CPR Classical’s 2014 SummerFest concert series

Classical SummerFest!CPR Classical’s 2014 SummerFest concert series features performances from Colorado’s classical music festivals.

Enjoy interviews, performances and live broadcasts from the Aspen Music Festival, Bravo! Vail, the Central City Opera and other great festivals.

The concert series opens June 28 with a live broadcast of the Central City Opera’s production of Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” and ends August 17 with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 live from the Aspen Music Festival.

It’s our most expansive lineup to date, also featuring performances from the Colorado Music Festival and the Colorado College Summer Music Festival. In addition to our Saturday night broadcasts, this year SummerFest also includes Tuesday night chamber music performances from the Aspen Music Festival and Bravo! Vail.

New York Philharmonic at Bravo! Vail And every day this summer on CPR Classical we'll feature performances from these and other classical festivals around the state, including the National Repertory Orchestra, Breckenridge Music Festival, Strings Music Festival and others.

Follow CPR Classical, your source for the sounds from the Colorado's classical music festivals, on Twitter and Facebook for photos and updates from the concerts this summer.

2014 SummerFest Schedule:

Saturday, June 28 at 8 p.m.
Central City Opera (live)

Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro 

Thursday, July 3 at 7 p.m.
Bravo! Vail

Faure: Pelleas et Melisande
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe, Suite No. 2

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, conductor

Encore performance: Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2
Garrick Ohlsson, piano (2013)

Friday, July 4 at 4 p.m.
Aspen Music Festival (live)

A Fourth of July concert featuring patriotic favorites by John Philip Sousa, Irving Berlin and others.

Saturday, July 5 at 7 p.m.
Colorado Music Festival

Mozart: Symphony No. 35, “Haffner”
Strauss: Burlesque for Piano and Orchestra
Strauss: Serenade in E-flat
Brahms: Serenade No. 2 in A

Michael Butterman, conductor
Christopher Taylor, piano

Tuesday, July 8 at 7 p.m. 
Aspen Music Festival

Glass: Violin Concerto No. 2 (The American Four Seasons)
Robert McDuffie, violin
Students of the Aspen Music Festival and School orchestra

Encore performance: Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8
Emerson Quartet (2012)

Saturday, July 12 at 6 p.m.
Bravo! Vail (live)

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances

Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nezet-Seguin, conductor
Helene Grimaud, piano

Tuesday, July 15 at 7 p.m.
Bravo! Vail

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Bach: Concerto for Keyboard

Members of the Philadelphia Orchestra
David Kim, violin
Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

Saturday, July 19 at 6 p.m. 
Bravo! Vail (live)

Beethoven: Overture to “Fidelio”
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat

New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano

Tuesday, July 22 at 6 p.m. 
Bravo! Vail (live)

Steve Reich: Sextet
Bartok: Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion

Anne-Marie McDermott, piano
Gilles Vonsattel, piano
Third Coast Percussion

Saturday, July 26 at 7 p.m.
Colorado College Summer Music Festival

Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes
Debussy: Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp
Ravel: Sonata in G Major for Violin and Piano
Golijov: Last Round for String Ensemble
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

Tuesday, July 29 at 7 p.m.
Aspen Music Festival

Encore performance: 
Schubert: Piano Sonata in D
Liszt: Ballade No. 2
Lizst: Harmonies poetiques et religieuses: 3 Benediction de Dieu dans la solitude
Scriabin: Vers la Flamme, Poeme
Lizst: Liebestraum No. 3       

Vladimir Feltsman, piano (2013)

Saturday, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m.
Bravo! Vail

Ravel: Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and Strings
Rouse: Compline for Harp, String Quartet, Flute and Clarinet
Rouse: String Quartet No. 1
Ravel: Quartet in F major for Strings

Calder Quartet
Le Train Bleu

Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 7:30 p.m. 
Aspen Music Festival (live)

Grieg: Ballade in Form von Variationen uber eine norwegische Melodie
Brahms: Four Ballades
Chopin: Ballade No. 1 in G minor
Chopin: Ballade No. 2 in F major
Chopin: Ballade No. 3 in A-flat major
Chopin: Ballade No. 4 in F minor

Juho Pohjonen, piano

Saturday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m.
Aspen Music Festival

Beethoven: String Quartet in C-sharp minor 
Schubert: String Quartet in D minor, "Death and the Maiden"

Emerson String Quartet

Saturday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m.
Colorado Music Festival

Mozart: “Don Giovanni” Overture
Strauss: “Don Juan”
Strauss: “Ein Heldenleben”

Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor

Sunday, Aug. 17 at 4 p.m.
Aspen Music Festival (live)

Arvo Part: Fratres
Mussorgsky: Monologue and Coronation Scene from “Boris Godunov”
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

Aspen Festival Orchestra
Robert Spano, conductor
Colorado Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Duain Wolfe, chorus director

Summer classical music festivals in Colorado: