Guest DJs this week: Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras, Denver Young Artists Orchestra

April 21, 2015
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Violinist Sarah Switzer of Denver Young Artists Orchestra

With two of the region’s youth orchestras set to perform this Sunday, we invited some of their talented young musicians to play in the CPR Performance Studio and guest-DJ on CPR Classical. 

Denver Young Artists Orchestra will perform at the Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, and Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras will play Macky Auditorium at 2 p.m. that day. 

Listen at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week to hear some of Colorado’s finest teen musicians from these two groups take turns as guest DJs on CPR Classical.

Wednesday:

We’ll hear Sarah Switzer of the Denver Young Artists Orchestra performing a movement from Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D in the CPR Performance Studio. She’ll also share some of her favorite recordings of Dvorak and Rimsky-Korsakov.

Switzer is the featured DYAO concerto competition winner at Sunday's concert. Here’s footage of her playing Tchaikovsky at CPR:

Thursday:

Sam Jarvis of Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras performs music from J.S. Bach’s Violin Concerto in E and shares some favorite Mozart and Tchaikovsky recordings.

Jarvis won the GBYO concerto competition and will play music from the Bach concerto during Sunday's program.

Friday:

Jesse Fischer of Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras performs Giovanni Bottesini’s Double Bass Concerto No. 2 and plays his favorite recordings from Bach and Beethoven.

Fischer is also a GBYO concerto competition winner and will be featured playing the Bottesini concerto on Sunday.

We’ll also hear a performance by harpist Rebecca Moritzky of the Denver Young Artists Orchestra. Here’s footage of Moritzky playing in the CPR Performance Studio:

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