Unique and Family-Friendly Concerts

Bring the whole family and make new musical memories at the Colorado Music Festival! We consider all of our concerts to be family-friendly, but if you’re not sure where to start, explore our recommendations below. 

Family Concert: Green Eggs and Ham

Do you like Green Eggs and Ham? Musical storytellers Really Inventive Stuff return by popular demand, this time with their fully-staged adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ beloved children’s classic featuring Sam-I-Am. This engaging Family Concert also includes a musical twist on three of Aesop’s most familiar fables: “The Fox and the Crow,” “The Dog and His Reflection,” and “The Tortoise and the Hare.”

Tip: scroll down to see frequently asked questions for families.

Olga Kern & Grieg’s Peer Gynt

Olga Kern & Grieg’s Peer Gynt

Date July 18, 2024Time 7:30 pm

Welcome back, Festival favorite Olga Kern! Fresh off a celebration of Rachmaninoff’s 150th anniversary, Kern performs his Second Piano Concerto — a success from its inception, this memorable concerto’s themes that have been borrowed by countless films, Sinatra son...

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Olga Kern & Grieg’s Peer Gynt

Olga Kern & Grieg’s Peer Gynt

Date July 19, 2024Time 6:30 pm

Welcome back, Festival favorite Olga Kern! Fresh off a celebration of Rachmaninoff’s 150th anniversary, Kern performs his Second Piano Concerto — a success from its inception, this memorable concerto’s themes that have been borrowed by countless films, Sinatra son...

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Haydn, Debussy & Mendelssohn

Haydn, Debussy & Mendelssohn

Date July 23, 2024Time 7:30 pm

The Robert Mann Chamber Music Series continues with a spotlight on the Festival’s own musicians. Haydn’s String Quartets achieved a new range of expression for secular music; his String Quartet C major, Op. 20, No. 2 is a diamond from start to finish. Debussy, a mas...

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which concerts are friendly for families with young children?

The Family Concert is specifically for young children, ages 5 and under. This concert features a shorter run time (around 45 minutes) with no intermission.

What should I do if I need to leave in the middle of a concert?

Seating is general admission, so feel free to choose a seat closer to a door if you know you will need to leave throughout the concert. You are welcome to stand, move around, and exit our Family Concert at any time. The north and south Auditorium doors will be available for use during our Family Concert. (For standard evening concerts, please follow usher guidance regarding how to exit.)

Is the venue accessible for strollers?

Chautauqua Auditorium is located on a hill, making it worth planning ahead for access by wheelchairs and strollers. Please review our venue map for the most accessible entrance to the Auditorium (the north and south Auditorium doors will be available for use during our Family Concert). Once there, strollers may be parked outside the entrance or along the back wall inside Chautauqua Auditorium. Seating for the Family Concert is general admission.

Does my child need a separate ticket?

Tickets are required for children occupying their own seat; children under 2 (lap-sitting) may attend without an additional ticket.

Can we bring our stroller and/or diaper bag into the venue?

Strollers may be parked outside the entrance or along the back wall inside Chautauqua Auditorium. Diaper bags may be searched by security for prohibited items (food or drinks other than water); diaper bags, including bottles, are permitted within the Auditorium.

Where can I find restroom facilities?

There are no restrooms in the Auditorium. Primary restrooms are located directly adjacent to the Auditorium on the west side of the building. Additional restrooms are available approximately 100 yards north of the Auditorium just outside the entrance to the Dining Hall. See our venue map >

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Alisa Weilerstein Plays Dvořák’s Cello Concerto

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Family Concert: Green Eggs and Ham

Alisa Weilerstein Plays Dvořák’s Cello Concerto

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Dohnányi, Beethoven & Schumann

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Rite of Spring & Gluzman Plays Prokofiev

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Rite of Spring & Gluzman Plays Prokofiev

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Bruckner Bicentennial: Symphony No. 4

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Schubert’s Strings & Nielsen’s Winds

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Olga Kern & Grieg’s Peer Gynt

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Olga Kern & Grieg’s Peer Gynt

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Gabriela Lena Frank’s World Premiere

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Haydn, Debussy & Mendelssohn

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Awadagin Pratt + Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade

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Awadagin Pratt + Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade

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Mozart: Duo Pianos, Haffner & A Little Night Music

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Danish String Quartet

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Augustin Hadelich & Dvořák 7

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Augustin Hadelich & Dvořák 7

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Mahler 4 & Ravel’s Shéhérazade

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