SummerFest this Saturday: Colorado College Summer Music Festival highlights

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Photo: Susan Grace of Colorado CollegeCPR Classical’s SummerFest broadcast concert series looks to Packard Hall in Colorado Springs this Saturday night for highlights from the 2014 Colorado College Summer Music Festival.

Now in its 30th year, the festival welcomes world-class faculty, and 51 gifted young musicians who receive scholarships to study and perform for three weeks. This year’s festival ran June 10-29.

Listen at 7 p.m. Saturday for the following highlights performed by the festival's musicians:

  • Sergei Prokofiev: “Overture on Hebrew Themes”
  • Claude Debussy: Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp
  • Maurice Ravel: Sonata in G Major for Violin and Piano
  • Osvaldo Golijov: “Last Round” for Double String Ensemble
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

We’ll also share our conversation with Festival Music Director Susan Grace and Colorado College music professor Michael Grace. Click the audio above to hear the full interview.

Check out another highlight from this year's festival that won't be included on Saturday's broadcast: a performance of Felix Mendelssohn's Piano Trio No. 1 performed by Jon Nakamatsu, piano; Scott Yoo, violin; and David Ying, cello.

And for a preview of Saturday's broadcast, watch the festival musicians perform Prokofiev's "Overture on Hebrew Themes":

View the full 2014 SummerFest schedule from CPR Classical.