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Colorado Public Radio announces 2012 season of live classical music broadcasts

The Colorado Symphony and Opera Colorado Performances to be Broadcast Statewide

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Jan. 10, 2012 – Colorado Public Radio (CPR) introduces its live broadcast season for 2012, beginning Jan. 13. CPR will broadcast three full-length performances by The Colorado Symphony and three complete performances by Opera Colorado.

"This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy Colorado’s best classical music performances from the comfort of your own home,” said Sean Nethery, vice president of programming for CPR. “As part of CPR’s commitment to showcasing the state’s outstanding classical music community, we’ll continue to present our ongoing live broadcast season into the summer and early fall.”

Charley Samson hosts the first live broadcast on Friday, Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. from Boettcher Concert Hall, featuring The Colorado Symphony with special guest violinist Karen Gomyo. The program includes performances of Mussorgsky’s “Dawn on the Moskva River,” Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 featuring Gomyo, and “Pictures at an Exhibition.”

Continuing the series of live-radio events, CPR will broadcast the final performance of Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m., from the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.

CPR classical music hosts will offer interviews and commentary with artists and performers during intermission of each broadcast. All six live broadcasts begin at the start of the program.

Schedule for Expanded Live Broadcast Season

Friday, Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. – Mussorgsky | “Dawn on the Moskva River” and “Pictures at an Exhibition,” Shostakovich | Violin Concerto No. 1 - The Colorado Symphony

Sunday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. – Mozart | “The Marriage of Figaro” - Opera Colorado

Saturday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. ¬– Daniel Catan | “Florencia en el Amazonas” - Opera Colorado

Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. – Giuseppe Verdi | “Il Trovatore” - Opera Colorado

Saturday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. – Vaughan Williams | Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and Symphony No. 1 - The Colorado Symphony

Friday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. – Mahler | Symphony No. 3 – The Colorado Symphony

See listings below or visit our station map to learn more about radio in your area. Remember, you can also listen online at www.cpr.org.

Colorado Public Radio is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides 24-hour, in-depth news and music to about 475,000 listeners each week (Source: Arbitron, Fall 2010/Spring 2011). More than 90 percent of CPR's funds come from the private support of listeners, businesses, and foundations.

News: Denver 90.1 FM, Boulder 1490 AM, Pueblo 1230 AM, Vail 89.9 FM, Grand Junction 89.5 FM, Montrose / Craig / Parachute 88.3 FM, Gunnison 88.5 FM, Ouray 91.5 FM, Meeker / Rangely 91.1 FM, and online at www.cpr.org.

Classical Music: Denver 88.1 FM, Boulder 99.9 FM, Pueblo 91.9 FM, Colorado Springs 94.7 FM, Glenwood Springs 90.5 FM, Aspen 101.5 FM, Western Slope 103.3 FM, Dove Creek 88.7 FM, Gunnison 89.1 FM, Cortez 102.5 FM, Crystal River Valley / Old Snowmass 93.9 FM, Thomasville 93.7 FM, and online at www.cpr.org.

OpenAir: Denver 1340 AM and online at www.openaircpr.org.

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