Banjo player Jake Schepps

(Photo: CPR/Michael Hughes)

A few times a year, Colorado Spotlight shares a week’s worth of exclusive recordings from the CPR Performance Studio.

Monday through Friday this week, we return to the Performance Studio. Each night at 7, hear music by cellist Silver Ainomae, pianist Katie Mahan, the Colorado Wind Ensemble and more.

View the schedule and see footage of some of the performers below.


Colorado Wind Ensemble

  • Gounod: Petite Suite


Guitarist Masakazu Ito

  • Brouwer: Guitar Quintet: I. Allegro
  • Boccherini: Guitar Quintet: III. Grave assai...
  • Bernstein: I Feel Pretty/Maria/America


Ivy Street Ensemble

  • Mullikin: The Frozen Castle

Banjo player Jake Schepps​

The Jake Schepps Quintet performs the "Herringbone" movement from "Flatiron" by composer Marc Mellits in the CPR Performance Studio. Recorded Feb. 25, 2015.

  • McBane: Drawn: Repose
  • Mellits: Flatiron: II. Herringbone
  • Flinner: Migrations: First movement


Cellist Silver Ainomae ​

Cellist Silver Ainomae plays Sarabande from J.S. Bach's Cello Suite No. 5. Recorded in the CPR Performance Studio Nov. 17, 2014. Ainomae is principal cellist of the Colorado Symphony and Artistic Director of Englewood Arts.

  • Bach: Cello Suite No. 5: Sarabande
  • Bach: Cello Suite No. 3: Bourees
  • Anonymous/Casals: Song of the Birds
  • Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 3: I  (with violinist Yumi Hwang-Williams and Bax)


Pianist Katie Mahan 

Pianist Katie Mahan plays Claude Debussy's "Estampes." Recorded March 17, 2015, in the CPR Performance Studio.

  • Debussy: Estampes
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 21, "Waldstein": I Allegro con brio
  • Schumann: Fantasiestucke (with Alexander Bedenko, clarinet)