CU Presents Digital

We look forward to gathering together in person again in the future. In the meantime, we invite you to watch, listen and gather with us online right now. Each week we will bring you curated creations from the artists you’d see in any other CU Presents season, in the comfort of your own home. Welcome to CU Presents Digital.  Get email notifications!

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Upcoming live streamed performances

Upcoming live streamed performances

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Scenes from “Béatrice et Bénédict”

New release June 3, 2020, CU College of Music – Eklund Opera Program

In light of our canceled live production, Eklund Opera presents “Béatrice et Bénédict,” a Quarantine Opera by Hector Berlioz. Tune in as we release more scenes in the coming weeks!

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Curated Guest: And So It Goes – Stay at Home Choir with The King’s Singers

Posted June 1, 2020, Artist Series

In their most ambitious project yet, the Stay at Home Choir is excited to present their latest collaboration with internationally renowned vocal group The King’s Singers!

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The (Sometimes Silly, Sometimes Sad) Tale of Prince Hamlet

Posted May 28, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

Tune in to this made-for-kiddos version of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” Written by our Director of Outreach Amanda Giguere’s family and illustrated by the young Shakespeareans of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival audience!

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Pomp and Circumstance, CU Piano Faculty

Posted May 27, 2020, CU College of Music

A composite performance of Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance.” A tribute to the Class of 2020 by the CU Boulder piano faculty.

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Alma Mater, CU Boulder College of Music Choirs

Posted May 27, 2020, CU College of Music

Celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, the CU Boulder College of Music brought our remote campus community together to celebrate the end of the 2020 spring semester by singing the Alma Mater. Congratulations graduates. Forever Buffs!

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CSF Education: The Colors of Emotion

Posted May 21, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

For fourth and fifth grade aspiring Shakespeareans, Teaching Artist Sean Scrutchins teaches emotions to color Shakespearean text through Disney’s “Inside Out” characters.

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CSF Education: Animal Characters

Posted May 19, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

For fourth and fifth grade aspiring Shakespeareans, Teaching Artist Sean Scrutchins teaches how animals can be used for creative inspiration when approaching Shakespearean characters.

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“Baba Mousaka”

Posted May 15, 2020, CU College of Music

Faculty member John Gunther performs on saxophone with his group “Gnawa of Hope.” Lead singer Fourat Koyo is a master musician of Gnawa from Morocco performing on the 3-string Guembri and was a recent guest at Thompson Jazz.

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“Jolly Beach” by Annie Booth

Posted May 15, 2020, CU College of Music

Performed by the “Concert Jazz Ensemble.” Pianist Annie Booth received her master’s in Jazz Performance and Pedagogy in 2020. Her composition “Jolly Beach” was selected nationally to be featured for the 2020 JEN Young Composers Showcase.

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The Possibility of Orchids

Posted May 13, 2020, CU College of Music

Revisit this Faculty Tuesday concert. Flamenco Fusion music written by Steve Mullins, guitar. Improvised by CU Boulder Professor of Percussion and Jazz Doug Walter, marimba and CU Boulder Lecturer Carl Dixon, cajon.

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Down for the Count

Posted May 13, 2020, CU Theatre & Dance

Set in the world of a 70’s fight film, “Down for the Count,” reveals the many faces of world-renowned b-girl, Teena Marie Custer. Co-directed by CU Theatre & Dance Department Chair Erika Randall, costumes by Associate Chair and Director of Theatre Markas Henry.

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Pre-order the Takács Quartet’s new disc Elgar & Beach Piano Quintets

Posted May 13, 2020, Takács Quartet

Amy Beach’s piano quintet proved a deservedly popular success in its early years. It makes a compelling—and surprising—match for Elgar’s own piano quintet: a late work contemporary with the cello concerto, and which inhabits the same emotional landscape.

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Curated Guest: Behind the scenes of Lazarus

Posted May 13, 2020, Artist Series

From Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, in the Company’s first two-act ballet, acclaimed hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris completes a trilogy of works…

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Takács Quartet performs Beethoven Allegretto (1st mvt) from String Quartet No. 16, Op. 135

Posted May 12, 2020, Takács Quartet

CPR Classical hosted the Takács Quartet in the CPR Performance Studio on February 21, 2019.

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A Salon Radio Play: “The Importance of Being Earnest,” by Oscar Wilde

Posted May 6, 2020, CU Theatre & Dance

This four part script radio play script features 11 students playing multiple roles –in this iconic comedy as determined by the ensemble themselves.

