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

June 28, 2014

The Orchestra Games
Composed & Narrated by Gregory Smith – This playful concert is for the music lover in all of us!

Saturday, June 28 & Monday, June 30 at 10 am
Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder

OrchestraGamesDesigned for kids ages 4 & up; Fun for the whole family! Not just a get to know the instruments piece, The Orchestra Games goes further by exploring the personalities of the various instruments while acquainting the listener with basic musical elements as it sprints through an Olympic array of events. The work begins with a ceremonial introduction of the players and then romps through various events such as the low note limbo, the fast note dash, the marathon and others. These events demonstrate the capabilities of orchestral instruments while keeping the audience happily engaged in the friendly competition.

After each concert, join us on the lawn for a Music Fair where kids can meet real live ferrets, costumed characters, try the instrument petting zoo, enjoy face painting, balloon tying, snacks and more!

Tickets are just $8/$7 for groups of 10 or more! Buy now at https://tickets.chautauqua.com

FREE HOP 2 CHAUTAUQUA SHUTTLE -

Save on gas and parking hassles and ride the free HOP 2 Chautauqua to the Young People’s Concerts. The free transit service runs from approximately two hours prior to showtime to the end of each show. Buses will arrive approximately every fifteen minutes at designated stops. At the conclusion of each concert, buses will be staged on the east side of the Chautauqua Auditorium ready to return passengers to their destinations.

View complete HOP info here.

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Start: June 28, 2014 10:00 am
End: June 28, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: $7.00-$8.00

June 29, 2014

Michael Butterman, Conductor
Christopher Taylor, Piano
Mozart: Symphony No. 35 “Haffner” – listen
Strauss: Burleske for Piano & Orchestra
Strauss: Serenade in E-flat - listen
Brahms: Serenade No. 2 in A - listen

A spectacular Season Kick-off featuring an evening of “Boulder’s Own” with Boulder Philharmonic music director Michael Butterman leading the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra for the first time in a program that includes Mozart, Strauss and Brahms. Plus, Boulder native and pianist Christopher Taylor will take the stage to perform the Strauss Burleske for this not-to-miss opening night concert!

M_BUTTERMAN_300dpiMaking his mark as a model for today’s conductors, Michael Butterman is recognized for his commitment to creative artistry, innovative programming, and to audience and community engagement. He is in his eighth season as Music Director for both the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra and the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, and is in his 14th season as Principal Conductor for Education and Outreach for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the first position of its kind in the United States. He is also the Resident Conductor of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, a post he has held since 2009.

 

 

2014_CMF_Christopher_Taylor_310Boulder native Christopher Taylor, is a tour de force combining incredible technical demands and heartfelt lyricism. “Christopher Taylor, a versatile, ready-for-anything soloist, delvered a brilliant, intense performance.” -Denver Post

Start: June 29, 2014 7:30 pm
End: June 29, 2014 9:00 pm
Cost: 12-48

June 30, 2014

The Orchestra Games
Composed & Narrated by Gregory Smith – This playful concert is for the music lover in all of us!

Saturday, June 28 & Monday, June 30 at 10 am
Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder

OrchestraGamesDesigned for kids ages 4 & up; Fun for the whole family! Not just a get to know the instruments piece, The Orchestra Games goes further by exploring the personalities of the various instruments while acquainting the listener with basic musical elements as it sprints through an Olympic array of events. The work begins with a ceremonial introduction of the players and then romps through various events such as the low note limbo, the fast note dash, the marathon and others. These events demonstrate the capabilities of orchestral instruments while keeping the audience happily engaged in the friendly competition.

After each concert, join us on the lawn for a Music Fair where kids can meet real live ferrets, costumed characters, try the instrument petting zoo, enjoy face painting, balloon tying, snacks and more!

Tickets are just $8/$7 for groups of 10 or more! Buy now at https://tickets.chautauqua.com

FREE HOP 2 CHAUTAUQUA SHUTTLE -

Save on gas and parking hassles and ride the free HOP 2 Chautauqua to the Young People’s Concerts. The free transit service runs from approximately two hours prior to showtime to the end of each show. Buses will arrive approximately every fifteen minutes at designated stops. At the conclusion of each concert, buses will be staged on the east side of the Chautauqua Auditorium ready to return passengers to their destinations.

View complete HOP info here.

