By Joel Hillan


BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)– The Colorado Music Festival begins Thursday night at Chautauqua Auditorium in Boulder. It’s the beginning of six weeks of music filled with world class artists.

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“As a musician the thing that I value the most is to try to literally become that music that we’re trying to present for people, so we share it in a very immediate and spontaneous way,” said the festival’s music director and world-renowned conductor Peter Oundjian.

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“It’s like every time we play something, it’s as if it’s the world premier and that’s the energy you should put to every single performance and that’s definitely the energy that comes out of this orchestra.”

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For the next six weeks, Oundjian will collaborate with choice musicians from across the world.

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“I’m not sure there are any other buildings of this degree of beauty, also beauty of sound.”

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Built in 1898, this historic space is not just a stage, but also a key performer.

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“So there’s two elements, how long will the sound last, when does it dissipate and there’s the quality of the sound and in both of those cases this is a remarkably beautiful hall; I think this would be an incredible place to make recordings actually.”

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A stunning venue, filled with talented musicians and led by Oundjian.

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“I think this festival has all the makings of being one of the really great festivals in this country.”

Additional Resources

2019 Concert Season
Colorado Music Festival
Thursday, June 27th – Saturday, August 3rd
Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder
Make the Colorado Music Festival your destination this summer for the best music and entertainment. Learn more at www.ColoradoMusicFestival.org

CBS4 is a sponsor of the Colorado Music Festival.

Joel Hillan

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