CU Presents

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CU Presents is the home of performing arts on the beautiful University of Colorado Boulder campus. With hundreds of concerts, plays, recitals and more on our stages each year, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Our performances include:

  • The Artist Series, which for more than 80 years has welcomed world-renowned musicians and dance troupes to historic Macky Auditorium
  • The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, a professional theatre company devoted to the Bard’s works
  • The Takács Quartet, a world-renowned chamber ensemble in residence at CU Boulder
  • The Eklund Opera Program and CU’s New Opera Workshop
  • Select performances at CU Boulder’s Department of Theatre & Dance
  • Major events, master classes, workshops and lectures at the CU Boulder College of Music
  • The Holiday Festival, an annual student and faculty music showcase in Macky Auditorium
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Faculty Tuesdays: Charles Wetherbee, violin

Renowned faculty artists perform with students and colleagues in chamber music recitals featuring world premieres and beloved classics. Free most Tuesdays...

8/28 7:30pm
Faculty Tuesdays: Passacaglie and Fantasie

For more than four and a half centuries, composers have written passacaglia and fantasie for lute and guitar. Join Ritter Family Classical Guitar Program...

9/4 7:30pm
CU Bernstein at 100: CU on the Weekend "Bernstein as Teacher: Exploring the Language of Music"

Through their presentation, Theory faculty members Keith Waters, Steven Bruns and Philip Chang show and discuss excerpts from Leonard Bernstein’s 1973...

9/8 1pm
Honor Reading Choir

The CU High School Honor Reading Choir concert is the culminating event for this annual two-day festival. The festival provides outstanding choral students...

9/8 3pm
Faculty Tuesdays: CU Bernstein at 100 with the Jazz Faculty

Leonard Bernstein wrote: "Jazz is the ultimate common denominator of the American musical style." The Thompson Jazz Studies Program faculty presents an...

9/11 7:30pm

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