Josh Bell, Quicksilver Baroque on the 2017–18 CU Presents Series

By Peter Alexander

Quicksilver

Quicksilver Baroque Ensemble

CU Presents, the performing arts series on the University of Colorado, Boulder campus, has announced several noteworthy classical music events as part of the 2017–18 season.

Josh Bell by Lisa Marie Mazzucco

Josh Bell. Photo by Lisa Marie Mazzocco.

Among these are a solo recital by award-winning violinist Joshua Bell Feb. 9, 2018, and a concert by the historically informed Quicksilver Baroque Ensemble April 20, 2018. The yet-to-be-selected winner of the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition will perform a solo recital Nov. 3, 2017. This year’s competition will be held in Ft. Worth, Tex., May 25–June 10.

Other Artist Series events in Macky Auditorium will include the Martha Graham Dance Company, Oct. 5, 2017; jazz and R&B vocalist Dianne Reeves Dec. 16, 2017; and Béla Fleck and Brooklyn Rider Jan. 20, 2018.

This season also features five concert pairs by the Takács Quartet and a performance by CU Boulder’s current graduate quartet-in-residence, the Altius Quartet. The Eklund Opera Program’s season features productions of Franz Lehár’s Merry Widow Oct. 27–29, the Stephen Sondheim musical Sweeney Todd March 16–18, and Handel’s Ariodante April 26–29.

The full CU Presents season is listed below. More information is available on the CU Presents Web page. Season ticket sales begin Monday, April 3 at 10 a.m., and single tickets will be available beginning Monday, Aug. 14. Tickets will be available here, or over the phone at 303-492-8008.

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CU PRESENTS 2017–18 SEASON

Artist Series at Macky Auditorium

Martha Graham Dance Company
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017

The Triplets of Belleville
Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017

Dianne Reeves

Dianne Reeves

Van Cliburn Gold Medal Winner
Friday, Nov. 3, 2017

Dianne Reeves 
Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017
Holiday Concert

Béla Fleck and Brooklyn Rider
Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018

Joshua Bell
Friday, Feb. 9, 2018

Ailey II
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018

Lila Downs
Saturday, March 3, 2018

RUBBERBANDance
Saturday, March 24, 2018

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Holiday Festival in Macky Auditorium

Quicksilver Baroque Ensemble
Friday, April 20, 2018
Stile Moderno: 17th Century Italy

Holiday Festival
Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, 1 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, 4 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, 4 p.m.
Macky Auditorium

Eklund Opera Program

The Merry Widow
By Franz Lehár
(Sung in German with English surtitles)
Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, 2 p.m.
Macky Auditorium

Sweeney Todd
By Stephen Sondheim
Friday, March 16, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 17, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 18, 2018, 2 p.m.
Macky Auditorium

Ariodante
By George Frideric Handel
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 27, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 29, 2018, 2 p.m.
Music Theatre, Imig Music Building

Takács Quartet

Takasce SQ

Takacs Quartet

Chamber Series (sold out by subscription)
Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, 4 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, 4 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, 4 p.m. (Altius Quartet)
Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 11, 2018, 4 p.m.
Sunday, April 29, 2018, 4 p.m.
Grusin Music Hall

Encore Series (limited availability)
Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, 7:30 p.m. (Altius Quartet)
Sunday, Feb. 5, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, March 12, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, April 30, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Grusin Music Hal

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