Dates announced for Takács Quartet, Eklund Opera performances, other events
By Peter Alexander April 1 at 11:40 p.m.
CU Presents has announced its 2018–19 season of music, dance and theater, including significant classical music performances by guest artists and CU organizations.
The return of the Venice Baroque Orchestra to Macky Auditorium will lead off the schedule of classical guest artists Nov. 2. Violinist Sarah Chang will present a solo recital Nov. 16, and Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, the Toronto-based historical-performance group, will present “The Leipzig-Damascus Coffee House” March 4.
There is also good news for those interested in world music. The Silkroad Ensemble, founded 20 years ago by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, will perform in Macky Jan. 31, and the remarkable Japanese drumming ensemble Kodo is scheduled for Feb. 16.
Boulder audiences have long relished the world-renowned Takács Quartet. With new second violinist Harumi Rhodes, they will present two performances each of five programs September through April. The Carpe Diem Quartet, featuring CU assistant prof. and Boulder Philharmonic concertmaster Charles Wetherbee as first violinist, will appear on another pair of concerts on the Takács series in November.
Finally, the Eklund opera program will feature two Macky Auditorium productions—a work celebrating the Leonard Bernstein centennial Oct. 26–28, and Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin March 15–17—and Benjamin Britten’s setting of Henry James’s creepy ghost story Turn of the Screw in the Imig Music Building Music Theatre April 25–28.
The full listing of classical music events is below. Season ticket sales begin at 10 a.m. Monday, April 2, and single tickets will be available beginning Aug. 20. A listing of all CU Presents events, including theater and dance, popular attractions, and Holiday performances, can be found at the CU Presents Web page.
Tickets are available here, or by phone at 303-942-8008.
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CU Presents Classical Guest Artists 2018–19
Performances in Macky Auditorium
Venice Baroque Orchestra
With Anna Fusek, recorder
7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2
Sarah Chang, violin
7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16
“The Leipzig-Damascus Coffee House”
7:30 p.m. Monday, March 4
Sundays sold out by subscription; Mondays have limited availability
All performances in Grusin Music Hall
4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23
7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept 24
4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28
7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29
Sunday, Nov. 25, 4 p.m. (featuring the Carpe Diem String Quartet)
7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26 (featuring the Carpe Diem String Quartet)
4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13
7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14
4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10,
7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11
4 p.m. Sunday, April 28
7:30 p.m. Monday, April 29
Eklund Opera Program
Music by Leonard Bernstein
7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 27
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28
*Due to contractual obligations, the title of this production will not be announced until May 1, 2018
By Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
7:30 p.m. Friday, March 15, and Saturday, March 16
2 p.m. Sunday, March 17
The Turn of the Screw
By Benjamin Britten
7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25; Friday, April 26; and Saturday, April 27
2 p.m. Sunday, April 28
Music Theatre, Imig Music Building
World Music Events
7:30 p.m.. Thursday, Jan. 31
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m.