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“The CMF (Colorado Music Festival) seems more willing to take risks, to stretch the boundaries of the concert experience. Music of that approach comes from Christie’s energ y and imagination.”

– Rocky Mountain News (February 2008)

A season of greats.

Led by our dynamic, internationally-renowned music director Michael Christie,

CMF’s 2009 concert season abounds with some of the world’s greatest guest artists and conductors. Along with our world-class, professional orchestra musicians, this summer’s accomplished guest artists include pianists Natasha Paremski, Jon Nakamatsu, Jie Chen, Spencer Myer, and Orion Weiss; Grammy ® nominated Chinese Pipa virtuoso Wu Man, a senior member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk


Road Ensemble; the return of acclaimed soprano Jessica Rivera; and more.

Something classic. Something contemporary. Something for everyone. From a majestic Copland Symphony to the works of living

CMF’s Mission Founded in 1976, the Colorado Music Festival (CMF) educates,

composers, Michael Christie and the CMF Orchestra bring

entertains and challenges audiences of all ages by presenting classical music performed by extraordinary professional musicians from around the world.

it all to life. Take your pick: the Greatest Piano Concertos of All Time - five concerts featuring five guest artists, five composers and five of the greatest piano concertos; the Colorado premiere of Tan Dun’s Pipa Concerto; Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf performed with the 2008 Oscar-winning animated short film; Mahler’s Symphony No. 4; Haydn’s epic oratorio The Creation; world music with the Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile, Brooklyn Rider, Lura, and La Clave Secreta; and much more! We invite you to come to the concerts that resonate with you, and bring your friends along for the ride.

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Michael Christie, Music Director

“If Michael Christie represents the future of music in this country, the future looks promising indeed…His gestures are broad and clear, and he has an appealing presence on the podium...The young maestro inspired lightness and precision.” –Cincinnati Enquirer

Dear Cmf Summer Music Lovers: It is with great pride that I introduce to you the 2009 Colorado Music Festival summer of music at Chautauqua. This is my ninth festival season with CMF, and I’m thrilled to be part of an organization that is celebrating such a high level of artistic and organizational success. For this summer, I had the unique challenge to offer you a diverse and exciting program that would “top” our record-breaking 2008 season. Last year, I felt the tremendous energy and focus that our patrons (and orchestra!) put into our in-depth exploration of Beethoven’s nine symphonies. During this year’s off-season, I had the opportunity to perform with several world-renowned pianists, and I was struck by how powerful and different musical interpretations can be from different piano artists. So I’m confident that you’ll be intrigued to hear five of the greatest piano concertos of all time, all in one week each performed by an exceptionally talented pianist. These concertos will be paired with other popular symphonic works by the same composers. Five brilliant pianists, five timeless composers, five unforgettable evenings! Honoring CMF’s tradition of providing inspiration and variety, I have paired compelling classical works with world music artists who are the best in the world at what they do, like Pipa virtuoso Wu Man from Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project and our other guest ensembles. This introduction to other global cultures is a fantastic way to experience CMF and its robust musical offerings all summer long.

As always, it is my pleasure to make all CMF rehearsals free and open to the public. Please consider this and our other great kid’s programs, including our Young People’s concerts, Classically Kids workshops, and Friday Family Fun concerts, as a fantastic way to introduce a young person to the excitement of live music making. None of the memorable projects we have embarked upon would be possible without the stunning talents of our resident Colorado Music Festival Orchestra. These artists from around the world perform with great pride and virtuosity for you, our loyal audience. My family and I value the interactions we have with you at the Colorado Music Festival each summer. I look forward to our time together. With best wishes,



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Nothing compares to experiencing the big, lush sounds of an orchestra filling the space of Chautauqua Auditorium. Whether you love the unforgettable sound of a world-class soloist performing one of the greatest piano concertos of all time, the excitement of hearing something you’ve never heard before, the intimacy of chamber music, or the cultural exploration of music from around the world, CMF has something for you. Every concert is a can’t-miss event. So why miss out? There is something for everyone this summer at CMF, so choose the series that’s right for you!

