Indian classical master Rajeev Taranath to give public classes, concerts at CU-Boulder Sept. 6-23

Aug. 22, 2014

Rajeev Taranath, one of the world’s true masters of North Indian classical music and the sarod—a richly textured relative of the lute—will teach and perform during a Sept. 6-23 residency at the University of Colorado Boulder College of Music.


Takács Quartet fall programs announced

July 31, 2014

The Takács Quartet has announced music programs for its fall concerts. Sept. 21-22 String Quintet in G minor, K. 516 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Allegro Menuetto Adagio ma non troppe Adagio – Allegro


CU Opera to open with 'Pirates of Penzance' Oct. 24-26

April 30, 2014

CU Opera will open its 2014-15 season with Gilbert and Sullivan’s beloved comic operetta, “The Pirates of Penzance,” at Macky Auditorium Oct. 24-26. “This is one of the two or three most important pieces by Gilbert and Sullivan, and we’ve got just the right students to fill these roles,” says Leigh Holman, director of CU Opera. “This is a delightful piece and audiences just go crazy for it.”


CU Symphony's 'Planets' to feature planetary video, astronaut Joe Tanner

April 11, 2014

Live, multi-media symphonic performance at Macky Auditorium April 29 BOULDER, Colo. — When the CU Symphony launches into a performance of Gustav Holst’s Romantic suite, The Planets, on April 29, audiences will experience not just music, but also video featuring the latest high-resolution images taken by the Mars Curiosity rover, the Hubble space telescope and other unmanned NASA spacecraft.


Tuning the brain for creativity: 'Your Brain Needs Music' symposium, Oct. 11-12

Oct. 3, 2013

BOULDER, Colo. – “Access to arts education is one of the civil rights issues of our time,” says Anthony Brandt, associate professor at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. That may sound like hyperbole, but Brandt says it’s just neuroscience. Complex human behavior involves both automated behavior — rote memorization — and mediated behavior, which requires synthesis, reasoning and creativity.

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Holiday Festival tickets go on sale September 29

Sept. 24, 2013

The best tickets for this popular event go fast, so order early.


Elephant gig reviews revives grad student Brett Madsen's interest in orchestral music

Sept. 9, 2013

BOULDER, Colo. — Brett Madsen was deeply interested in music as a high-school student in Florida. It just wasn’t the pop, rock, hip-hop and other genres most of his peers listened to. He was into classical music, from Bach and Beethoven to Mozart and Chopin. And he was very into writing the same kind of thing.

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Cleveland Orchestra members give public master classes at CU-Boulder

Aug. 29, 2013

BOULDER, Colo. — Fourteen musicians with the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra presented public master classes on Sept. 10 as part of a three-day residency at the CU-Boulder College of Music.


Join us in celebrating Daniel Sher

June 26, 2013

We hope you’ll join us for this week’s celebratory events!

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VIDEO: Holiday Festival

Nov. 4, 2011

Interim Director of Choral Studies and Holiday Festival Artistic Director Jeffrey Gemmell talks about highlights from the Festival.