Good Year to Invest in Colorado Music

Music stirs the imagination to match the soul. This year we sought to feed the souls of our communities with music discovery and cultural experiences through live broadcasts, local performances and partnerships with organizations across the state. From the Aspen Music Festival to Red Rocks, we were on site bringing the very best classical and new music to Coloradans, and we have our donors to thank for making it possible. Thank you.

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CPR Classical performance by Bang on a Can (Hart Van Denburg/CPR News)

CPR Classical

CPR Classical broadcast world renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma live from Red Rocks Amphitheatre in a sold-out show. This was the first time CPR Classical broadcast live from Red Rocks, and it kicked off a two-year global tour of Yo-Yo Ma, who played all six solo cello suites by Bach.

CPR Classical expanded to Fort Collins at 88.3 FM, making CPR’s extensive range of classical music - from masterworks to contemporary – more accessible for listeners in northern Colorado. This marked the first time CPR Classical has been heard in Fort Collins since 2008.

In the second series of CPR Classical’s The Great Composers podcast, conductor and lecturer Scott O’Neil explored the life and music of Sergei Rachmaninoff with host Karla Walker.

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Underground Music Showcase band Dressy Bessy (Hart Van Denburg/CPR News)

Indie 102.3

In the summer, CPR’s OpenAir became Indie 102.3, the organization’s revamped independent music discovery station with a more focused library, tightened spotlight on local artists and a new schedule of programs.

Leading the charge is music industry expert and radio veteran Willobee Carlan, Indie 102.3’s program director.

With nearly four decades of experience in programming and operations, Carlan will continue the station’s growth and focus on building awareness and trial among new music enthusiasts.

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