Colorado Spotlight This Week: Emerson String Quartet, Olga Kern And More Festival Highlights

(Photo: Lisa Mazzucco)
<p>The Emerson String Quartet.</p>
Photo: Emerson String Quartet
The Emerson String Quartet

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 13. 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 Emerson String Quartet performs Mozart's String Quartet No. 23 at a 2011 Friends of Chamber Music Concert. The quartet plays a Tuesday recital at Aspen Music Festival and School.


Two performances recorded at the Colorado College Summer Music Festival: Claude Debussy's Sonata For Flute, Viola and Harp featuring Elizabeth Mann on flute, and Rebecca Clarke's "Morpheus" featuring violist Toby Appel. Appel performs Wednesday at Music in the Mountains in Durango.


A 2013 Colorado Music Festival performance of Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 featuring pianist Olga Kern and conductor Michael Christie. CMF is featured on Thursday's SummerFest live broadcast.


At 7:30 p.m., hear a SummerFest concert broadcast featuring opening night of the 2015 Colorado Music Festival featuring new Music Director Jean-Marie Zeitouni conducting music by Debussy, Ravel, Rossini and Respighi.


Violist Ida Kavafian joins the Miami String Quartet in a performance of Mendelssohn's String Quartet No. 2. She plays Prokofiev's Violin Concerto at Music in the Mountains in Durango on Saturday. Later, pianist Lise de la Salle, who performs Saturday at Aspen Music Festival, plays Chopin's Nocturne No. 19 in the CPR Performance Studio.