Author: News Release

Single tickets for CU Presents 2022-2023 season on sale now

CU Presents will begin offering single tickets Monday, Aug. 15, for its full season of in-person and hybrid performances.

The College of Music’s Holiday Festival will again be held Dec. 2-4, 2022. This popular annual tradition brings together student musicians and faculty performers for a high-spirited event celebrating the winter holidays.

The Artist Series will also return to the stage for the 2022-23 season, featuring performances such as Cirque Mechanics’ “Zephyr”a whirlwind of circus inspired by the power of wind and the tug-of-war between man and nature—on Oct. 28; “The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul” by the Grammy- and Emmy-nominated Brandon Marsalis Quartet on Feb. 11; and Zakir Hussain and the Masters of Percussion on April 4.

The Takács Quartet, CU Boulder’s Grammy Award-winning string quartet in-residence, will return for the 2022-23 season as well. In addition to in-person performances in Grusin Music Hall, digital tickets will allow patrons to stream performances for up to a week after each event.

Single tickets for all performances go on sale beginning Monday, Aug. 15, at 10 a.m. Patrons may buy tickets online at, by phone at 303-492-8008 or in person at the CU Presents Box Office, located at 972 Broadway in Boulder.

Safety measures at all CU Presents events follow guidelines set by local public health authorities and the University of Colorado Boulder. Currently, masks are optional on the CU Boulder campus, regardless of vaccination status. Safety requirements may change, however, so patrons are advised to check before attending CU Presents events.


Artist Series

For more than 80 years, the Artist Series has brought the globe’s finest jazz, classical, world music and dance performers to Boulder. Thousands of patrons come every year to experience both world-renowned and emerging artists.

Venue: Macky Auditorium Concert Hall

Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m. Yunchan Lim, piano: Van Cliburn Gold Medalist
Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m. Cirque Mechanics: Zephyr
Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m. Ephrat Asherie Dance: Odeon
Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m. Storm Large: Holiday Ordeal
Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. An Evening with Branford Marsalis: The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul
March 22, 7:30 p.m. Jupiter Ensemble with Lea Desandre: All Vivaldi
April 4, 7:30 p.m. Zakir Hussain and the Masters of Percussion
April 18, 7:30 p.m. Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Holiday Festival 

Delight in the twinkling lights, seasonal greenery and beautiful music at CU Boulder’s Holiday Festival, an annual tradition that’s enchanting for all ages. The decades-old celebration brings together student choirs, bands and orchestras—along with world-class faculty performers—for a concert of holiday favorites and new surprises.

Venue: Macky Auditorium Concert Hall

Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 3, 1 p.m.
Dec. 3, 4 p.m.
Dec. 4, 4 p.m.

Takács Quartet

The Grammy Award-winning string quartet has been moving audiences and selling out concerts at CU Boulder for three decades. Their irresistible blend of virtuosic technique and engaging personality has led The Guardian (London) to proclaim, “The Takács Quartet are matchless, their supreme artistry manifest at every level.” Additionally, the Ivalas Quartet will hold two guest recitals performing works for string quartet written by underrepresented composers of color, bringing together diverse audiences in musical celebration.

Venue: Grusin Music Hall 

Sept. 18, 4 p.m.
Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 30, 4 p.m.
Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 6, 4 p.m. (featuring the Ivalas Quartet)
Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m. (featuring the Ivalas Quartet)
Jan. 8, 4 p.m.
Jan. 9, 7:30 p.m.
March 12, 4 p.m.
March 13, 7:30 p.m.
April 16, 4 p.m.
April 17, 7:30 p.m.

Eklund Opera Program

Great repertoire, lavish scenery, amazing voices and outstanding value—these are the hallmarks of the CU Boulder College of Music’s Eklund Opera Program. Director Leigh Holman and Music Director Nicholas Carthy bring you the best of classical and contemporary opera in three fascinating productions each season and in the CU New Opera Workshop each summer.

Venue: Grusin Music Hall 

Oct. 21-23 La Bohème: An opera by Giacomo Puccini
March 17-19 Cendrillon: An opera by Jules Massenet

Musical Theatre Program

Designed to train young singing artists who are pursuing a career in musical theatre, this College of Music program is not only focused on theatre arts, but on the core musicianship skills today’s musical theatre artists need in theory, history and keyboard arts to become successful and well-rounded singing actors and musicians.

Music Theatre Program

Venue: Music Theatre (N1B95)

Nov. 10-13 The Drowsy Chaperone
April 27-30 Chicago

Department of Theatre & Dance

Whether you’re interested in the classics or modern musicals, hip-hop or contemporary dance—or perhaps a bit of it all—remarkable performances are the heart of CU Theatre & Dance. The cutting-edge works brought to you by faculty, guest artists and the stars of tomorrow appeal to the heart of every performing arts enthusiast. During the renovation of the University Theatre, funded by philanthropist and CU Boulder alumna Roe Green, performances will be held in alternate venues across campus. The theatre is expected to formally reopen as the Roe Green Theatre for the 2023-24 season.


Venue: Variable (see below)

Oct. 7-16
Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre
ShakesFear: An Autumn’s Tale
Nov. 11-20
Old Main Chapel
The Importance of Being Earnest: A trivial comedy for serious people by Oscar Wilde
Feb. 24-March 5
Old Main Chapel
Antigone, Presented by the Girls of St. Catherine’s: A play by Madhuri Shekar
March 10-19
Charlotte York Irey Theatre
Company: A musical comedy by Stephen Sondheim


Venue: Charlotte York Irey Theatre

Sept. 23-25 [un]WRAP: Radical Reimagining
Feb. 3-5 Catapult: A BFA dance concert
Feb. 24-26 Open Space: Curated by CU Boulder Dance Connection
April 20-23 The Current: Dance works by faculty and guest artists