Michael Butterman, music director of the Boulder Philharmonic.

(Photo: Glenn Ross)

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 Nov. 24. It's the start of the holiday season at CPR Classical. We're featuring American composers to celebrate Thanksgiving, and kicking off the Christmas season with "The Nutcracker" this Friday.

Monday

A look at composer Roy Harris and his Symphony No. 4. 

Tuesday  

The story of how Boulder Philharmonic Music Director Michael Butterman discovered he wanted to be a conductor. Plus: The Boulder Philharmonic performs Brahms with pianist Christopher Taylor. 

WEDNESDAY 

Aaron Copland's legacy as a composer and conductor. The Colorado Symphony presents an all-Copland program Friday.

Thursday

A look at American composer Joan Tower as part of a day-long Thanksgiving celebration of American music.

FriDAY

Why Tchaikovsky felt disappointed after the premiere of his classic ballet "The Nutcracker." Plus: A performance of the piece.