About

Launched in 1977 by Viennese conductor and violinist Giora Bernstein, the Colorado Music Festival annually presents a six-week summer concert season at Boulder’s historic Chautauqua Auditorium. Each season features diverse programs of orchestral and chamber music performed by the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra and guest artists, including a specially themed concert series whose topic varies from year to year. The festival also includes educational events, including the pre-concert series Talks Under the Tent.

The Chautauqua Auditorium was built in 1898 as the tabernacle for the recently established Colorado Chautauqua, a settlement that arose out of the Chautauqua education movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The auditorium was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

In 2009, the Colorado Music Festival merged with the Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts. Today, the Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Artscombines a world-class summer music festival and a comprehensive community music school under one organizational umbrella that enriches the lives of tens of thousands of people annually through performance and education.

Based in nearby Lafayette, Colorado, the Center for Musical Arts has blossomed into one of the region's leading centers for music education and current offerings include a broad spectrum of music education opportunities and performances for more than 550 students of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

For more information, visit coloradomusicfestival.org and centerformusicalarts.org.

Posted: Jan-31-2019