EVENTS: Colorado Music Festival Presents a Free Talk with Jan Swafford, Beethoven Scholar and Author

What: Join Colorado Music Festival for a presentation by Jan Swafford, composer, Beethoven scholar and author of “The Vintage Guide to Classical Music” and “Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph,” for an in-depth look into the life of Beethoven.

What: Jan Swafford on Beethoven
When: Wednesday, July 31st
Where: Academy Boulder | 970 Aurora Ave, Boulder, CO, 80302
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Free!
Ages: All – now’s the time for you young musicians to learn more about musical history!

Additional Information: The Colorado Music Festival (CMF) takes place through August 3rd at Chautauqua Auditorium, offering 20 diverse performances of orchestral and chamber music by the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra and guest artists, alongside educational programming.

The Festival features 96 world-class musicians from around the country who arrive in Boulder to perform as the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra under the direction of Peter Oundjian. Additionally, 18 guest artists perform throughout the season with the orchestra.

CMF presents a special concert series that traces Beethoven’s influence from the 19th century to the present day. Programs explore Beethoven’s path to the later Romantics (such as Verdi, Respighi, and Rachmaninoff), his radical premonitions of modernism, his impact on the neoclassicism of Stravinsky and Prokofiev, and his influence on the minimalist textures and techniques of Philip Glass.

For more information about CMF, or to purchase tickets, call 303-440-7666 or visit

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