Colorado Spotlight this week: Avi Avital, Silver Ainomae, Hsing-Ay Hsu and more

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Mandolinist Avi Avital

Monday 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 March 9.


Charley talks about how Schubert wrote the arpeggione sonata for a now-obsolete instrument with six strings. Pianist Hsing-ay Hsu and cellist Silver Ainomae of the Colorado Symphony perform music by Schubert on Tuesday at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Arvada.


Charley discusses the legacy of composer Samuel Barber and we hear a performance by violinist Anne Akiko-Meyers. She plays Barber's Violin Concerto this weekend with the Colorado Symphony.


Charley talks about Prokofiev's family favorite, "Peter and the Wolf," and we hear a recording of the piece. It's set for a performance at the Colorado Symphony family concert on March 22 and by the Colorado Ballet March 27-29.


A look at the history of the Aspen Music Festival, and a recording the festival featuring of Paisello's Mandolin Concerto featuring Avi Avital. CPR Classical is featuring the festival's winter recital series in live broadcasts, including a performance by pianist Vladimir Feltsman on Saturday.


Charley shares the biography of pianist Vladimir Feltsman, who became an international sensation when he fled the U.S.S.R. in the 1980s to pursue his music career. We'll hear an Aspen Music Festival recording of Feltsman playing Schubert's Sonata in D in anticipation of Feltsman's Saturday night performance live on CPR Classical.

Watch Silver Ainomae in the CPR Performance Studio: