2022 Season

An unforgettable season under the guidance of Music Director Peter Oundjian. 

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John Adams, Composer-in-Residence

The Festival welcomes John Adams as 2022 composer-in-residence.

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Unmissable Symphonies

We celebrate the return of our full-sized symphony orchestra to the stage.

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4 Must-Hear Premieres

Be the first to hear new music by Wang Jie, Timo Andres, and Wynton Marsalis.

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6 weeks | 22 concerts | June 30–August 7

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2022 Concert Recommendations

2022 Concert Recommendations

Not sure which concerts to choose? Browse our season in these helpful ways:    The Robert Mann Chamber Music Series  July 5: Takács Quartet July 12: Attacca Quartet  July 19: Flavors of Russia: Tchaikovsky, Glinka & Borodin July 26: Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet...

COVID-19 Updates for 2022 Festival

COVID-19 Updates for 2022 Festival

We understand that health and safety are important factors for our patrons planning to visit Chautauqua Auditorium for in-person concerts in the 2022 Festival season (June 30-August 7). Watch this page for updates as the Festival approaches.  Guidance for safe social...

Give Music to Local Families Affected by Wildfires in Boulder County

Give Music to Local Families Affected by Wildfires in Boulder County

Elizabeth McGuire, Executive Director The Colorado Music Festival and Center for Musical Arts family would like to express our deepest condolences to the families and businesses that were affected by recent fires. While many of us are contributing our time and...

How to Watch Our 2022 Season Announcement Livestream

How to Watch Our 2022 Season Announcement Livestream

Season Announcement (livestream): Tuesday, January 18 at 7 pm   3 Great Reasons to Tune In: Hear from a very special guest! Be the first to hear about the 2022 Festival season’s many surprises, including an exciting composer-in-residence, the return of the Robert...

Your Support Makes a Difference

Your Support Makes a Difference

Dear friend of the Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts, First off, I would like to thank you for all the support you have given us during two of the most challenging years in our history. I write to you from a world I couldn’t have imagined in 2019....

2021 Festival Feedback

2021 Festival Feedback

Thank you to those of you who attended the festival and especially to those who completed our survey and provided feedback. We appreciate your willingness to share your experience with us — the good and the challenging — so we can continue to provide a world-class...

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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

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