Season tickets

Great artists and performances are just some of the reasons why season tickets are the best way to enjoy CU Presents.

Season ticket benefits

  • Save up to 40% off of the price of single tickets
  • Exchange your ticket for any performance of the same value with no extra fees up to one business day in advance
  • Get first priority to get the best seats in the house before single tickets go on sale
  • Add on extra tickets to any CU Presents events, including the Holiday Festival, before they go on sale to the public
  • For many series, keep those great seats from year to year, or be the first in line to change them
  • We’ll replace your lost season tickets at no charge, even at the door!

2019-20 season tickets for the Artist Series, Eklund Opera, Takács Quartet and Theatre & Dance are on sale now!

Renewing your Artist Series or Takács Quartet seats from last year? Log in here to order online. For all other series use the links below.

2019-20 Choice option

Pick and choose any four or more Artist Series, Eklund Opera, 2020 Colorado Shakespeare Festival (announced 10/28/19) and/or CU Theatre & Dance events. Choice option subscribers may also purchase Holiday Festival tickets in advance, but these cannot be counted as one of the four discounted events.

Show ticket options (1)

15% off of single ticket prices

24 events available within this package

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

Sep 13-15, 2019

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

The New York Times hailed Brian Rogers' dance film "Screamers" as "a movie that creeps to its own choreographic beat" and declared Michelle Ellsworth's work "eccentric and marvelously original art [that] defies easy categorization." In this year’s [UN] W.R.A.P., these two innovative artists come together to expand your definition of dance.

Tickets sell fast, but in the dynamic Charlotte York Irey Theatre, every audience member gets a front row experience to the extraordinary works from CU Dance.

Buying options: 

Save 15% with season tickets. Available in the Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students Learn more

Performance dates and times: 

Friday, Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 15, 2 p.m.
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re-membering

Oct 4-6, 2019

re-membering

MFA Dance candidates Taylor Madgett and Kshitija Saturdekar reverberate and rebound between rhythmic forms—including classical and contemporary Indian, modern, jazz, and urban styles and Hip-Hop—to physically interrogate the reclamation of Africanist inheritance and to upend the historical binaries of movement styles.

Tickets sell fast, but in the dynamic Charlotte York Irey Theatre, every audience member gets a front row experience to the extraordinary works from CU Dance.

Buying options: 

Save 15% with season tickets. Available in the Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Performance dates and times: 

Friday, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 6, 2 p.m.
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Chick Corea Trilogy

Oct 9, 2019

Chick Corea Trilogy

The legendary Chick Corea brings his Grammy-winning acoustic trio to Boulder. Powerhouse bassist Christian McBride and drum master Brian Blade join Chick for a spectacular evening of Corea classics, jazz standards and boundless musical exploration.

For more than 80 years, the Artist Series has brought the globe's finest jazz, classical, world music and dance performers to Boulder. Many of these performances sell out; order your tickets today to guarantee the best seats.

Performance date and time: 

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m. Remind me

Buying options: 

Save 15-30% with season tickets. Available in the Full Artist Series, In Motion Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Program: 

Check back before the concert for program information.

Burning the Old Man

Oct 10-13, 2019

Burning the Old Man

Two brothers who can’t stand each other have 24 hours left to fulfill their dad’s dying wish to have his ashes scattered at Burning Man. When their car goes up in smoke near a seedy motel in the desert, they’re forced to confront their worst enemy: themselves. Don't miss the regional premiere of this serious comedy.

Chip Persons directs a cast of CU Theatre & Dance's talented student performers. Don't wait to purchase tickets! Due to limited seating, tickets sell fast. But in the intimate Loft Theatre, every audience member gets a front row experience to this play.

Buying options: 

Save 15% with season tickets. Available in the Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Performance dates and times: 

Thursday, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 13, 2 p.m.
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Lacunae

Oct 25-27, 2019

Lacunae

MFA Dance candidates Kristen Holleyman, Gretchen LaBorwit and Kelley Ann Walsh use the spiral, gesture and drive of bodies to craft a collision of apocalyptic, upside-down fairy tales, feminist ruminations on neurological difference and site-specific experimentations involving questions of intimacy, connectedness and the unknown.

Tickets sell fast, but in the dynamic Charlotte York Irey Theatre, every audience member gets a front row experience to the extraordinary works from CU Dance.

Buying options: 

Save 15% with season tickets. Available in the Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Performance dates and times: 

Friday, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m.
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Nobuntu

Oct 30, 2019

Nobuntu

"Nobuntu"—an expression meaning feminine familial love, humility and kindness—is a female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe that has drawn international acclaim for its breathtaking performances of traditional Zimbabwean songs, afro jazz and gospel.

For more than 80 years, the Artist Series has brought the globe's finest jazz, classical, world music and dance performers to Boulder. Many of these performances sell out; order your tickets today to guarantee the best seats.

Performance date and time: 

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m. Remind me

Buying Options: 

Save 15-30% with season tickets. Available in the Full Artist Series, In Motion Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Program: 

Check back before the concert for program information.

Shakuntala

Oct 31-Nov 3, 2019

Shakuntala

Originally noted in the classic Indian epic Mahabharata, Jashodhara Sen's and Nolan Carey's adaptation of "Shakuntala" tells the timeless story of desire, love, loss and recognition between a king and a beautiful young maiden. With romance, innuendo and even a tragic curse, this radical new reconceptualization of "Shakuntala" is a spectacular blend of mythology, representation and theatricality.

Jashodhara Sen directs a cast of CU Theatre & Dance's talented student performers. Don't wait to purchase tickets! Due to limited seating, tickets sell fast. But in the intimate Loft Theatre, every audience member gets a front row experience to this play.