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Start: June 30, 2014 10:00 am
End: June 30, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: $7.00-$8.00

July 1, 2014

Steve Hackman, conductor

Back by popular demand – Music Mash-up & Party concert series. Three concerts that are designed to transform the symphonic experience by bridging the gap between classical and popular music. This three-concert series features popular, classical, and contemporary works in a casual intermission-free concert that is preceded by a happy hour “Taste of Boulder,” featuring food and drink tastings from local restaurants, breweries, and coffee shops. This program combines the music of two juggernauts within their respective genres: Beethoven and Coldplay. Songs by the latter are woven into movements of Beethoven famous Eroica symphony.

2014_CMF_SHackman_310Conductor, composer, arranger, producer, pianist and singer/songwriter Steve Hackman is increasingly in demand as one the most compelling artists contributing to a new landscape in classical music. Fluent in both classical and popular repertoire, he crafts virtuosic, cross-genre works and performances that intrigue the established audience and engage an excited new one. Steve Hackman is Music Director of the ‘Mash-Up’ series at the Colorado Music Festival, after successful performances last season of his ‘Brahms v. Radiohead’- a work that synthesizes and interweaves the Radiohead album OK Computer with the Brahms 1st Symphony.

Start: July 1, 2014 7:30 pm
End: July 1, 2014 9:00 pm
Cost: 25-45

July 3, 2014

Lawerence Golan, conductor

A fun-filled family concert to kick-off the July 4th holiday weekend featuring the CMF orchestra performing all of your favorite patriotic tunes including the popular 1812 Overture,  just for the occasion!

All tickets just $5!

Lawerence GolanWith the 2013-14 season, Lawrence Golan adds two new appointments to his schedule: Principal Conductor of the Seoul Philharmonic (seoulphilharmonic.org) in South Korea and Music Director of the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra in Colorado. He continues as Music Director of the Yakima Symphony Orchestra in Washington state and the Lamont Symphony Orchestra & Opera Theatre at the University of Denver.

Golan has garnered considerable international recognition for his work as a conductor. He has won nine ASCAP Awards, five Global Music Awards, three American Prize awards, three Downbeat Magazine Awards, and two Prestige Music Awards. As Music Director of the Yakima Symphony Orchestra, central Washington’s premier professional ensemble, Golan has helped to dramatically raise the artistic level of the orchestra. In addition, season ticket sales, single ticket sales, and donations have reached all-time highs. Golan’s appointment in Yakima came on the heels of an equally successful four-year term as Resident Conductor of The Phoenix Symphony. That orchestra’s President and CEO Maryellen Gleason stated that Lawrence Golan was “unequivocally the best Resident Conductor The Phoenix Symphony ever had.” Music Director Michael Christie said that Golan “is a programmer of virtually unprecedented creativity and scope.” That sentiment was confirmed in 2012 when Golan was named the Grand Prize Winner of The American Prize for Orchestral Programming. Several of the concerts that Golan programmed, conducted, and narrated with The Phoenix Symphony turned out to be the most financially successful and well-attended performances in the history of the orchestra, completely selling out triple concert sets in a 2200-seat hall. Golan continues to guest conduct professional orchestras, opera, and ballet companies in the United States and around the world. Having conducted in 25 U.S. states and 16 countries, recent engagements include performances in Boulder, Macon, Memphis, and Tucson as well as the Czech Republic, Italy, Korea, Taiwan, and a three-week tour of China with the American Festival Orchestra.

Start: July 3, 2014 7:30 pm
End: July 3, 2014 9:00 pm
Cost: 5

July 6, 2014

William Boughton, Conductor
Joseph Meyer, Violin
Britten: Suite on English Tunes, “A time there was”
Sibelius: Humoresques for Violin & Orchestra
Ravel: Ma mere l’oye “Mother Goose”

2014_CMF_williamboughton_310English conductor William Boughton takes the stage to conduct the CMF Orchestra in a program that includes Britten’s Suite on English Tunes, “A time there was”, Sibelius’ Humoresques for Violin & Orchestra performed by CMF Associate principal violin Joeseph Meyer, and Ravel’s Ma mere l’oye “Mother Goose.” Boughton has guest conducted with many of the world’s leading orchestras from San Francisco to Helsinki. As Founder, Artistic and Music Director with the English Symphony Orchestra (ESO), Boughton developed the Orchestra’s repertoire through the Viennese classics to contemporary music. Together he and the ESO built an impressive discography of internationally acclaimed recordings with Nimbus Records, a number of which have reached the Top Ten in the US charts. He has also recorded with the Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic and London Symphony Orchestras. Boughton is currently the Music Director for the New Haven Symphony Orchestra.

