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  • In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson said he wouldn’t run again for the White House. The nation was mired in Vietnam, Martin Luther King, Jr. then Robert Kennedy were assassinated. There were riots in the streets. Now it’s 50 years later, and throughout 2018, we’re looking at how 1968 transformed Colorado.
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  • A newly elected conservative school board in one of Colorado’s largest school districts clashed with thousands of students this fall. That’s after the school board approved a committee to review history curriculum.
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  • In a series of interviews, Colorado Public Radio’s “Colorado Matters” talk show explored the rash of alleged brutality cases in Denver’s jail system. The series includes interviews of a national jail expert, a sheriff who stepped down after being interviewed, Denver’s mayor and the city’s manager of safety, tasked with implementing reforms.
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  • Chris Thile is a virtuoso mandolinist, composer and vocalist whose broad musical outlook transcends the limitations of conventional genres.
  • “I fell in love first with one piece by Brahms,” says conductor Marin Alsop. “A string sextet in B flat… and it was really just like the first crush I ever had.
  • With Yom Kippur later this week, CPR Classical brings you “Music for the High Holidays.”  Hosted by WQXR announcer Naomi Lewin, this one-hour special includes both traditional and composed music from Jewish liturgy (with a recording of Kol Nidre that features violinist Itzhak Perlman), as well as concert music based on High Holidays melodies.
  • Andrew Litton, Music Director of the Colorado Symphony [Photo credit: Danny Turner] After one year as the Artistic Advisor, the Colorado Symphony announced Tuesday that Andrew Litton has been named Music Director and will assume full artistic leadership of the organization.
  • Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater at Bravo! Vail. [Photo credit: Zach Mahone] Dear CPR Classical Listeners, All summer, you could almost smell the fresh grass through your radio, from Aspen outside the Benedict Music Tent, from Vail at the Ford Amphitheater, and from Boulder at Chautauqua Auditorium.
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  • Music Director Michael Christie conducts the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra with Alexa Still, flute. [Photo credit: Jan Folsom] Tune-in to CPR Classical on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 7:00 p.m. for a special broadcast of the Colorado Music Festival Finale, recorded on Aug. 8 from Chautauqua Auditorium in Boulder.
  • The Benedict Music Tent at the Aspen Music Festival and School. [Photo credit: Alex Irvin] As part of this season’s expanded lineup of “SummerFest” programs, CPR Classical will air highlights from the 2013 Aspen Music Festival this Saturday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m.
  • [Anne-Marie McDermott & The Calder Quartet. Photo credit: Zach Mahone] Tune-in to CPR Classical on Saturday, July 20 at 7 p.m. as the CPR SummerFest Concert Series continues with an evening of chamber music featuring pianist and Bravo! Vail Artistic Director, Anne-Marie McDermott.
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  • [The New York Philharmonic at Bravo! Vail’s Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater. Photo credit: Zach Mahone] Tune-in to CPR Classical on Sunday, July 21 at 6 p.m. as the CPR SummerFest Concert Series continues with CPR Classical’s first ever live broadcast of the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Alan Gilbert.
  • [Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra. Photo credit: Zach Mahone] This Saturday, the CPR SummerFest Concert Series continues with CPR Classical’s first ever live broadcast of the Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, on the heels of his first season as the orchestra’s new music director. This Bravo!
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  • Host Charley Samson will debut the CPR SummerFest concert series on Saturday, June 29 at 7 p.m. with a series preview, followed by a live broadcast at 8 p.m. from the Central City Opera House and the season opener, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville.
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  • The Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition wraps up on Sunday. This year, the quadrennial competition carries a poignant air with the death of the legendary pianist in February at the age of 78.
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  • In all of music history, there is no shortage of genius or interesting personalities. But there’s still only been one Richard Wagner. Today marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the man who, by the sheer force of his will, single handedly changed opera forever.
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