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Colorado Music Festival | Takács Quartet Plays John Adams’ Absolute Jest

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Thursday, June 30Doors: 7:00 PMConcert: 7:30 PMChautauqua AuditoriumTickets: $25.00 - $75.00 ($22.00 - $72.00 Concert Member)* Conductor: Peter Oundjian Guest Artists: Takács Quartet Music Director Peter Oundjian opens the 2022 Festival season with special guests: Boulder’s own Takács Quartet. This Grammy Award-winning quartet joins the orchestra for John Adams’ Absolute Jest, which samples, twists, and […]

$25 – $75

Colorado Music Festival | Takács Quartet Plays John Adams’ Absolute Jest

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Friday, July 1Doors: 6:00 PMConcert: 6:30 PMChautauqua AuditoriumTickets: $25.00 - $75.00 ($22.00 - $72.00 Concert Member)* Conductor: Peter Oundjian Guest Artists: Takács Quartet Music Director Peter Oundjian opens the 2022 Festival season with special guests: Boulder’s own Takács Quartet. This Grammy Award-winning quartet joins the orchestra for John Adams’ Absolute Jest, which samples, twists, and builds […]

$25 – $75

Colorado Music Festival | Family Concert: Tubby the Tuba

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Sunday, July 3Doors: 10:30 AMConcert: 11:00 AMChautauqua AuditoriumTickets: $10.00* Conductor: Maurice Cohn Guest Artists: Really Inventive Stuff Vaudeville-inspired musical storytellers Really Inventive Stuff uses comedy, props, and interaction to refresh beloved musical classics and enchant audiences of all ages. Their imaginative Tubby the Tuba follows “the adventures of a red polka-dot yo-yo, a dapper bullfrog puppet, […]

$10

Colorado Music Festival | Takács Quartet

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Tuesday, July 5Doors: 7:00 PMConcert: 7:30 PMChautauqua AuditoriumTickets: $25.00 - $62.00 ($22.00 - $62.00 Concert Member)* Guest Artists: Takács Quartet, artists-in-residence Grammy Award-winning Takács (pronounced Takach) Quartet is world renowned for their “chamber music playing of overwhelming intensity” (The Guardian). The Boulder-based ensemble opens the 2022 Robert Mann Chamber Music Series with Haydn and Dvořák’s final […]

$25 – $65

Colorado Music Festival | Jan Lisiecki Plays Beethoven’s Piano Concertos 1 & 3

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Thursday, July 7Doors: 7:00 PMConcert: 7:30 PMChautauqua AuditoriumTickets: $25.00 - $75.00 ($22.00 - $72.00 Concert Member) Conductor:Peter Oundjian Guest Artist:Jan Lisiecki, piano Music Director Peter Oundjian begins a cycle of all five of Beethoven’s piano concertos, each performed by the award-winning Jan Lisiecki, whom Oundjian calls “one of the greatest piano talents of all time.” […]

$25 – $75

Colorado Music Festival | Jan Lisiecki Plays Beethoven’s Piano Concertos 2 & 4

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Friday, July 8Doors: 6:00 PMConcert: 6:30 PMChautauqua AuditoriumTickets: $25.00 - $75.00 ($22.00 - $72.00 Concert Members)* Conductor:Peter Oundjian Guest Artist:Jan Lisiecki, piano After an engaging overture by Vaughan Williams, Music Director Peter Oundjian continues a cycle of all five of Beethoven’s piano concertos, each performed by the award-winning Jan Lisiecki. Beethoven wrote his Second Piano […]

$25 – $75

Colorado Music Festival | Jan Lisiecki Plays Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Sunday, July 10Doors: 6:00 PMConcert: 6:30 PMChautauqua AuditoriumTickets: $25.00 - $75.00 ($22.00 - $72.00 Concert Member)* Conductor:Peter Oundjian Guest Artist:Jan Lisiecki, piano The Festival and Music Director Peter Oundjian continue a cycle of all five of Beethoven’s piano concertos, each performed by the award-winning Jan Lisiecki. The Fifth and final, best known as the “Emperor” Concerto, […]

$25 – $75

Colorado Music Festival | Attacca Quartet

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Tuesday, July 12Doors: 7:00 PMConcert: 7:30 PMChautauqua AuditoriumTickets: $25.00 - $65.00 ($22.00 - $62.00 Concert Member)* Guest Artists: Attacca Quartet “I like to think of as collectors of joy,” says their cellist, Andrew Yee. New York’s Grammy Award-winning Attacca (pronounced ah-TAK-ah) Quartet “believes in and celebrates” music of the 20th and 21st centuries; in this performance, […]

$25 – $65

Colorado Music Festival | John Adams + Timo Andres’ World Premiere

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Thursday, July 14Doors: 7:00 PMConcert: 7:30 PMChautauqua AuditoriumTickets: $25.00 - $75.00 ($22.00 - $75.00 Concert Member)* Conductors:Peter OundjianJohn Adams Guest Artists: Samuel Adams Tessa Lark, violin Timothy McAllister, saxophone The legendary John Adams, 2022 composer-in-residence and co-curator of this week’s programs, shares the podium with Music Director Peter Oundjian in this can’t-miss concert, beginning with a […]

$25 – $75

Colorado Music Festival | Kaleidoscope: Road Movies

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Friday, July 15Doors: 7:00 PMConcert: 7:30 PMChautauqua AuditoriumTickets: $25.00 - $75.00 ($22.00 - $72.00 Concert Member)* Guest Artists:Timo Andres, pianoTessa Lark, violin Timothy McAllister, saxophoneMembers of the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra Now in its second year, Kaleidoscope brings back and builds upon the theatrical elements that audiences loved: lighting, cinematography, a hint of stage magic, and […]

$25 – $75

Colorado Music Festival | Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes?

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Sunday, July 17Doors: 6:00 PMConcert: 6:30 PMChautauqua AuditoriumTickets: $25.00 - $75.00 ($22.00 -  $72.00 Concert Member)* Conductor:Peter OundjianJohn Adams Guest Artist:Jeremy Denk, piano The Festival’s focus on today’s music continues as world-renowned conductor and Festival composer-in-residence/co-curator John Adams takes the podium to lead his off-beat and grooving Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes? with […]

$25 – $75

Colorado Music Festival | Flavors of Russia: Tchaikovsky, Glinka & Borodin

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Tuesday, July 19Doors: 7:00 PMConcert: 7:30 PMChautauqua AuditoriumTickets: $25.00 - $65.00 ($22.00 - $62.00 Concert Member)* Guest Artists: Members of the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra The Festival continues its Robert Mann Chamber Series, named for a beloved educator, composer, and founding member of the Juilliard String Quartet. Tchaikovsky spent some of his happiest days in Florence, […]

$25 – $65

Colorado Music Festival | Sibelius’ Second Symphony + Violinist Randall Goosby

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Thursday, July 21Doors: 7:00 PMConcert: 7:30 PMChautauqua AuditoriumTickets: $25.00 - $75.00 ($22.00 - $72.00 Concert Member)* Conductor:Ryan Bancroft Guest Artist:Randall Goosby, violin “ Goosby plays like an angel with nothing to prove,” claims the L.A. Times. The youngest recipient ever to win the Sphinx Concerto Competition and an artist dedicated to the dynamic music of Black […]

$25 – $75

Colorado Music Festival | Sibelius’ Second Symphony + Violinist Randall Goosby

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Friday, July 22Doors: 6:00 PMConcert: 6:30 PMChautauqua AuditoriumTickets: $25.00 - $75.00 ($22.00 - $72.00 Concert Member)* Conductor:Ryan Bancroft Guest Artist:Randall Goosby, violin “ Goosby plays like an angel with nothing to prove,” claims the L.A. Times.  The youngest recipient ever to win the Sphinx Concerto Competition and an artist dedicated to the dynamic music of Black […]

