 (April 21 Members).

Academy Award winner Steven Wright is a prototype comedian that many others continually try to follow. He known for his distinctly lethargic voice and slow, deadpan delivery of ironic, philosophical and sometimes nonsensical jokes, paraprosdokians, anti-humor and one-liners with contrived situations. He is a regular guest with David Letterman, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel and Craig Ferguson.

Steven was honored as the first inductee into The Boston Comedy Hall of Fame, is a recipient of the Johnny Carson Comedy Legend Award and is a two-time Grammy nominee for Best Comedy Album. In 1989, Steven was honored with an Academy Award for Best Short Film for his film entitled “The Appointments of Dennis Jennings” in which he starred and co-wrote.  

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An Evening with Steven Wright

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