2021 Season | July 1-August 7

Join us for the 2021 Colorado Music Festival season led by Music Director Peter Oundjian. 


Celebrate the Music of Today

Discover something bold and new during this full week of 21st-century music, including a riveting performance by marimba virtuoso Ji Su Jung.


Robert Mann Chamber Music Series

Named for “one of the country’s most admired and deeply loved musicians” (The Boston Globe).


4 World Premieres

Experience brand new works by composers Joan Tower, Joel Thompson, Hannah Lash, and Aaron Jay Kernis.


6 weeks | 22 concerts | July 1–August 7

This summer, come home to music

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Stories & News

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2021 Subscriber FAQ

2021 Subscriber FAQ

Due to health and safety requirements for the 2021 Festival season, the process that Chautauqua (box office) and the Festival use to seat subscribers has changed, for this year only. Read our Frequently Asked Questions about subscriber seating below. I am vaccinated....

Cindy Hohman Interviews Brand Designer Mark Jasin

Cindy Hohman Interviews Brand Designer Mark Jasin

Marketing Director Cindy Hohman recently interviewed creative consultant Mark Jasin about his fantastic work on the Festival's "brand refresh" and bright new logo. The Festival’s new brand rolled out across the website and marketing materials in March 2021. Watch the...

The Evolution of the Festival Brand

The Evolution of the Festival Brand

In this post, Marketing Director Cindy Hohman takes a look back on 30+ years of Festival logos to explore where our brand came from and where it's heading next. Many of you likely remember that the Festival produced a beautiful, themed poster or art print for each...

2021 Concert Recommendations

2021 Concert Recommendations

Not sure which concerts to choose? Browse our season in these helpful ways:   The Robert Mann Chamber Music Series  July 6: String Quintets: Mozart and Brahms  July 13: Juilliard String Quartet  July 20: St. Lawrence String Quartet: Debussy, Haydn, and John...

2021 Season Highlights

2021 Season Highlights

In-Person and Virtual Attendance  Our full season at Chautauqua offers 17 unique programs over 21 performances, plus our annual Family Concert. Due to the success of our 2020 Virtual Festival, this season we are offering "virtual tickets" to six of our performances...

COVID-19 Safety Plan for 2021 Festival

COVID-19 Safety Plan for 2021 Festival

(photo by Anne Krause) We understand that health and safety are important factors for our patrons considering returning Chautauqua Auditorium for in-person concerts in the 2021 Festival season (July 1-August 7). Watch this page for updates as the Festival approaches. ...

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Know Before You Go

Get the basics about getting to the Festival, finding parking, accessibility info, and more.

While You’re Here

Learn more about the on-site experience at Chautauqua Auditorium, including your options for pre-concert dining.

Visiting Boulder

The Festival performs in beautiful Boulder, Colorado — a breathtaking location full of nature, culture, cuisine, art, and more.

Learn About Our Educational Programs


Festival Fellows

Meet the Festival Fellows: eight aspiring professional musicians who receive coaching and performance opportunities through the Festival and its guest artists.

Center for Musical Arts

This excellent community music school is also the educational arm of our organization.

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