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Win 15 passes to the Colorado Music Festival’s Young People’s Concert!

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Are you:
1) A mom?
2) With friends?

If so, round ‘em up for this very cool contest. The Colorado Music Festival is giving away 15 tickets for you and your friends to attend their Young People’s Concert Sing, March & Dance with the Orchestra on either Saturday, June 26 or Monday, June 28, 2010 at 10 a.m.

Not familiar with the Colorado Music Festival (CMF) 2009 Education & Outreach Program? Allow me to familiarize you. This great program is designed to connect kids from ages 3 to 18 to classical music. Concerts, workshops, and masterclasses will be held at Chautauqua in Boulder throughout the summer in conjunction with the Colorado Music Festival concert season from June 26—August 6, 2010.

This summer’s CMF programs for kids and families include:

Young People’s Concerts—for ages 3-7 —Sing, March & Dance with the Orchestra

CMF Young People’s Concerts introduce young children (ages 3-7) to the excitement of live classical music performances with programs that include costumed animals, narration and lively music. This year’s concerts feature pieces by Strauss, Gounod, and even Sousa, as well as dance performances by Ballet Nouveau. Kids will sing, march, dance and even learn to conduct with Patrick Reynolds, Assistant Conductor of the Dayton Philharmonic. Each concert will be followed by a fun Music Fair on the Chautauqua grounds where kids can meet costumed animals and collect autographs; enjoy cookies, juice & milk; and much more. Concerts will be held Saturday, June 26 and Monday, June 28, 10 a.m., at Chautauqua Auditorium.

Family Fun Concerts—for ages 4-8

CMF’s Family Fun Concerts features fun, informal 45-minute performances with CMF musicians who perform and demonstrate their instruments, and answer questions from curious kids. Held at Chautauqua Auditorium on three Fridays at 2 p.m., performances are narrated by CMF musicians themselves and are designed with a family audience in mind. July 10, Wonderful World of Percussion; July 17, Peter & the Wolf (Woodwinds); July 31, Greta’s Dream (Strings)

Classically Kids Workshops—for ages 7-11

Classically Kids is a series of participatory workshops designed to engage kids (ages 7-11) in the excitement of live classical music. Participants meet international guest artists, engage in hands-on activities and attend a corresponding Colorado Music Festival concert. All workshops will be held from 2-4 p.m. at the Chautauqua Community House. The workshop fee of $12/child includes a youth ticket to the corresponding CMF concert, and a 50% off voucher for an accompanying adult to attend the concert. Parents, grandparents and caregivers are welcome to participate. Workshops include: June 30, The Magic Horn & the Waltz King; July 7, American Music: Let’s Get Jazzed!; July 14, Romancing the Strings; July 21, An Afternoon at the Museum; July 28, Drama in Music; August 4, Conducting is Cool & Didges Rule

Special Talk – Four Strings for Kids with Jake Shimabukuro—for ages 8-18

Meet superstar ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro, and find out what makes the ukulele so cool, how easy it is to play, and how Jake got started as a musician. Tuesday, June 29, 2 p.m. at the Chautauqua Community House.

Masterclasses for Emerging Musicians—for ages 13-18

CMF is offering talented young musicians (ages 13-18) from throughout the region the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the Colorado Music Festival’s most accomplished professional players through our Masterclasses for Emerging Musicians. Masterclasses, which are free and open to the public for observation, will be held on four Mondays during the Festival from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. at the Chautauqua Community House. Participants will be selected through an application process. Masterclasses include, July 12, Clarinet, with Boris Alllahkverdyan (special time 2:00 – 4:00 pm.); July 19, Violin, with Alexandra Osborne; July 26, French horn, with Andrew Bain; August 2, Cello, with Greg Sauer.

For additional information about the schedule of events, please go to

To enter to win 15 passes to the Young People’s Concert for you and your friends, please go here and tell us how many tickets you would need. Contest deadline is June 22, 2010.

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