Week at a Glance: December 16-23

(Photo: CPR / Martin Skavish)
<p><span style="line-height: 1.66667em;">Colorado Spotlight host </span><span style="line-height: 1.66667em;">Charley Samson: </span>“Ahoy there, Colorado music fans!”</p>

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 on Colorado Spotlight:


Celebrating Beethoven's birthday with excerpts from the Pacifica Quartet's Beethoven cycle, as featured by Denver's Friends of Chamber Music in April 2012. We'll hear Beethoven's String Quartet No. 15 in A minor and the first movement from String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1 (1st Razumovsky).


Pianist David Korevaar is the featured soloist with the Boulder Chamber Orchestra this Friday and Saturday. Here's David performing Claire de Lune" in CPR's performance studio earlier this year:


Canto Deo's Christmas concert is coming up this weekend in Denver, Littleton and Highlands Ranch. We hear excerpts from last year's concert, conducted by Jonathan Brown.


We'll feature Colorado composer Richard Toensing's "Kontakion on the Nativity of Christ."


Colorado Spotlight will not air. Instead, we'll feature a broadcast of music from the St. Olaf Christmas Festival from St. Olaf College in Minnesota.


We'll hear the Colorado Children’s Chorale 2013 "Christmas with the Children's Chorale" concert recorded earlier this month at Boettcher Concert Hall, with commentary by Artistic Director Deborah DeSantis and Associate Director Mary Louise Burke.