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Alisa Weilerstein Plays Dvořák’s Cello Concerto

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Door time: 6:00 PM Show time: 6:30 PM   The 2024 Festival season opens with the much-anticipated return of Alisa Weilerstein, whose music “emerges with sunlit clarity” (The Guardian); here Weilerstein performs one of the most breathtaking works for cello. Later: Mendelssohn could not shake the “festive air” of Italy while composing his Fourth Symphony, […]

$18 – $80

Family Concert: Green Eggs and Ham

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Door time: 10:00 AM Show time: 10:30 AM   Do you like Green Eggs and Ham? Musical storytellers Really Inventive Stuff return by popular demand, this time with their fully-staged adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ beloved children’s classic featuring Sam-I-Am. This engaging Family Concert also includes a musical twist on three of Aesop’s most familiar fables: […]

$18 – $80

Alisa Weilerstein Plays Dvořák’s Cello Concerto

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Door time: 6:00 PM Show time: 6:30 PM   The 2024 Festival season opens with the much-anticipated return of Alisa Weilerstein, whose music “emerges with sunlit clarity” (The Guardian); here Weilerstein performs one of the most breathtaking works for cello. Later: Mendelssohn could not shake the “festive air” of Italy while composing his Fourth Symphony, […]

$18 – $80

Dohnányi, Beethoven & Schumann

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Door time: 7:00 PM Show time: 7:30 PM   The 2024 Robert Mann Chamber Music Series begins with a spotlight on the Festival’s own musicians. Dohnányi’s sextet brings together piano, string trio, clarinet, and horn, an uncommon combination which the composer uses to mischievous effect. Beethoven’s brief “Eyeglasses Duo” is so called for a friendly […]

$18 – $70

Rite of Spring & Gluzman Plays Prokofiev

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Door time: 7:00 PM Show time: 7:30 PM   Famous for inciting a riot at its 1913 premiere due to its cutting-edge compositional techniques, Stravinsky’s Rite represents “the mystery and great surge of creative power of Spring.” BBC Music Magazine has praised violinist Vadim Gluzman’s performance of Prokofiev’s acerbic Second Violin Concerto as “a thing […]

$18 – $80

Rite of Spring & Gluzman Plays Prokofiev

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Door time: 6:00 PM Show time: 6:30 PM   Famous for inciting a riot at its 1913 premiere due to its cutting-edge compositional techniques, Stravinsky’s Rite represents “the mystery and great surge of creative power of Spring.” BBC Music Magazine has praised violinist Vadim Gluzman’s performance of Prokofiev’s acerbic Second Violin Concerto as “a thing […]

$18 – $80

Bruckner Bicentennial: Symphony No. 4

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Door time: 6:00 PM Show time: 6:30 PM   “Look, how brightly the universe shines! Splendour falls on everything around…” Schoenberg’s chromatic and stunningly beautiful Transfigured Night draws inspiration from a poem about a woman harboring a dark secret and the man who loves her enough to forgive her. 2024 marks Schoenberg’s 150th birthday, as […]

$18 – $80

Schubert’s Strings & Nielsen’s Winds

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Door time: 7:00 PM Show time: 7:30 PM   The Robert Mann Chamber Music Series continues by highlighting musicians from the Festival’s own ranks. One of the most beloved works ever written for wind quintet is this music by Carl Nielsen; he composed his Wind Quintet with five friends in mind, and this warmth, as […]

$18 – $70

Olga Kern & Grieg’s Peer Gynt

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Door time: 7:00 PM Show time: 7:30 PM   Welcome back, Festival favorite Olga Kern! Fresh off a celebration of Rachmaninoff’s 150th anniversary, Kern performs his Second Piano Concerto — a success from its inception, this memorable concerto’s themes that have been borrowed by countless films, Sinatra songs, and more. After intermission, Colorado Public Radio’s […]