Meyer, JosephJoseph Meyer, violin, is an active soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral leader who has been garnering critical acclaim throughout the country. He has been described by the San Francisco Classical Voice as “a standout player, both technically brilliant and musically innovative.” The Miami Herald has called his solo playing “exquisite”, while the Boston Globe described his chamber music performance of the Carter 1st string quartet as “an extraordinary event.” Currently Mr. Meyer holds positions as concertmaster of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and associate concertmaster of the Colorado Music Festival. Recent solo performances with the Louisiana Philharmonic have included Ravelʼs Tzigane, Arvo Partʼs Fratres and the Mendelssohn violin concerto. The New Orleans Times Picayune has called him a “brilliant new concertmaster” and “a superb violinist.” Solo concerts in 2011 included his New Orleans debut recital at the Historic New Orleans Collection, and his own arrangement of the music of Delphin Alard with the Louisiana Philharmonic.

Start: July 6, 2014 7:30 pm
End: July 6, 2014 9:00 pm
Cost: 12-48

July 10, 2014

William Boughton, Conductor
Chad Hoopes, Violin
Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5 - listen
Tchaikovsky: Panorama & Waltz from Sleeping Beauty - listen
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D Minor - listen
Elgar: Enigma Variations - listen

2014_CMF_williamboughton_310English conductor William Boughton takes the stage to conduct the CMF Orchestra in a program that includes Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D minor featuring young American violinist Chad Hoopes who makes his return appearance to the Festival. Also on the program is Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 5, Tchaikovsky Panarama & Waltz from Sleeping Beauty as well as Elgar’s Enigma Variations. Boughton has guest conducted with many of the world’s leading orchestras from San Francisco to Helsinki. As Founder, Artistic and Music Director with the English Symphony Orchestra (ESO), Boughton developed the Orchestra’s repertoire through the Viennese classics to contemporary music. Together he and the ESO built an impressive discography of internationally acclaimed recordings with Nimbus Records, a number of which have reached the Top Ten in the US charts. He has also recorded with the Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic and London Symphony Orchestras. Boughton is currently the Music Director for the New Haven Symphony Orchestra.

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American violinist Chad Hoopes has been appearing with numerous ensembles throughout the world since he won the first prize at the Young Artists Division of the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition. His exceptional talent and magnificent tone are acclaimed by critics worldwide. He is a violinist possessing vibrant virtuosity “with an inspiring blend of emotional expression and technical ease” (Press Democrat), and his mastery is described as “way beyond his years” (Press Democrat).

Start: July 10, 2014 7:30 pm
End: July 10, 2014 9:00 pm
Cost: 12-48

July 11, 2014

William Boughton, Conductor
Chad Hoopes, Violin
Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5 - listen
Tchaikovsky: Panorama & Waltz from Sleeping Beauty - listen
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D Minor - listen
Elgar: Enigma Variations - listen

2014_CMF_williamboughton_310English conductor William Boughton takes the stage to conduct the CMF Orchestra in a program that includes Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D minor featuring young American violinist Chad Hoopes who makes his return appearance to the Festival. Also on the program is Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 5, Tchaikovsky Panarama & Waltz from Sleeping Beauty as well as Elgar’s Enigma Variations. Boughton has guest conducted with many of the world’s leading orchestras from San Francisco to Helsinki. As Founder, Artistic and Music Director with the English Symphony Orchestra (ESO), Boughton developed the Orchestra’s repertoire through the Viennese classics to contemporary music. Together he and the ESO built an impressive discography of internationally acclaimed recordings with Nimbus Records, a number of which have reached the Top Ten in the US charts. He has also recorded with the Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic and London Symphony Orchestras. Boughton is currently the Music Director for the New Haven Symphony Orchestra.

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American violinist Chad Hoopes has been appearing with numerous ensembles throughout the world since he won the first prize at the Young Artists Division of the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition. His exceptional talent and magnificent tone are acclaimed by critics worldwide. He is a violinist possessing vibrant virtuosity “with an inspiring blend of emotional expression and technical ease” (Press Democrat), and his mastery is described as “way beyond his years” (Press Democrat).

Start: July 11, 2014 7:30 pm
End: July 11, 2014 9:00 pm
Cost: 12-48

July 13, 2014

Larry Rachleff, Conductor
Susan Lorette Dunn, Soprano
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin - listen
Canteloube: Songs of the Auvergne - listen
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 - listen

2014_CMF_larryrachleff_310Conductor Larry Rachleff, now in his 18th season as music director of the Rhode Island Philharmonic, returns to lead the CMF Orchestra in a program which features Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin, Canteloube’s Songs of the Auvergne performed by Rachleff’s wife, soprano Susan Lorette Dunn, as well as Beethoven’s famous 5th Symphony. Mr. Rachleff is director of orchestras and holds the Walter Kris Hubert Chair at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music in Houston. Recent and upcoming conducting engagements for Mr. Rachleff include the Utah Symphony, Houston Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, Toledo Symphony, and the Rochester Philharmonic.

Susan7 Australian Soprano, Susan Lorette Dunn studied at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in Brisbane, Queensland, graduating with both a Bachelor of Music Degree and a Graduate Diploma Degree of Opera. Miss Dunn has performed regularly with both Opera Australia and Opera Queensland.  Miss Dunn has performed and recorded as soloist with ABC Australia and with many of Australia’s major orchestras. Since moving to the USA in 2002 Miss Dunn has sung concert performances with the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Chicago Philharmonic, Charlotte Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, El Paso Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, Spokane Symphony, Toledo Symphony, Chautauqua Symphony, Camerata of San Antonio, and the Martinu Philharmonic in the Czech Republic. Miss Dunn has performed regularly as a soloist in many of America’s major summer music festivals including the Grand Teton Music FestivalConnecticut’s Summer Music Festival, Interlochen Music Festival, Sunflower Music Festival, Cactus Pear Music Festival, theChautauqua Music Festival, the Sarasota Music Festival and the International Conductor’s Workshop in the Czech Republic. Miss Dunn has premiered Australian vocal works in concert both nationally and internationally, and has recorded Australian composition for EMI/ Jade.  Miss Dunn has had the title of Artist Teacher of Voice within the Voice and Opera Faculty of the prestigiousShepherd School of MusicRice University and has been instrumental as an educator while still maintaining her full-time performing career.

Start: July 13, 2014 7:30 pm
End: July 13, 2014 9:00 pm
Cost: 12-48

July 15, 2014

Women Singer-songwriter Showcase
Steve Hackman, conductor

Back by popular demand – Music Mash-up & Party concert series. Three concerts that are designed to transform the symphonic experience by bridging the gap between classical and popular music. This three-concert series features popular, classical, and contemporary works in a casual intermission-free concert that is preceded by a happy hour “Taste of Boulder,” featuring food and drink tastings from local restaurants, breweries, and coffee shops. This program features women singer-songwriters including Olga BellAoife O’Donovanand My Brightest Diamond.

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Born in Moscow and raised in Alaska, Olga Bell is an American composer, producer and performer based in Brooklyn. A prodigious classical pianist as a child and teenager, Bell graduated from the New England Conservatory at age 21 before moving to New York City to pursue electronic composition and songwriting. The past nine years have seen Bell’s steady rise from the city’s open mics to performances at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Bell makes original music, remixes and videos under her own name. As half of Nothankyou, Bell makes dance music with British musician Tom Vek. In 2012 Bell joined Dirty Projectors for the band’s Swing Lo Magellan cycle and remains a keyboardist and singer with the band today.  Olga Bell’s new album Krai is available world-wide on April 29, 2014. Inspired by the lesser-known corners of Bell’s homeland and written entirely in her native Russian, Krai is Bell’s second LP and first large-scale composition.

 

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Aoife O’Donovan is best known as the lead singer of Crooked Still, as a member of the fold noir trio Sometymes Why, and as the vocalist on the Grammy winning album The Goat Rodeo Sessions with Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer and Stuart Duncan.  The stunning versatility and appeal of her voice brought her to the attention of some of the modest eminent names across roots, classical, bluegrass, and jazz and led to collaborations across a wide variety of genres with everyone from Allison Krauss to Dave Douglas.  Aoife (pronounced “ee-fuh”) steps to the fore with her debut solo album, ‘Fossils,’ produced by Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, My Morning Jacket, Tift Merritt).  The New York Times calls Aiofe, “A singer of modest rusticity, but as sophisticated as they come.”

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As impressive as her list of recent collaborators, Shara Worden’s voice and arresting live performances have left audiences thunderstruck from the Sydney Opera House to Lincoln Center to the House of Blues. She’s performed under the experimental-pop moniker My Brightest Diamond for the last seven years, and counts Bryce Dessner (The National), Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), David Byrne, Laurie Anderson and each of The Decemberists among friends and fans. They are just a few of the many who’ve fallen in love with Worden’s mystical voice and mythic storytelling.

Conductor, composer, arranger, producer, pianist and singer/songwriter Steve Hackman is increasingly in demand as one the most compelling artists contributing to a new landscape in classical music. Fluent in both classical and popular repertoire, he crafts virtuosic, cross-genre works and performances that intrigue the established audience and engage an excited new one. Steve Hackman is Music Director of the ‘Mash-Up’ series at the Colorado Music Festival, after successful performances last season of his ‘Brahms v. Radiohead’- a work that synthesizes and interweaves the Radiohead album OK Computer with the Brahms 1st Symphony.

Start: July 15, 2014 7:30 pm
End: July 15, 2014 9:00 pm
Cost: 25-45

July 17, 2014

Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor
Abigail Nims, Mezzo-Soprano
Ginastera: Suite from Estancia
Falla: Three Cornered Hat Complete Ballet
Stravinsky: Petrouchka (1911) - listen

2014_CMF_carlosmiguelPrieto_310Mexican conductor and violinist Carlos Miguel Prieto will lead the CMF Festival Orchestra in a program that includes Ginastera’s Suite from Estancia, Falla’s Three Cornered Hat Complete Ballet and Stravinsky’s Petrouchka (1911). Prieto is the Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Mexico and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería in his native Mexico, and of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and the YOA Orchestra of the Americas (2011-current) in the United States.

 

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Mezzo-soprano Abigail Nims has quickly established herself as a musician of integrity and versatility through her performances of repertoire spanning from Bach, Handel, and Mozart to Crumb, Ligeti, and contemporary premieres. She is particularly praised for her expressive interpretations and tonal beauty. Abigail Nims holds degrees from Yale School of Music, Westminster Choir College, and Ohio Wesleyan University. Ms. Nims is currently a member of the voice faculty at the University of Colorado-Boulder.

Start: July 17, 2014 7:30 pm
End: July 17, 2014 9:00 pm
Cost: 12-48

July 18, 2014

Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor
Abigail Nims, Mezzo-Soprano
Ginastera: Suite from Estancia
Falla: Three Cornered Hat Complete Ballet
Stravinsky: Petrouchka (1911) - listen

2014_CMF_carlosmiguelPrieto_310Mexican conductor and violinist Carlos Miguel Prieto will lead the CMF Festival Orchestra in a program that includes Ginastera’s Suite from Estancia, Falla’s Three Cornered Hat Complete Ballet and Stravinsky’s Petrouchka (1911). Prieto is the Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Mexico and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería in his native Mexico, and of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and the YOA Orchestra of the Americas (2011-current) in the United States.

 

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Mezzo-soprano Abigail Nims has quickly established herself as a musician of integrity and versatility through her performances of repertoire spanning from Bach, Handel, and Mozart to Crumb, Ligeti, and contemporary premieres. She is particularly praised for her expressive interpretations and tonal beauty. Abigail Nims holds degrees from Yale School of Music, Westminster Choir College, and Ohio Wesleyan University. Ms. Nims is currently a member of the voice faculty at the University of Colorado-Boulder.

Start: July 18, 2014 7:30 pm
End: July 18, 2014 9:00 pm
Cost: 12-48

July 20, 2014

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HAYDN: SYMPHONY 49 “LA PASSIONE” - listen
MOZART: PIANO CONCERTO NO. 27 listen
BEETHOVEN: SYMPHONY NO. 8 listen

2014_CMF_carlosmiguelPrieto_310Mexican conductor and violinist Carlos Miguel Prieto will lead the CMF Orchestra in a program that includes HAYDN’S SYMPHONY 49 “LA PASSIONE”, MOZART’S PIANO CONCERTO NO. 27 AND BEETHOVEN’SSYMPHONY NO. 8. Prieto is the Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Mexico and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería in his native Mexico, and of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and the YOA Orchestra of the Americas (2011-current) in the United States.

Start: July 20, 2014 7:30 pm
End: July 20, 2014 9:00 pm
Cost: 12-48

July 24, 2014

Joshua Gersen, Conductor
Brook Speltz, Cello
Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture - listen
Schumann: Cello Concerto in A Minor listen
Copland: Symphony No. 3 listen

2014_CMF_JoshuaGersen_310Young American conductor Joshua Gersen will lead the CMF Festival orchestra in a program featuring Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture, Schumann’s Cello Concerto in A Minor performed by Brook Speltz, and Copland’s Symphony No. 3. Joshua Gersen, winner of the prestigious 2011 Aspen Conducting Prize, as well as the 2010 Robert J. Harth Conducting Prize from the Aspen Music Festival, made his conducting debut at age 11 with the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestra in Bridgeport, CT, and his professional conducting debut 5 years later, when he led the Greater Bridgeport Symphony in a performance of his own composition, A Symphonic Movement. He is currently the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Conducting Fellow of the New World Symphony, where he serves as the assistant conductor to the symphony’s Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas, and also leads the orchestra in various subscription, education, and family concerts. He has also recently been appointed Music Director of the New York Youth Symphony, a post he began in September 2012.

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A regular performer with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the San Diego Symphony, Brook Speltz has built an enthusiastic fan base across the United States. Mr. Speltz has received top prizes in numerous major competitions. He is the recent grand prizewinner of the prestigious Ima Hogg Competition, which led to his highly anticipated debut with the Houston Symphony. He has also claimed top prizes at the ASTA National Competition and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Bronislaw Kaper Awards. Born in Los Angeles, Brook graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in 2009, following studies with Peter Wiley and Carter Brey. He is currently pursuing a diploma at the Juilliard School, studying with Joel Krosnick.

Start: July 24, 2014 7:30 pm
End: July 24, 2014 9:00 pm
Cost: 12-48

July 25, 2014

Joshua Gersen, Conductor
Brook Speltz, Cello
Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture - listen
Schumann: Cello Concerto in A Minor - listen
Copland: Symphony No. 3 - listen

2014_CMF_JoshuaGersen_310Young American conductor Joshua Gersen will lead the CMF Festival orchestra in a program featuring Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture, Schumann’s Cello Concerto in A Minor performed by Brook Speltz, and Copland’s Symphony No. 3. Joshua Gersen, winner of the prestigious 2011 Aspen Conducting Prize, as well as the 2010 Robert J. Harth Conducting Prize from the Aspen Music Festival, made his conducting debut at age 11 with the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestra in Bridgeport, CT, and his professional conducting debut 5 years later, when he led the Greater Bridgeport Symphony in a performance of his own composition, A Symphonic Movement. He is currently the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Conducting Fellow of the New World Symphony, where he serves as the assistant conductor to the symphony’s Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas, and also leads the orchestra in various subscription, education, and family concerts. He has also recently been appointed Music Director of the New York Youth Symphony, a post he began in September 2012.

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A regular performer with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the San Diego Symphony, Brook Speltz has built an enthusiastic fan base across the United States. Mr. Speltz has received top prizes in numerous major competitions. He is the recent grand prizewinner of the prestigious Ima Hogg Competition, which led to his highly anticipated debut with the Houston Symphony. He has also claimed top prizes at the ASTA National Competition and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Bronislaw Kaper Awards. Born in Los Angeles, Brook graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in 2009, following studies with Peter Wiley and Carter Brey. He is currently pursuing a diploma at the Juilliard School, studying with Joel Krosnick.

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Start: July 25, 2014 7:30 pm
End: July 25, 2014 9:00 pm
Cost: 12-48

July 27, 2014

Andrew Grams, Conductor
Amy Jo Rhine, Horn
Mozart: Symphony No. 33 - listen
Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 4 listen
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter” listen
2014_CMF_AndrewGrams_310American conductor Andrew Grams makes his debut appearance at CMF with an all-Mozart program which will feature CMF Principal Horn Amy Jo Rhine performing Mozart’s 4th Horn Concerto. Also on the program are Mozart’s 33rd and 41st Syphonies also known as the “Jupiter” Symphony. 2013-2014 marks Mr. Grams’ inaugural season as Music Director of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. He opened the Phoenix Symphony’s concert season with celebratory performances of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, will lead two full weeks of concerts with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, as well as make debut appearances with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and the Oregon Symphony.

