An evening of baroque in Vail
Vail, CO Colorado
VAIL, Colorado –The Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival’s Chamber Music Series will conclude Sunday evening with a celebration of Baroque music. Always a festival favorite, the Baroque concert will honor the 250th Anniversary of George Frideric Handel. The 6 p.m. concert takes place at the Vail Mountain School located in East Vail.
Handel, one of the first cosmopolitan composers, traveled extensively and was a man of the theater. Sunday night you can see the influence of the opera on his work through the expansive emotional range of Concerto Grosso in G Major for 2 Violins. The piece will be performed by renown violinists Ani Kavafian and Anthea Kreston.
Other works include Vivaldi’s Concerto in D Major for Flute and Strings along with works by J.S. Bach and Telemann. “Combining an intimate setting and world class chamber musicians, this is one concert that should not be missed. The Baroque evening is a hallmark concert for the Festival and a local’s favorite. Featuring works by the greatest baroque composers, the concert reminds us of the roots of classical music and the beauty of the baroque era” says Eugenia Zukerman, Artistic Director of the Festival.
Bravo’s Chamber Music Series continues through August 4 with performances at the Vail Mountain School, Minturn and Gypsum. Complimentary Chamber Music will be performed at various venues throughout the Eagle Valley as well. These free performances, Casual Classics, are part of Bravo’s Music Matter’s Program.
“Chamber Music started as the heart of the Bravo Festival and continues to remain so today,” said Mazza.
Tickets are $27 and can be purchased at 877-812-5700 or http://www.vailmusicfestival.org.
What: Baroque concert
Where: Vail Mountain School, Vail
When: 6 p.m. Sunday
More information: 877-812-5700 or http://www.vailmusicfestival.org