$25 – $75

Colorado Music Festival | Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Sunday, July 24Doors: 6:00 PMConcert: 6:30 PMChautauqua AuditoriumTickets: $25.00 - $75.00 ($22.00 - $72.00 Concert Member)*  Conductor:Ryan Bancroft Guest Artist:Albert Cano Smit, piano “If you want to hear perfection, this is it,” says Music Director Peter Oundjian of Mozart’s final concerto, performed here by rising star pianist Albert Cano Smit, winner of the 2019 Young Concert […]

$25 – $75

Colorado Music Festival | Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Tuesday, July 26Doors: 7:00 PMConcert: 7:30 PMChautauqua AuditoriumTickets: $25.00 - $65.00 ($22.00 - $62.00 Concert Member)*  Guest Artists: Members of the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra This installment of the Robert Mann Chamber Series begins with Mozart’s jaunty First Flute Quartet, followed by the brief but profound Movement for String Trio by Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson. Dvořák’s complex Terzetto […]

$25 – $65

Colorado Music Festival | Prokofiev 5 + Gabriela Montero Plays Tchaikovsky

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Thursday, July 28Doors: 7:00 PMConcert: 7:30 PMChautauqua AuditoriumTickets: $25.00 - $75.00 ($22.00 - $72.00 Concert Member)*  Conductor:Jean-Marie Zeitouni Guest Artist:Gabriela Montero, piano Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto might never have seen the light of day — the pianist for whom it was written initially declared it “absolutely unplayable.” Luckily Tchaikovsky ignored this criticism, published his concerto, […]

$25 – $75

Colorado Music Festival | Prokofiev 5 + Gabriela Montero Plays Tchaikovsky

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Friday, July 29 Doors: 6:00 PM Concert: 6:30 PM Chautauqua Auditorium Tickets: $25.00 - $75.00 ($22.00 - $72.00 Concert Member)* Conductor: Jean-Marie Zeitouni Guest Artist: Gabriela Montero, piano Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto might never have seen the light of day — the pianist for whom it was written initially declared it “absolutely unplayable.” Luckily Tchaikovsky […]

$25 – $75

Colorado Music Festival | A Midsummer Night’s Dream with John de Lancie

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Sunday, July 31Doors: 6:00 PMConcert: 6:30 PMChautauqua AuditoriumTickets: $25.00 - $75.00 ($22.00 - $72.00 Concert Member)* Conductor:Jean-Marie Zeitouni Guest Artists:Jennifer Bird-Arvidsson, soprano John de Lancie, actor Marnie Mosiman, actor Abigail Nims, mezzo soprano Principal Guest Conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni conducts a special Midsummer Night’s Dream. This performance pairs Mendelssohn’s lush score, which includes the instantly recognizable […]

$25 – $75

Colorado Music Festival | Danish String Quartet

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Tuesday, August 2Doors: 7:00 PMConcert: 7:30 PMChautauqua AuditoriumTickets: $25.00 - $65.00 ($22.00 - $62.00 Concert Member)* Guest Artists: Danish String Quartet “They could be grounded in their tone or mystical. They allowed time to stand still, and they could assume the pose of excitingly aggressive rockers. They did it all,” says The Los Angeles Times […]

$25 – $65

Colorado Music Festival | Stravinsky’s Firebird + Clarinet Star Anthony McGill

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Thursday, August 4Doors: 7:00 PMConcert: 7:30 PMChautauqua AuditoriumTickets: $25.00 - $75.00 ($22.00 - $72.00 Concert Member)* Conductor:Peter Oundjian Guest Artists:Wang Jie, composerAnthony McGill, clarinet The New York Times has praised clarinetist Anthony McGill for “his trademark brilliance, penetrating sound and rich character”; McGill’s musical charisma is a perfect match for Weber’s First Clarinet Concerto, which […]

$25 – $75

Colorado Music Festival | Mahler’s Fifth Symphony

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Sunday, August 7Doors: 6:00 PMConcert: 6:30 PMChautauqua AuditoriumTickets: $25.00 - $75.00 ($22.00 - $72.00 Concert Member)* Conductor: Peter Oundjian Leave it to Mahler to give us harrowing funeral marches shot through with blinding rays of hope. That is his epic Fifth Symphony: a masterpiece which, while not expressly telling a story, still whispers Mahler’s secrets […]

$25 – $75

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