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Colorado Gives Day 2022

Colorado Gives Day 2022

We’re asking you to join us for Colorado Gives Day. With one gift, you support not only the world-class musicians of today but also the aspiring musicians of tomorrow.

Stretching the Saxophone: Tim McAllister & City Noir

Stretching the Saxophone: Tim McAllister & City Noir

On July 14, Festival audiences will get a chance to hear Tim McAllister perform City Noir, a symphonic creation that John Adams wrote in 2009, prominently featuring the alto saxophone. It will be conducted by Adams, who is serving as the Festival’s composer-in-residence and co-curator of its Music of Today series.

The Spirit of Now: Attacca Quartet

The Spirit of Now: Attacca Quartet

The Attacca Quartet makes its Colorado Music Festival debut July 12, presenting a concert of all contemporary music as part of the summer event’s Music of Today and Robert Mann Chamber Music series.

A Festival Within a Festival: Music of Today

A Festival Within a Festival: Music of Today

This year’s edition of the Music of Today series runs July 12-17 and puts an emphasis on diversity and inclusion. It features works by more than a dozen living composers ranging from such well-established masters like Philip Glass and Osvaldo Golijov to up-and-comers Stacy Garrop and 2013 Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw to cross-genre talents like Steven Ellison aka Flying Lotus, a Los Angeles DJ and rapper.

Interview with Composer Wang Jie

Interview with Composer Wang Jie

Music Director Peter Oundjian sat down with composer Wang Jie to discuss her “Flying on the Scaly Backs of Our Mountains,” a brand new piece of music which the Festival will premiere on August 4, 2022.

2022 Pre-Concert Improvements

2022 Pre-Concert Improvements

We love receiving feedback from Festival attendees and we continually endeavor to improve the Festival experience in response to that feedback, in collaboration with our partners at Chautauqua Auditorium.

Pure Fantasy: Anthony McGill, Wang Jie, and Firebird

Pure Fantasy: Anthony McGill, Wang Jie, and Firebird

The acclaimed Anthony McGill, principal clarinetist for the New York Philharmonic, makes his mark on Chautauqua Auditorium on August 4. The orchestral centerpiece of the show is Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite — an exciting and dramatic musical fairytale drawn from generations of folklore.

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