Giving Tuesday 2021

Support Our Mission on Colorado Gives Day

Our mission is to inspire and connect community members of all ages by providing access to the best of the world’s music through education and performance. Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts is a one-of-a-kind organization that provides a broad spectrum of music education opportunities and world-class performances to citizens throughout Boulder County and beyond.

World Class Festival

The Colorado Music Festival produces 20+ classical music concerts each summer in the sonically resonant Chautauqua Auditorium in Boulder, Colorado. The Festival draws talented musicians from across North America and beyond. The majority of these musicians act as concertmasters, principals, or assistant principals in their home orchestras. When they come together under the direction of Music Director Peter Oundjian, the result is transcendent!

Live, with World Premieres

We were back in the concert hall in 2021, to critical national acclaim! Our new fans around the globe continue to support our inventive performances. The past season included four world premieres. Fresh, vibrant new works by Joan Tower, Aaron Jay Kernis, Hannah Lash, and rising composer Joel Thompson thrilled audiences and have already been picked up by major orchestras across the country. Colorado Music Festival is staking new ground in the future of classical music!

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These great performances are the direct result of support from forward-looking supporters like you. Please make your gift today!

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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.

Your Gift Makes the Difference

Thank you for helping us to keep the music playing.