Colorado Spotlight This Week: Takacs Quartet, Gil Shaham And More Festival Highlights

Photo: Takacs Quartet
The Takacs Quartet. Left to right: Károly Schranz, second violin; Geraldine Walther, viola; András Fejer, cello; Edward Dusinberre, first violin.

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Here's what's on tap for the week of June 22. For more on the music festivals featured this week, read our guide to Colorado's classical summer festivals and our SummerFest concert series broadcast schedule. The next SummerFest broadcast on July 2 features cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han live from the Aspen Music Festival and School.


Neoclassical trio Time for Three and the Colorado Music Festival orchestra play Chris Brubeck's "Travels in Time for Three" with former CMF Music Director Michael Christie conducting.


Music Director Robert Spano conducts the Aspen Music Festival orchestra in a 2013 performance of Esa Pekka-Salonen's Violin Concerto featuring soloist Leila Josefowicz.


Two more Aspen Music Festival performances from 2013: The Takacs Quartet plays Bela Bartok's String Quartet No. 3, and the festival orchestra under conductor Nicholas McGegan plays J.S. Bach's Violin Concerto with soloist Gil Shaham.


More from Aspen Music Festival: Benjamin Britten's "Lachrymae: Reflections on a Song of John Dowland" featuring violist James Durham, and the festival orchestra performing a suite by Georg Philipp Telemann.


The Colorado College Summer Music Festival orchestra and conductor Scott Yoo play Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 1.