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Colorado Music Festival

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The only all-professional classical music festival along Colorado's Front Range. Performing at Boulder's historic Chautauqua Auditorium, the Colorado Music Festival provides six weeks of music in one of the state's most beautiful locations. Festival season includes traditional classical music performances with the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, chamber music, Young People's Concerts, and an innovative Music Mash-Up series.

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  • Miles to airport: 40
  • Miles to CCC: 29
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  • Group Activities Description: The Colorado Music Festival at Chautauqua is a wonderful way to celebrate with your officemates, employees, clients, organization members, neighborhood, friends or family! Purchase tickets for groups of 10 or more and receive a 25% discount on regular single ticket prices. Your group will also receive acknowledgement at the concert. To reserve a block of seats for your group, please contact Ken Thorne, Ticketing and Data Manager, at 303-449-1397 or thorne@coloradomusicfest.org.

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  • Image 900 Baseline Rd., Boulder, CO 80302
  • Image $12.00 – $54.00

Conductor: Jean-Marie Zeitouni Guest Artists: CMF Orchestra Experience a profound new approach to Gustav Holst’s symphonic powerhouse: The Planets. The CMF Orchestra presents a magical, awe-inspiring and timeless musical portrait brought to...

Colorado Music Festival - The Planets <p>Conductor: Jean-Marie Zeitouni<br />Guest Artists: CMF Orchestra<br /><br />Experience a profound new approach to Gustav Holst’s symphonic powerhouse: The Planets. The CMF Orchestra presents a magical, awe-inspiring and timeless musical portrait brought to life with choreographed, visual animation on the big screen! Also on this program is the world premiere by the 2017 Click! Commissioning club composer Julian Wachner, and Alexander Scriabin’s “The Poem of Ecstasy.”<br /><br />Program:<br />Julian Wachner: Click! Commission (World Premiere)<br />Scriabin: Le Poème de l’extase “Poem of Ecstasy”<br />Holst: The Planets, Op. 32, featuring choreographed, visual animation</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
  • Image 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Image $12-$35

Conductor: Jean-Marie Zeitouni Guest Artists: CMF Orchestra Experience a profound new approach to Gustav Holst’s symphonic powerhouse: The Planets. The CMF Orchestra presents a magical, awe-inspiring and timeless musical portrait brought to...

Colorado Music Festival - Fresh Fridays "The Planets" <p>Conductor: Jean-Marie Zeitouni<br />Guest Artists: CMF Orchestra<br /><br />Experience a profound new approach to Gustav Holst’s symphonic powerhouse: The Planets. The CMF Orchestra presents a magical, awe-inspiring and timeless musical portrait brought to life with choreographed, visual animation on the big screen!<br /><br />This concert is part of the Colorado Music Festival’s “Fresh Fridays” series. A fresh approach to Friday Nights! It’s a concert experience &#8211; reimagined. Start at 6:30pm with a short, hour-long concert featuring some of the world’s greatest music, and still have time for post-concert dinner and drinks &#8211; the night is still young!</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
  • Image 900 Baseline Rd., Boulder, CO 80302
  • Image $12.00 &#8211; $45.00

CMF Presents: Boris Allakhverdyan Guest Artists: Boris Allakhverdyan, clarinet; Members of the CMF Orchestra Saturday, July 29, 2017, 7:30 PM | Chautauqua Auditorium Tickets: $12.00 – $45.00 ($9.00 – $42.00 Concert Member) An...

Colorado Music Festival - Chamber Music <p>CMF Presents: Boris Allakhverdyan<br /><br />Guest Artists: Boris Allakhverdyan, clarinet; Members of the CMF Orchestra<br />Saturday, July 29, 2017, 7:30 PM | Chautauqua Auditorium<br />Tickets: $12.00 &#8211; $45.00 ($9.00 &#8211; $42.00 Concert Member)<br /><br />An evening of chamber music with former CMF principal clarinet (current LA Philharmonic principal clarinet) and members of the CMF orchestra performing Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet and Tchaikovsky, Autumn Song from “The Seasons” and more!<br /><br />Program:<br />Brahms: Clarinet Quintet, op. 115<br />Tchaikovsky: Autumn Song from ‘The Seasons’ (arr. Takemitsu)</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
  • Image 900 Baseline Rd., Boulder, CO 80302
  • Image $12.00 &#8211; $54.00

Conductor: Jean-Marie Zeitouni Guest Artists: Boris Allakhverdyan, clarinet; CMF Chamber Orchestra It’s an evening of Jazz inspired classics including Stravinsky’s bluesy Ebony Concerto, and Darius Milhaud’s Creation of the World. Plus,...

Colorado Music Festival - Classically Jazz <p>Conductor: Jean-Marie Zeitouni<br />Guest Artists: Boris Allakhverdyan, clarinet; CMF Chamber Orchestra<br /><br />It’s an evening of Jazz inspired classics including Stravinsky’s bluesy Ebony Concerto, and Darius Milhaud’s Creation of the World. Plus, former CMF principal clarinetist (current LA Philharmonic principal clarinet) Boris Allakhverdyan stars in Copland’s lyrical and jazz-influenced Clarinet Concerto and Bernstein’s funky, jazzy Prelude, Fugue and Riffs.<br /><br />Program:<br />Weill: Suite from Three Penny Opera<br />Copland: Clarinet Concerto<br />Joplin: Two Ragtimes: The Entertainer, Maple Leaf Rag<br />Bernstein: Prelude, Fugue and Riffs<br />Gershwin: Lullaby for Strings<br />Milhaud: La Création du monde, Op. 81a (The Creation of the World)</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
  • Image 900 Baseline Rd., Boulder, CO 80302
  • Image $12.00 &#8211; $54.00

Conductor: Jean-Marie Zeitouni Guest Artists: CMF Orchestra Mahler’s Ninth Symphony has been called “music coming from another world” and “his greatest achievement.” On the boundary between the Romantic and the modern eras, it is doubtless...

Colorado Music Festival - Mahler's Ninth <p>Conductor: Jean-Marie Zeitouni<br />Guest Artists: CMF Orchestra<br /><br />Mahler’s Ninth Symphony has been called “music coming from another world” and “his greatest achievement.” On the boundary between the Romantic and the modern eras, it is doubtless one of the most beautiful symphonies in the literature. Experience the masterpiece with the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra led by Jean-Marie Zeitouni!<br /><br />Program:<br />Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D major</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
  • Image 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Image $17.00 - $64.00

Season Finale – Gil Shaham Gil Shaham – One Night Only! Conductor: Jean-Marie Zeitouni Guest Artists: Gil Shaham, violin; CMF Orchestra The 2017 CMF Season comes to a close with the extraordinary Gil Shaham, one of the foremost...

Colorado Music Festival - Violinist Gil Shaham <p>Season Finale &#8211; Gil Shaham<br />Gil Shaham &#8211; One Night Only!<br /><br />Conductor: Jean-Marie Zeitouni<br />Guest Artists: Gil Shaham, violin; CMF Orchestra<br /><br />The 2017 CMF Season comes to a close with the extraordinary Gil Shaham, one of the foremost violinists of our time. His flawless technique and his inimitable warmth and generosity of spirit have solidified his renown as an American Master. His astonishing command of the violin is on display during this special one-night only performance with the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra! Rounding out the evening is Beethoven’s glorious Symphony, No. 7 &#8211; a triumphant end to a triumphant season!<br /><br />Program:<br />Violin Concerto: TBD<br />Beethoven: Symphony No. 7</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

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