The Boulder Library Foundation is proud to introduce the Cultural Caravan as its artists-in-residence for the 2023 season!
The Cultural Caravan is a 501(c) organization that has been bringing small businesses, social-service nonprofits, municipal organizations, and local artists together since 2021 to make the Boulder community stronger and more vibrant. To date, they have presented more than 50 events in every corner of Boulder county, presented dozens of performing artists with backgrounds in everything from Zimbabwean Afropop to Classical music, and reinvested more than $100,000 into the community in the process.
Now, the Boulder Library Foundation is bringing the Cultural Caravan’s one-of-a-kind MainStage productions to the library’s Canyon Theater stage! This winter and spring, don’t miss these free concerts featuring a diverse roster of Boulder’s finest artists with featured guests from around the world.
February 25, 2023
Family Concert with Gonzalo Teppa & Friends
Take a musical trip to Venezuela with Gonzalo Teppa & Friends! This short musical program will feature virtuoso cuatro player Jorge Glem, Manuel Rangel on maracas, and others––a unique opportunity to share traditional Venezuelan music with Boulder’s youngest music lovers.
February 26, 2023
MainStage Concert: ¡Viva Venezuela! Music From the Land of Grace
Featuring Gonzalo Teppa, Venezuelan Bassist
- Jorge Glem, cuatro
- Eddy Marcano, violin
- Manuel Rangel, maracas
- Betsayda Machado, voice
- Josh Halpern, cello
Bassist Gonzalo Teppa brings together an all-star ensemble of virtuoso Venezuelan musicians for a celebration of their Venezuelan roots. Be prepared to sing and dance to this high-energy group! These artists are coming from all over the world, so don’t miss this one-time-only event. Claim for your free ticket at culturalcaravan.org.
From February 23-25, the Cultural Caravan will present Social Music Series pop-up performances at local businesses throughout Boulder County. Visit culturalcaravan.org for details!
April 2, 2023
MainStage Concert: Tombeau: Lost Voices of World War I
Featuring Josh Halpern, cello
- Emil Trio
- Nathan Meltzer, violin (2nd prizewinner of the 2022 Sibelius Violin Competition in Helsinki, Finland)
- Josh Halpern, cello
- Yannick Rafalimanana, piano (
- Other guests to be announced!
Josh Halpern brings his trio to Boulder for a program telling a story of the lives lost to the violence of war. Framed by works by Maurice Ravel, this concert will showcase compositions by composers such as William Baines, Albéric Magnard, and Georges Antoine––whose unique musical voices were silenced by World War I. Nathan Meltzer performs on the “Ames, Totenberg” Antonio Stradivari violin (Cremona 1734) generously on long-term loan from Rare Violins In Consortium, Artists and Benefactors Collaborative. Claim for your free ticket at culturalcaravan.org.
From March 29-April 1, the Cultural Caravan will present Social Music Series pop-up performances at local businesses throughout Boulder County. Visit culturalcaravan.org for details!
April 29, 2023
Family Concert with Hazel Miller & Friends
Don’t miss this opportunity to sing and dance with Hazel Miller! People of all ages are welcome for this short program which will introduce young music lovers to classic standards of the American Songbook and beyond.
April 30, 2023
MainStage Concert: Just Desserts: Hazel Miller Sings Her Favorite Things
Featuring Hazel Miller & Friends
Hazel Miller, jazz icon, joins the Cultural Caravan for the first time to sing the jazz standards that inspired her to become a singer in the first place. This is music that Hazel never gets to sing, so don’t miss this opportunity to hear one of Colorado’s favorite performing artists sing the story of her love affair with jazz. Claim for your free ticket at culturalcaravan.org.
From April 26-29, the Cultural Caravan will present Social Music Series pop-up performances at local businesses throughout Boulder County. Visit culturalcaravan.org for details!