Bravo! Vail concerts featured on Colorado Public Radio’s ‘SummerFest’ series
“SummerFest” concert series schedule:
June 16, 7:30 p.m. — Colorado College Summer Music Festival in partnership with KCME; Strauss, Bartók and Brahms; Conductor: Scott Yoo.
July 2, 7 p.m. — Aspen Music Festival; A recital by David Finckel on cello and Wu Han on piano performing Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Skryabin and Rachmaninoff.
July 8, 8:30 p.m. – Aspen Music Festival; A Recital by the Takács Quartet performing Haydn, Debussy and Beethoven with Edward Dusinberre and Károly Schranz on violin, Geraldine Walther on viola, and András Fejér on cello.
July 11, 8 p.m. — Central City Opera performing Verdi’s “La Traviata” with Conductor John Baril.
July 12, 6 p.m. — Bravo! Vail; The Philadelphia Orchestra performing Bernstein, Higdon/Dvorák with Conductor: Robert Spano and Benjamin Beilman on violin.
July 16, 7:30 pm — Colorado Music Festival Orchestra (pre-recorded) presents Debussy, Ravel, Rossini and Respighi with Conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni.
July 21, 7:30 p.m. — Aspen Music Festival presents “A Recital: Chamber Music with Daniel Hope on violin and Alisa Weilerstein on cello.”
July 26, 6 p.m. — Bravo! Vail; New York Philharmonic presents Berlioz, Rachmaninoff, Strauss, Strauss Jr with Conductor Bramwell Tovey and Anne-Marie McDermott on piano.
Aug. 6, 8 p.m. — Aspen Music Festival presents “Guitar Passions” with Sharon Isbin, Stanley Jordan and Romero Lubambo.
Aug. 15, 8 p.m. — Aspen Music Festival presents “A Recital by the Pacifica Quartet (Ligeti, Ran and Mendelssohn) with Sibbi Bernhardsson and Simin Ganatra on violin, Masumi Per Rostad on viola and Brandon Vamos on cello.
Aug. 23, 4 p.m. — Aspen Music Festival presents Aspen Festival Orchestra (Mozart, Ravel and Mahler) with Conductor Robert Spano and Soprano Susanna Phillips.
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CENTENNIAL — Colorado Public Radio’s classical service announced the SummerFest concert series, which includes 10 live broadcasts from the Aspen Music Festival, Bravo! Vail, Colorado College Summer Music Festival and Central City Opera. Running today through Aug. 23, the series also includes in-studio performances, exclusive interviews and a special taped broadcast of opening night at the Colorado Music Festival, featuring the inaugural performance of Jean-Marie Zeituni, the new music director.
“Hundreds of classical musicians descend upon Colorado to perform in the mountains and across the Front Range each summer, from orchestras and ensembles to renowned soloists,” said CPR Classical Program Director Monika Vischer. “As Colorado’s resource for classical music discovery, SummerFest is the culmination of our efforts to travel the state and highlight the most significant performances, alongside interviews and exclusive recordings from the CPR Performance Studio. Whether listeners want to listen live or explore the music in depth online, CPR Classical provides access and insight into all that Colorado’s summer music festivals have to offer.”
Highlights of SummerFest include live broadcasts of The Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic from Bravo! Vail, a new broadcast series of intimate recitals from Harris Hall at the Aspen Music Festival, and the first-ever live broadcast from Colorado College Summer Music Festival in Colorado Springs, which kicks off the SummerFest concert series today.
CPR Classical is also providing a digital experience for classical music fans that includes a resourceful guide to the 2015 summer music festival season, live streams of all broadcasts and a video that captures the sights and sounds of Colorado’s summer celebration of classical music.