Holiday Festival concert in Macky Auditorium

Get into the spirit with the College of Music’s Holiday Festival Dec. 3–5

Nov. 16, 2021

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

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CU Philharmonia Orchestra Nov. 15 to feature College of Music musicians

Nov. 5, 2021

The CU Philharmonia Orchestra concert Nov. 15 will feature a new work by Jessica Mays, Maurice Ravel’s “Ma Mère l’Oye” and Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5 in D major/minor, Op. 107.

West African Highlife Ensemble performance

West African Highlife Ensemble to perform Nov. 19

Nov. 3, 2021

Performing high energy, tightly-knit traditional, neo-traditional and highlife dance music from Ghana, CU’s West African Highlife Ensemble is the first university ensemble in the U.S. to perform highlife music.

Nicky Shindler break dancing

Breaking on the glass cypher, a dance concert Nov. 5–7

Oct. 28, 2021

Master’s candidate Nicky Shindler fuses contemporary floor work with b-girling to inspire a visual celebration of a woman's authentic self––contemplating how women find, claim and manifest power, vulnerability and complexity.

Urinetown graphic

‘Urinetown’—a musical satire of politics and social irresponsibility

Oct. 28, 2021

When a drought creates a terrible water shortage, the government forces citizens to use public toilets regulated by a malevolent company. A hero decides he's had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! See the show Nov. 11–14.

Annika Socolofsky

Pendulum concert series a place for musical exploration––attend Oct. 28

Oct. 25, 2021

Pendulum New Music will present its second concert of the year. Says director and Assistant Professor Annika Socolofsky, “We’re a rowdy bunch that loves to take risks and experience a huge range of musical genres and aesthetics.”

Poster for Voyagers musical

Through Oct. 31: Musical tells Voyager space story through ’70s and ’80s song

Oct. 18, 2021

A new "musical grand tour" of the solar system will debut at the Fiske Planetarium from Oct. 22 to 31.

Clint Holmes, Take 6, Nnenna Freelon and Tom Scott performing during a Ray Charles tribute concert

Award-winning artists to bring Ray Charles’ iconic catalog to Macky Auditorium Nov. 14

Oct. 18, 2021

Though Ray Charles died in 2004, today’s audiences have the opportunity to spend an evening with the gifts he left behind. Award-winning artists Clint Holmes, Take 6, Nnenna Freelon and Tom Scott will perform some of the most popular hits from his catalog.

A Thompson Latin Jazz Ensemble performance

Take in the Thompson Latin Jazz Ensemble Oct. 27

Oct. 8, 2021

The Thompson Latin Jazz Ensemble, which studies music from the Caribbean and South America and its integration and ties with jazz, will give a free performance.

The Johnson family at World Singing Day 2017

Celebrate World Singing Day Oct. 16

Oct. 8, 2021

Whether you're an experienced singer or a first-timer, learn more and be part of the chorus in this communal singing event at Boulder’s Central Park Bandshell, sponsored in part by the CU Boulder College of Music.