 

quadre_amy_jo_color_enhancedAmy Jo Rhine is a seasoned orchestral performer who is a member of The IRIS Orchestra, based in Memphis and who performs regularly with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. From 1996-2001, Ms. Rhine was the Assistant Professor of Horn at Wichita State University and currently is on faculty at both Webster University and Maryville University. In demand as a chamber musician, she has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Japan and Panama most notably with the faculty quintets of WSU, the Wilson Wind Quintet and since 2008, QUADRE. Ms. Rhine received her training from Verne Reynolds at the Eastman School of Music and James Decker at the University of Southern California. Formerly, she held Principal Horn positions with the Wichita Symphony and the Louisiana Philharmonic, to which she made critical administrative contributions in that cooperative ensemble. Since 1996, she has enjoyed spending her summers in Boulder, CO performing Associate Principal Horn with the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, where she met her husband and fellow hornist, Greg Roosa. Amidst their busy performance schedules, they reserve ample time to manage the Death Star with their sons, Norty and Sutton.

Watch Amy Jo Rhine perform Quadre

Start: July 27, 2014 7:30 pm
End: July 27, 2014 9:00 pm
Cost: 12-48

July 29, 2014

San Fermin Band with Orchestra
Steve Hackman, conductor

2014_CMF_SanFermin_310Back by popular demand – Music Mash-up & Party concert series. Three concerts that are designed to transform the symphonic experience by bridging the gap between classical and popular music. This three-concert series features popular, classical, and contemporary works in a casual intermission-free concert that is preceded by a happy hour “Taste of Boulder,” featuring food and drink tastings from local restaurants, breweries, and coffee shops. This program combines the alternative Indie band San Fermin with the CMF Orchestra. San Fermin arrived on to the Alternative scene with the appearance of tour album “Sonsick”, released on May 14, 2013. The song “Sonsick” instantly became a success and made San Fermin one of the newest great shows to experience. After the appearance of “Sonsick”, San Fermin revealed “San Fermin” on September 17, 2013. The album “San Fermin” surpassed the sucess of first album “Sonsick”. Its three top songs included “Renaissance!”, “Crueler Kind”, and “Lament for V.G.” and are a hit at every concert. “San Fermin” is the most recent tour album released by San Fermin. San Fermin’s most popular hits are “Renaissance!”, “Crueler Kind”, and “Lament for V.G.”

2014_CMF_SHackman_310Conductor, composer, arranger, producer, pianist and singer/songwriter Steve Hackman is increasingly in demand as one the most compelling artists contributing to a new landscape in classical music. Fluent in both classical and popular repertoire, he crafts virtuosic, cross-genre works and performances that intrigue the established audience and engage an excited new one. Steve Hackman is Music Director of the ‘Mash-Up’ series at the Colorado Music Festival, after successful performances last season of his ‘Brahms v. Radiohead’- a work that synthesizes and interweaves the Radiohead album OK Computer with the Brahms 1st Symphony.

Start: July 29, 2014 7:30 pm
End: July 29, 2014 9:00 pm
Cost: 25-45

July 31, 2014

Andrew Grams, Conductor
William Wolfram, Piano
Borodin: Prince Igor Overture - listen
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 - listen
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 - listen

2014_CMF_AndrewGrams_310Guest conductor Andrew Grams continues his week at CMF with a program with the full Festival Orchestra featuring Borodin’s Prince Igor Overture, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 featuring pianist William Wolfram and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. 2013-2014 marks Mr. Grams’ inaugural season as Music Director of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. He opened the Phoenix Symphony’s concert season with celebratory performances of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, will lead two full weeks of concerts with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, as well as make debut appearances with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and the Oregon Symphony.

