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Dallas Symphony Orchestra plays at Bravo! Vail through Wednesday

VAIL — The Dallas Symphony Orchestra continues its residency at Bravo! Vail Saturday and throughout the week with concerts that showcase music by the world’s most admired composers including Dvorak, Beethoven, Mozart and American legend John Williams.

On Saturday the orchestra celebrates Hollywood blockbusters with “Music at the Movies: A Tribute to John Williams and Arthur Fiedler.” The evening opens with traditional works by Sousa, Cohan, Gershwin, and Rachmaninoff as a prelude to Williams’ greatest hits including Superman, Star Wars, Schindler’s List, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Indiana Jones.

Tickets range from $27 to $99. Lawn tickets for children 12 and under are $5.

“The Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s residency demonstrates the incredible versatility of this great ensemble,” said Jim Palermo, executive director of Bravo! Vail. “From a tribute to America’s great movie composer in ‘Music at the Movies: A Tribute to John Williams & Arthur Fiedler,’ followed by three consecutive programs of the greatest classics and the closing residency concert, a patriotic program, this orchestra has a unique ability to cycle through an incredibly variety of works with complete ease and virtuosity.”

On Sunday, the orchestra performs one of the most heralded works in the repertoire, Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 in E minor, From the New World. This must-see concert led by Dallas Symphony Orchestra Music Director Jaap van Zweden also features celebrated pianist Garrick Ohlsson in performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor.

Tickets range from $27 to $99. Lawn tickets for children 12 and under are $5.

On Monday, Italian pianist Alessio Bax joins Bravo! Vail Artistic Director Anne-Marie McDermott for Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos, presenting a rare exchange of musical thoughts between the two pianos.

The concert, led by van Zweden, concludes with one of the most illustrious works in the repertoire: Beethoven’s renowned Fifth Symphony. Tickets range from $27 to $114. Lawn tickets for children 12 and under are $5.

On Wednesday, the Orchestra features Ottorino Respighi’s colorful symphonic poem, Pines of Rome. A tribute to the Eternal City of Rome, this orchestral gem depicts pine trees in Rome at different times of day, from children playing outside in the cool shade to the pine tree-lined Appian Way as Roman legions march along this fabled road of the Roman Empire.

The Pines of Rome concert program also features acclaimed German baritone Matthias Goerne and songs by Schubert and Strauss, as well as Debussy’s Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun.

Tickets range from $27 to $99. Lawn tickets for children 12 and under are $5.

“My admiration for the Dallas Symphony and their music director Jaap van Zweden grows stronger each time I hear them together,” Palermo said. “This past September I was fortunate enough to hear them in concert in Dallas at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, truly one of the great concert halls of the world. The performance was electrifying and I was continually reminded throughout the evening about their potent partnership and the integrity of the music they make together.”

Tickets for all of the show range from $27 to $99. Lawn tickets for children 12 and under are $5. Concert tickets for the 26th Season of Bravo! Vail are available for purchase at bravovail.org or by calling the box office at 877-812-5700.

Tickets may also be purchased in person now at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater.

Orchestral concerts featuring the Dallas, Philadelphia and New York orchestras start at $27 for both lawn and “Saver” pavilion seats. Lawn tickets for children 12 and under are $5. Tickets for the Chamber Music Series are $29 and Silver Oak Series are $35. Gala tickets start at $300.

Tickets for The Linda and Mitch Hart Soirée Series are $200 and can be purchased only by phone at 877-812-5700.

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The VailDaily Updated Jun 28, 2013 10:41PM Published Jun 28, 2013 12:48PM Copyright 2013 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.