Each year, more than 80,000 concertgoers make their way to the University of Colorado Boulder campus to experience extraordinary music, riveting theatre and mesmerizing dance performances promoted by CU Presents. With more than 100 ticketed concerts every year as well as numerous educational and outreach events, CU Presents introduces Colorado audiences to the Artist Series, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Eklund Opera, Takács Quartet, CU Theatre & Dance, and a one-of-a-kind Holiday Festival each season.
CU New Opera Workshop: Composer Fellows' Initiative
Jun 15, 2019
From the women of the Manhattan Project to a dying man's murder confession, CU Boulder composition students tell four unique new stories through music with the help of College of Music singers in these fully staged opera vignettes.
Composer and librettist Tom Cipullo, whose acclaimed "Glory Denied" is one of the most frequently produced 21st-century American operas, comes to CU NOW to workshop the comedy "Hobson's Choice." Based loosely on the classic 1915 play by...
re-membering: An MFA dance concert
Oct 4, 2019 - Oct 6, 2019
MFA Dance candidates Taylor Madgett and Kshitija Saturdekar reverberate and rebound between rhythmic forms—including classical and contemporary Indian, modern, jazz, and urban styles and Hip-Hop—to physically interrogate the reclamation of...
Chick Corea Trilogy
Oct 9, 2019
The legendary Chick Corea brings his Grammy-winning acoustic trio to Boulder. Powerhouse bassist Christian McBride and drum master Brian Blade join Chick for a spectacular evening of Corea classics, jazz standards and boundless musical...
Burning the Old Man: A play by Kelly McAllister
Oct 10, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
Two brothers who can’t stand each other have 24 hours left to fulfill their dad’s dying wish to have his ashes scattered at Burning Man. When their car goes up in smoke near a seedy motel in the desert, they’re forced to confront their...
Lacunae: An MFA Dance Concert
Oct 25, 2019 - Oct 27, 2019
MFA Dance candidates Kristen Holleyman, Gretchen LaBorwit and Kelley Ann Walsh use the spiral, gesture and drive of bodies to craft a collision of apocalyptic, upside-down fairy tales, feminist ruminations on neurological difference and...
Shakuntala: An adaptation of the play by Kalidasa
Oct 31, 2019 - Nov 3, 2019
Originally noted in the classic Indian epic Mahabharata, Jashodhara Sen's and Nolan Carey's adaptation of "Shakuntala" tells the timeless story of desire, love, loss and recognition between a king and a beautiful young maiden. With romance,...