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Author: Laima Haley

Single tickets for CU Presents 2023-2024 season on sale

CU Presents will begin offering single tickets Monday, Aug. 21, for its full season of in-person and hybrid performances.

The College of Music’s Holiday Festival will again be held Dec. 8 to 10, 2023. 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 2023-24 season, featuring performances such as singer Lila Downs on Sept. 22; “Alice” by Artist Series favorite MOMIX on Jan. 20; and Texas based Asleep at the Wheel with the CU Symphony Orchestra on April 5.

The Takács Quartet, CU Boulder’s Grammy Award-winning string quartet in-residence, will return for the 2023-24 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. 21, at 10 a.m. Patrons may buy tickets online at cupresents.org, by phone at 303-492-8008 or in person at the CU Presents Box Office, located at 972 Broadway in Boulder.


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. 22, 7:30 p.m. Lila Downs
Oct. 06, 7:30 p.m. When You Wish Upon A Star: A Jazz Tribute to 100 Years of Disney
Nov. 02, 7:30 p.m. Nobuntu
Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m. Christmas with the Canadian Brass
Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m. Joyce Yang, piano with the Takács Quartet: Dvorákʼs Piano Quintet
Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m. MOMIX: Alice
Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m. Step Afrika!
March 21, 7:30 p.m. Ray Chen, violin and Julio Elizalde, piano
April 5, 7:30 p.m. Asleep at the Wheel: With the CU Symphony Orchestra

Holiday Festival

Be immersed in the comfort and joy of twinkling lights, seasonal greenery and beautiful music at CU Boulder’s Holiday Festival, an enchanting annual tradition for all ages. The longstanding celebration brings together student choirs, bands and orchestras—along with world-class faculty performers—for a winter concert of holiday favorites and a few fresh delights.
Venue: Macky Auditorium Concert Hall

Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 9, 1 p.m.
Dec. 9, 4 p.m.
Dec. 10, 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.” The Jasper String Quartet, one of the leading American string quartets on the performance stage today, will also give two guest recitals. 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.
Venue: Grusin Music Hall 

Sept. 17, 4 p.m.
Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 5, 4 p.m.
Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 14, 4 p.m.
Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 18, 4 p.m. (featuring the Jasper String Quartet)
Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m. (featuring the Jasper String Quartet)
March 10, 4 p.m.
March 11, 7:30 p.m.
April 28, 4 p.m.
April 29, 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.

Oct. 27 & 29 Falstaff: An opera by Giuseppe Verdi (Macky Auditorium)
March 15-17 Titanic, The Musical (copresented with the Musical Theatre Program)
(Macky Auditorium)
April 25-28 American Stories by American Women:
“Cabildo” by Amy Beach and “Proving Up” by Missy Mazzoli (Music Theatre)

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.

Nov. 9-12 9 to 5, The Musical (Music Theatre)

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.


Oct. 6-15 The Revolutionists (Loft Theatre)
Nov. 3-12 Working, A Musical (Roe Green Theatre)
Feb. 16-25 Anon(ymous) (Loft Theatre)
March 8-17 The Play That Goes Wrong (Roe Green Theatre)


Venue: Charlotte York Irey Theatre

Sept. 29-Oct. 1 [un]WRAP: Queer Love in Times of Crises
Oct. 20-22 Revel
Nov. 10-12 Roots and Reflections
Dec. 8-9 FRESH: Fall 2023
Feb. 2-4 Catapult
March 1-3 Open Space
April 11-14 The Current
April 26-27 FRESH: Spring 2024