CPR Summerfest: Watch Live Concert From Colorado College Summer Music Festival

Colorado College Summer Music Festival
Paul Horton
Colorado College Festival Ensemble with conductor Scott Yoo, who also hosts “Now Hear This” on PBS.

CPR Classical was proud to offer a live concert from the Colorado College Summer Music Festival, in collaboration with KCME in Colorado Springs. Live from Packard Hall! was broadcasted on Tuesday, June 23, at 8 p.m. on CPR Classical.

The CCSMF refrained from inviting an audience to Packard Hall in the interest of safety and to comply with state COVID-19 guidelines. Longtime CCSMF Music Director Susan Grace played piano and CCSMF Conductor Scott Yoo played violin together with other distinguished faculty artists who traveled to Colorado for this socially distanced chamber music concert. The program also included the Schumann Piano Quartet with pianist Orion Weiss, as well as works by Mozart, Hoffmeister, Brahms and Schumann.

See the full concert on video, below:

Pianist Orion Weiss smiles at the camera with his hand under his chin
Jacob Blickenstaff

The CCSMF accepted 55 advanced North American and international students out of 400 applicants, typical for the prestigious learning festival. This year, three students had to drop out either due to their own COVID-19 illness or that of their parents. It's one of the shortest Colorado summer festivals -- three weeks of intensive classes and performances with their professional teachers. All classes this summer, however, take place online.

Find a downloadable CPR Classical Summerfest broadcast schedule here, including a running list of online summer performances and events in Colorado and beyond.

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