Open Rehearsals

See the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra as they prepare for their next concert. 

Due to restrictions related to the Coronavirus pandemic, we will not be able to make any of our 2022 season rehearsals open to the public. 


We are pleased to offer the long-standing tradition of free, open-to-the-public rehearsals. Open rehearsals are free, but not all rehearsals are open. Rehearsal order and selection of rehearsed repertoire can vary at the discretion of the conductor. Guest artists are typically not present at open rehearsals. Rehearsals are not performances, so there are a few rules that we ask you to observe during your visit:

  • Orchestra musicians will be making final preparations for upcoming performances; there is no guarantee that they will perform all of the works on that evening’s performance.
  • Although musicians and artists may be speaking to one another on stage, it is disruptive for audience members to carry their own conversations. Please observe the same silence that you would keep for a performance.
  • Please expect to remain seated during the open rehearsal. Trips in and out of the Auditorium can be disruptive to the musicians.

We Can't Wait to See You

Plan Your Festival Experience

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

The Festival performs in beautiful Boulder, Colorado — a breathtaking location full of nature, culture, cuisine, art, and more.

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

This excellent community music school is also the educational arm of our organization.

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Thank you for helping us to keep the music playing.