Upcoming Events


An experience at the Chautauqua Auditorium is like no other. Built in 1898 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, the Auditorium’s lofty, open architecture is from another era and the incredible acoustics keep the music real. For more than 120 years the Auditorium has welcomed a diverse array of music legends, including Wynton Marsalis, Lyle Lovett, Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter, BB King, Ziggy Marley, the Indigo Girls, John Hiatt, and many others, as well as the best of classical music brought to you by the Colorado Music Festival. Add film festivals, dance extravaganzas, and distinguished speakers to the mix, and there is truly something for everyone in the Auditorium. During Colorado’s chillier months, you will feel right at home in the beautiful Community House, sometimes called Chautauqua’s “living room.” Community House events are a favorite amongst audiences looking to experience smaller concerts, forums, films and educational programs in a more intimate setting.

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Beethoven’s Eroica + Joel Thompson’s World Premiere

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder

Door Time: 6:45 PM Conductor: Peter Oundjian Guest Artists: Dr. Eddie Glaude, narratorJoel Thompson, composerIn a world premiere commissioned by the Festival, composer Joel Thompson shines a light on American writer and activist James Baldwin, weaving selections of Baldwin’s own words into a musical profile on one of the most powerful Black voices of his generation. Later: Beethoven […]

$48 – $75

Festival Finale: Beethoven 5

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder

Door Time: 6:45 PM Showtime: 7:30 PM Conductor: Peter OundjianThe 2021 Festival Finale showcases all the sections of the orchestra, beginning with a canzon for brass and ending with Beethoven’s unforgettable Fifth Symphony. With its iconic four-note opening and its ascent from darkness to light, the Fifth is perhaps, as novelist E.M. Forster described it, “the […]

$48 – $75

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