Buying options: 

Save 15% with season tickets. Available in the Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Performance dates and times: 

Thursday, Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 2, 2 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 3, 2 p.m.
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It's a Wonderful Life

Nov 15-17, 2019

It's a Wonderful Life

Based on the 1946 Frank Capra movie of the same name (by permission of Paramount Licensing Inc.) and “The Greatest Gift” by Philip Van Doren Stern
Music by Jake Heggie
Libretto by Gene Scheer
Commissioned by the Houston Grand Opera
with Co-Commissioners San Francisco Opera and
the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University
Premiered by the Houston Grand Opera in December 2016

It may be Christmas, but for George Bailey it is anything but the most wonderful time of the year. Based on the 1946 movie of the same name, Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer's brand new opera adaptation of "It's a Wonderful Life" follows a young guardian angel named Clara as she attempts—with heart and just a bit of holiday magic—to prove to George what an incredible impact he's had on his small town.

"It's a Wonderful Life" is presented by the Eklund Opera Program. CU College of Music faculty and students—often joined by guest artists—bring spine-tingling musicianship to CU's stunning Macky Auditorium. With lavish scenery and costumes and the CU Symphony in the pit, it's opera of the highest order.

Buying options: 

Save 15-20% with season tickets. Available in the Eklund Opera Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Performance dates and times: 

Friday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m.
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A Broadway Christmas Carol

Nov 15-Dec 8, 2019

A Broadway Christmas Carol

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 talking spiral-cut). In an event that's perfect for both the young and young at heart, Charles Dickens' famous festive tale is whipped into a holidaze confection, peppered with hilarious parodies of dozens of your favorite Broadway songs.

Bud Coleman directs a cast of CU Theatre & Dance's talented student performers in the elegant University Theatre.

Buying options: 

Save 15% with season tickets. Available in the Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Performance dates and times: 

Friday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 16, 2 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 8, 2 p.m.
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Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano

Nov 19, 2019

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano

Hailed as "a brilliant musician and an extraordinary visionary” (Wall Street Journal), world-renowned pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard is as recognized for his unparalleled, powerful technique as he is for his sensual interpretations of music from every age.

For more than 80 years, the Artist Series has brought the globe's finest jazz, classical, world music and dance performers to Boulder. Many of these performances sell out; order your tickets today to guarantee the best seats.

Performance date and time: 

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m. Remind me

Buying options: 

Save 15-30% with season tickets Available in the Full Artist Series, Classic Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Program: 

Messiaen: VI. L’alouette-lulu from Catalogue d’oiseaux
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 (“Moonlight”)
Messiaen: V. La chouette hulotte from Catalogue d’oiseaux
INTERMISSION
Sweelinck: Fantasia à 4: Echo d3, SwWV 260
Benjamin: Shadowlines
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy

Dec 17, 2019

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy

The holidays truly become a family affair when married duo Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy—two of the globe's best and brightest fiddle players—invite their children onstage for an unforgettable night of holiday fun.

For more than 80 years, the Artist Series has brought the globe's finest jazz, classical, world music and dance performers to Boulder. Many of these performances sell out; order your tickets today to guarantee the best seats.

Performance date and time: 

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m. Remind me

Buying options: 

Save 15-30% with season tickets. Available in the Full Artist Series, In Motion Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more 

Program: 

Check back before the concert for program information.

Cirque Mechanics

Jan 17, 2020

Cirque Mechanics

Cirque Mechanics' latest theatrical invention brings the lore of the one-ring circus to historic Macky Auditorium. With exhilarating thrills, death-defying feats and a bit of clowning around, "42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels" introduces modern audiences to the world of strongmen, acrobats and aerialists.

For more than 80 years, the Artist Series has brought the globe's finest jazz, classical, world music and dance performers to Boulder. Many of these performances sell out; order your tickets today to guarantee the best seats. Learn more

Performance date and time: 

Friday, Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m. Remind me

Buying options: 

Save 15-30% with season tickets. Available in the Full Artist Series, In Motion Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more 

Program: 

Check back before the concert for program information.

Catapult

Jan 31-Feb 2, 2020

Catapult

BFA candidates Hattie Houser, Attiyya Fortuné and Sami Scovel craft works that attack, float and reverberate, as they map intergenerational narratives through a diverse range of movement appetites, intimate installations and introspective photography.

Tickets sell fast, but in the dynamic Charlotte York Irey Theatre, every audience member gets a front row experience to the extraordinary works from CU Dance.

Buying options: 

Save 15% with season tickets. Available in the Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more 

Performance dates and times: 

Friday, Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 2, 2 p.m.
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A Far Cry

Feb 8, 2020

A Far Cry

Known for its innovative, unpredictable approach, the conductor-less, Grammy-nominated string orchestra A Far Cry offers a fresh perspective on Mozart, Tchaikovsky and other masters in a performance that is "a far cry" from any classical concert you've heard before.

For more than 80 years, the Artist Series has brought the globe's finest jazz, classical, world music and dance performers to Boulder. Many of these performances sell out; order your tickets today to guarantee the best seats.

Performance date and time: 

Saturday, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m. Remind me

Buying options: 

Save 15-30% with season tickets. Available in the Full Artist Series, Classic Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more 

Program: 

Check back before the concert for program information.

The Popular Mechanicals

Feb 13-16, 2020

The Popular Mechanicals

Shakespeare’s greatest clowns—the popular mechanicals from "A Midsummer Night’s Dream"—take center stage in a riotously funny imagining of life behind the scenes during rehearsals for "Pyramus and Thisbe." Complete with Shakespearean verse, clowning, vaudeville, slapstick, farce and standup comedy, this unhinged feast of wit and profanity is sure to leave you in stitches.

Iain Court directs a cast of CU Theatre & Dance's talented student performers. Don't wait to purchase tickets! Due to limited seating, tickets sell fast. But in the intimate Loft Theatre, every audience member gets a front row experience to this play.

Buying options: 

Save 15% with season tickets. Available in the Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more 

Performance dates and times: 

Thursday, Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 15, 2 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 16, 2 p.m.
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Open Space

Feb 28-Mar 1, 2020

Open Space

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.

Tickets sell fast, but in the dynamic Charlotte York Irey Theatre, every audience member gets a front row experience to the extraordinary works from CU Dance.

Buying options: 

Save 15% with season tickets. Available in the Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more 

Performance dates and times: 

Friday, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 29, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 1, 2 p.m.
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Pilobolus

Mar 2, 2020

Pilobolus

Back by popular demand! Pilobolus returns for an athletic and arresting performance that invites you to "Come to your senses." Engage with childlike wonder in the miracle of your senses through both classic and brand new repertory that begins by examining our biology and ends by utilizing the senses in a refreshing immersion in the biosphere.

For more than 80 years, the Artist Series has brought the globe's finest jazz, classical, world music and dance performers to Boulder. Many of these performances sell out; order your tickets today to guarantee the best seats.

Performance date and time: 

Monday, March 2, 7:30 p.m. Remind me

Buying options: 

Save 15-30% with season tickets. Available in the Full Artist Series, In Motion Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Program: 

Check back before the concert for program information.

Spring Awakening

Mar 6-15, 2020

Spring Awakening

Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind

In "the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade," (Entertainment Weekly) "Spring Awakening"—winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical—explores the sometimes perilous journey from adolescence to adulthood. Told through the lens of Germany in 1891, the electrifying stories of sex, sexuality and teenage rebellion are as modern as pop and rock and roll.

Cecilia J. Pang directs a cast of CU Theatre & Dance's talented student performers in the elegant University Theatre.

"Spring Awakening" is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
www.MTIShows.com

Buying options: 

Save 15% with season tickets. Available in the Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more 

Performance dates and times: 

Friday, March 6, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 7, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 8, 2 p.m.
Wednesday, March 11, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 12, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 13, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 14, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 15, 2 p.m.
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The Marriage of Figaro

Mar 13-15, 2020

The Marriage of Figaro

When a lecherous count sets his sights on his servant Figaro's fiancée, Figaro and his friends seek retribution in the form of hilarious hijinks and mischievous escapades. A rollicking combination of wit and seductive orchestrations, Mozart's infamous Italian caper about the differences between the working and ruling classes "is subtle, witty ... and immensely sophisticated—but also tuneful and infectious" (NPR).

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

"The Marriage of Figaro" is presented by the Eklund Opera Program. CU College of Music faculty and students—often joined by guest artists—bring spine-tingling musicianship to CU's stunning Macky Auditorium. With lavish scenery and costumes and the CU Symphony in the pit, it's opera of the highest order.

Buying options: 

Save 15-20% with season tickets. Available in the Eklund Opera Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Performance dates and times: 

Friday, March 13, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 14, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 15, 2 p.m.
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Kronos Quartet

Mar 19, 2020

Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet's singular experimental style "has broken the boundaries of what string quartets do" (The New York Times). This season, Kronos returns to Boulder with a program exploring the social, political and cultural upheavals of the 1960s. The program includes a celebration of Pete Seeger's music, as well as a performance of Zachary J. Watkins’ "Peace Be Till," a piece inspired by the moment just before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech.

For more than 80 years, the Artist Series has brought the globe's finest jazz, classical, world music and dance performers to Boulder. Many of these performances sell out; order your tickets today to guarantee the best seats.

Performance date and time: 

Thursday, March 19, 7:30 p.m. Remind me

Buying options: 

Save 15-30% with season tickets. Available in the Full Artist Series, Classic Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Program: 

Check back before the concert for program information.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Apr 4, 2020

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

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 virtuosity. Featuring adventurous, versatile works choreographed by Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite, Alejandro Cerrudo and more.

For more than 80 years, the Artist Series has brought the globe's finest jazz, classical, world music and dance performers to Boulder. Many of these performances sell out; order your tickets today to guarantee the best seats. Learn more

Performance date and time: 

Saturday, April 4, 7:30 p.m. Remind me

Buying options: 

Save15-30%, with season tickets. Available in the Full Artist Series, In Motion Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order.Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Program: 

"Out of Your Mind" by Alejandro Cerrudo
"A Picture of You Falling" by Crystal Pite
"Decadance" (one of the acts) by Ohad Naharin

As You Like It

Apr 9-12, 2020

As You Like It

Shakespeare’s beloved comedy investigates the madness and effervescence of finding love. When a corrupt and narcissistic duke takes hold of the kingdom, their citizens are forced to take refuge in the forest of Arden. But rather than serving as a land of exile, Arden transforms into a bastion for self-discovery, reflection and variation from socially imposed norms.

Gillian Nogeire directs a cast of CU Theatre & Dance's talented student performers. Don't wait to purchase tickets! Due to limited seating, tickets sell fast. But in the intimate Loft Theatre, every audience member gets a front row experience to this play."

Buying options: 

Save 15% with season tickets. Available in the Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more 

Performance dates and times: 

Thursday, April 9, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 10, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 11, 2 p.m.
Saturday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 12, 2 p.m.
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The Current

Apr 10-19, 2020

The Current

Experience the dynamic works of CU Boulder dance faculty and the Roser Visiting Artist. From the micro-undulations of transnational fusion to the sweeping attack of contemporary dance, “The Current” brings vanguard artists of today’s dance scene to Boulder.

Tickets sell fast, but in the dynamic Charlotte York Irey Theatre, every audience member gets a front row experience to the extraordinary works from CU Dance.

Buying options: 

Save 15% with season tickets. Available in the Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more 

Performance dates and times: 

Friday, April 10, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 17, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 18, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 19, 2 p.m.
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Béatrice et Bénédict

Apr 23-26, 2020

Béatrice et Bénédict

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, each might see what their friends already know—Beatrice and Benedict are a perfect match. Based on Shakespeare's comedy "Much Ado About Nothing," "Béatrice et Bénédict" is a boisterous romance about the preposterous act of falling in love.

Sung in French with English surtitles.

"Béatrice et Bénédict" is presented by the Eklund Opera Program. CU College of Music faculty and students—often joined by guest artists—bring spine-tingling musicianship to CU's Music Theatre. With lavish scenery and costumes and the CU Symphony in the pit, it's opera of the highest order.

Buying options: 

Save 15-20% with season tickets. Available in the Eklund Opera Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Performance dates and times: 

Thursday, April 23, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 24, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 25, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 26, 2 p.m.
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2019-20 Artist Series

All events in the Artist Series take place in Macky Auditorium, unless stated otherwise.

Show ticket options (3)

Full Artist Series

All nine Artist Series performances

30% off single ticket prices $128-$453

9 events available within this package

Chick Corea Trilogy

Oct 9, 2019

Chick Corea Trilogy

The legendary Chick Corea brings his Grammy-winning acoustic trio to Boulder. Powerhouse bassist Christian McBride and drum master Brian Blade join Chick for a spectacular evening of Corea classics, jazz standards and boundless musical exploration.

For more than 80 years, the Artist Series has brought the globe's finest jazz, classical, world music and dance performers to Boulder. Many of these performances sell out; order your tickets today to guarantee the best seats.

Performance date and time: 

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m. Remind me

Buying options: 

Save 15-30% with season tickets. Available in the Full Artist Series, In Motion Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Program: 

Check back before the concert for program information.

Nobuntu

Oct 30, 2019

Nobuntu

"Nobuntu"—an expression meaning feminine familial love, humility and kindness—is a female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe that has drawn international acclaim for its breathtaking performances of traditional Zimbabwean songs, afro jazz and gospel.

For more than 80 years, the Artist Series has brought the globe's finest jazz, classical, world music and dance performers to Boulder. Many of these performances sell out; order your tickets today to guarantee the best seats.

Performance date and time: 

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m. Remind me

Buying Options: 

Save 15-30% with season tickets. Available in the Full Artist Series, In Motion Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Program: 

Check back before the concert for program information.

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano

Nov 19, 2019

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano

Hailed as "a brilliant musician and an extraordinary visionary” (Wall Street Journal), world-renowned pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard is as recognized for his unparalleled, powerful technique as he is for his sensual interpretations of music from every age.

For more than 80 years, the Artist Series has brought the globe's finest jazz, classical, world music and dance performers to Boulder. Many of these performances sell out; order your tickets today to guarantee the best seats.

Performance date and time: 

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m. Remind me

Buying options: 

Save 15-30% with season tickets Available in the Full Artist Series, Classic Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Program: 

Messiaen: VI. L’alouette-lulu from Catalogue d’oiseaux
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 (“Moonlight”)
Messiaen: V. La chouette hulotte from Catalogue d’oiseaux
INTERMISSION
Sweelinck: Fantasia à 4: Echo d3, SwWV 260
Benjamin: Shadowlines
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy

Dec 17, 2019

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy

The holidays truly become a family affair when married duo Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy—two of the globe's best and brightest fiddle players—invite their children onstage for an unforgettable night of holiday fun.

For more than 80 years, the Artist Series has brought the globe's finest jazz, classical, world music and dance performers to Boulder. Many of these performances sell out; order your tickets today to guarantee the best seats.

Performance date and time: 

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m. Remind me

Buying options: 

Save 15-30% with season tickets. Available in the Full Artist Series, In Motion Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more 

Program: 

Check back before the concert for program information.

Cirque Mechanics

Jan 17, 2020

Cirque Mechanics

Cirque Mechanics' latest theatrical invention brings the lore of the one-ring circus to historic Macky Auditorium. With exhilarating thrills, death-defying feats and a bit of clowning around, "42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels" introduces modern audiences to the world of strongmen, acrobats and aerialists.

For more than 80 years, the Artist Series has brought the globe's finest jazz, classical, world music and dance performers to Boulder. Many of these performances sell out; order your tickets today to guarantee the best seats. Learn more

Performance date and time: 

Friday, Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m. Remind me

Buying options: 

Save 15-30% with season tickets. Available in the Full Artist Series, In Motion Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more 

Program: 

Check back before the concert for program information.

A Far Cry

Feb 8, 2020

A Far Cry

Known for its innovative, unpredictable approach, the conductor-less, Grammy-nominated string orchestra A Far Cry offers a fresh perspective on Mozart, Tchaikovsky and other masters in a performance that is "a far cry" from any classical concert you've heard before.

For more than 80 years, the Artist Series has brought the globe's finest jazz, classical, world music and dance performers to Boulder. Many of these performances sell out; order your tickets today to guarantee the best seats.

Performance date and time: 

Saturday, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m. Remind me

Buying options: 

Save 15-30% with season tickets. Available in the Full Artist Series, Classic Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more 

Program: 

Check back before the concert for program information.

Pilobolus

Mar 2, 2020

Pilobolus

Back by popular demand! Pilobolus returns for an athletic and arresting performance that invites you to "Come to your senses." Engage with childlike wonder in the miracle of your senses through both classic and brand new repertory that begins by examining our biology and ends by utilizing the senses in a refreshing immersion in the biosphere.

For more than 80 years, the Artist Series has brought the globe's finest jazz, classical, world music and dance performers to Boulder. Many of these performances sell out; order your tickets today to guarantee the best seats.

Performance date and time: 

Monday, March 2, 7:30 p.m. Remind me

Buying options: 

Save 15-30% with season tickets. Available in the Full Artist Series, In Motion Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Program: 

Check back before the concert for program information.

Kronos Quartet

Mar 19, 2020

Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet's singular experimental style "has broken the boundaries of what string quartets do" (The New York Times). This season, Kronos returns to Boulder with a program exploring the social, political and cultural upheavals of the 1960s. The program includes a celebration of Pete Seeger's music, as well as a performance of Zachary J. Watkins’ "Peace Be Till," a piece inspired by the moment just before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech.

For more than 80 years, the Artist Series has brought the globe's finest jazz, classical, world music and dance performers to Boulder. Many of these performances sell out; order your tickets today to guarantee the best seats.

Performance date and time: 

Thursday, March 19, 7:30 p.m. Remind me

Buying options: 

Save 15-30% with season tickets. Available in the Full Artist Series, Classic Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Program: 

Check back before the concert for program information.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Apr 4, 2020

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

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 virtuosity. Featuring adventurous, versatile works choreographed by Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite, Alejandro Cerrudo and more.

For more than 80 years, the Artist Series has brought the globe's finest jazz, classical, world music and dance performers to Boulder. Many of these performances sell out; order your tickets today to guarantee the best seats. Learn more

Performance date and time: 

Saturday, April 4, 7:30 p.m. Remind me

Buying options: 

Save15-30%, with season tickets. Available in the Full Artist Series, In Motion Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order.Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Program: 

"Out of Your Mind" by Alejandro Cerrudo
"A Picture of You Falling" by Crystal Pite
"Decadance" (one of the acts) by Ohad Naharin

In Motion

Six dance, jazz and world music events

25% off single ticket prices $98-$363

6 events available within this package

Chick Corea Trilogy

Oct 9, 2019

Chick Corea Trilogy

The legendary Chick Corea brings his Grammy-winning acoustic trio to Boulder. Powerhouse bassist Christian McBride and drum master Brian Blade join Chick for a spectacular evening of Corea classics, jazz standards and boundless musical exploration.

For more than 80 years, the Artist Series has brought the globe's finest jazz, classical, world music and dance performers to Boulder. Many of these performances sell out; order your tickets today to guarantee the best seats.

Performance date and time: 

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m. Remind me

Buying options: 

Save 15-30% with season tickets. Available in the Full Artist Series, In Motion Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Program: 

Check back before the concert for program information.

Nobuntu

Oct 30, 2019

Nobuntu

"Nobuntu"—an expression meaning feminine familial love, humility and kindness—is a female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe that has drawn international acclaim for its breathtaking performances of traditional Zimbabwean songs, afro jazz and gospel.

For more than 80 years, the Artist Series has brought the globe's finest jazz, classical, world music and dance performers to Boulder. Many of these performances sell out; order your tickets today to guarantee the best seats.

Performance date and time: 

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m. Remind me

Buying Options: 

Save 15-30% with season tickets. Available in the Full Artist Series, In Motion Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Program: 

Check back before the concert for program information.

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy

Dec 17, 2019

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy

The holidays truly become a family affair when married duo Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy—two of the globe's best and brightest fiddle players—invite their children onstage for an unforgettable night of holiday fun.

For more than 80 years, the Artist Series has brought the globe's finest jazz, classical, world music and dance performers to Boulder. Many of these performances sell out; order your tickets today to guarantee the best seats.

Performance date and time: 

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m. Remind me

Buying options: 

Save 15-30% with season tickets. Available in the Full Artist Series, In Motion Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more 

Program: 

Check back before the concert for program information.

Cirque Mechanics

Jan 17, 2020

Cirque Mechanics

Cirque Mechanics' latest theatrical invention brings the lore of the one-ring circus to historic Macky Auditorium. With exhilarating thrills, death-defying feats and a bit of clowning around, "42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels" introduces modern audiences to the world of strongmen, acrobats and aerialists.

For more than 80 years, the Artist Series has brought the globe's finest jazz, classical, world music and dance performers to Boulder. Many of these performances sell out; order your tickets today to guarantee the best seats. Learn more

Performance date and time: 

Friday, Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m. Remind me

Buying options: 

Save 15-30% with season tickets. Available in the Full Artist Series, In Motion Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more 

Program: 

Check back before the concert for program information.

Pilobolus

Mar 2, 2020

Pilobolus

Back by popular demand! Pilobolus returns for an athletic and arresting performance that invites you to "Come to your senses." Engage with childlike wonder in the miracle of your senses through both classic and brand new repertory that begins by examining our biology and ends by utilizing the senses in a refreshing immersion in the biosphere.

For more than 80 years, the Artist Series has brought the globe's finest jazz, classical, world music and dance performers to Boulder. Many of these performances sell out; order your tickets today to guarantee the best seats.

Performance date and time: 

Monday, March 2, 7:30 p.m. Remind me

Buying options: 

Save 15-30% with season tickets. Available in the Full Artist Series, In Motion Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Program: 

Check back before the concert for program information.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Apr 4, 2020

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

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 virtuosity. Featuring adventurous, versatile works choreographed by Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite, Alejandro Cerrudo and more.

For more than 80 years, the Artist Series has brought the globe's finest jazz, classical, world music and dance performers to Boulder. Many of these performances sell out; order your tickets today to guarantee the best seats. Learn more

Performance date and time: 

Saturday, April 4, 7:30 p.m. Remind me

Buying options: 

Save15-30%, with season tickets. Available in the Full Artist Series, In Motion Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order.Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Program: 

"Out of Your Mind" by Alejandro Cerrudo
"A Picture of You Falling" by Crystal Pite
"Decadance" (one of the acts) by Ohad Naharin

Classic Series

Three classical music events

20% off of single ticket prices $44-$159

3 events available within this package

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano

Nov 19, 2019

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano

Hailed as "a brilliant musician and an extraordinary visionary” (Wall Street Journal), world-renowned pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard is as recognized for his unparalleled, powerful technique as he is for his sensual interpretations of music from every age.

For more than 80 years, the Artist Series has brought the globe's finest jazz, classical, world music and dance performers to Boulder. Many of these performances sell out; order your tickets today to guarantee the best seats.

Performance date and time: 

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m. Remind me

Buying options: 

Save 15-30% with season tickets Available in the Full Artist Series, Classic Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Program: 

Messiaen: VI. L’alouette-lulu from Catalogue d’oiseaux
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 (“Moonlight”)
Messiaen: V. La chouette hulotte from Catalogue d’oiseaux
INTERMISSION
Sweelinck: Fantasia à 4: Echo d3, SwWV 260
Benjamin: Shadowlines
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101

A Far Cry

Feb 8, 2020

A Far Cry

Known for its innovative, unpredictable approach, the conductor-less, Grammy-nominated string orchestra A Far Cry offers a fresh perspective on Mozart, Tchaikovsky and other masters in a performance that is "a far cry" from any classical concert you've heard before.

For more than 80 years, the Artist Series has brought the globe's finest jazz, classical, world music and dance performers to Boulder. Many of these performances sell out; order your tickets today to guarantee the best seats.

Performance date and time: 

Saturday, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m. Remind me

Buying options: 

Save 15-30% with season tickets. Available in the Full Artist Series, Classic Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more 

Program: 

Check back before the concert for program information.

Kronos Quartet

Mar 19, 2020

Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet's singular experimental style "has broken the boundaries of what string quartets do" (The New York Times). This season, Kronos returns to Boulder with a program exploring the social, political and cultural upheavals of the 1960s. The program includes a celebration of Pete Seeger's music, as well as a performance of Zachary J. Watkins’ "Peace Be Till," a piece inspired by the moment just before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech.

For more than 80 years, the Artist Series has brought the globe's finest jazz, classical, world music and dance performers to Boulder. Many of these performances sell out; order your tickets today to guarantee the best seats.

Performance date and time: 

Thursday, March 19, 7:30 p.m. Remind me

Buying options: 

Save 15-30% with season tickets. Available in the Full Artist Series, Classic Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Program: 

Check back before the concert for program information.

2019-20 Takács Quartet

Five performances by the Tákacs Quartet plus one guest ensemble performance

Show ticket options (2)

Chamber Series

Sunday afternoons

Limited availability, call 303-492-8008 to order $251

6 events available within this package

Takács Quartet

Sep 8-9, 2019

Takács Quartet

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

Performance dates and times: 

Sunday, Sept. 8, 4 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m.

Buying options: 

This show and more can be purchased today with season tickets. Single ticket discounts available for CU faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Program: 

"Mozart: String Quartet No. 19 in C Major, K.465 ""Dissonance""
Bartók: String Quartet No. 4, Sz. 91
Dvořák: String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96"

Takács Quartet

Oct 27-28, 2019

Takács Quartet

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

Performance dates and times: 

Sunday, Oct. 27, 4 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Buying options: 

This show and more can be purchased today with season tickets. Single ticket discounts available for CU faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Program: 

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3
Bartók: String Quartet No. 2, Sz. 67, Op. 17
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 13

Tesla Quartet

Nov 10-11, 2019

Tesla Quartet

"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 Nikola Tesla's words, the Tesla Quartet seeks to make music the binding force that unites audiences with colorful and intimate renditions of both new and established repertoire.

Tesla Quartet members: Ross Snyder and Michelle Lie, violins; Edwin Kaplan, viola; and Serafim Smigelskiy, cello.

Performance dates and times: 

Sunday, Nov. 10, 4 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m.
Remind me

Buying options: 

This show and more can be purchased today with season tickets. Single ticket discounts available for CU faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Program: 

Various*: Variations on a Russian Theme
Pavel Karmanov (b. 1970): String Quartet
2019 Call for Scores Winner (TBA in June)
Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11

*This work was co-authored by Nikolay Artsybushev, Aleksandr Scriabin, Aleksandr Glazunov, Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, Anatoly Lyadov, Jāzeps Vītols, Felix Blumenfeld, Victor Ewald, Aleksandr Winkler and Nikolay Sokolov.

Takács Quartet

Jan 12-13, 2020

Takács Quartet

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

Performance dates and times: 

Sunday, Jan. 12, 4 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 13, 7:30 p.m.

Buying options: 

This show and more can be purchased today with season tickets. Single ticket discounts available for CU faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Program: 

Check back before the concert for program information.

Takács Quartet

Mar 8-9, 2020

Takács Quartet

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

Performance dates and times: 

Sunday, March 8, 4 p.m.
Monday, March 9, 7:30 p.m.

Buying options: 

This show and more can be purchased today with season tickets. Single ticket discounts available for CU faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Program: 

Check back before the concert for program information.

Takács Quartet

May 3-4, 2020

Takács Quartet

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

Performance dates and times: 

Sunday, May 3, 4 p.m.
Monday, May 4, 7:30 p.m.

Buying options: 

This show and more can be purchased today with season tickets. Single ticket discounts available for CU faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Program: 

Check back before the concert for program information.

Encore Series

Monday evenings

Limited availability, call 303-492-8008 to order $205

6 events available within this package

Takács Quartet

Sep 8-9, 2019

Takács Quartet

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

Performance dates and times: 

Sunday, Sept. 8, 4 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m.

Buying options: 

This show and more can be purchased today with season tickets. Single ticket discounts available for CU faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Program: 

"Mozart: String Quartet No. 19 in C Major, K.465 ""Dissonance""
Bartók: String Quartet No. 4, Sz. 91
Dvořák: String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96"

Takács Quartet

Oct 27-28, 2019

Takács Quartet

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

Performance dates and times: 

Sunday, Oct. 27, 4 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Buying options: 

This show and more can be purchased today with season tickets. Single ticket discounts available for CU faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Program: 

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3
Bartók: String Quartet No. 2, Sz. 67, Op. 17
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 13

Tesla Quartet

Nov 10-11, 2019

Tesla Quartet

"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 Nikola Tesla's words, the Tesla Quartet seeks to make music the binding force that unites audiences with colorful and intimate renditions of both new and established repertoire.

Tesla Quartet members: Ross Snyder and Michelle Lie, violins; Edwin Kaplan, viola; and Serafim Smigelskiy, cello.

