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: Tubby the Tuba (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.
Other Family-Friendly Concerts
- July 15: Kaleidoscope (featuring 9 short works by contemporary composers)
- July 31: A Midsummer Night’s Dream with John de Lancie
- August 4: Stravinsky, Firebird Suite (1919)
Skidmore, Ritual Music; Garrop, Reborn in flames (from Phoenix Rising); Golijov, Last Round; Valerie Coleman, Red Clay & Mississippi Delta for Wind Quintet; Andres, Honest Labor; Etezady, Recurring Dreams; Corigliano, STOMP; Glass, Etude No. 6; J. Adams, Road Movies
Jie, Flying On the Scaly Backs of Our Mountains (world premiere commission); Weber, Clarinet Concerto No. 1; Debussy, Première Rhapsodie for clarinet and orchestra; Stravinsky, Firebird Suite (1919)