Composer Dmitri Shostakovich in 1925

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The music of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich turns up on the programs for several upcoming concerts in the Denver area.

Shostakovich wrote 15 symphonies, 15 string quartets and many more orchestral and chamber pieces before his death in 1975. Here's what Colorado ensembles are performing by Shostakovich in the coming weeks:

CPR Classical offers its own exploration of Shostakovich and his music each weeknight at 7 this week. Hear recordings by the Pacifica Quartet, Colorado Chamber Players, Trio Con Brio Copenhagen and the Takacs Quartet -- which recently landed on CPR Classical's roundup of 2015's best releases.

For more performances by Colorado Chamber Players and Trio con Brio Copenhagen, check out 2015's best CPR Performance Studio sessions.