Once again we are celebrating the Classical Summer Music Festival Season by featuring performances from summer festivals throughout Colorado and the West all summer long.  

All week, for the last week of July, Colorado Public Radio brought you the sounds of the Aspen Music Festival and School!  Monika Vischer broadcast her show from the festival July 29th through the 31st.  We talked to musicians, students, and faculty during our "residency".  Listen to one conversation right here.













                      Tracy Wu with a young fan during Tunes and Tales at the Pitkin County Library.  Photo by Jon Pinnow

The grand finale to our time in Aspen was  a live broadcast from the Benedict Music Tent on July 31st featuring Music Director Designate Robert Spano conducting Mahler's 5th Symphony and Barber's Violin Concerto featuring Robert McDuffie.

About Colorado Public Radio's Summerfest.

 Colorado is home to more classical music summer festivals than nearly any other state.  From Boulder to Steamboat, Aspen and Vail - our state is filled with some of the most glorious sounds created by world class musicians who call Colorado home in the summer. While it would be great to be able to go and see all of this wonderful music, it's just not possible. So Colorado Public Radio is bringing it to you! Music comes alive on Colorado Public Radio this summer with "SummerFest!"

This year we're including a new program on Saturdays and Sundays at 4pm, America's Music Festivals hosted by Marin Alsop.

And if you can attend any live performances this summer, click here for the Classical Calendar and here are links to some of Colorado and the West's finest summer music festivals.

Rocky Ridge Music Center/Music in the Mountains Series - http://www.rockyridge.org/concerts11/C_concerts.htm

Sunday June 12 – Sunday August 21


NRO – National Repertory Orchestra - http://nromusic.com

Saturday June 18 – Friday August 5


Colorado Music Festival - http://www.coloradomusicfest.org/default.asp

Saturday June 25 – Friday August 5


Central City Opera - http://www.centralcityopera.org

Saturday June 25 – Sunday August 7


Bravo Vail Valley Music Festival - http://www.vailmusicfestival.org

Sunday June 26 – Wednesday August 3


Aspen Music Festival - http://aspenmusicfestival.com

Wednesday June 29 – Sunday August 21


Crested Butte Music Festival - http://www.crestedbuttemusicfestival.com

Sunday July 3 – Friday August 12


Strings Music Festival - http://www.stringsmusicfestival.com

Wednesday July 6 – Saturday August 13


Music in the Mountains - http://www.musicinthemountains.com

Saturday July 9 – Sunday July 31


Breckenridge Music Festival - http://www.breckenridgemusicfestival.com

Sunday July 17 – Sunday August 14


Aspen-Salida Concerts - http://www.salidaaspenconcerts.org

Aspen Music Festival sends membes to perform in Salida; no dates yet, but mid-July through mid-August


Telluride Chamber Music Festival - http://www.telluridechambermusic.org


Music from Angel Fire—4 locations in northern New Mexico - http://www.musicfromangelfire.org

Friday August 19 – Sunday September 4

Concerts held in Angel Fire, Taos, Raton & Las Vegas, New Mexico


Moab Music Festival—Moab, Utah - http://www.moabmusicfest.org

Thursday September 1 – Monday September 12


Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival - http://www.alpenglowchambermusic.org/

Sunday September 11 – Friday September 16