Sunday through Friday nights at 7, Charley Samson is your connection to the music, voices and happenings of Colorado's classical music community. This week:

Monday, Nov. 25

The Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra teams up with Boulder Ballet for the Nutcracker next weekend. We hear performances music from past seasons of the Boulder Philharmonic, including Einojuhani Rautavaara's Cantus Arcticus and Arturo Marquez's Danzon No. 2.

Tuesday, Nov. 26
Looking forward to next Wednesday's Piano Series kickoff at the Friends of Chamber Music, we hear performances from previous seasons: Jennifer Koh, violin, and Shai Wosner, piano, perform music of Leos Janácek, and Jean-Yves Thibaudet plays Franz Liszt's Consolations Nos. 1 &  2.
Wednesday, Nov. 27

Performances from last summer's Colorado Music Festival featuring the CMF Chamber Players (Calin Lupanu, violin; Bjorn Ranheim, cello; Vivienne Spy, piano) and Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio in a, Op. 50, and the final movement from Anton Arensky's Piano Trio No. 1 in d, Op. 32

FRIDAY, Nov. 29

Canto Deo Chamber Choir's "Advent Service of Lessons and Carols" is this weekend. We hear excerpts from last season’s program, including music of John R. Watkinson, Robert Lehman, Stuart MacRae, Bob Chilcott, Arvo Pärt and more. 

SUNDAY Dec. 1

Colorado Symphony Conductor Laureate Marin Alsop talks about the origins of Too Hot to Handel. We hear the recording she made with the Colorado Symphony.