Free classical music concerts in Beaver Creek
Ryan Summerlin June 21, 2012
VAIL – The Colorado Suzuki Institute is once again making Beaver Creek its home for the next two weeks. Students participating in two week-long sessions to develop musical skills through the unique Suzuki method will perform free concerts at the Vilar Performing Arts Center (VPAC) at the end of each day of intense musical instruction. The concerts showcase a variety of arrangements including piano duets, string quartets and solos and begin at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at the Vilar Performing Arts Center and are free and open to the public.
Tonight and again on June 28 a special ticketed concert by the Chamber Music of the Rockies ensemble will take place. Works by Brahms, Haydn, Mozart and Stravinsky will be performed by Jessica Tong and Sharon Park on violin, Laura Seay on viola and Caleb van der Swaagh on cello. The two faculty showcases are held in the Vilar Center’s May Gallery Patrons Lounge, beginning at 6 p.m. both evenings. Tickets are $20 and include a wine reception following the concert.
The Colorado Suzuki Institute provides exceptional music instruction that is well-rounded and fun and taught by the finest music teachers from around the country. Participants from all 50 states and 12 countries range in age from toddlers to teens. In order to foster their child’s musical education, parents are included in the music experience by attending all classes for the entire week-long intensive. Institute founder and Japanese violinist, Shin’ichi’ Suzuki had a belief that the essential component of learning music was to create a positive environment, which would in turn foster character development along with musical skills.
To learn more about the Colorado Suzuki Institute and the CSI concerts in Beaver Creek, call the Vilar Performing Arts Center at 970-845-TIXS(8497) or visit www.coloradosuzuki.org.