The CPR SummerFest Concert Series

Aspen Music Festival and School Music Director Robert Spano conducting the opening concert for 2012 featuring pianist Inon Barnatan. [Photo credit: Alex Irvin]

The world comes to Colorado in the summer and CPR Classical brings that world to you! The CPR SummerFest Concert Series features music from across the state's many classical festivals, including Central City Opera, Bravo! Vail, the Aspen Music Festival, the Colorado Music Festival, and more. Listen throughout each day this summer for live and recorded concert broadcasts, plus CPR Performance Studio sessions and interviews with the artists visiting Colorado this season.

Sat. August 17, 7 p.m. — Colorado Music Festival Finale
Michael Christie, Music Director
Alexa Still, flute
Kristin Kuster, composer
CORIGLIANO | Pied Piper Fantasy
SHOSTAKOVICH | Symphony No. 5
KUSTER | Devil's Thumb (world premier)

Sun. August 18, 4 p.m.
Verdi/Wagner Celebration at Aspen Music Festival *Live Broadcast
Robert Spano, conductor
Eric Owens, bass-baritone
Heidi Melton, soprano
VERDI | Overture to La forza del destino
VERDI | "Son giunta!...Madre, pietosa Vergine" from La forza del destino
VERDI | "Ella giammai m’amò" from Don Carlos
WAGNER | Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walküre
WAGNER | Wotan’s Farewell from Die Walküre
WAGNER | Siegfried’s Death and Funeral Music from Götterdämmerung
WAGNER | Brünnhilde’s Immolation from Götterdämmerung

For more information on Colorado's Summer Music Festivals, browse the Classical Events Calendar or visit the links below:

Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival

Aspen Music Festival

Aspen-Salida Concerts

Bravo! Vail

Breckenridge Music Festival

Central City Opera

Colorado College Summer Festival

Colorado Music Festival

Crested Butte Music Festival

Music in the Mountains

NRO – National Repertory Orchestra

Rocky Ridge Music Center's Music in the Mountains Concert Series

Strings Music Festival

Telluride Chamber Music Festival