From late June through early August, make your way to beautiful Bolder, Colorado to attend the concerts and programs of the annual Colorado Music Festival’s six-week long summer season. Attend symphonic masterpieces, open rehearsals, a family concert, performances showcasing modern classical music, and a celebration of Beethoven’s works.
The Festival Orchestra, composed of celebrated musicians from across the world, represents over 40 orchestras joining together to create a “world-class experience”. Since its start, the festival has taken the stage at the historic Chautauqua Auditorium, which resides in Boulder’s beautiful Chautauqua Park.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 runs from late July through August.
Hosted by the Center for Musical Arts, the Colorado Music Festival celebrates it’s 43rd year in 2021. The mission of the Center is to encourage community engagement in music and music education. The Center provides instruction for more than 500 students on a weekly basis, and local outreach provides opportunities for thousands of visitors to attend concerts.
Festival Performances and Programs
There are numerous concerts, talks, performances and activities to attend during this six-week long Colorado Music Festival. From tried-and-true classics and familiar masterpieces to new and bold composers and innovative orchestral uses of instruments, there is something to delight every classical music lover.
Throughout each week of the festival, certain types of concerts and performances can be attended on certain weekdays, as follows:
- Festival Orchestra Concerts – Thursdays and Fridays
- Chamber Orchestra Concerts – Sundays
- Chamber Music Concerts – Tuesdays
- Tiny Rock Concerts – Varies
- Open Rehearsals – Varies
If you’re looking for a way to get the entire family excited about classical music, consider the Family Concert and Lawn Fair at the Colorado Music Festival. This concert features a shortened program with no intermission. For even more musical fun, visit the instrument “petting zoo”!
Ticket prices for each program vary; more information can be found on the Festival website.
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Address: Chautauqua Park, Baseline Rd & 9th St, Boulder, CO
Date: July – August 2021