$20 – $85

Olga Kern & Grieg’s Peer Gynt

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Door time: 6:00 PM Show time: 6:30 PM   Welcome back, Festival favorite Olga Kern! Fresh off a celebration of Rachmaninoff’s 150th anniversary, Kern performs his Second Piano Concerto — a success from its inception, this memorable concerto’s themes that have been borrowed by countless films, Sinatra songs, and more. After intermission, Colorado Public Radio’s […]

$20 – $85

Gabriela Lena Frank’s World Premiere

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Door time: 6:00 PM Show time: 6:30 PM   Be the first to experience a brand new concerto by Gabriela Lena Frank, heralded as one of the most significant women composers in history by the Washington Post. This exciting new work was commissioned by the Festival and will be performed by Boulder’s Grammy-winning Takács Quartet […]

$18 – $80

Haydn, Debussy & Mendelssohn

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Door time: 7:00 PM Show time: 7:30 PM   The Robert Mann Chamber Music Series continues with a spotlight on the Festival’s own musicians. Haydn’s String Quartets achieved a new range of expression for secular music; his String Quartet C major, Op. 20, No. 2 is a diamond from start to finish. Debussy, a master […]

$18 – $70

Awadagin Pratt + Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Door time: 7:00 PM Show time: 7:30 PM   Celebrated pianist Awadagin Pratt makes his Festival debut with music old and new, beginning with Bach’s nimble Keyboard Concerto in A major. Pratt then performs a piece he commissioned from lauded composer Jessie Montgomery; her Rounds is inspired by an epic poem by T.S. Eliot and […]

$18 – $80

Awadagin Pratt + Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Door time: 6:00 PM Show time: 6:30 PM   Celebrated pianist Awadagin Pratt makes his Festival debut with music old and new, beginning with Bach’s nimble Keyboard Concerto in A major. Pratt then performs a piece he commissioned from lauded composer Jessie Montgomery; her Rounds is inspired by an epic poem by T.S. Eliot and […]

$18 – $80

Mozart: Duo Pianos, Haffner & A Little Night Music

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Door time: 6:00 PM Show time: 6:30 PM   The Washington Post declares that twin sister pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton “have to be heard to be believed”; the Festival is honored to welcome these audience favorites for an all-Mozart program. Following the charming serenade Eine kleine Nachtmusik (“A Little Night Music”), the Naughtons perform […]

$18 – $80

Danish String Quartet

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Door time: 7:00 PM Show time: 7:30 PM   “Yes, playing string quartets is our job, and yes it is hard work, but we mostly do it for pleasure, like we always did,” says the Danish String Quartet, a highly sought-after ensemble of energetic musicians who met each other at music camp as teenagers. The […]

$18 – $70

Augustin Hadelich & Dvořák 7

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Door time: 7:00 PM Show time: 7:30 PM   Augustin Hadelich, one of the greatest violinists of all time, returns to perform Tchaikovsky’s unparalleled Violin Concerto. The deeply patriotic Dvořák wished to use his music to recognize the struggle and oppression of his fellow Czechs; he wrote of this urgent Seventh Symphony, “What is in […]

$20 – $85

Augustin Hadelich & Dvořák 7

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Door time: 6:00 PM Show time: 6:30 PM   Augustin Hadelich, one of the greatest violinists of all time, returns to perform Tchaikovsky’s unparalleled Violin Concerto. The deeply patriotic Dvořák wished to use his music to recognize the struggle and oppression of his fellow Czechs; he wrote of this urgent Seventh Symphony, “What is in […]

$20 – $85

Mahler 4 & Ravel’s Shéhérazade

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Door time: 6:00 PM Show time: 6:30 PM   Music Director Peter Oundjian continues his tradition of ending the season with glorious music by Mahler. The composer built his Fourth Symphony around his own song “The Heavenly Life,” which borrows text from a Bavarian folk poem. “The angelic voices gladden our senses,” the poem proclaims, […]

$18 – $80

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