Clint Holmes, Take 6, Nnenna Freelon and Tom Scott performing during a Ray Charles tribute concert

Award-winning artists to bring Ray Charles’ iconic catalog to Macky Auditorium Nov. 14

Oct. 18, 2021

Though Ray Charles died in 2004, today’s audiences have the opportunity to spend an evening with the gifts he left behind. Award-winning artists Clint Holmes, Take 6, Nnenna Freelon and Tom Scott will perform some of the most popular hits from his catalog.

A Thompson Latin Jazz Ensemble performance

Take in the Thompson Latin Jazz Ensemble Oct. 27

Oct. 8, 2021

The Thompson Latin Jazz Ensemble, which studies music from the Caribbean and South America and its integration and ties with jazz, will give a free performance.

The Johnson family at World Singing Day 2017

Celebrate World Singing Day Oct. 16

Oct. 8, 2021

Whether you're an experienced singer or a first-timer, learn more and be part of the chorus in this communal singing event at Boulder’s Central Park Bandshell, sponsored in part by the CU Boulder College of Music.

A dark path in foggy woods

Something strange and spectral Oct. 29–Nov. 7

Oct. 7, 2021

Just in time for Halloween, join the Department of Theatre & Dance for spine-tingling ghost stories from around the world. Bring a friend—you won’t want to watch this alone!

Climate Cabaret performers

Climate Cabaret designed to give simple, actionable solutions

Sept. 27, 2021

An event from CU Theatre Sept. 29–Oct. 3, featuring short plays and songs on climate, hopes to offer audiences a diverse perspective on climate change and the ways it affects so many people differently.

Grusin Hall

CU Philharmonia Orchestra to feature 'Portrait of a Queen,' 'Capriccio Espagnol,' more

Sept. 14, 2021

The CU Philharmonia Orchestra, which features musicians from the College of Music performing a diverse range of repertoire for strings and full orchestra, will give a free concert Sept. 27.

A past Pendulum New Music performance

Attend Pendulum New Music, a performance Sept. 29

Sept. 14, 2021

Pendulum New Music presents some of CU Boulder’s best performers from all departments as they premiere original music by student composers. Plan to attend.

The CU Symphony Orchestra

Attend a performance by the CU Symphony Orchestra Sept. 23

Sept. 7, 2021

Performing a diverse repertoire, including symphonies and large-scale orchestral works by major composers, the CU Symphony Orchestra will give a free concert at Macky Auditorium and online.

students dancing in innovative, multisensory performance

5 free performing arts events to check out this fall at CU Boulder

Aug. 26, 2021

Students are back on campus and classes have started, which means you can catch dozens of free performances by the College of Music and the Department of Theatre & Dance.

Takács Quartet

Take in a Takács Quartet performance Sept. 12–20

Aug. 23, 2021

The Grammy-winning Takács Quartet has moved audiences and sold out halls at CU Boulder for more than three decades. Join upcoming performances in person or tune in virtually.