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CU Boulder Theatre & Dance Senior Showcase

Posted May 5, 2020, CU Theatre & Dance

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, we have unfortunately had to cancel our in-person NYC Acting Showcase on March 23rd. But have no fear, the show must go on! We’ve created a web-case…

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Curated Guest: Kronos and Monk Hierotheos premiere Aleksandra Vrebalov’s “Antennae: A Fragment”

Posted May 5, 2020, Artist Series

During a Creative Fusion residency at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Serbian composer (and Kronos Quartet’s longtime friend and collaborator) Aleksandra Vrebalov wrote ANTENNAE…

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32 Beethoven Sonatas Challenge

Posted May 5, 2020, CU College of Music

“I did 32 performances in my living room on my un-tuned piano with my limited equipment and uploaded them to my YouTube page, djkorevaar.”

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Video from the vaults: University Singers

Posted May 4, 2020, CU College of Music

The University Singers, conducted by guest conductor Sharon Hansen, performed Purcell’s “Hear my prayer, Oh Lord” in Grusin Music Hall on Oct. 27, 2019.

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CSF Education: Using the Body

Posted May 4, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

For fourth and fifth grade aspiring Shakespeareans, Teaching Artist Sean Scrutchins provides an overview of using the body in Shakespeare, focusing on three main types: royals, warriors and lovers.

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Intro to Shakespeare for 1st graders!

Posted May 4, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

Looking to supplement your homeschooling? Check out this lesson on Shakespeare for 1st graders, courtesy of CSF’s Director of Outreach, Amanda Giguere!

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CU Boulder College of Music presents the Alma Mater

Posted April 29, 2020, CU College of Music

Celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, the CU Boulder College of Music brings our remote campus community together to celebrate the end of the 2020 spring semester. Congratulations graduates. Forever Buffs!

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Michelle Ellsworth on Feelings

Posted April 28, 2020, CU Theatre & Dance

CU Boulder Professor and Associate Chair of Dance Michelle Ellsworth, who combines technology, carpentry, science and movement, contemplates how dance helps her dissect complex ideas.

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CSF Education: Using the Voice

Posted April 22, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

For fourth and fifth grade aspiring Shakespeareans, teaching artist Sean Scrutchins gives a lesson on how to speak the speech.

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Curated Guest: Music for a day at home

Posted April 20, 2020, Artist Series

The King’s Singers share the beautiful music they are planning to sing when we can all come together again.

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Haydn String Quartet Op. 20, No. 4 in D Major, II and IV

Posted April 20, 2020, Takács Quartet

Join the Takács Quartet on stage in this special recording made September 2018 in Grusin Music Hall at the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Video from the vaults: Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture

Posted April 17, 2020, CU College of Music

Gary Lewis conducted the CU Symphony Orchestra performing Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9 at Macky Auditorium on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019.

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Curated Guest: “Crazy” – The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Posted April 12, 2020, Artist Series

“Crazy” performed by George Hinchliffe’s Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain while in self isolation.

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Video from the vaults: CU Wind Symphony

Posted April 10, 2020, CU College of Music

Don McKinney conducted the CU Wind Symphony performing Centennial Horizon by Kevin McKee at Macky Auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. Featuring Ryan Gardner, trumpet.

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Video from the vaults: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5

Posted April 6, 2020, CU College of Music

Gary Lewis conducted the CU Symphony Orchestra performing the first movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 at Macky Auditorium on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020.

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Curated Guest: Full Concerts at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Posted March 25, 2020, Artist Series

During this time of isolation and social distancing, Jazz at Lincoln Center has created online offerings globally, for free.

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Faculty Tuesdays

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Aug 25, 2020

Faculty Tuesdays

John Seesholtz and friends
Free, no tickets required, just show up!

Renowned faculty artists perform with students and colleagues in chamber music recitals featuring world premieres and beloved classics. Free most Tues...

Faculty Tuesdays

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Sep 1, 2020

Faculty Tuesdays

Sound, Not Silence: Piano Duets by Women Composers
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Pianists Jéssica Pacheco and Alejandro Cremaschi perform duets written by women composers of the Americas, including works by Eleonor Alberga, ...

Faculty Tuesdays

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Sep 8, 2020

Faculty Tuesdays

Christina Jennings and friends
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Renowned faculty artists perform with students and colleagues in chamber music recitals featuring world premieres and beloved classics. Free most Tues...

Guest Recital

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Sep 14, 2020

Guest Recital

Judith Ingolfsson, violin, and Vladimir Stoupel, piano
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CU Boulder’s College of Music welcomes professional musicians from around the world in its series of guest artist recitals. It’s a once-in...

Faculty Tuesdays

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Sep 15, 2020

Faculty Tuesdays

Robert Hill and friends
Free, no tickets required, just show up!

Renowned faculty artists perform with students and colleagues in chamber music recitals featuring world premieres and beloved classics. Free most Tues...

Takács Quartet

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Sep 20-21, 2020

Takács Quartet

September 2020
Season tickets start at $205

Joined by violist Richard O’Neill in his first season with the ensemble, the Grammy-winning Takács Quartet has moved audiences and sold o...