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 3, 2015

Olga KernThe fireworks in Boulder start on July 3 as Van Cliburn Gold Medalist and local favorite Olga Kern returns to Chautauqua Auditorium for a special one-night-only event. Kern, beloved for her dazzling concerto performances with the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra in years past, will present an intimate recital of works for solo piano by Beethoven, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff.

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Start: July 3, 2015 7:30 pm
End: July 3, 2015 9:30 pm

July 7, 2015

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Steve Hackman

For the first concert in our Music Mash-Up series, Creative Director Steve Hackman presents an original composition synthesizing Bartók’s 20th-century masterpiece, Concerto for Orchestra, with Björk’s first three albums. Maestro Hackman will present an evening of music that explores the technically superb compositions and extremes of emotion common among both artists’ work.

Each Music Mash-Up concert is preceded by a guided hike at Chautauqua Park and a pre-concert mixer featuring food and drink samples from Boulder’s finest restaurants, breweries, and specialty food shops.

 

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Start: July 7, 2015 7:30 pm
End: July 7, 2015 9:00 pm

July 9, 2015

Austrian conductor David Danzmayr, prize winner at the 2013 Gustav Mahler International Conducting Competition, leads the orchestra in an evening of Grammy award-winning contemporary American and romantic Russian masterworks. The first half features Colorado premieres of Lee Actor’s Opening Remarks and Michael Daugherty’s Deus ex Machina piano concerto, which won three 2011 Grammy Awards. Pianist Terrence Wilson, for whom Deus ex Machina was written, joins the orchestra as soloist. The second half of the evening features Tchaikovsky’s epic Symphony No. 5—one of the composer’s most beloved symphonic works.

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

July 10, 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.

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Start: July 10, 2015 2:00 pm
End: July 10, 2015 3:00 pm
Cost: 5

Terrence Wilson_newformal3 (c)Fadil BarishaAustrian conductor David Danzmayr, prize winner at the 2013 Gustav Mahler International Conducting Competition, leads the orchestra in an evening of Grammy award-winning contemporary American and romantic Russian masterworks. The first half features Colorado premieres of Lee Actor’s Opening Remarks and Michael Daugherty’s Deus ex Machina piano concerto, which won three 2011 Grammy Awards. Pianist Terrence Wilson, for whom Deus ex Machina was written, joins the orchestra as soloist. The second half of the evening features Tchaikovsky’s epic Symphony No. 5—one of the composer’s most beloved symphonic works.

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Start: July 10, 2015 7:30 pm
End: July 10, 2015 9:30 pm

July 12, 2015

Austrian conductor David Danzmayr leads a program of works by three of the greatest composers to work in Vienna, the capital of the classical music world. The program begins with an orchestral arrangement of Schubert’s whimsical German Dances. The orchestra is then joined by French-Russian violin virtuoso and London Music Masters award recipient Alexandra Soumm, who makes her Colorado debut in Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4. The evening concludes with Beethoven’s energetic and effervescent Symphony No. 2.

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Start: July 12, 2015 7:30 pm
End: July 12, 2015 9:30 pm

July 16, 2015

Desmond Hoebig_016 8x10Immerse yourself in tales of love and adventure. The evening begins with the Prelude to Wagner’s beloved opera Tristan and Isolde. From love-by-chance to star-crossed lovers, the program moves to Sergei Prokofiev’s stirring Second Suite from the ballet Romeo and Juliet. Closing out the evening is Strauss’ romantic poem for cello and orchestra, Don Quixote, based on the magnum opus of the great Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes. Soloist for the evening is cellist Desmond Hoebig, top prize winner of the Munich and Tchaikovsky competitions and former principal cellist of the Cleveland, Houston, and Cincinnati symphony orchestras.

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Start: July 16, 2015 7:30 pm
End: July 16, 2015 9:30 pm

July 17, 2015

Desmond Hoebig_016 8x10Immerse yourself in tales of love and adventure. The evening begins with the Prelude to Wagner’s beloved opera Tristan and Isolde. From love-by-chance to star-crossed lovers, the program moves to Sergei Prokofiev’s stirring Second Suite from the ballet Romeo and Juliet. Closing out the evening is Strauss’ romantic poem for cello and orchestra, Don Quixote, based on the magnum opus of the great Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes. Soloist for the evening is cellist Desmond Hoebig, top prize winner of the Munich and Tchaikovsky competitions and former principal cellist of the Cleveland, Houston, and Cincinnati symphony orchestras.

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Start: July 17, 2015 7:30 pm
End: July 17, 2015 9:30 pm

July 19, 2015

Julie Albers10 (c)Lisa-Marie MazzuccoCellobration concludes with an evening of sublime works by Mozart, Bach, and Haydn. The program opens with Mozart’s Overture to the Marriage of Figaro, one of the most recognizable works in opera. Estimable cellist and Colorado native Julie Albers follows as the featured soloist in Haydn’s lively, charming Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major. The evening’s second half highlights Bach’s use of the cello in his third Brandenburg Concerto, and finishes with a return to Mozart for his Symphony No. 31, “Paris.” To conclude, Jean-Marie and the Colorado Music Festival cello section will present a special encore.

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Start: July 19, 2015 7:30 pm
End: July 19, 2015 9:30 pm

July 21, 2015

2015_CMF_0721_BODYThe second Music Mash-Up concert features the Colorado premiere of another original composition by composer/conductor Steven Hackman, weaving together the music and lyrics of indie folk band Bon Iver with the music of legendary American composer, Aaron Copland. Ft. Collins-based band, SHEL, will open the concert with a set of their original music and will return to stage to perform with Maestro Hackman and the orchestra.

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Start: July 21, 2015 7:30 pm
End: July 21, 2015 9:00 pm

July 23, 2015

Gabor photo 2Music Director Jean-Marie Zeitouni presents a one-of-a-kind concert experience with Bartók’s profound and dramatic opera, Bluebeard’s Castle. Themes of love, seduction, deception, and murder weave through this hour-long work. Singing the role of the wealthy aristocrat Bluebeard is Metropolitan Opera and Covent Garden regular, Hungarian bass-baritone Gábor Bretz. He is joined by celebrated Canadian-Hungarian soprano Krisztina Szabo, singing the role of Judith. The stage for Bluebeard’s Castle is set with the program’s first work, Stravinsky’s suite from The Firebird.

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Start: July 23, 2015 7:30 pm
End: July 23, 2015 9:30 pm

July 24, 2015

Krisztina Szabo_(c)Bo HuangMusic Director Jean-Marie Zeitouni presents a one-of-a-kind concert experience with Bartók’s profound and dramatic opera, Bluebeard’s Castle. Themes of love, seduction, deception, and murder weave through this hour-long work. Singing the role of the wealthy aristocrat Bluebeard is Metropolitan Opera and Covent Garden regular, Hungarian bass-baritone Gábor Bretz. He is joined by celebrated Canadian-Hungarian soprano Krisztina Szabo, singing the role of Judith. The stage for Bluebeard’s Castle is set with the program’s first work, Stravinsky’s suite from The Firebird.

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Start: July 24, 2015 7:30 pm
End: July 24, 2015 9:30 pm

July 26, 2015

Ana Vidovic_07_zpsf254df2fJoin Music Director Jean-Marie Zeitouni for a tour of the Mediterranean. The evening begins in Spain with works by Benet Casablancas and Joaquin Rodrigo, including the latter’s exquisite Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar and orchestra featuring Croatian guitar virtuoso, Ana Vidovic. The second half of the evening will transport you to Italy, with Vidovic returning to the stage for Vivaldi’s Guitar Concerto in D Major. Your travels for the evening conclude with Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3, “Italian,” inspired by the composer’s visits to Rome.

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Start: July 26, 2015 7:30 pm
End: July 26, 2015 9:30 pm

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.

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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

2015_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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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