Pianist Katie Mahan.

(Photo: Courtesy Katie Mahan)

Monday through Friday at 7 p.m., 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 May 18. 

Monday

Charley shares music from pianist Katie Mahan, who presents a concert by fellow pianist Natalia Ehwald on Tuesday. We'll also hear the Denver School of the Arts Orchestra play music by Bela Bartok and student composer Liam Ramsey-White in the CPR Performance Studio ahead of the school's concerts on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Tuesday  

The Denver Philharmonic performs Piano Concerto No. 1 by Shostakovitch in anticipation of the orchestra's Thursday concert, as well as the Denver School of the Arts orchestra playing a piece by student composer Ethan Durell in the CPR Performance Studio. And we'll hear pianist Fei-Fei Dong playing music by Chopin in the Performance Studio.

WEDNESDAY 

Charley plays music by the Denver Brass, which performs Saturday, and pianist Yefim Bronfman, the featured soloist with the Colorado Symphony on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Thursday

We'll hear a performance of William Walton's "Belshazzar's Feast," one of the pieces on this weekend's Colorado Symphony concerts. 

FriDAY

Music from our Essential Classics Weekend.