Performance dates and times: 

Sunday, Nov. 10, 4 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m.
Remind me

Buying options: 

This show and more can be purchased today with season tickets. Single ticket discounts available for CU faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Program: 

Various*: Variations on a Russian Theme
Pavel Karmanov (b. 1970): String Quartet
2019 Call for Scores Winner (TBA in June)
Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11

*This work was co-authored by Nikolay Artsybushev, Aleksandr Scriabin, Aleksandr Glazunov, Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, Anatoly Lyadov, Jāzeps Vītols, Felix Blumenfeld, Victor Ewald, Aleksandr Winkler and Nikolay Sokolov.

Takács Quartet

Jan 12-13, 2020

Takács Quartet

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

Performance dates and times: 

Sunday, Jan. 12, 4 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 13, 7:30 p.m.

Buying options: 

This show and more can be purchased today with season tickets. Single ticket discounts available for CU faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Program: 

Check back before the concert for program information.

Takács Quartet

Mar 8-9, 2020

Takács Quartet

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

Performance dates and times: 

Sunday, March 8, 4 p.m.
Monday, March 9, 7:30 p.m.

Buying options: 

This show and more can be purchased today with season tickets. Single ticket discounts available for CU faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Program: 

Check back before the concert for program information.

Takács Quartet

May 3-4, 2020

Takács Quartet

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

Performance dates and times: 

Sunday, May 3, 4 p.m.
Monday, May 4, 7:30 p.m.

Buying options: 

This show and more can be purchased today with season tickets. Single ticket discounts available for CU faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Program: 

Check back before the concert for program information.

2019-20 Eklund Opera

All three Eklund Opera productions

Show ticket options (3)

Friday evenings

20% off of single ticket prices $40-$99

3 events available within this package

It's a Wonderful Life

Nov 15-17, 2019

It's a Wonderful Life

Based on the 1946 Frank Capra movie of the same name (by permission of Paramount Licensing Inc.) and “The Greatest Gift” by Philip Van Doren Stern
Music by Jake Heggie
Libretto by Gene Scheer
Commissioned by the Houston Grand Opera
with Co-Commissioners San Francisco Opera and
the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University
Premiered by the Houston Grand Opera in December 2016

It may be Christmas, but for George Bailey it is anything but the most wonderful time of the year. Based on the 1946 movie of the same name, Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer's brand new opera adaptation of "It's a Wonderful Life" follows a young guardian angel named Clara as she attempts—with heart and just a bit of holiday magic—to prove to George what an incredible impact he's had on his small town.

"It's a Wonderful Life" is presented by the Eklund Opera Program. CU College of Music faculty and students—often joined by guest artists—bring spine-tingling musicianship to CU's stunning Macky Auditorium. With lavish scenery and costumes and the CU Symphony in the pit, it's opera of the highest order.

Buying options: 

Save 15-20% with season tickets. Available in the Eklund Opera Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Performance dates and times: 

Friday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m.
Remind me

The Marriage of Figaro

Mar 13-15, 2020

The Marriage of Figaro

When a lecherous count sets his sights on his servant Figaro's fiancée, Figaro and his friends seek retribution in the form of hilarious hijinks and mischievous escapades. A rollicking combination of wit and seductive orchestrations, Mozart's infamous Italian caper about the differences between the working and ruling classes "is subtle, witty ... and immensely sophisticated—but also tuneful and infectious" (NPR).

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

"The Marriage of Figaro" is presented by the Eklund Opera Program. CU College of Music faculty and students—often joined by guest artists—bring spine-tingling musicianship to CU's stunning Macky Auditorium. With lavish scenery and costumes and the CU Symphony in the pit, it's opera of the highest order.

Buying options: 

Save 15-20% with season tickets. Available in the Eklund Opera Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Performance dates and times: 

Friday, March 13, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 14, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 15, 2 p.m.
Remind me

Béatrice et Bénédict

Apr 23-26, 2020

Béatrice et Bénédict

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, each might see what their friends already know—Beatrice and Benedict are a perfect match. Based on Shakespeare's comedy "Much Ado About Nothing," "Béatrice et Bénédict" is a boisterous romance about the preposterous act of falling in love.

Sung in French with English surtitles.

"Béatrice et Bénédict" is presented by the Eklund Opera Program. CU College of Music faculty and students—often joined by guest artists—bring spine-tingling musicianship to CU's Music Theatre. With lavish scenery and costumes and the CU Symphony in the pit, it's opera of the highest order.

Buying options: 

Save 15-20% with season tickets. Available in the Eklund Opera Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Performance dates and times: 

Thursday, April 23, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 24, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 25, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 26, 2 p.m.
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Saturday evenings

20% off of single ticket prices $40-$99

3 events available within this package

It's a Wonderful Life

Nov 15-17, 2019

It's a Wonderful Life

Based on the 1946 Frank Capra movie of the same name (by permission of Paramount Licensing Inc.) and “The Greatest Gift” by Philip Van Doren Stern
Music by Jake Heggie
Libretto by Gene Scheer
Commissioned by the Houston Grand Opera
with Co-Commissioners San Francisco Opera and
the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University
Premiered by the Houston Grand Opera in December 2016

It may be Christmas, but for George Bailey it is anything but the most wonderful time of the year. Based on the 1946 movie of the same name, Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer's brand new opera adaptation of "It's a Wonderful Life" follows a young guardian angel named Clara as she attempts—with heart and just a bit of holiday magic—to prove to George what an incredible impact he's had on his small town.

"It's a Wonderful Life" is presented by the Eklund Opera Program. CU College of Music faculty and students—often joined by guest artists—bring spine-tingling musicianship to CU's stunning Macky Auditorium. With lavish scenery and costumes and the CU Symphony in the pit, it's opera of the highest order.

