Colorado Spotlight This Week: Central City Opera, Bravo! Vail and More Festival Highlights

Photo: Marriage of Figaro Central City 2014
Figaro (Michael Sumuel) and Susanna (Anna Christy) in the Central City Opera's 2014 production of Mozart's "Marriago of Figaro.)

Monday through Friday at 7 p.m., 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 July 6. 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.


Pianist Yundi Li, who plays Tuesday at the Aspen Music Festival, performs music by Beethoven. And we'll hear the Dallas Symphony, one of three orchestras in residence this summer at Bravo! Vail, performing music by George Gershwin.


Boulder's Takacs Quartet -- featured Wednesday night in a live SummerFest broadcast from the Aspen Music Festival and School -- performs Beethoven's String Quartet No. 12 and Daniel Kellogg's "Soft Sleep Shall Contain You" at a 2010 Friends of Chamber Music concert.


Listen at 8:30 p.m. for live SummerFest broadcast featuring the Takacs Quartet playing music by Haydn, Beethoven and Debussy at the Aspen Music Festival and School.


We'll hear members of the Philadelphia Orchestra string section perform Felix Mendelssohn's String Octet at Bravo! Vail in 2012.


Cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han, who recently performed during a live SummerFest broadcast, play Edvard Grieg's Cello Sonata at a Friends of Chamber Music concert. And we'll hear highlights from the 2014 production of Mozart's "Marriage of Figaro" from Central City Opera, whose new production of "La Traviata" will air at 8 p.m. Saturday in a live SummerFest broadcast on CPR Classical.