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The Summer Music Festival now in its 40th Season: 1984 - 2024

2024 CELEBRATES THE COLORADO COLLEGE SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL'S 40th ANNIVERSARY SEASON

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW

SEE OUR 2024 CONCERT PAGE FOR CONCERT PROGRAM AND TICKET INFORMATION 

 or call our office at (719) 389-6552 and order your tickets on the phone.

 

GIve for our 40th Anniversary Season

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We are a Best of the Springs 2024 Winner!

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Thank you to all who took the time to vote for us. We are a 2024 winner of the Gazette's BEST IN THE SPRINGS as a LOCAL FESTIVAL!  
We look forward to celebrating our 40th Anniversary Season and all the music with you!

Colorado College Summer Music Festival episode on PBS!

Now Hear This Season 3, episode 3 “Aaron Copland: Dean of American Music” takes place in Colorado Springs on the CC campus and with the faculty and students of the CC Summer Music Festival.
WATCH THE TRAILER 

Drawing from his Jewish roots, modernism and American folk music, Pulitzer-, Grammy- and Oscar-winning composer Aaron Copland created a distinctive American sound in both his classical compositions and film scores. Like Copland did for much of his career, host Scott Yoo and fellow musicians spend time working with students at a music festival in Colorado to strengthen their auditioning skills and better understand Copland’s music. To discover Copland’s inspiration, Yoo travels to New York to explore the Jewish music Copland was raised with as well as modernist music through performances by Cantor Daniel Mutlu, violinist Steven Copes, cellist Mark Kosower, festival music director and pianist Susan Grace and more. Later, Yoo becomes the student and learns from pianist and Copland enthusiast John Novacek about how the composer developed his signature sound, now so familiar to us all.

 

Go to PBS to stream the entire episode.

 

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Scott Yoo, conductor of the CC Summer Music Festival
is also the host and executive producer of Now Hear This  
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Season Four of Now Hear This

Great Performances: Now Hear This Series 4 is still available on PBSpbs.org/nowhearthis the PBS App, or on PBS Passport.  Host of the show, and the conductor for the Summer Music Festival at Colorado College, Scott Yoo, danced halls of Buenos Aires, the place where guitars are born in Granada, the culturally vibrant neighborhoods of Brooklyn, and Schumann’s newlywed home in Leipzig in the latest season of Now Hear This on Great Performances. In this fourth season of the critically acclaimed miniseries, Yoo shines a spotlight on the collaborative process and the source of creative inspiration while exploring the backgrounds of tango’s Astor Piazzolla, the Romantic era’s Robert Schumann, steel pianist and composer Andy Akiho and flamenco’s Isaac Albéniz. Showcasing the talents of artists around the world including pianist and Schumann expert Dr. Richard Kogan.  Summer Music Festival cellist Bion Tsang, and flutist Alice Dade were both featured in this season.

 

Contact Us

Ann Van Horn
Assistant Director, Colorado College Summer Music Festival
avanhorn@coloradocollege.edu
(719) 389-6552
Mailing Address: 819 N. Tejon St.
Physical Address: 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., Office #112
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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