Colorado Spotlight this week: So Percussion, Les Violons du Roy and more

Photo: So Percussion
So Percussion

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 16.


Charley talks about the Schumann Fantasy, a work the composer produced while courting Clara Wieck. Schumann is one of several composers on the program for pianist Katherine Treutler's March 17 recital in Denver.


Charley shares the charming story behind the ingenious choreography Haydn included in the finale of his so-called "Farewell Symphony" No. 45. Les Violons du Roy perform it Thursday at a Friends of Chamber Music Concert at the Newman Center.


Charley talks about the role of percussion in an orchestra, and we hear a performance by So Percussion. The group plays with the Colorado Symphony Friday and Saturday at Boettcher Concert Hall.


Charley tells the story Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, and we hear a performance of the first movement. And we'll hear music by Musica Sacra Chamber Orchestra, which plays Beethoven's Fifth Symphony on Friday and Saturday.


Charley tells the story of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 1 and shares an excerpt from the piece. Sherry Kim plays the concerto Sunday with the Jefferson Symphony. Kim recently won the symphony's International Young Artists Competition.