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CU Presents is the home of performing arts on the beautiful University of Colorado Boulder campus. Join 100,000 other arts lovers for hundreds of concerts, plays, recitals and more on our stages each year. There’s something for everyone to enjoy. The Artist Series, which for more than 80 years has welcomed world-renowned musicians and dance troupes to historic Macky Auditorium. The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, a professional theatre company devoted to the Bard’s works. The Takács Quartet, a world-renowned chamber ensemble in residence at CU Boulder. The Eklund Opera Program and CU’s New Opera Workshop. Select performances at CU Boulder’s Department of Theatre & Dance. Major events, master classes, workshops and lectures at the CU Boulder College of Music. The Holiday Festival, an annual student and faculty music showcase in Macky Auditorium.

Events

Nov 30, 2021

Parker Quartet: November 2021
Nov 22, 2021 - Nov 29, 2021

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Hailed for its graceful, luminous interpretations as well as its flawless precision, the Grammy-winning Parker Quartet is sought after across the globe. This special virtual event is undeniably "something extraordinary" (The New York...

Nov 30, 2021

Holiday Festival: A Semester Showcase
Dec 3, 2021 - Dec 5, 2021

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  • Image 1595 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309
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  • Image Tickets $20-$66

Delight in the twinkling lights, seasonal greenery and beautiful music at CU Boulder’s Holiday Festival, an annual tradition that’s enchanting for all ages. The decades-old celebration brings together student choirs, bands and...

Nov 30, 2021

The King's Singers
Dec 8, 2021

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  • Image 1595 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309
  • Image Starting: 07:30 PM
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Sparkling, polished and sublime. The King’s Singers, a Grammy and Emmy Award-winning a cappella ensemble, ring in the holidays at CU Presents with the crisp close-harmony vocal sound that makes the charming group a "superlative vocal...

Nov 30, 2021

Takács Quartet: January 2022
Jan 9, 2022 - Jan 17, 2022

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  • Image 1020 18th St, Boulder, CO 80302
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The Grammy-winning Takács Quartet has moved audiences and sold out halls at CU Boulder for more than three decades and counting. The group’s irresistible dynamic has proven time and again that the members of the Takács are “matchless, their...

Nov 30, 2021

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  • Image 1595 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309
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Cutting-edge, bold and deeply moving. The Kronos Quartet explores the social, political and cultural upheavals of American civil rights movements, performing works that highlight the legacy of artists in advancing social justice. The...

Nov 30, 2021

Circa: Sacre
Jan 30, 2022

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  • Image 1595 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309
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Mysterious, captivating and magical. In "Sacre," the world-first circus setting of Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring," Circa tightly weaves together powerful world-class acrobatics and dynamic encounters suffused with dark humor and rich...

Nov 30, 2021

Ailey II
Feb 16, 2022

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  • Image 1595 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80309
  • Image Starting: 07:30 PM
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Sumptuous, powerful and jaw-dropping. The up-and-coming dancers of Ailey II are universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s finest young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most...

Nov 30, 2021

Takács Quartet: March 2022
Mar 6, 2022 - Mar 14, 2022

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  • Image 1020 18th St, Boulder, CO 80302
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The Grammy-winning Takács Quartet has moved audiences and sold out halls at CU Boulder for more than three decades and counting. The group’s irresistible dynamic has proven time and again that the members of the Takács are “matchless, their...

Nov 30, 2021

Danú
Mar 16, 2022

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  • Image 285 University Ave., Boulder, CO 80309
  • Image Starting: 07:30 PM
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Authentic, fiery and wholehearted. Danú, one of today’s leading traditional Irish ensembles, presents a vibrant performance in a celebration of traditional and contemporary Irish music. It’s the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!...

Nov 30, 2021

Takács Quartet: April 2022
Apr 10, 2022 - Apr 18, 2022

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  • Image 1020 18th St, Boulder, CO 80302
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The Grammy-winning Takács Quartet has moved audiences and sold out halls at CU Boulder for more than three decades and counting. The group’s irresistible dynamic has proven time and again that the members of the Takács are “matchless, their...

Nov 30, 2021

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  • Image Hellems Arts & Sciences, Boulder, CO 80302
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Friend or foe? While traveling abroad in Northern Italy, best friends Valentine and Proteus find themselves at odds over the same girl, putting their fidelity to the test. In "The Two Gentlemen of Verona," Shakespeare delivers a charming...

Nov 30, 2021

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A smart and sexy coming-of-age romp set in elegant 1950s France, "All’s Well That Ends Well" introduces audiences to Helen and Bertram—one, a brilliant but poor physician’s daughter, the other, a wealthy, roguish soldier—as they grow up and...

Nov 30, 2021

"The Book of Will" by Lauren Gunderson
Jul 2, 2022 - Aug 6, 2022

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"Not of an age, but for all time." So reads the posthumous tribute to Shakespeare in the First Folio, the first-ever published compilation of the playwright's work. An evocative love letter to one of theatre's greats, "The Book of Will"...

Nov 30, 2021

"Coriolanus" by William Shakespeare
Jul 16, 2022 - Aug 7, 2022

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Follow the tumultuous career of one of ancient Rome’s super soldiers in Shakespeare’s white-hot war play. An enduring, resonant tale, "Coriolanus" raises questions about the power of common people, the efficacy of leaders who always speak...

Nov 30, 2021

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  • Image Hellems Arts & Sciences, Boulder, CO 80302
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Lovewit has left his London home in the care of his trusted servant Jeremy, who promptly changes his name and transforms the property into headquarters for an elaborate criminal enterprise. A laugh-out-loud satire from the slick wit of...

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