Joan Tower: Made in America + World Premiere

Chautauqua Auditorium 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, CO

Tower, Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No. 5; Tower, Made in America; Tower, Duets; Tower, Cello Concerto (World premiere commission)

$48 – $75

Beethoven Quintet and Septet

Chautauqua Auditorium 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, CO

Beethoven, Quintet for Piano and Winds; Beethoven, Septet

$48 – $75

Arts in the Park: Ivalas Quartet

Boulder's Civic Area: Glen Huntington Band Shell 1212 Canyon Boulevard, Boulder, CO

Carlos Simon, Elegy & Warmth of Other Suns; Beethoven, String Quartet No. 12 in E-flat Major, Op. 127

Copland’s Lincoln Portrait

Chautauqua Auditorium 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, CO

Copland, Fanfare for the Common Man; Price, String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor (Movement 2); Glazunov, Saxophone Concerto; Ibert, Concertino da Camera; Copland, Lincoln Portrait

$48 – $75

Brooklyn Rider

Chautauqua Auditorium 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, CO

Shaw, Schisma; Golijov, Tenebrae; Schubert, String Quartet No. 14, “Death and the Maiden”

$48 – $75

Festival Finale: Beethoven 5

Chautauqua Auditorium 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, CO

Gabrieli, Canzon septimi toni à 8 (No. 2) arr. R.P. Block; Dvořák, Serenade for Wind Instruments; Beethoven, Symphony No. 5

$48 – $75

Takács Quartet Plays John Adams’ Absolute Jest

Chautauqua Auditorium 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, CO

Music Director Peter Oundjian opens the 2022 Festival season with special guests: Boulder’s own Takács Quartet. This Grammy Award-winning quartet joins the orchestra for John Adams’ Absolute Jest, which samples, twists, and builds upon Beethoven’s themes, in particular his late string quartets; Adams has referred to his Jest as “Beethoven that has been passed through a hall of mirrors.” Dvořák’s iconic Symphony No. 9, “From the New World,” was written in the “new world” of America but teeming with Bohemian folk influence as well. Composer Carlos Simon’s Fate Now Conquers nods to a notebook entry written by Beethoven and explores “the unpredictable ways of fate” and the uncertainties of life.

$25 – $75

Takács Quartet Plays John Adams’ Absolute Jest

Chautauqua Auditorium 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, CO

Music Director Peter Oundjian opens the 2022 Festival season with special guests: Boulder’s own Takács Quartet. This Grammy Award-winning quartet joins the orchestra for John Adams’ Absolute Jest, which samples, twists, and builds upon Beethoven’s themes, in particular his late string quartets; Adams has referred to his Jest as “Beethoven that has been passed through a hall of mirrors.” Dvořák’s iconic Symphony No. 9, “From the New World,” was written in the “new world” of America but teeming with Bohemian folk influence as well. Composer Carlos Simon’s Fate Now Conquers nods to a notebook entry written by Beethoven and explores “the unpredictable ways of fate” and the uncertainties of life.

$25 – $75

Family Concert: Tubby the Tuba

Chautauqua Auditorium 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, CO

Tickets just $10! Vaudeville-inspired musical storytellers Really Inventive Stuff uses comedy, props, and interaction to refresh beloved musical classics and enchant audiences of all ages. Their imaginative Tubby the Tuba follows “the adventures of a red polka-dot yo-yo, a dapper bullfrog puppet, and a small piece of ribbon” as Tubby discovers that dreams can come true. Later, Really Inventive Stuff’s “Orchestra-ologist” introduces the instruments “with wit and a wink” as the troupe reinvents Britten’s classic Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.

$10

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Festival Fellows

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