Colorado Spotlight this week: Bartok, Poulenc and Prokofiev

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Here's what's on tap for the week of July 21.


A chat with Anne-Marie McDermott, pianist and artistic director at Bravo! Vail. The full conversation, "At the Piano with Anne Marie McDermott," airs at 2 p.m. Tuesday.


The folk-inspired genius of Hungarian composer Bela Bartok. His Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion is featured in Tuesday's 6 p.m. SummerFest concert broadcast live from Bravo! Vail.

Plus: We celebrate the 100th birthday of Colorado composer and inventor Cecil Effinger.


Erich Wolfgang Korngold, a composer equally at home in the concert hall and at the movies.


A look at composer Francis Poulenc.


The music of Sergei Prokofiev.

Watch a video about the genius of Bela Bartok's first String Quartet: