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 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
Program Notes

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.

CMF_2014_BrookSpeltz

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

C's_JAZZJoin Steve Christopher and the Jazz Combo for a FREE performance under the Tent on Friday, July 25 at 6:15pm!  Then stick around for the CMF concert at 7:30pm conducted by Joshua Gersen.  Buy tickets for the CMF concert at www.tickets.chautauqua.com; the Jazz performance is FREE!

Start: July 25, 2014 6:15 am
End: July 25, 2014 7:15 pm

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

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.

CMF_2014_BrookSpeltz

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
Program Notes

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
Program Notes

2014_CMF_SanFermin_310Back by popular demand – Music Mash-up Concert & Party 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.

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.

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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
Program Notes

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
Program Notes

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
Program Notes

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
Program Notes

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
Program Notes

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