An American birthday should be accompanied by great American music. Hear the great American composers, and the classic works that helped our country find its own musical voice.
Composer Egemen Kesikli spent last summer in his home country of Turkey. He was waiting to return to the United States, where he studied composition at the University of Colorado. Then Egemen heard about the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. Forty-nine people died at the popular gay club. Egemen, who is gay, felt horrified. He dealt with the shock by writing a string quartet. Hear an exclusive CPR Performance Studio recording of the piece played by Playground Ensemble -- and the story of how Egemen shaped his sadness into music -- in this episode of Centennial Sounds from CPR Classical and Colorado Public Radio.
Bravo! Vail asked five composers to write pieces that will premiere at the festival this summer.
Our complete SummerFest concert broadcast schedule from Aspen Music Festival, Bravo! Vail and other festivals.
It's a complex piece: a little moody and a little manic.
The contemporary chamber ensemble yMusic set out to make a different kind of classical record with its latest release. The group enlisted one of its favorite collaborators, Son Lux, to compose an album of compositions with the feel of a rock LP. The result is called "First." Hear a CPR Performance Studio recording of two pieces from the album, and the story of the record's creation, in this episode of Centennial Sounds from CPR Classical and Colorado Public Radio.
A look at what makes Colorado an amazing destination for classical music in the warmer months -- from the biggest outdoor stages to the most rustic venues.
A five-hour look at one of history’s greatest musical geniuses, hosted by Scott O’Neil and Karla Walker.