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Colorado Music Festival honors Boulder shooting victims, COVID deceased – CBS Denver

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BOULDER, Colorado (CBS4)– The Colorado Music Festival is back at the Chautauqua Auditorium in Boulder. For many customers, this is the first time they have seen live music since the start of the pandemic.

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“It’s incredibly exciting to be back,” said Elizabeth Ferguson. “There is an energy when people are together and there is live music that is unparalleled.”

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The program began with a world premiere piece by composer Aaron Kernis, honoring victims of the Boulder shooting and commemorating those who lost their lives to COVID-19.

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“I suffered briefly with COVID. I was very lucky, but after that, and of course witnessing what we’ve all been through with the pandemic, I wanted to write something to remember so many people who have been lost, ”Kernis said.

After a devastating year for the Boulder community, residents say there’s no better way to come together than through music.

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“I think it’s appropriate that we take the time to remember what we’ve lost and the life we ​​have to live,” Ferguson said.