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Thursday/Friday Festival Orchestra Series (“I like it big!”)  –  features CMF’s Festival Orchestra performing a “Jazz Meets the Orchestra” program; “East Meets West” with Chinese Pipa virtuoso Wu Man; Mahler’s 4 th Symphony, marking the return of the riveting Jessica Rivera; two of the greatest piano concertos of all time, Rachmaninoff with Natasha Paremeski and Beethoven with Spencer Myer; an evening of “Symphonic Legends”; and the spectacular Festival Finale with Haydn’s epic oratorio The Creation!

Sunday Chamber Orchestra Series (“I like it varied!”)  –  presents CMF’s Chamber Orchestra with guest conductor Lawrence Golan performing Americana favorites; an evening of “Whimsical Symphony,” two of the greatest piano concertos of all time, Prokofiev with Jie Chen and Mozart with Orion Weiss; Prokofiev’s Peter & the Wolf played with the 2008 Oscar-winning animated short film; and renowned guest conductors Joana Carneiro and Alondra de la Parra. Tuesday Chamber & World Music Series (“I like it cross-cultural!”) –  offers something for everyone, including the American folk group Punch Brothers, the highly- regarded Brooklyn Rider String Quartet; Portuguese chanteuse Lura; Grieg’s Piano Concerto with Jon Nakamatsu; and a night of Latin music with Grammy ® -nominated La Clave Secreta, a 12-piece modern salsa fusion ensemble.

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Cmf 2009 Concert Season Calendar Chamber Music & World Music

CMF’s Chamber Music Series will continue this summer with two unique concerts taking place at Rembrandt Yard, conveniently located right in the heart of downtown Boulder, at the corner of 13th and Spruce Streets.

Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major Strauss: Horn Concerto. No. 1, Op. 11 Schumann: Symphony No. 2, in C major


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World Music

Wed. July 15 – Duo Vivant Wed. July 29 – Violin Futura

Rossini: “Il Signor Bruschino” Overture Mozart: Flute & Harp Concerto, K. 299 Haydn: Symphony No. 90




L isa-M aree A mos, F lute M arguerite Lynn Williams, H arp

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Jon Nakamatsu, P iano Piano Concerto in a minor, Op. 16 Incidental Music from Peer Gynt

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La Clemenza di Tito Overture, K. 621 Piano Concerto No. 27, K. 595 Symphony No.41, K551 “Jupiter”

The all-female Middle Eastern-style ensemble infuses traditional and original Jewish songs with sophisticated harmonies, entrancing improvisations, and funky arrangements.

Orion Weiss, P iano

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A londra de la Parra, Conductor Tower: Made in America Piazzolla: Otoño & Invierno Porteño Marquez: Danzón No. 4 Toussaint: Danzas de la Ciudad Copland: Appalachian Spring


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Piano Concerto No. 3 Peter & the Wolf with 2008 Oscar-winning short film Suite from “The Love for Three Oranges”


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Portuguese chanteuse Lura breathes new life into Cape Verdean music, and has been called “the most dynamic performer in World Music right now” by the Times London.

World Music


Jie Chen, P iano

Brooklyn Rider embraces the modern music movement with the raw energy and form of the classical string quartet.

LA CLAVE SECRETA A 12-piece modern salsa fusion ensemble that experiments with Cuban, classical, jazz, funk, Greek, Venezuelan, and even flamenco!

World Music

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Joana Carneiro, Conductor A ndrew Bain, Horn

“They not only bring new life and energy to bluegrass, but to every other music they are inspired to play.” – Rolling Stone

JULY 23 & 24

Jubilate Sacred Singers Celebrating American Favorites by Lerner, Loewe, & Leroy Anderson – Tickets start at just $5!

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OPENING NIGHT AMERICANA L awrence Golan, Conductor

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Bernstein: Prelude, Fugue and Riffs Gershwin: Porgy and Bess, “A Symphonic Picture” Copland: Symphony No. 3


Wu M an, Chinese P ipa Behzad Ranjbaran: Seven Passages from “Persian Trilogy” Tan Dun: Pipa Concerto ˘ Dvorák: Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”

Jessica R ivera, Soprano Barber: Knoxville, Summer of 1915 Mahler: Symphony No. 4 Hailed by the New York Times as a “vocally luminous young soprano.”

