CU Presents




Armitage Gone! Dance: Fables on Global Warming
Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m. Macky Auditorium Tickets start at $14
Dance, science, ancient Asian puppetry and traditional fables intertwine in choreographer and “punk ballerina” Karole Armitage’s powerful exploration of connections between humans and animals, science and art, culture and nature.

Vadym Kholodenko, Van Cliburn Gold Medalist
Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m. Macky Auditorium Tickets start at $14
Once every four years all eyes are upon the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. The quadrennial winner — including such exceptional performers as Radu Lupu, Cristina Ortiz and Barry Douglas — can lay claim to the title of best piano player in the world.

MOMIX – Botanica
Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m. Macky Auditorium Tickets start at $14
Sensual, exotic and ethereally alive, Botanica evokes nature’s wonder in a visual odyssey of athletic dance, fantastical imagery and illusion, and music, from Vivaldi to birdsong. Performances by New York-based MOMIX have been broadcast in 55 countries.

Turtle Island String Quartet & Tierney Sutton
Dec. 15, 4 p.m. Macky Auditorium Tickets start at $14
Take a joyous voyage through world holiday music, from the songs of Chanukah and Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, to Vince Guaraldi’s beloved “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and favorite traditional carols.

Chick Corea & Béla Fleck
Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m. Macky Auditorium Tickets start at $14
Keyboardist Chick Corea and banjoist Béla Fleck will take you on an enchanting journey from blues to bluegrass, country to classical. It’s a unique fusion of virtuoso jazz talents who have 17 Grammys between them.

Venice Baroque Orchestra
Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m. Macky Auditorium Tickets start at $14
One of the world’s premiere ensembles devoted to period instrument performance, the Venice Baroque Orchestra has performed around the world and won critical acclaim. The orchestra brings freshness, ebullience and experimentation to early music.

TAO: Phoenix Rising
Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m. Macky Auditorium Tickets start at $14
TAO fuses the explosive power of Taiko drumming with fiery athleticism and color into a thrilling modern interpretation of this ancient art form, performed by men and women who have trained for years in the mountains of Japan.

Fahrenheit 451 by Aquila Theatre
Mar. 18, 7:30 p.m. Macky Auditorium Tickets start at $14
Ray Bradbury’s disturbingly prescient, dystopian, yet ultimately hopeful tale of censorship and the narcotic effects of media comes alive in this brilliant stage adaptation from New York’s “classically trained, modernly hip” Aquila Theatre.

Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra
Apr. 5, 7:30 p.m.
Macky Auditorium Tickets start at $14

by one of the greatest jazz pianists of the last half-century, the
Salsa Orchestra offers innovation even as it honors the Latin orchestral
tradition. Eddie Palmieri, winner of nine Grammy Awards, has been
called the “Miles Davis of Latin jazz.”

Holiday Festival
Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, 4 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 4 p.m. Macky Auditorium Tickets start at $14
A lively program of beloved seasonal music and festive holiday decorations in Macky Auditorium inspire sold out audiences to make the Holiday Festival a favorite annual tradition. The College of Music’s choirs, orchestra, ensembles and faculty soloists invite you to share this joyous celebration of the season with your family and friends.


La Bohème
Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 27, 2 p.m.
Macky Auditorium Tickets start at $14
In the Latin Quarter of Paris, Rodolfo the idealistic poet falls in love with Mimi, a frail but resolute milliner. Around their tender love story, Puccini depicts the exuberant lives of struggling young artists, expressing joie de vivre, love and ultimately heartbreak.

Hansel & Gretel
Mar. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Mar. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Mar. 16, 2 p.m.
Macky Auditorium Tickets start at $14
Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel features the classic tale of two children, the witch and the gingerbread house set to beautiful melodies.

Side by Side by Stephen Sondheim
Apr. 24, 7:30 p.m.
Apr. 25, 7:30 p.m.
Apr. 26, 7:30 p.m.

Apr. 27, 2 p.m.
Music Theater Tickets start at $14

The sophistication, wit, insight, heart and genius of Broadway’s most innovative and influential artist is at the center of this tribute to composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim.


Takács Quartet
Sept. 15, 4 p.m.
Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 3, 4 p.m.
Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 12, 4 p.m.
Jan. 13, 7:30 p.m.
March 9, 4 p.m.
March 10, 7:30 p.m.
April 27, 4 p.m.
April 28, 7:30 p.m.
Grusin Music Hall Tickets start at $35
An irresistible blend of virtuosic technique and engaging personality has made the Grammy Awardwinning Takács Quartet, in residence at CU-Boulder, a favorite for over 20 years. Both the Sunday and Monday series sell out every year. The 2012-2013 series includes a bonus performance by the Takács’ special invited guest, the Tesla Quartet.

Cecilia String Quartet
Oct. 13, 4 p.m.
Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Grusin Music Hall Tickets start at $20

The Cecilia String Quartet, which takes its name from St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music, won first prize at the 2010 Banff International String Quartet Competition. Since then, the four women who make up the quartet have performed together all over the United States, Canada and Europe.


CU Symphony & Jeremy Denk, piano
Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m.
Macky Auditorium Tickets start at $14

Hailed as the “humorist-intellectual of the classical-music world,” pianist Jeremy Denk exceeds all expectations of a brilliant 21st century musician with his compelling and intense style. He has appeared as soloist with many major orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the symphony orchestras of Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and London.

CU Symphony – The Planets
Apr. 29, 7:30 p.m.
Macky Auditorium Tickets start at $14
Holst’s beloved Romantic suite explores the myth and magic of the Solar System and the gods of Rome.

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