Violinist Sarah Switzer of Denver Young Artists Orchestra

(Photo: YouTube)

With two of the region’s youth orchestras set to perform this Sunday, we invited some of their talented young musicians to play in the CPR Performance Studio and guest-DJ on CPR Classical. 

Denver Young Artists Orchestra will perform at the Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, and Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras will play Macky Auditorium at 2 p.m. that day. 

Listen at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week to hear some of Colorado’s finest teen musicians from these two groups take turns as guest DJs on CPR Classical.

Wednesday:

We’ll hear Sarah Switzer of the Denver Young Artists Orchestra performing a movement from Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D in the CPR Performance Studio. She’ll also share some of her favorite recordings of Dvorak and Rimsky-Korsakov.

Switzer is the featured DYAO concerto competition winner at Sunday's concert. Here’s footage of her playing Tchaikovsky at CPR:

Violinist Sarah Switzer of the Denver Young Artists Orchestra plays the 2nd movement from Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D in the CPR Performance Studio. Recorded March 30, 2015.

Thursday:

Sam Jarvis of Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras performs music from J.S. Bach’s Violin Concerto in E and shares some favorite Mozart and Tchaikovsky recordings.

Jarvis won the GBYO concerto competition and will play music from the Bach concerto during Sunday's program.

Friday:

Jesse Fischer of Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras performs Giovanni Bottesini’s Double Bass Concerto No. 2 and plays his favorite recordings from Bach and Beethoven.

Fischer is also a GBYO concerto competition winner and will be featured playing the Bottesini concerto on Sunday.

We’ll also hear a performance by harpist Rebecca Moritzky of the Denver Young Artists Orchestra. Here’s footage of Moritzky playing in the CPR Performance Studio:

Harpist Rebecca Moritzky plays "Baroque Flamenco" by composer Deborah Henson-Conant in the CPR Performance Studio. Moritzky and music by Henson-Conant were featured on a recent Lakewood Symphony program. Recorded March 30, 2015.