Chautauqua Auditorium

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Name:
Chautauqua Auditorium
Phone:
303 440-7666
Address:
900 Baseline Road, Boulder, CO, 80302, United States
Description:

All CMF concerts are held in the beautiful Chautauqua Auditorium located in historic Chautauqua Park.

Parking in Chautauqua Park is limited. CMF encourages the use of the free shuttle. Parking is allowed on both sides of Baseline Road in the evenings during June, July and August. Parking for the disabled is available in the parking lot south of the Academic Hall.

BASIC DIRECTIONS WITHIN CHAUTAUQUA PARK:
From main road (Kinnikinic) to:
Auditorium: Take fourth left after the large green area onto Primrose Drive. Go to the end where there is a parking area. The Auditorium is right in front of you. It is the large tan barn-like building.
Dining Hall: Left just after the large green area onto Clematis.
Community House: Take third left after the large green area onto Morning Glory Drive. It will be the 4th building on the left (stucco and stone).

Upcoming Events At This Venue

July 30, 2015

Claret cup cactus, Yampa CanyonIn commemoration of Rocky Mountain National Park’s centennial anniversary, the Colorado Music Festival joins creative forces with photographer John Fielder. Experience the majesty and grandeur of Fielder’s iconic nature photography as images from his Rocky Mountain National Park and other Colorado collections are projected on screen above the orchestra. The photos are choreographed with two symphonic works inextricably linked to nature: Sibelius’ 5th Symphony and Beethoven’s 6th Symphony, “Pastoral.” Whether Fielder’s spectacular images provide the music with new meaning or Beethoven inspires you to see nature in a new way, this is a program that you don’t want to miss.

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Start: July 30, 2015 7:30 pm
End: July 30, 2015 9:30 pm

July 31, 2015

2015_CMF_0731_FamilyFun_BODYThese concerts give younger children a chance to meet different sections of the orchestra. Small ensembles perform informal, 45-minute musical programs. Meet the musicians and their instruments following each performance.

Listen as a woodwind quintet tells the enchanting story of Hansel and Gretel with music by Engelbert Humperdinck. You’ll also learn all about the different instruments of the woodwind family through fun instrument demonstrations.

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Start: July 31, 2015 2:00 pm
End: July 31, 2015 3:00 pm
Cost: 5

Wild Basin sunrise, RMNPIn commemoration of Rocky Mountain National Park’s centennial anniversary, the Colorado Music Festival joins creative forces with photographer John Fielder. Experience the majesty and grandeur of Fielder’s iconic nature photography as images from his Rocky Mountain National Park and other Colorado collections are projected on screen above the orchestra. The photos are choreographed with two symphonic works inextricably linked to nature: Sibelius’ 5th Symphony and Beethoven’s 6th Symphony, “Pastoral.” Whether Fielder’s spectacular images provide the music with new meaning or Beethoven inspires you to see nature in a new way, this is a program that you don’t want to miss.

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Start: July 31, 2015 7:30 pm
End: July 31, 2015 9:30 pm

August 1, 2015

Igudesman and Joo

Join classical musicians Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo for a unique and hilarious theatrical show combining comedy with classical music and popular culture. The concert begins with music which is sublime, but then the madness starts: the pianist loses his hand, the violinist, while tuning, falls asleep and later wakes up in the middle of a motorway. The violinist loses his bow to a vacuum cleaner while his partner talks on the phone, reads a paper, and plays the piano upside down—all at the same time. Enjoy the music and antics as these and many other “nightmares” unfold before your eyes—and ears.

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Start: August 1, 2015 7:30 pm
End: August 1, 2015 9:30 pm

August 2, 2015

Calin Lupanu

Images of nature in music take center stage in masterpieces from four countries. Featuring Colorado Music Festival concertmaster, Calin Lupanu, as soloist in Vaughan Williams’ transcendent work, The Lark Ascending, the program opens with a suite of music from French composer Jean-Phillipe Rameau’s opera Les Boréades (The Descendents of Boreas). Also on the program is American composer Charles Ives’ Pulitzer Prize-winning Symphony No. 3 and Haydn’s Symphony No. 73, “The Hunt.”

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Start: August 2, 2015 7:30 pm
End: August 2, 2015 9:30 pm

August 4, 2015

BjorkBartokheader2015_CMF_0804_BODYThe one and only Storm Large, along with the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, close out this year’s Music Mash-Up series. Sexy, sassy, charming, and quick-witted, Storm brings down the house every time she steps on stage. Known in the classical music world for her frequent performances with Pink Martini, she returns to Boulder with her band, Le Bonheur, for the Colorado premiere of her new show, “The Crazy Arc of Love.”

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WATCH LAST YEAR’S BEETHOVEN V COLDPLAY CONCERT

Start: August 4, 2015 7:30 pm
End: August 4, 2015 9:00 pm

August 6, 2015

Marc-Andre Hamelin ©Fran Kaufman

Travel from New York to Paris and back again without leaving your seat. Enjoy an eclectic mix of French and American favorites including the Overture to Bernstein’s opera Candide, Ravel’s exquisite Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, George Antheil’s swinging A Jazz Symphony, Gershwin’s An American in Paris, and Milhaud’s A Frenchman in New York. Music Director Jean-Marie Zeitouni and the orchestra are joined by Marc-André Hamelin, one of the foremost pianists on the concert circuit today.

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Start: August 6, 2015 7:30 pm
End: August 6, 2015 9:30 pm

August 7, 2015

Marc-Andre Hamelin ©Fran Kaufman

Travel from New York to Paris and back again without leaving your seat. Enjoy an eclectic mix of French and American favorites including the Overture to Bernstein’s opera Candide, Ravel’s exquisite Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, George Antheil’s swinging A Jazz Symphony, Gershwin’s An American in Paris, and Milhaud’s A Frenchman in New York. Music Director Jean-Marie Zeitouni and the orchestra are joined by Marc-André Hamelin, one of the foremost pianists on the concert circuit today.

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Start: August 7, 2015 7:30 pm
End: August 7, 2015 9:30 pm

August 9, 2015

Jean-Marie ZeitouniThe 2015 season concludes in royal fashion with a delightful program of choral and symphonic masterworks featuring the Colorado Music Festival Chorus and soprano Sarah Coburn. The program opens with three vocal works by Mozart: the glorious Ave Verum Corpus, the joyous Exsultate, jubilate, and the beautiful Regina Coeli, “Queen of Heaven.” The program’s second half features a royal celebration of Handel’s music, including “Zadok the Priest,” from The Coronation Anthems, Music for the Royal Fireworks, and excerpts from the beautiful cantata Ode to St. Cecilia’s Day.

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Start: August 9, 2015 7:30 pm
End: August 9, 2015 9:30 pm