The 2022 Colorado Musical Festival is coming soon to Chautauqua Auditorium. Taking place from June 30 to August 7 and directed by Peter Oundjian, this festival will feature local and international artists, Grammy-winning performers, and John Adams as the composer-in-residence. Adams is a legendary composer and conductor who won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2003.
This six-week, 22-concert event offers participants a chance to listen to lively, and inspiring music as they picnic in the beautiful foothills or grab a bite to eat at the Chautauqua Dining Hall. Each day features performances by eclectic and dynamic musicians with many to choose from. We’re excited about this event; here’s a sampling of what to expect:
Takács Quartet is an internationally celebrated string quartet that originally formed in Hungary but now is based in Boulder. It began in 1975 and has enjoyed sustained success with new members replacing retiring ones as the years have passed. Famous for their interpretation of Beethoven, Takács Quartet won a Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance in 2003.
Really Inventive Stuff
Really Inventive Stuff lives up to its name! This group combines vaudeville-inspired comedy, props, crowd interaction, imagination, and child-like curiosity with classical music to create a symphony like no other. Founded in 2004, the performers are as much storytellers as they are musicians. Inspired by Sesame Street, Julie Andrews, Jim Henson, Grouch Marx, and Fred Rogers, the one-two punch of concert and theater makes for a performance perfect for all ages.
Jan Lisiecki is a classical pianist who has been described as one of the “greatest piano players of all time.” A piano prodigy as a child, he became an international superstar in adulthood and now plays more than 100 concerts a year. He is the youngest ever winner of the Gramophone’s Young Artist Award and recipient of the Leonard Bernstein Award, an honor named for one of the most successful musicians in US history.
Whether you check out one of these acts or enjoy other performances, the Colorado Music Festival has plenty of music for your ears. Couple that with summer weather and the beauty of Boulder, and the end result is a concert you’re not likely to forget.