Your Support Creates Magic in Boulder & Beyond

October 13, 2023

Dear friend of the Colorado Music Festival,

Do you find that in today’s world it has become rare to find true connection with each other and the community as a whole? I certainly do, and I hope you (like me) are still feeling the magic of this year’s Festival, where nearly 16,000 music lovers gathered together to bask in joyful and inspiring music!

Today, you have the opportunity to provide this magic for our community. Your donation will help the Festival create positive impacts in our community, including:

Providing low- and no-cost tickets for youth, students, veterans, and seniors. For the first time since before the pandemic, concerts sold out — not once, not twice, but four times! As a reflection of our big-hearted Boulder home and because of your support, those and future concerts will be enjoyed by many deserving people who otherwise could not attend.

Creating unforgettable opportunities to experience groundbreaking new music. In 2023 we commissioned three pieces which received their world premieres right here in Boulder. We were also honored to give the preview performance of Elements, written by some of today’s most sought-after composers and performed by Joshua Bell. Your support will allow us to continue to create these unique opportunities.

Elevating Boulder as a hub of arts and culture. This season the esteemed Wall Street Journal praised our orchestra. “Hearing this performance was like encountering an old friend with something new to say,” reported WSJ’s David Mermelstein. Such high-profile coverage benefits not only the Festival itself but our region as a whole, and would not be possible without your support.

As a friend of the Colorado Music Festival, we hope you will consider a donation to ensure that our music remains both world-class and accessible, and that we continue to uplift and enhance the lives of our community of music lovers within Boulder and beyond.

Exciting 2024 season plans are already underway! Consider giving through donor advised funds (DAFs) with our new tool. Learn more about all of our tax smart giving options by visiting Or, visit by December 31 so we can look forward to the 2024 Festival with your support.

With gratitude,

Elizabeth McGuire
Executive Director