RACHMANINOFF July 23 – Natasha Paremski, P iano Piano Concerto No. 2 | Symphonic Dances BEETHOVEN July 24 – Spencer Myer, P iano Piano Concerto No. 5 | Creatures of Prometheus

Greatest Piano Concertos! SYMPHONIC LEGENDS

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Suite Sibelius: Lemminkäinen and the Maidens of Saari R. Strauss: Josephs Legende


CMF F estival Chorus Yulia van Doren, Soprano David Portillo, Tenor A shraf Sewailam, Bass -baritone

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Magic Carpet Concerts: Going Places

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear five world-class guest artists, five composers

SATURDAY, June 27, 10 a.m. & MONDAY, June 29, 10 a.m.

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The CMF Chamber Orchestra, led by guest conductor Lawrence Golan, with Boulder’s own Jubilate Sacred Singers, kicks off the 2009 season with Opening Night Americana, featuring American favorites by Lerner and Loewe, and Leroy Anderson. Tickets start at just $5!


Thursday, July 2 and Friday, July 3 Jazz and the Orchestra with Michael Christie and the Festival Orchestra, featuring the brashly outrageous brass yawpings of Bernstein’s Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs, and excerpts from Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess - these tunes have become standards for jazz improvisation - and Copland’s 3rd Symphony, the very piece with which Music Director Michael Christie made his debut at the New York Philharmonic in 2008.


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Portuguese conductor-on-the-rise Joana Carneiro conducts the CMF Chamber Orchestra in a concert that features CMF’s Principal Horn, Andrew Bain performing Richard Strauss’ Horn, Concerto No. 1. Also on the program are Bach’s well known Orchestral Suite No. 3 (famous for the second movement, “Air on the G String”), and Schumann’s joyous and inspired Symphony No. 2.

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“Her blood and bone and breath are music. She is all music, from top to bottom and from inside out.” –Mike Greenberg, Incident Light


MADE IN AMERICA Sunday, August 2 Vibrant young conductor Alondra de la Parra conducts the CMF Chamber orchestra in a Made in America program that starts with just that - Joan Tower’s “Made in America” - and ends with classic American composer Aaron Copland’s beloved Appalachian Spring. Also on this program is Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla’s Otoño Porteño and Invierno Porteño (two of four pieces Piazzolla wrote evoking the seasons of Buenos Aires), and jazz-influenced music by two Mexican composers, Arturo Márquez’s Danzón No. 4, and Eugenio Toussaint’s Danzas de la Ciudad.



Chinese Pipa







Thursday, July 9 and Friday, July 10 

Thursday, July 16 and Friday, July 17 

East Meets West with Michael Christie, the CMF Festival Orchestra and Chinese Pipa virtuoso Wu Man performing the Colorado premiere of Tan Dun’s Pipa Concerto. Wu Man is a senior member of the Silk Road Ensemble that was founded by Yo-Yo Ma. This program also features the Colorado premiere of Behzad Ranjbaran’s Seven Passages from “Persian Trilogy,” and Dvor˘ ák’s Symphony No. 9 “From the New World.”

Acclaimed soprano Jessica Rivera will make a highly anticipated return to the Chautauqua Auditorium stage (Rivera played the lead role in CMF’s 2007 production of Osvaldo Golijov’s Ainadamar) to join Michael Christie and the CMF Festival Orchestra in a continuation of CMF’s Mahler cycle with Symphony No. 4. Rivera, who has been hailed by the New York Times as a “vocally luminous young soprano,” will also sing in Samuel Barber’s glorious Knoxville, Summer of 1915.



Sunday, July 12

Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31

The CMF Chamber Orchestra with conductor Michael Christie presents Whimsical Symphony, an evening of wonderfully playful music featuring Rossini’s “Il Signor Bruschino” Overture (the bow tapping is hilarious!), Mozart’s joyous Flute & Harp Concerto (can be heard on the soundtracks of four movies, including “The Joy Luck Club”), and Haydn’s Symphony No. 90, a piece that will surely get the last laugh!

An inspiring evening of music featuring Symphonic Legends with Michael Christie and the CMF Festival Orchestra. Sibelius takes us on a magical voyage following the escapades of Lemminkäinen, a character from a Finnish folktale, while Strauss’ magnificent Josephs Legende (The Legend of Joseph) and Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream round out the program.


