SummerFest 2015 Schedule: Exclusive Live Broadcasts From Colorado Classical Music Festivals

Photo: Aspen Music Festival in tent wide
A performance at the Aspen Music Festival and School.

CPR Classical’s SummerFest live broadcast series is back for 2015, bringing you concerts from classical music festivals across Colorado.

From June 16 through Aug. 23, hear exclusive live music, interviews and concert recordings featuring today's top classical performers at the Aspen Music Festival, Bravo! Vail, Colorado Music Festival, Central City Opera and other festivals around the state.

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2015 SummerFest live broadcasts:

Tuesday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Colorado College Summer Music Festival

Richard Strauss: Serenade
Bela Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor

Festival Orchestra
Scott Yoo, conductor

Thursday, July 2 at 7 p.m.
Aspen Music Festival

Bach: Cello Sonata No. 1 in G major 
Beethoven: Cello Sonata in C major
Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor
Skryabin: Cinq préludes 
Rachmaninoff: Cello Sonata in G minor 

David Finckel, cello
Wu Han, piano

Wednesday, July 8 at 8:30 p.m.
Aspen Music Festival

Haydn: String Quartet in G minor, "The Rider"
Debussy: String Quartet in G minor 
Beethoven: String Quartet in F major, "Razumovsky"

Takacs Quartet

Saturday, July 11 at 8 p.m. 
Central City Opera

Verdi: La Traviata 

Sunday, July 12 at 6 p.m.
Bravo! Vail  

Bernstein: "Candide" Overture
Higdon: Violin Concerto
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, "From the New World"

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Robert Spano, conductor
Benjamin Beilman, violin

Thursday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Colorado Music Festival (pre-recorded)

Debussy: La Mer
Ravel: Sheherazade
Rossini: Selected arias
Respighi: Pines of Rome

Colorado Music Festival orchestra  
Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor  
Marie-Nicole Lemieux, contralto 

Tuesday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m. 
Aspen Music Festival

Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence 
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht 

Daniel Hope, violin
Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Aspen Music Festival and School students

Sunday, July 26 at 6 p.m. 
Bravo! Vail  

Berlioz: Le Corsaire Overture 
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini for Piano and Orchestra
Johann Strauss Jr.: Emperor Waltz
Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Suite

New York Philharmonic
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

Thursday, Aug. 6 at 8 p.m.
Aspen Music Festival

"Guitar Passions"

Sharon Isbin, guitar
Stanley Jordan, guitar
Romero Lubambo, guitar

Saturday, Aug. 15 at 8 p.m.
Aspen Music Festival

Ligeti: String Quartet No. 1, "Métamorphoses nocturnes"
Shulamit Ran: String Quartet No. 3, "Glitter, Doom, Shards, Memory"
Schubert: String Quintet in C

Pacifica Quartet

Sunday, Aug. 23 at 4 p.m.
Aspen Music Festival

Mozart: Bella mia fiamma . . . Resta, o cara 
Ravel: Shéhérazade
Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A minor, “Tragic”

Aspen Festival Orchestra
Robert Spano, conductor
Susanna Phillips, soprano