Macky Auditorium, CU Presents, CU Boulder

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Global performance. World-class entertainment. You have to be here.

CU Presents is the home of performing arts on the beautiful University of Colorado Boulder campus. With hundreds of concerts, plays, recitals and more on our stages each year, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Our performances include:

  • The Artist Series, which for more than 80 years has welcomed world-renowned musicians and dance troupes to historic Macky Auditorium
  • The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, a professional theatre company devoted to the Bard’s works
  • The Takács Quartet, a world-renowned chamber ensemble in residence at CU Boulder
  • The Eklund Opera Program and CU’s New Opera Workshop
  • Select performances at CU Boulder’s Department of Theatre & Dance
  • Major events, master classes, workshops and lectures at the CU Boulder College of Music
  • The Holiday Festival, an annual student and faculty music showcase in Macky Auditorium

…and more!

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CU Presents in the News

After completing an 80th season filled with world-class performers, including four of classical music's biggest names, the Artist Series at the University of Colorado promises another lineup of distinguished performers for 2017-18.

Kelly Dean Hansen
The Daily Camera

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CU Presents in the News

...[If] classical music is dying, somebody forgot to tell the Takács Quartet and its audience.

Peter Alexander
Boulder Weekly

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CU Presents in the News

In the summer of 2016, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival told stories that were bloody, bold and resolute. Not to mention steamy, sexy … and at times even funny.

John Moore
Denver Center for the Performing Arts

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CU Presents in the News

[Eklund Opera Director] Leigh Holman has achieved such heights in her tenure that it seems almost unthinkable that she could reach a new level of excellence.

Kelly Dean Hansen
The Daily Camera

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Upcoming Events View all events

CU @ The Dairy

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Feb 21, 2018

CU @ The Dairy

Worlds Around Us - John Gunther & Friends
Tickets start at $10

Join CU composer and saxophonist John Gunther for a musical journey exploring a fascinating potpourri of styles - a string quartet, jazz trio, electro...

CU Guitar Festival Winners

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Feb 22, 2018

CU Guitar Festival Winners

Silvui Ciulei, guitar, and Stephen Lochbaum, guitar
Free concert

The winners of the 2017 CU International Guitar Festival Competition, Silvui Ciulei and Stephen Lochbaum, return to Grusin Music Hall for an encore pe...

Everyman

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Feb 23-Mar 4, 2018

Everyman

A play adapted by Carol Ann Duffy
Tickets $20

When death comes calling, how will you measure your time on Earth? This visceral retelling of a 15th-century morality play begs the world to consider ...

Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

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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 ...

Open Space

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Feb 23-25, 2018

Open Space

Curated by CU Dance Connection
Tickets $16

Be moved by dance works that lilt, groove and tumble across a spectrum of styles in this student-produced and CU Dance Connection-curated series. Vie...

Honors Competition

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Feb 25, 2018

Honors Competition

Free event

College of Music undergraduate and graduate students compete for the opportunity to perform with the University Symphony Orchestra during the 2018-19 ...

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