Thursday, August 6 and Friday, August 7



Michael Christie and the CMF Festival Orchestra and Chorus will be joined by acclaimed vocal soloists Yulia van Doren, Soprano; David Portillo, Tenor; and Ashraf Sewailam, Bass-baritone, to close the season with Haydn’s monumental oratorio The Creation to mark the 200 th anniversary of Haydn’s death. The Creation is often considered Haydn’s greatest work through its bold use of orchestral color, adventurous harmony, exceptional rhythmic and melodic inventiveness, and overall unity, with an almost operatic vividness and power. A CMF Finale concert not to be missed!


Greatest PianoofConcertos all time Featuring five composers, five world-class guest artists, and five of the greatest piano concertos of all time.



Sunday, July 19 The CMF Festival Orchestra, conducted by Michael Christie, with pianist Jie Chen, performs Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3. The New York Times writes, “she has shown she is more than a virtuosic clone,” and a critic at the Gilmore Rising Stars Series notes that “Chen displayed almost frightening technical capabilities wedded to superior musicality.” Also on this all-Prokofiev program is Peter & the Wolf performed with the Colorado premiere of the 2008 Oscar - winning short film by British animator Suzie Templeton, and the Suite from “The Love for Three Oranges.”

Dynamic young pianist Natasha Paremski returns to the Chautauqua Auditorium stage to join Michael Christie and the CMF Festival Orchestra in a performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2. “Paremski performs with flawless technique and unbeatable energy” (BBC Music Magazine). Also on the program is Rachmaninoff’s final composition, Symphonic Dances.


Tuesday, July 21 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Gold Medallist Jon Nakamatsu returns to Chautauqua Auditorium for a performance of Grieg’s famous Piano Concerto in A minor. Michael Christie will also be leading the orchestra in a performance of the only work as popular as Grieg’s Piano Concerto, his Incidental Music from Peer Gynt.





Sunday, July 26

Friday, July 24

Pianist Orion Weiss, a Boulder favorite and one of the most sought-after soloists in his generation of young American musicians, will join Michael Christie and the CMF Festival Orchestra for the final concert in the “Greatest Piano Concertos of All Time” series to perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27. Also on this all-Mozart program is La Clemenza di Tito Overture, a story of love, revenge, and forgiveness in ancient Rome, and the composer’s last symphony, No. 41, “Jupiter.”

Michael Christie leads the CMF Festival Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 with Spencer Myer, Gold Medalist of the 2008 New Orleans International Piano Competition. Also on this all-Beethoven program is his Creatures of Prometheus. Written early in Beethoven’s career, this ballet recounts the story of the demigod Prometheus, who molds humans both literally, from clay, and intellectually, by endowing them with gifts of art and science. This lesserknown work of Beethoven’s is a treasure for music lovers!

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World Music

The adventurous and popular World Music Series’ diverse line-up of contemporary stars and traditional artists from around the globe will take you on an exhilarating journey – without leaving Boulder! BROOKLYN RIDER

Tuesday, July 7 New York’s intrepid Brooklyn Rider is renowned for illuminating music in new ways through its fervently adventurous repertoire and raw and edgy performance style. They have traveled all over the world with Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project, bridging cultural divides by exploring multinational music traditions. Bringing youth, energy and variety, Brooklyn Rider imbues a classical art form with “a rawness and verve that was gripping… beautiful listening” (Newark Star-Ledger).


Tuesday, June 30 A night that might best be described as equal parts folk, bluegrass, jazz and contemporary classical with Punch Brothers, featuring Grammy ® Award winning composer-singer- mandolin player Chris Thile, who a Washington Post critic recently said “may well be the most virtuosic American ever to play the mandolin.” Punch Brothers combines the talents of five of the hottest young pickers in modern bluegrass for a fresh cutting-edge sound that seamlessly blends bluegrass traditions with breathtaking innovation. Punch Brothers “expands the frontier of an emerging style of what might be called American country- classical chamber music.” –New York Times


Tuesday, July 28 Divahn’s innovative all-female Middle Easternstyle ensemble has engendered an international following, infusing traditional and original Jewish songs with sophisticated harmonies, entrancing improvisations, and funky arrangements. The group’s thrilling live shows include eclectic instruments such as tabla, qanun, cello, violin, doumbek, and vocals spanning Hebrew, JudeoSpanish, Persian, Arabic, and Aramaic.

