Monday through Friday nights at 7, Charley Samson is your connection to the music, voices and happenings of Colorado's classical music community.

Here's what's on tap for the week of Aug. 18.  

Monday

Why Chopin mattered. Plus: The Boulder Philharmonic performs his Piano Concerto No. 2.

Tuesday  

A look at Heitor Villa-Lobos and a Colorado College Summer Music Festival performance of his "Quartet in the Form of a Choros."

WEDNESDAY 

A musical snapshot of brilliant, folk-inspired Czech composer Anton Dvorak, who had a rare  gift for melody and seemingly endless musical inspiration. Also: a performance of his "American" String Quartet from Colorado College.

Thursday

The music of Franz Schubert, and a Boulder Philharmonic performance of his Symphony No. 9.

FriDAY

A look at Debussy, and a performance of his String Quartet.

Watch Boulder pianist David Korevaar perform Debussy's "Clair de Lune" in the CPR Performance Studio:

Watch pianist Jan Lisiecki perform Chopin at CPR on Santa Fe:

Pianist Jan Lisiecki performs Chopin's Grand Valse Brillante at CPR on Santa Fe: "A Musician's Life," held at Artwork Network on Jan. 16, 2014.