Join us for an evening of celebration, delectable food and special guest artists. Enjoy performances by pianist and composer Timo Andres and Festival Fellows from the New World Symphony.
on’t miss this opportunity to hear from composer-in-residence, John Adams!

Saturday, July 16 | 6:00 PM
Boulder Jewish Community Center
6007 Oreg Avenue | Boulder, CO 80303

Tickets $150 and available exclusively online; registration is available at the bottom of this page. Dress up! Cocktail attire is encouraged.

RSVPs accepted until July 1.

We are monitoring the current COVID-19 situation. If we have to make adjustments due to new guidelines, we will notify you by email. Levin Hall has an advanced air filtration system. In order to operate efficiently, doors will be kept closed. Masks and hand sanitizer will be made available in the lobby.

Guest Artists

photo of Ji Su Jung

John Adams

Composer, conductor, and creative thinker — John Adams occupies a unique position in the world of music. His works stand out among contemporary classical compositions for their depth of expression, brilliance of sound, and the profoundly humanist nature of their themes. Spanning more than three decades, his works such as HarmonielehreShaker LoopsEl Niño, and Nixon in China are among the most performed of all contemporary classical music. 

photo of Ji Su Jung

Timo Andres
Pianist and composer

Timo Andres is a composer and pianist who grew up in rural Connecticut and lives in Brooklyn, NY. Notable works include Everything Happens So Much for the Boston Symphony; Strong Language for the Takács Quartet, commissioned by Carnegie Hall and the Shriver Hall Concert Series; Steady Hand, a two-piano concerto commissioned by the Britten Sinfonia premiered at the Barbican by Andres and David Kaplan; and The Blind Banister, a concerto for Jonathan Biss, which was a 2016 Pulitzer Prize Finalist.

Festival Fellows

Chava Appiah – cello
Ka-Yeon Lee – violin
Jacquelyn O’Brien – viola
James Zabawa-Martinez – violin

The Festival Fellows positions were filled by the Festival through an invitation-only audition process in collaboration with faculty at America’s top conservatories. Chava Appiah, Ka-Yeon Lee, Jaquelyn O’Brien, and James Zabawa-Martinez are all from New World Symphony, an educational program that helps musicians gain orchestral experience after they complete undergraduate or graduate studies. All Fellows receive professional experience working in an intensive environment comparable to that of a full-time orchestra. 

Dinner Menu

Guests may choose from the following options:

Beef Entrée:
Roasted Beef Tenderloin, Creamy Potato Leek Sauce (GF): Whipped Potato, Baby Carrots-
Fine Herbs (GF)

Salmon Entrée:
Atlantic Salmon Fillet with Black Berries Syrah Sauce & Orange Zest: Baby French Haricot Verts, Whipped Potato (GF, DF)

Vegan Entrée:
Cauliflower Sauté with Ginger & Anise : Served over Rice (GF, DF, Veg, Vegan)

Catering by Jules Catering


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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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