Author: Jill Kimball and Jessie Bauters

Free faculty concert series marries artistic quality and tantalizing variety

A beloved 17-year tradition, Faculty Tuesdays often pack Grusin Hall to capacity.

At CU Boulder, performing arts events are so numerous that they’re practically a daily occurrence. So we’ll excuse you if you hadn’t yet heard about Faculty Tuesdays.

The chamber music series, which every week features Grammy winners, Pulitzer Prize finalists, internationally-published scholars and musicians who have performed with the world’s best orchestras, is the greatest recurring on-campus event you never knew existed.

Between the tantalizing variety of music (flamenco guitar, bassoon chamber works and everything in between), the esteemed names on the program and the more-than-fair price of zero dollars, there’s no reason not to check out this exciting series.

“The atmosphere is terrific, with an enthusiastic audience, great community support and so many students, colleagues and friends of the college who come to these events,” says faculty pianist David Korevaar, a Juilliard graduate and award-winning Ravel scholar who appears three times this fall. “Whether listening or performing, I’m always happy to be there.”

A beloved 17-year tradition, Faculty Tuesdays often pack Grusin Hall to capacity with performances by the many remarkable artists who teach at the College of Music. These weekly concerts provide a unique mix of performance instruction for students, educational opportunities for fellow faculty members and unparalleled entertainment for music-loving local residents.

This fall, the series runs the gamut, from classics by Chopin and Tchaikovsky to an evening of newer works celebrating planet Earth. On Oct. 24, the College of Music marks 100 years of Finnish independence in a concert featuring several faculty members—Jennifer Bird, Paul Erhard, Hsing-ay Hsu, Yoshi Ishikawa, David Korevaar, Margaret McDonald, Harumi Rhodes, Daniel Silver and Michael Thornton—performing works by Jean Sibelius, Silvestre Revueltas and other famous Finns.

“We wanted to celebrate Finland and the new cultural exchange that’s happening between the college and music institutions there,” says Daniel Kellogg, who is helping organize the recital. “The concert concludes with the world premiere of a piece written by graduate student composer and [recently created] Finnish Jubilee Composition Scholarship winner Conor Brown.”

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Campus Orchestra

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Campus Orchestra

Free concert

The Campus Orchestra, comprised of music and non-music majors, performs a wide range of repertoire from the baroque through contemporary periods in bo...

Concert Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble ll

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Free concert

The Thompson Jazz Studies Program presents big band repertoire in a variety of styles featuring ensemble playing and improvisation from the best jazz ...

The Turn of the Screw

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Apr 25-28, 2019

The Turn of the Screw

An opera by Benjamin Britten
Starting at $20

Benjamin Britten’s 20th-century English chamber opera—replete with both tonality and dissonance—is something of a horror story, base...

FRESH: Spring 2019

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Apr 26-27, 2019

FRESH: Spring 2019

A CU Dance Concert
Free and open to the public

Enjoy a potential mix of Hip-Hop, aerial, fusion forms and improvised offerings crafted by undergraduate and graduate dance students at the CU Th...

Takács Quartet

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Apr 28-29, 2019

Takács Quartet

Haydn, Bartók and Beethoven
SOLD OUT

The Grammy Award-winning string quartet has been moving audiences and selling out concerts at CU Boulder for more than three decades. Their irresistib...

CU Symphony Orchestra

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Apr 30, 2019

CU Symphony Orchestra

April 2019
Free concert

The CU Symphony Orchestra performs a diverse repertoire, including the symphonies and large-scale orchestral works of several major composers, at Mack...

Guest Recital

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May 19, 2019

Guest Recital

Klezmer Music from the Beregoski Archives
Free concert

Renowned klezmer fiddler Alicia Svigals, jazz pianist Uli Geissendoerfer and College of Music Associate Professor Yonatan Malin bring archival materia...

Twelfth Night

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Jun 7-Aug 11, 2019

Twelfth Night

By William Shakespeare
Starting at $19

Ring in the summer season with an uproarious comedy about thorny love triangles, mistaken identities … and a pair of twins lost at sea. Wh...

As You Like It

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Jun 21-Aug 10, 2019

As You Like It

By William Shakespeare
Starting at $18

After fleeing home to escape political persecution, Rosalind finds herself hiding in the countryside among a boisterous cast of characters, making une...

Romeo and Juliet

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Jul 7-Aug 10, 2019

Romeo and Juliet

By William Shakespeare
Starting at $18

From the moment Romeo and Juliet first meet, they fall passionately in love despite their families’ historic feud. The lovers’ oaths are s...