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Ariodante
Handel’s searing, emotional tale of obsession and betrayal comes to life at CU Boulder.Handel’s searing, emotional tale of obsession and betrayal comes to life at CU Boulder.
Thu 4/26/18 7:30PM Music Theatre Ariodante
Fri 4/27/18 7:30PM Music Theatre Ariodante
Sat 4/28/18 7:30PM Music Theatre Ariodante
Sun 4/29/18 2:00PM Music Theatre Ariodante



Takács Quartet April 2018
Sun 4/29/18 4:00PM Grusin Music Hall Takács Quartet
Mon 4/30/18 7:30PM Grusin Music Hall Takács Quartet



Dee Dee Bridgewater
2017 NEA Jazz Master and three-time Grammy and Tony award-winner Dee Dee Bridgewater shares her journey in a musical exploration of her birth city. Opening the Artist Series with grace and gusto, the American jazz singer brings to Boulder selections from her new album—"Memphis ... Yes, I'm Ready." Bridgewater and her band invite you to experience the irresistible magic of the city’s blues, R&B and soul classics.
Sat 9/22/18 7:30PM Macky Auditorium Dee Dee Bridgewater



Takács Quartet September 2018
The Grammy Award-winning string quartet has been moving audiences and selling out concerts at CU Boulder for more than three decades. Their irresistible blend of virtuosic technique and engaging personality has led The Guardian (London) to proclaim, "The Takács Quartet are matchless, their supreme artistry manifest at every level." This year, the quartet welcomes a new member—CU Boulder Assistant Professor of Violin Harumi Rhodes—acclaimed by The New York Times as a “deeply expressive violinist.”
Sun 9/23/18 4:00PM Grusin Music Hall Takács Quartet
Mon 9/24/18 7:30PM Grusin Music Hall Takács Quartet



Jessica Lang Dance
Jessica Lang Dance presents immersive works that celebrate the beauty of space, shape, movement and music. JLD’s crisp and contemporary repertoire resists categorical definition. Based in New York City, the company’s collaborations with composers, visual artists and lighting and set designers create show-stopping experiences.
Fri 10/5/18 7:30PM Macky Auditorium Jessica Lang Dance



Title TBA
Eklund Opera will announce this classic title from Music Theatre International Tuesday, May 1.
Fri 10/26/18 7:30PM Macky Auditorium Title TBA
Sat 10/27/18 7:30PM Macky Auditorium Title TBA
Sun 10/28/18 2:00PM Macky Auditorium Title TBA



Takács Quartet October 2018
The Grammy Award-winning string quartet has been moving audiences and selling out concerts at CU Boulder for more than three decades. Their irresistible blend of virtuosic technique and engaging personality has led The Guardian (London) to proclaim, "The Takács Quartet are matchless, their supreme artistry manifest at every level." This year, the quartet welcomes a new member—CU Boulder Assistant Professor of Violin Harumi Rhodes—acclaimed by The New York Times as a “deeply expressive violinist.”
Sun 10/28/18 4:00PM Grusin Music Hall Takács Quartet
Mon 10/29/18 7:30PM Grusin Music Hall Takács Quartet



Venice Baroque Orchestra
The classical concert hall meets the canals of Venice as this ensemble of early music virtuosi—along with Prague-born, Berlin-based Anna Fusek on recorder—invigorate works by Antonio Vivaldi and Francesco Geminiani. The VBO, committed to the rediscovery of 17th- and 18th-century masterpieces, lends flair and finesse to Vivaldi’s polished baroque music and a distinguished air to the lively sounds once heard reverberating through calles and canals.
Fri 11/2/18 7:30PM Macky Auditorium Venice Baroque Orchestra



Sarah Chang
She was admitted to Juilliard at age 5 and skipped her high school prom to play for Queen Elizabeth II. But Korean-American violinist Sarah Chang, now an adult, is more than just a child prodigy—she’s an enduring talent, an international ambassador for classical music and one of the world’s most influential women. Don’t miss this violin icon’s special solo recital in Boulder.
Fri 11/16/18 7:30PM Macky Auditorium Sarah Chang



Carpe Diem Quartet
Among the most unique and sought-after chamber ensembles today, Carpe Diem—including CU Boulder Assistant Professor of Violin Charles Wetherbee—is a boundary-breaking ensemble that has earned widespread critical and audience acclaim for its innovative programming and electrifying performances. Carpe Diem defies easy classification with its far-ranging repertoire—from classical and jazz-infused music to Gypsy, tango, folk, pop and rock inspirations.
Sun 11/25/18 4:00PM Grusin Music Hall Carpe Diem Quartet
Mon 11/26/18 7:30PM Grusin Music Hall Carpe Diem Quartet



Holiday Festival
Delight in the twinkling lights, seasonal greenery and beautiful music at CU Boulder’s Holiday Festival, an annual tradition that’s enchanting for all ages. The decades-old celebration brings together student choirs, bands and orchestras—along with world-class faculty performers—for a concert of holiday favorites and new surprises.
Fri 12/7/18 7:30PM Macky Auditorium 2018 Holiday Festival
Sat 12/8/18 1:00PM Macky Auditorium 2018 Holiday Festival
Sat 12/8/18 4:00PM Macky Auditorium 2018 Holiday Festival
Sun 12/9/18 4:00PM Macky Auditorium 2018 Holiday Festival



Canadian Brass
Welcome the Christmas season with a performance of lively carols and other holiday favorites by the world’s most famous brass quintet. Clad in tuxes and white running shoes, the members of Canadian Brass have brought an “unbeatable blend of virtuosity, spontaneity and humor” (The Washington Post) to concert halls for nearly 50 years.
Mon 12/17/18 7:30PM Macky Auditorium Canadian Brass



Takács Quartet January 2019
The Grammy Award-winning string quartet has been moving audiences and selling out concerts at CU Boulder for more than three decades. Their irresistible blend of virtuosic technique and engaging personality has led The Guardian (London) to proclaim, "The Takács Quartet are matchless, their supreme artistry manifest at every level." This year, the quartet welcomes a new member—CU Boulder Assistant Professor of Violin Harumi Rhodes—acclaimed by The New York Times as a “deeply expressive violinist.”
Sun 1/13/19 4:00PM Grusin Music Hall Takács Quartet
Mon 1/14/19 7:30PM Grusin Music Hall Takács Quartet



Silk Road Ensemble
Founded 20 years ago by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the Silkroad Ensemble uses music to bridge cultural divides. The ensemble brings together musicians from all over the globe, sparking radical cultural collaboration and passion-driven learning to build a more hopeful world. The result is a uniquely engaging and accessible encounter between the foreign and the familiar, reflecting our many-layered contemporary identities.
Thu 1/31/19 7:30PM Macky Auditorium Silk Road Ensemble



Takács Quartet February 2019
The Grammy Award-winning string quartet has been moving audiences and selling out concerts at CU Boulder for more than three decades. Their irresistible blend of virtuosic technique and engaging personality has led The Guardian (London) to proclaim, "The Takács Quartet are matchless, their supreme artistry manifest at every level." This year, the quartet welcomes a new member—CU Boulder Assistant Professor of Violin Harumi Rhodes—acclaimed by The New York Times as a “deeply expressive violinist.”
Sun 2/10/19 4:00PM Grusin Music Hall Takács Quartet
Mon 2/11/19 7:30PM Grusin Music Hall Takács Quartet



Kodo
Athletic energy, rich musical tradition and mesmerizing symmetry meet whenever this remarkable taiko drumming ensemble takes the stage. Kodo, named after the Japanese word for “heartbeat,” transcends language and cultural boundaries with its powerful performances.
Sat 2/16/19 7:30PM Macky Auditorium KODO



Tafelmusik
In the 18th century, the coffee house was a popular gathering place for brilliant minds and musicians—and nowhere were the sights, sounds and scents more stunning than in the busy trade centers of Leipzig, Germany and Damascus, Syria. Listen in as Tafelmusik, a leader in historically informed performances, plays the stunning music cafe patrons in those cities heard 300 years ago—from Bach, Telemann and Handel to treasures of classical Arabic music.
Mon 3/4/19 7:30PM Macky Auditorium Tafelmusik



Eugene Onegin
In 19th-century rural Russia, romance and tragedy unfold in the fates of two sisters. While Tatiana spends her time reading novels, Olga is courted by a neighbor who introduces a new visitor—Eugene Onegin—with whom Tatiana falls in love. What happens next reveals timeless themes of jealousy and heartbreak set to Tchaikovsky’s dramatic score.
Fri 3/15/19 7:30PM Macky Auditorium Eugene Onegin
Sat 3/16/19 7:30PM Macky Auditorium Eugene Onegin
Sun 3/17/19 2:00PM Macky Auditorium Eugene Onegin



Batsheva
Israel’s foremost contemporary dance company, revered worldwide for its cutting-edge work, visits Boulder for the first time. Artistic Director Ohad Naharin’s transfixing piece “Venezuela” brings together rap, Gregorian chant, Argentine tango and the choreographer’s signature Gaga technique.
Wed 3/20/19 7:30PM Macky Auditorium Batsheva



Dorrance Dance
Hailed as “entirely glorious” by The New York Times, Dorrance presents tap dance like you’ve never seen before. In Artistic Director Michelle Dorrance’s capable hands, the company pushes the boundaries of this uniquely American art form.
Sat 4/6/19 7:30PM Macky Auditorium Dorrance Dance



The Turn of the Screw
Benjamin Britten’s 20th-century English chamber opera—replete with both tonality and dissonance—is something of a horror story, based on Henry James’ disturbing novella of the same name. A young governess is terrorized by suspicious apparitions in a classic tale of the end innocence, the struggle between good and evil … and supernatural realms.
Thu 4/25/19 7:30PM Music Theatre The Turn of the Screw
Fri 4/26/19 7:30PM Music Theatre The Turn of the Screw
Sat 4/27/19 7:30PM Music Theatre The Turn of the Screw
Sun 4/28/19 2:00PM Music Theatre The Turn of the Screw



Takács Quartet April 2019
The Grammy Award-winning string quartet has been moving audiences and selling out concerts at CU Boulder for more than three decades. Their irresistible blend of virtuosic technique and engaging personality has led The Guardian (London) to proclaim, "The Takács Quartet are matchless, their supreme artistry manifest at every level." This year, the quartet welcomes a new member—CU Boulder Assistant Professor of Violin Harumi Rhodes—acclaimed by The New York Times as a “deeply expressive violinist.”
Sun 4/28/19 4:00PM Grusin Music Hall Takács Quartet