Conductor Mixes the Familiar with the Unfamiliar

Conductor Mixes the Familiar with the Unfamiliar

By Marc Shulgold So you think putting an orchestral program together is a snap. Just pick the pieces that everyone loves and you’re all set. If only… For Austrian-born conductor David Danzmayr, selecting repertory is a fragile art, and one he takes very...
Honoring a Chamber Music Giant

Honoring a Chamber Music Giant

By Marc Shulgold Robert Mann wanted to be a forest ranger. When that didn’t pan out, he settled on another passion – music. Which worked out pretty well. Known as “Bobby” to music lovers everywhere, Mann served as first violinist and founding member of the...
Performing New Music in Bold New Ways

Performing New Music in Bold New Ways

By Marc Shulgold If you’ve had enough of “virtual” internet concerts, join the club. Peter Oundjian understands. In fact, the energetic music director of the Boulder-based Colorado Music Festival intends to chase away the world of Zoom as the effects of the...
Peter Oundjian Interviews the Ivalas Quartet

Peter Oundjian Interviews the Ivalas Quartet

The Colorado Music Festival is proud to have the Ivalas Quartet as our Festival Fellows this season, selected by the Sphinx Organization. In this interview, Music Director Peter Oundjian talks with the Quartet about the music they play, their mission, and more. Hear...
There’s an Elephant in the Room… Sort Of

There’s an Elephant in the Room… Sort Of

By Marc Shulgold Sorry folks, but the Colorado Music Festival’s Saturday morning Family Concert won’t feature a live elephant. However, if the young people in Chautauqua Auditorium will use their imaginations, the beloved pachyderm Babar will come to life...
Please, No Jokes About Sax Appeal

Please, No Jokes About Sax Appeal

By Marc Shulgold Growing up listening to the pop radio hits from Motown inspired young Steven Banks to fall in love … with the saxophone. “I started out with the clarinet when I was 12 or 13,” he says. “But then I switched to the saxophone, ‘cos it was...

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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

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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

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