 

208103-D275American pianist William Wolfram was a silver medalist at both the William Kapell and the Naumburg International Piano Competitions, a bronze medalist at the prestigious Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow and finalist in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Wolfram has appeared with many of the greatest orchestras of the world and has developed a special reputation as the rare concerto soloist who is also equally versatile and adept as a recitalist, accompanist and chamber musician. In all of these genres, he is highly sought after for his special focus on the music of Franz Liszt and Beethoven and is a special champion for the music of modernist 20th century American composers.

Start: July 31, 2014 7:30 pm
End: July 31, 2014 9:00 pm
Cost: 12-48

August 1, 2014

Andrew Grams, Conductor
William Wolfram, Piano
Borodin: Prince Igor Overture - listen
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 - listen
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 - listen

2014_CMF_AndrewGrams_310Guest conductor Andrew Grams continues his week at CMF with a program with the full Festival Orchestra featuring Borodin’s Prince Igor Overture, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 featuring pianist William Wolfram and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. 2013-2014 marks Mr. Grams’ inaugural season as Music Director of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. He opened the Phoenix Symphony’s concert season with celebratory performances of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, will lead two full weeks of concerts with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, as well as make debut appearances with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and the Oregon Symphony.

 

208103-D275American pianist William Wolfram was a silver medalist at both the William Kapell and the Naumburg International Piano Competitions, a bronze medalist at the prestigious Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow and finalist in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Wolfram has appeared with many of the greatest orchestras of the world and has developed a special reputation as the rare concerto soloist who is also equally versatile and adept as a recitalist, accompanist and chamber musician. In all of these genres, he is highly sought after for his special focus on the music of Franz Liszt and Beethoven and is a special champion for the music of modernist 20th century American composers.

Start: August 1, 2014 7:30 pm
End: August 1, 2014 9:00 pm
Cost: 12-48

August 3, 2014

Jean-Marie Zeitouni, Conductor
Jennifer Koh, Violin
R. Shchedrin: Carmen Suite - listen
Bernstein: Serenade for Solo Violin listen

IMG_6037Canadian conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni will come to Boulder for the final week of the season and conduct a program featuring violinist Jennifer Koh performing Bernstein’s Serenade for Solo Violin, and R. Shchedrine’s Carmen Suite. Jean-Marie Zeitouni has emerged as one of Canada’s brightest young conductors whose eloquent yet fiery style in repertoire ranging from Baroque to contemporary music results in regular re-engagements across Canada and the United States.

 

 

 

 

CT  talk-jennifer-koh 1010 mhViolinist Jennifer Koh is recognized for her intense, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance. With an impassioned musical curiosity, she is forging an artistic path of her own devising, choosing works that both inspire and challenge. She is dedicated to performing the violin repertoire of all eras from traditional to contemporary, believing that the past and present form a continuum. She is also committed to exploring connections in the works she performs, searching for similarities of voice among diverse composers and associations within the works of a single composer.

Start: August 3, 2014 7:30 pm
End: August 3, 2014 9:00 pm
Cost: 12-48

August 7, 2014

Jean-Marie Zeitouni, Conductor
Mozart: Don Giovanni Overture - listen
Strauss: Don Juan - listen
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben - listen

IMG_6037Canadian conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni closes the season with a Festival finale program featuring the CMF Festival Orchestra in a celebratory program to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Richard Strauss and will feature Mozart’s Don Giovanni Overture as well as Strauss’ Don Juan and Ein Heldenleben. Jean-Marie Zeitouni has emerged as one of Canada’s brightest young conductors whose eloquent yet fiery style in repertoire ranging from Baroque to contemporary music results in regular re-engagements across Canada and the United States.

Start: August 7, 2014 7:30 pm
End: August 7, 2014 9:00 pm
Cost: 12-48

August 8, 2014

Jean-Marie Zeitouni, Conductor
Mozart: Don Giovanni Overture - listen
Strauss: Don Juan - listen
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben - listen
IMG_6037Canadian conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni closes the season with a Festival finale program featuring the CMF Festival Orchestra in a celebratory program to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Richard Strauss and will feature Mozart’s Don Giovanni Overture as well as Strauss’ Don Juan and Ein Heldenleben. Jean-Marie Zeitouni has emerged as one of Canada’s brightest young conductors whose eloquent yet fiery style in repertoire ranging from Baroque to contemporary music results in regular re-engagements across Canada and the United States.

Start: August 8, 2014 7:30 pm
End: August 8, 2014 9:00 pm
Cost: 12-48