Colorado Spotlight this week: Emerson String Quartet, Branford Marsalis and more

Photo: Emerson String QuartetMonday through Friday nights at 7, Charley Samson is your connection to the music, voices and happenings of Colorado's classical music community.

Here's what's on tap for the week of Sept. 29.


Emerson String Quartet plays Friends of Chamber Music on Wednesday. We'll hear them play Beethoven's "Quartetto Serioso" from a previous Friends of Chamber Music concert.


We'll look at what makes Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 unique. The Colorado Chamber Orchestra plays it Friday and Saturday.


The music of Joan Tower, one of several female composers whose music will be featured at Dazzle Jazz on Oct. 7. We'll hear the Colorado Symphony playing her Concerto for Orchestra with Marin Alsop conducting.


Glazunov loved writing for wind instruments, and his Saxophone Concerto is a great example. Plus: a performance of the piece by the Colorado Symphony, featuring saxophonist Branford Marsalis.


A look at Jennifer Higdon, another female composer whose work will be featured at Dazzle on Oct. 7. We'll hear a rendition of her Piano Trio recorded at Bravo! Vail.