“Punch Brothers not only bring new life and energ y to bluegrass, but to every other music they are inspired to play.” –Rolling Stone


Tuesday, August 4


Tuesday, July 14 Portuguese chanteuse Lura breaths new life into the Cape Verdean music first made famous by Cesaria Evora. Bringing a street-wise, urban sensuality to the West African island’s unique musical tradition, she mixes the familiar morna style with the little-known rhythms of funana and batuque, the music of women from the remote interior of Cape Verde. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience Lura, who the Times London has called “the most dynamic performer in World Music right now.”


Chautauqua Auditorium sets the scene for a night of ritmo y sabor! Members of the CMF orchestra will be joined by internationally- acclaimed multi-instrumentalist composer and arranger Gonzalo Grau, and his band, La Clava Secreta, a 12-piece modern salsa fusion ensemble that experiments with Cuban, classical, jazz, funk, Greek, Venezuelan, and even flamenco for this high-energy salsa fusion dance night that’s sure to appeal to both the passive listener and those who want to get up and move those hips!


Cmf Chamber Music Series Join CMF Orchestra musicians for two unique concerts this summer at Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery conveniently located right in the heart of downtown Boulder, on the corner of 13th & Spruce Streets. Plus, you won’t want to miss the post-concert Evening Encores immediately following both concerts, also at Rembrandt Yard. Evening Encores will include hors d’oeuvres, wine, an encore performance, and a chance to meet the musicians.

Get Inside the Music: Education & Outreach Programs

Tickets can be purchased for $30 for both the concert and the post-concert Evening Encore, or $15 for just the concert. Proceeds from the Evening Encores support the Colorado Music Festival’s Chamber Music Series.


Introduce young children ages 3-7 to the excitement of live classical music with an ALL NEW program that Magic Carpet Concerts: teaches kids about the instruments in the orchestra Going Places as they are taken on an imaginary journey to differSATURDAY, June 27, 10 a.m. & ent times and places. After each concert kids meet MONDAY, June 29, 10 a.m. costumed characters, participate in fun activities, enjoy cookies and juice and much more at a Music Fair on the Chautauqua Grounds. Tickets just $8, $7 for groups of 10 or more! These concerts sell out quickly so make your reservations early!

MONDAYS: Masterclasses

Emerging Musicians


Talented musicians ages 13-18 are selected via online application to perform in a public masterclass, and receive feedback and instruction from CMF’s professional titled players. The 2009 Masterclasses will feature Trumpet, Violin, Piano, and Oboe, and take place on select MONDAYS from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Chautauqua Community House. Masterclasses are FREE, and community members are encouraged to observe.



Wednesday, July 15, 7:30 p.m. at Rembrandt Yard

Wednesday, July 29, 7:30 p.m. at Rembrandt Yard

Performed by Calin Lupanu, Violin; Bjorn Ranheim, Cello

Performed by Olav Van Hezewijk, Oboe; Mary Ellen Goree; Piotr Szewczyk, Violins; Matthew Dane, Viola; Peter Anderegg, Cello

Bartok: Hungarian Folk Melodies Kodaly: Duo for Violin & Cello, Op. 7 Handel: Halvorsen-Passacaglia Ravel: Sonata for Violin & Cello

Volin Futura: Selections for Solo Violin Mozart: Quartet for Oboe & Strings in F Major, K.370 Schubert: Quartettsatz in c minor, D. 703

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WEDNESDAYS: Classically Kids Classically Kids is a series of fun, interactive workshops aimed at connecting kids ages 7-11 with the excitement of live orchestral music. Each workshop is linked to CMF’s Thursday Festival Orchestra concert, and includes an introduction to the music, the chance to meet the featured soloist, and a visit to the orchestra rehearsal. Workshop registration is $10/child, and includes a student ticket to the Thursday CMF concert, and a 50% discount voucher for one accompanying adult. Workshops take place each WEDNESDAY during the CMF season, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Chautauqua Community House. FRIDAYS: Family Fun Concerts CMF Orchestra musicians perform informal ensemble concerts designed for kids ages 4-8 on three FRIDAY afternoons at 2:00 p.m. during the season. July 10  - Strings; July 17 - Brass; July

31 - Woodwinds. These short 50-minute concerts take place in Chautauqua Auditorium and combine lively music with short demonstrations to introduce young children to the featured instrument groups and to the fun of live classical music. Tickets just $5!

CMF Rehearsals The CMF Orchestra rehearses Tuesday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Friday-Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Drop by and sample the excitement of live classical music in the most charming venue in town. FREE!

Talks Under the Tent Join musicians, journalists, scholars and other guests for informative FREE pre-concert talks under the CMF Tent on the north side of the Auditorium. Offered every Sunday and Thursday evening (except opening night) at 6:30 p.m.

Intermission Insights Join CMF Music Director Michael Christie during intermission as he interviews CMF guest artists and takes questions from the audience!

Keeping Score


This short, easy to follow “real time” guide to the music being performed by the CMF Orchestra includes succinct notations about the composer’s intentions and the orchestra’s interpretations of the music.

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Plan Your Experience Design-Your-Own Packages can now be purchased easily online beginning April 15, before single tickets go on sale to the public. They can also be purchased by phone, 303-440-7666, or at the CMF Box Office beginning May 11.

Subscription Packages can be purchased by calling CMF at 303-449-1397, using the enclosed order form, or stopping by the CMF Office in Cottage 100 just west of the Chautauqua Dining Hall.




Group Events

All CMF concerts are held in the beautiful Chautauqua Auditorium located in historic Chautauqua Park (900 Baseline Rd., Boulder). The convergence of cultural programming within a stunning natural environment was an integral part of the Chautauqua movement of the late 19 th and early 20th centuries. CMF is proud to continue this tradition, and encourages concertgoers to explore the beauty of Chautauqua Park, enjoy a pre-concert picnic, and indulge in the rich cultural programming available year-round. In February of 2006, Chautauqua Park was added to the list of National Historic Landmarks.

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Parking in Chautauqua Park is limited. CMF encourages the use of the free shuttle. Parking is allowed on both sides of Baseline Road in the evenings during June, July and August. Parking for the disabled is available in the parking lot south of the Academic Hall.

The Colorado Music Festival at Chautauqua is a wonderful way to celebrate with your officemates, employees, clients, organization members, neighborhood, friends or family! Purchase tickets for groups of 10 or more and receive 25% off regular single ticket prices. Your group will also receive acknowledgement at the concert. Enjoy a picnic in the park before the performance! For more information, call the CMF Office at 303-449-1397.

Box Office The CMF Box Office is located in the kiosk on the Chautauqua grounds between the Auditorium and Dining Hall. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and 90 minutes before all concerts for night-of-performance tickets only. The Box Office phone is 303-440-7666.

Ticket Exchanges All ticket exchanges must be made in person, at the CMF Box Office, during regular Box Office hours, Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please note that tickets may be exchanged only once.

HOP 2 Chautauqua 4 FREE The Colorado Music Festival is committed to providing our patrons with convenient transportation options and parking solutions. We’re happy to once again work in collaboration with Go Boulder, Special Transit, the Colorado Chautauqua Association, and other partners to provide FREE shuttle service for all CMF performances. On nights of performance, two shuttles will run continuous loops, approximately every 15 minutes, beginning at 5:30 p.m. (9:00 a.m. for Young People’s Concerts) until concerts begin at 7:30 p.m., and reverse the process after each performance. One shuttle will loop from downtown, starting at 13th and Pearl, and up 9 th Street to the north side of Chautauqua Park. (Note: This route will require a short walk, uphill, from drop off on Baseline to the Auditorium.) The other shuttle will loop from the 27th Way Park ‘N Ride (at 27th and Broadway, just south of Basemar) up Baseline Road for drop off on the south side of the Auditorium. Both routes will include additional stops, marked by the Go Boulder symbol on RTD signs.

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FlexTix Flexible tickets for busy people! Whether you buy them for yourself or as a gift, FlexTix are designed to fit your schedule. Purchase FlexTix for $32 each and exchange them one week prior to any CMF 2009 performance for the best available seats. It’s a great deal and an easy way to enjoy the Colorado Music Festival this summer. FlexTix are available online at, at the CMF Box Office, or by using the enclosed order form.

Colorado Shakespeare Festival Ticket Discounts Any CMF ticket holder will receive 50% off any Colorado Shakespeare Festival performance during the month of July. Conversely, any CSF ticket holder will receive 50% off any CMF concert during July. Seating in both venues is limited, and this offer will be honored on a first come, first served basis. Simply present your ticket (or ticket stub) at the Box Office.

5 Easy Ways To Order

On the Web (beginning April 15): Visit for convenient online ticketing and to reserve your seats before they go on sale at the Box Office. By Phone (beginning May 11): Call 303-440-7666 Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Have your Visa or MasterCard number ready) In Person (beginning May 11): Visit us at the Box Office located in the kiosk on the Chautauqua grounds, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. By Mail: Send your order form with payment to: CMF Office, 900 Baseline Road, Cottage 100, Boulder, CO 80302 By Fax: Fax your order form to 303-449-0071 (be sure to include your credit card number).

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Single Ticket Pricing 2009 Single tickets go on sale ONLINE April 15 and at the BOX OFFICE May 11.

Section A Section B GA Seat

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Chamber & World Music TUES





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STUDENT DISCOUNT (with valid student ID)

CMF Chamber Music Series at Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery – July 15 & 29. Tickets are $30 for both the concert and the postconcert Evening Encore, or $15 for just the concert. All seating is general admission.

EMAIL: Please send me your “Noteworthy” e-newsletter with information about upcoming events and special promotions. (CMF does not share e-mail addresses with any third parties.)

50% off $12


Subscriber Single Ticket Discount $10 off – Sections A, B & GA Seat, any concert

Concert Dates

Please note there are no discounts on GA Bench seating

Seniors & Chautauqua Members $3 off – Sections A, B & GA Seat, any concert Please note there are no discounts on GA Bench seating.

Save $5 off single ticket prices with Design-Your-Own series



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To order a Sampler Series, please call the CMF office at 303-449-1397.

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DYO Packages go on sale ONLINE April 15 and at the BOX OFFICE May 11.


Subscription Packages

Design-Your-Own Ticket Pricing 2009 (3+ Concerts)

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Young People’s Concerts

Saturday, June 21, 10:00 a.m.

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Subscriber Ticket Pricing 2009

Monday, June 23, 10:00 a.m.

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Save up to $73 off the single ticket prices for six concerts

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Festival Orchestra THURS or FRI Concert Series (6 concerts)

Chamber Orchestra SUN Concert Series (6 concerts)

Chamber & World Music TUES Concert Series (6 concerts)

Festival Sampler Series 2 Tues/2 Sun/2 Thurs or Fri (6 concerts) Grand Series* THURS or FRI (All Sun, Tues, & Thurs or Fri concerts)

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SPECIAL OFFER New Subscriptions are 30% off 2009 prices! For more information call 303-449-1397.


Buy Now, Decide Later! Valid for any performance. Redeemable during the week prior to desired concert date, subject to availability.




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Please find my enclosed check for the TOTAL DUE made payable to Colorado Music Festival.

Ticket Total

Help the CMF continue to offer exceptional music every summer!

Tax-deductible Donation

Please charge the TOTAL DUE to my credit card.

Total Due

(18 concerts total) *Grand

Series saves up to $96 over subscribing for all three concert series.

Note: Wheelchair access is available. Please let the Box Office staff know when purchasing tickets so that we may accommodate your needs promptly on the night of performance.

Visa/MC # Exp. Signature Tear out and fax/mail to the address below or purchase online at (subscriptions are not available online). CMF Office, 900 Baseline Road, Cottage 100, Boulder, CO 80302 Phone: 303-449-1397 Fax: 303-449-0071

20 Groups of 10 or more save 25% off the single ticket price – call today! 303-449-1397

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Colorado Music Festival 2009 Ticket Brochure  

Information on the Colorado Music Festival's 2009 summer concert season, featuring, Classical, World & Chamber Music, Young People's Concert...