Buying options: 

Save 15-20% with season tickets. Available in the Eklund Opera Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Performance dates and times: 

Friday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m.
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The Marriage of Figaro

Mar 13-15, 2020

The Marriage of Figaro

When a lecherous count sets his sights on his servant Figaro's fiancée, Figaro and his friends seek retribution in the form of hilarious hijinks and mischievous escapades. A rollicking combination of wit and seductive orchestrations, Mozart's infamous Italian caper about the differences between the working and ruling classes "is subtle, witty ... and immensely sophisticated—but also tuneful and infectious" (NPR).

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

"The Marriage of Figaro" is presented by the Eklund Opera Program. CU College of Music faculty and students—often joined by guest artists—bring spine-tingling musicianship to CU's stunning Macky Auditorium. With lavish scenery and costumes and the CU Symphony in the pit, it's opera of the highest order.

Buying options: 

Save 15-20% with season tickets. Available in the Eklund Opera Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Performance dates and times: 

Friday, March 13, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 14, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 15, 2 p.m.
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Béatrice et Bénédict

Apr 23-26, 2020

Béatrice et Bénédict

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, each might see what their friends already know—Beatrice and Benedict are a perfect match. Based on Shakespeare's comedy "Much Ado About Nothing," "Béatrice et Bénédict" is a boisterous romance about the preposterous act of falling in love.

Sung in French with English surtitles.

"Béatrice et Bénédict" is presented by the Eklund Opera Program. CU College of Music faculty and students—often joined by guest artists—bring spine-tingling musicianship to CU's Music Theatre. With lavish scenery and costumes and the CU Symphony in the pit, it's opera of the highest order.

Buying options: 

Save 15-20% with season tickets. Available in the Eklund Opera Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Performance dates and times: 

Thursday, April 23, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 24, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 25, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 26, 2 p.m.
Remind me

Sunday afternoons

20% off of single ticket prices $40-$99

3 events available within this package

It's a Wonderful Life

Nov 15-17, 2019

It's a Wonderful Life

Based on the 1946 Frank Capra movie of the same name (by permission of Paramount Licensing Inc.) and “The Greatest Gift” by Philip Van Doren Stern
Music by Jake Heggie
Libretto by Gene Scheer
Commissioned by the Houston Grand Opera
with Co-Commissioners San Francisco Opera and
the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University
Premiered by the Houston Grand Opera in December 2016

It may be Christmas, but for George Bailey it is anything but the most wonderful time of the year. Based on the 1946 movie of the same name, Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer's brand new opera adaptation of "It's a Wonderful Life" follows a young guardian angel named Clara as she attempts—with heart and just a bit of holiday magic—to prove to George what an incredible impact he's had on his small town.

"It's a Wonderful Life" is presented by the Eklund Opera Program. CU College of Music faculty and students—often joined by guest artists—bring spine-tingling musicianship to CU's stunning Macky Auditorium. With lavish scenery and costumes and the CU Symphony in the pit, it's opera of the highest order.

Buying options: 

Save 15-20% with season tickets. Available in the Eklund Opera Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Performance dates and times: 

Friday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m.
Remind me

The Marriage of Figaro

Mar 13-15, 2020

The Marriage of Figaro

When a lecherous count sets his sights on his servant Figaro's fiancée, Figaro and his friends seek retribution in the form of hilarious hijinks and mischievous escapades. A rollicking combination of wit and seductive orchestrations, Mozart's infamous Italian caper about the differences between the working and ruling classes "is subtle, witty ... and immensely sophisticated—but also tuneful and infectious" (NPR).

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

"The Marriage of Figaro" is presented by the Eklund Opera Program. CU College of Music faculty and students—often joined by guest artists—bring spine-tingling musicianship to CU's stunning Macky Auditorium. With lavish scenery and costumes and the CU Symphony in the pit, it's opera of the highest order.

Buying options: 

Save 15-20% with season tickets. Available in the Eklund Opera Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Performance dates and times: 

Friday, March 13, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 14, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 15, 2 p.m.
Remind me

Béatrice et Bénédict

Apr 23-26, 2020

Béatrice et Bénédict

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, each might see what their friends already know—Beatrice and Benedict are a perfect match. Based on Shakespeare's comedy "Much Ado About Nothing," "Béatrice et Bénédict" is a boisterous romance about the preposterous act of falling in love.

Sung in French with English surtitles.

"Béatrice et Bénédict" is presented by the Eklund Opera Program. CU College of Music faculty and students—often joined by guest artists—bring spine-tingling musicianship to CU's Music Theatre. With lavish scenery and costumes and the CU Symphony in the pit, it's opera of the highest order.

Buying options: 

Save 15-20% with season tickets. Available in the Eklund Opera Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

Performance dates and times: 

Thursday, April 23, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 24, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 25, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 26, 2 p.m.
Remind me

Colorado Shakespeare Festival

2020 season tickets will go on sale Monday, Oct. 28, 2019.
Season tickets are not available for preview performances.

Show ticket options (3)

Full season ticket

See all four main plays

25% off single ticket prices No longer available for 2019

Early Bard

Choose from the first three performances of the four main plays or any matinee

40% off single ticket prices No longer available for 2019

Pick 2 (or 3)

Select any two or three different plays

15% off single ticket prices No longer available for 2019

Ordering information

Have questions or need advice? Please call us at 303-492-8008 or email cupresents@colorado.edu.
Friday, May 24, 2019 is the renewal deadline to keep your same seats for the Takács Quartet, Artist Series and Eklund Opera Series.

By phone

303-492-8008
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Have your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express number ready

By mail

Send your season ticket renewal form with payment to:
CU Presents Box Office
302 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0302

In person

Visit us at the CU Presents Box Office:
University Club Building, Center Entrance
972 Broadway, Boulder
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Questions? Contact us. Ordering information

CU Presents charges a $10 season ticket service fee for each order purchased online or by phone. No fee is charged for purchases made in person at the CU Presents Box Office.

Revenue from these fees funds essential operating needs (such as ticketing software, staffing and infrastructure) which allow us to provide patrons with outstanding service.

All season ticket orders will be charged at the time of the order.
Events and prices are subject to change.