This Week: Susanna Phillips, Nikolai Lugansky And More Festival Highlights

Susanna Phillips, Soprano
Soprano Susanna Phillips

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Here's what's on tap for the week of July 27. 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.


American Brass Quintet members Kevin Cobb and John Rojak are featured in a 2012 Colorado College Summer Music Festival performance of works by Hovhaness, Lovelock and Schumann. Then, hear the American Brass Quintet play music by Daniel Asia. The quintet performs a Tuesday recital at Aspen Music Festival and School.


The National Repertory Orchestra performs Brahms' Symphony No. 1. Conductor JoAnn Falletta leads the NRO in Breckenridge Wednesday.


Four songs by Brahms from a 2012 Bravo! Vail performance featuring soprano Susanna Phillips. Later, pianist Nikolai Lugansky plays music by Chopin. Phillips and Lugansky perform a recital at the Aspen Music Festival and School Thursday. Hear Phillips perform with the Aspen Festival Orchestra in our final SummerFest live broadcast August 24.


A selection from Liszt's Six Polish Songs and Rachmaninoff's Vocalise from pianist Joyce Yang's 2014 visit to the CPR Performance Studio. Then, violinst Augustine Hadelich performs music by Ysaye and Piazzolla. Yang and Hadelich play two upcoming recitals: the Aspen Music Festival and School tonight and the Salida Aspen Concert series Saturday.


A 2014 Aspen Music Festival performance of Phillip Glass' Violin Concerto No. 2 featuring violinist Robert McDuffie. McDuffie performs a Sunday recital at the Aspen Music Festival and School.

Watch Joyce Yang in concert performing Schumann's Klavierstucke: