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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Faculty Tuesdays

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Aug 27, 2019

Faculty Tuesdays

music + Friendship

Harumi Rhodes, Hsiao-Ling Lin, David Requiro and Jennifer Hayghe celebrate the first Faculty Tuesdays concert of the season with works by Johannes Bra...

Faculty Tuesdays

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Sep 3, 2019

Faculty Tuesdays

Virtuosic Collaboration

Franz Liszt, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Frédéric Chopin—all virtuoso pianists—are well-known for their poetic and technically c...

Guest Recital

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Sep 6, 2019

Guest Recital

Kyu Yeon Park and Choong-ha Nam, piano

Join guest artists Kyu Yeon Park and Choong-ha Nam in a recital of well-known and beloved classical piano duets by Brahms, Schubert, Schumann and Debu...

Takács Quartet

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Sep 8-9, 2019

Takács Quartet

Mozart, Bartók, Dvořák
Full price: $37-$45

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

Honor Reading Choir

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Sep 9, 2019

Honor Reading Choir

Fall 2019
Free concert

This concert is the culminating event after a two-day choir festival for some of Boulder and Denver's top high school choral singers. Performance dat...

Faculty Tuesdays

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Sep 10, 2019

Faculty Tuesdays

Cleveland Orchestra guests

For the fourth time in seven years, 16 principal players from the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra are in residence at the College of Music as part ...

[UN] W.R.A.P. Dances That Don't Look Like Dances

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Full price: $20

The New York Times hailed Brian Rogers' dance film "Screamers" as "a movie that creeps to its own choreographic beat" and declared Michelle Ellsworth'...

Guest Recital

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Sep 16, 2019

Guest Recital

Klezmer with Cookie Segelstein and Joshua Horowitz

"Internationally renowned klezmer musicians Cookie Segelstein, violin, and Joshua Horowitz, accordion, perform music from their latest release, ""The ...

Faculty Tuesdays

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Sep 17, 2019

Faculty Tuesdays

Wolf's Italian Songbook

Greatly inspired by Richard Wagner, Hugo Wolf was perhaps the most innovative German-language art song composer of the late 19th century. Soprano Jenn...

Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

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Sep 19, 2019

Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

Sept. 19, 2019
Free concert

CU Boulder’s top wind, brass and percussion students perform a varied program of outstanding works for wind ensemble. Performance date and time...