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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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Jan 21, 2020

Faculty Tuesdays

The future of music, a century in the making
Free concert

Join us for an evening of music and stories from decades past, as we kick off a celebration of the CU Boulder College of Music's 100th anniversary. Th...

Undergraduate Vocal Competition Finals

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Free concert

The Undergraduate Vocal Scholarship Competition is held annually and is open to all undergraduate voice students completing their freshman, sophomore ...

Faculty Tuesdays

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Jan 28, 2020

Faculty Tuesdays

David Korevaar, piano
Free concert

Pianist David Korevaar presents three varied works by Beethoven in celebration of the iconic composer's 250th anniversary year: the "Quasi una Fantasi...

Pendulum New Music

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Jan 29, 2020

Pendulum New Music

With ~Nois saxophone quartet
Free concert

Pendulum New Music presents some of CU’s best performers from all departments as they premiere original music of student composers. A faculty or...

Catapult

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Jan 31-Feb 2, 2020

Catapult

A BFA dance concert
Full price: $16

BFA candidates Hattie Houser, Attiyya Fortuné and Sami Scovel craft works that attack, float and reverberate, as they map intergenerational nar...

Student Recitals

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Feb 1-28, 2020

Student Recitals

Undergraduate, Master's and Doctoral musicians
Free concert

The stars of tomorrow are on stage today at CU Boulder. The students of the College of Music present works old and new for their degree-qualifying rec...

Faculty Tuesdays

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Feb 4, 2020

Faculty Tuesdays

Changes, changes, changes!
Free Concert

From jazz and flamenco to waltzes and bossa nova—and love (You'll be counting the ways!) and joyous improv! Join us for a fun evening of tunes b...

Centennial Celebration

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Feb 6, 2020

Centennial Celebration

Featuring the CU Wind Symphony
Free concert

Composed of the most outstanding wind, brass and percussion students in the College of Music, the Wind Symphony is dedicated to performing the finest ...

A Far Cry

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Feb 8, 2020

A Far Cry

Memory
Full price: $15-$66

Known for its innovative, unpredictable approach, the conductor-less, Grammy-nominated string orchestra A Far Cry offers a fresh perspective on Mozart...

CU Symphony Orchestra

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Feb 11, 2020

CU Symphony Orchestra

Beethoven, Ravel, Subramaniam
Free concert

This program features Beethoven's iconic Symphony No. 5 and the world premiere of a new concerto for double bass by Indian composer and violinist Dr. ...