CU Presents Arts Digest

The news you can use from the best in the performing arts on the CU Boulder campus.

Eklund Opera wraps up season with operatic ghost story

Eklund Opera wraps up season with operatic ghost story

“‘The Turn of the Screw’ is a spine-chilling tale about the fight over the souls and innocence of two children,” said Music Director Jeremy Reger.

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In ‘Inner Light Revealed,’ audiences will witness one-of-a-kind magic

In ‘Inner Light Revealed,’ audiences will witness one-of-a-kind magic

Nada Diachenko’s piece for “The Current” brings together a special collaboration between professors from Theatre & Dance and the College of Music

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Hitch a ride into space with BLOrk

Hitch a ride into space with BLOrk

3 … 2 … 1 … Get ready for liftoff as the Boulder Laptop Orchestra—BLOrk for short—puts on a space-themed feast for the eyes and ears at CU Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium.

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How to plan a knockout Artist Series in Macky Auditorium

How to plan a knockout Artist Series in Macky Auditorium

The process of curating a complete Artist Series lineup begins long before patrons step into the theatre. Season planning is full of as many highs, lows and emotional moments as any live performance Boulder residents might see onstage.

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Shakespeare Festival Traveling to Schools to Talk About Bullying

Shakespeare Festival Traveling to Schools to Talk About Bullying

Don't miss the CBS4 report on the CSF Shakespeare and Violence Prevention Program. Watch and read more about how CSF is using theatre to teach middle and high school students about tough issues like bullying.

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Violin DMA seizes the day with Carpe Diem

Violin DMA seizes the day with Carpe Diem

Second-year violin doctoral student Marisa Ishikawa knew she was on trial as she traveled with Assistant Professor of Violin Charles Wetherbee to the East Coast early this year, filling in as second violin in his Carpe Diem string quartet. What she didn’t know was how well she would fit into the group.

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College of Music Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Off

College of Music Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Off

"Since graduating from CU, the most exciting thing I’ve done—together with my dear friend and colleague Randy Macy—was gaining community support in rural Colorado to help students of all ages and abilities achieve their musical aspirations,” says Sarah Off.

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Preview the CU Presents 2019-20 season View all events

Takács Quartet

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Sep 8-9, 2019

Takács Quartet

Season tickets $205

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

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

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Season tickets starting at $59

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

Chick Corea Trilogy

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Oct 9, 2019

Chick Corea Trilogy

with Christian McBride and Brian Blade
Season tickets starting at $98

The legendary Chick Corea brings his Grammy-winning acoustic trio to Boulder. Powerhouse bassist Christian McBride and drum master Brian Blade join Ch...

Takács Quartet

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Oct 27-28, 2019

Takács Quartet

Season tickets $205

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

Nobuntu

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Oct 30, 2019

Nobuntu

Season tickets starting at $98

"Nobuntu"—an expression meaning feminine familial love, humility and kindness—is a female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe that has drawn ...

Tesla Quartet

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Nov 10-11, 2019

Tesla Quartet

Season tickets starting at $205

"We are held together, like the stars in the firmament, with ties inseparable. These ties cannot be seen, but we can feel them.” Inspired by Nik...

It's a Wonderful Life

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Nov 15-17, 2019

It's a Wonderful Life

An opera in two acts
Season tickets starting at $40

Based on the 1946 Frank Capra movie of the same name (by permission of Paramount Licensing Inc.) and “The Greatest Gift” by Philip Van Dor...

A Broadway Christmas Carol

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Nov 15-Dec 8, 2019

A Broadway Christmas Carol

A musical created by Kathy Feininger
Season tickets starting at $61

What the dickens happened to Scrooge? He sings (show tunes), he dances (time steps and classic Fosse), he turns into a ham (and we’re not talkin...

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano

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Nov 19, 2019

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano

Beethoven the Avant-gardist
Season tickets starting at $44

Hailed as "a brilliant musician and an extraordinary visionary” (Wall Street Journal), world-renowned pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard is as recogn...

Holiday Festival 2019

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Dec 6-8, 2019

Holiday Festival 2019

Season tickets starting at $68

Delight in the twinkling lights, seasonal greenery and beautiful music at CU Boulder’s Holiday Festival, an annual tradition that’s enchan...

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy

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Dec 17, 2019

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy

A Celtic Family Christmas
Season tickets starting at $98

The holidays truly become a family affair when married duo Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy—two of the globe's best and brightest fiddle play...

Cirque Mechanics

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Jan 17, 2020

Cirque Mechanics

42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels
Season tickets starting at $98

Cirque Mechanics' latest theatrical invention brings the lore of the one-ring circus to historic Macky Auditorium. With exhilarating thrills, death-de...

A Far Cry

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Feb 8, 2020

A Far Cry

Memory
Season tickets starting at $44

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

Pilobolus

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Mar 2, 2020

Pilobolus

Come to your senses.
Season tickets starting at $98

Back by popular demand! Pilobolus returns for an athletic and arresting performance that invites you to "Come to your senses." Engage with childlike w...

Spring Awakening

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Mar 6-15, 2020

Spring Awakening

A musical by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik
Season tickets starting at $61

Book and Lyrics by Steven SaterMusic by Duncan SheikBased on the play by Frank Wedekind In "the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade," (Entertain...

The Marriage of Figaro

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Mar 13-15, 2020

The Marriage of Figaro

An opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Season tickets starting at $40

When a lecherous count sets his sights on his servant Figaro's fiancée, Figaro and his friends seek retribution in the form of hilarious hijink...

Kronos Quartet

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Mar 19, 2020

Kronos Quartet

Music for Change: The 60s, The Years That Changed America
Season tickets starting at $44

Kronos Quartet's singular experimental style "has broken the boundaries of what string quartets do" (The New York Times). This season, Kronos returns ...

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

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Season tickets starting at $98

One of the most original forces in contemporary dance, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago "is going to take your breath away" (The Washington Post) with its...

The Current

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Apr 10-19, 2020

The Current

Dance works by faculty and guest artists
Season tickets starting at $56

Experience the dynamic works of CU Boulder dance faculty and the Roser Visiting Artist. From the micro-undulations of transnational fusion to the swee...

Béatrice et Bénédict

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Apr 23-26, 2020

Béatrice et Bénédict

An opera by Hector Berlioz
Season tickets starting at $40

Marriage isn't for everyone, least of all verbal sparring partners Beatrice and Benedict. But if they can be convinced to set aside their differences,...