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Bravo! shows leading up to July 4

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Anne-Marie McDermott, Bravo! Vail artistic director, will perform Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 on June 28 and Concerto for Violin, Cello, Piano, and Orchestra on June 29 with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
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The Dallas Symphony Orchestra is returning to the Bravo! Vail Music Festival for its 19th residency from today to Thursday. The orchestra brings four programs, including a Beethoven retrospective, “Jurassic Park” in Concert, a Nat King Cole collection and the annual Patriotic Pops concert on Independence Day. Here’s four reasons to see the orchestra leading up to Independence Day:

mini-Beethoven festival

The Dallas Symphony opens its residency with two all-Beethoven programs at 6 p.m. today and Saturday. With Donald Runnicles at the podium, Bravo! Vail’s artistic director and concert pianist, Anne-Marie McDermott, performs Piano Concerto No. 1 today and Concerto for Violin, Cello, Piano, and Orchestra on Saturday. With guest cellist Daniel Müller-Schott, the Beethoven double feature also includes violinist James Ehnes in both programs. All performances are accompanied by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

watch ‘Jurassic Park’ to A live orchestra on Sunday

You can run, but you can’t hide from this season’s movie in concert: “Jurassic Park” in Concert. The film score is performed live at 7:30 p.m., so get ready to be enraptured by dinosaurs, Academy Award-winning digital effects and John Williams’ epic 1993 film score. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a movie under the stars.

hits of Nat King Cole

Dallas’ fourth program is one that you will L-O-V-E — pun intended. Celebrate “Unforgettable:” 100 Years of Nat & Natalie Cole at 6 p.m., honoring Nat King Cole’s 100th birthday with a tribute to him and his daughter Natalie. Vocalist Denzal Sinclaire and gospel diva Dee Daniels will sing.

Get cultured on Independence Day with Bravo!’s annual concert

To conclude its residency on July 4, Jeff Tyzik returns to conduct the orchestra’s annual Patriotic Concert, which features a program of marches, popular patriotic tunes and tributes, all celebrating the spirit of the United States. Tickets for this program go on sale at 8 a.m. Monday for the 2 p.m. show on the Fourth at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater box office only. These tickets are available from the Vail Valley Foundation.