“Sixteen summers in Boulder and counting! The festival which you love is a wonderful part of the lives of all of us who play for you. Year after year, we come for the music; we come for the community; we come for the beautiful setting; we come for all these things and so much more… Your support means much more than you know!”
Your gift on Colorado Gives Day will support our musicians who strive to inspire and serve our community through music. Click here to pre-schedule your gift now!
The Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts presents the Colorado debut of the film Silent Night, a 2012 Pulitzer Prize winning opera by composer Kevin Puts with libretto by CU graduate Mark Campbell. This production of Silent Night, conducted by CMF Music Director Laureate Michael Christie and performed by the Minnesota Opera, recounts the fascinating true story of the Christmas Truce of 1914, a miraculous moment of peace during World War l. Tickets are $125 in advance; $150 at the door.
In case you missed out on the CMA Open House, here’s a quick view of action from our friends at the Daily Camera.
Thanks to everyone who attended and supported us at our grand re-opening! Special thanks to Steve Christopher and the CMA Jazz Combo, Laudisio’s Pizza
, The Pantry Shoppe
, Proper Grounds
, and Bob’s Piano Service
. And congratulations to our instrument giveaway winners: Patty Garner who took home a guitar and Jennifer Lafond who won a piano!
Our new Music Director Jean-Marie Zeitouni has been gaining a lot of press recently! Read the two articles below to find out why Jean-Marie fell in love with Boulder and what has planned for the 2015 Festival. Thanks to the Daily Camera and Sharps & Flatirons for their thoughtful coverage.
New director ‘immersing self’ in Colorado Music Festival’s philosophy -Daily Camera
Jean-Marie Zeitouni reflects on his new role as Music Director - Sharps & Flatirons
Time for Three Concert
“Glowing… very hot… marked by great intensity of feeling… impassioned… Time For Three are Three Fervent Travelers.” - NBC
On January 8, 2015, join TF3 in supporting the Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts. Ticket packages are now available for this special event. Packages are limited – hurry before they sell out! Contact Margaret Romero at 303.665.0599 x109 or romero@COmusic.org to purchase a ticket package. Single tickets on sale soon!
We are proud to announce the appointment of celebrated Canadian conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni as our next Music Director, only the third in the organization’s thirty-eight year history. During his initial three-year term, Zeitouni will oversee all artistic planning for the organization, lead five weeks of Festival orchestral concerts each summer season, and be involved in the Center’s music education work.
“It is a real honor to join CMF & CMA as Music Director,” said Zeitouni. “In both programs I conducted, the orchestra played sensationally and was a true pleasure to work with. It was the kind of collaboration that every conductor dreams of. With an orchestra of this caliber, an important music school in the Center, and a delightful community like Boulder, I could not be more excited for the opportunity to lead this marvelous organization into the future.”
Zeitouni emerged as the consensus choice of the search committee following an extensive international search process that spanned nearly two years, attracted more than one hundred applicants, and culminated during the 2014 Festival season with appearances by three finalists.
Click here to read the full press release.
Save the dates for our exciting winter events:Silent Night Gala on Wednesday, December 17th and Time for Three Concert on Thursday, January 8th. Proceeds from these events will support Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts!