Bravo! Vail Chamber series gets under way
Ryan Summerlin July 11, 2013
VAIL – Bravo! Vail’s acclaimed Chamber Music Series officially began Thursday as members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Calder Quartet joined Bravo! Vail artistic director Anne-Marie McDermott in performance of Dvorak’s brilliant works for winds, strings and piano at the Vail Mountain School. McDermott, who has an illustrious career as a chamber musician, concert pianist and recording artist, has assembled the world’s foremost collaborative musicians to perform with her all summer long across the Vail Valley. The series includes five concerts. Renowned artists such as the all-male vocal ensemble Cantus, violist Paul Nuebauer and pianists Pedja Muzijevic, Stephen Prutsman and Joyce Yang will join McDermott for intimate concerts featuring masterworks by Mozart, Dvorak, Janacek and much more. Tickets for Chamber Music Series concerts are $29 and are on sale now. To learn more about the Bravo! Vail Chamber Music Series and read program notes about the featured music, visit bravovail.org.
“Bravo! Vail’s Chamber Music Series offers a unique opportunity for audiences to experience a mix of some of the most cherished works written for smaller groups of musicians and newer, more recent compositions,” said Jim Palermo, executive director of Bravo! Vail. “I am extremely excited about the diversity and scope of the chamber music offerings we have in store for audiences this summer. One of the highlights I am most looking forward to is on Monday at the Vail Mountain School when Bravo! Vail artistic director Anne-Marie McDermott joins the Calder Quartet to perform three Mozart Piano Concertos. These engaging concertos are from the early 1780s and are presented in the composer’s sanctioned renditions for string quartet. Bravo! Vail is happy to announce that the new McDermott-Calder Mozart Concertos recording will be released for the first time to the public the night of the concert.”
Bravo! Vail’s Chamber Music Series showcases music written to be performed in “chambers” or smaller rooms and places such as the Vail Mountain School. Chamber music is composed for smaller groups of instruments and performers, with one performer to a part.
The real excitement of chamber music comes from being in close proximity to the music and the musicians, and the incredibly intimate, direct and personal nature of the music making. Witnessing this form of music provides an opportunity to see renowned performers up close and personal in an entirely different way.