Bravo! closes out summer festival
VAIL – Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival enters into the last week of its 19th season with the closing concert of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Today at 6 p.m., Bramwell Tovey conducts and also plays piano with New York Philharmonic for an evening of “Festive Classics” at the Ford Amphitheater. “Festive Classics” begins with Bernstein’s “Three Dance Episodes” from “On the Town,” followed by Tovey and the orchestra performing Gershwin’s classic “Rhapsody in Blue.” The program finishes with Prokofiev’s “Suite from Cinderella” and Ravel’s magnificent “Bolero.””Casual Classics Music and Conversation III” takes place on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Gypsum Town Hall. This series of free, interactive chamber music concerts removes barriers between performers and audiences and encourages dialogue. Bravo’s! Artistic Director Eugenia Zukerman will host the evening with works by Mozart and Hoffmeister played by a cast of musicians including Stewart Rose, horn; Stephen Taylor, oboe; Eugenia Zukerman, flute; and the Hyperion String Quartet, Bravo’s! Young-Ensemble-in-Residence.Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Vilar Center for the Arts in Beaver Creek, Bravo! presents “Chamber Classics IV Musical Cornucopia.” A bountiful group of artists will perform works by Doppler, Chausson, Saint-Saëns, Balakirev, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky. Prior to the concert there will be a Performance Prelude – an informal, pre-concert talk and reception with members of the Rossetti String Quartet in the Vilar Center’s Lower Lobby starting at 5 p.m. The Performance Prelude is free with the purchase of a ticket for that evening’s concert.Bravo! tconcludes its summer programming on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Vilar Center with Chamber Classics V – Festival Grand Baroque Finale. This celebratory evening showcases pieces by Vivaldi, Telemann, J.S. Bach and Corelli. Many musicians will combine their talents to present this concert, including flutist Eugenia Zukerman, violinists Daniel Ching, Sandy Yamamoto, Henry Gronnier, Timothy Fain, Rachel Brown Englander and Amanda Brown Brin, violists John Largess, Thomas Diener and Travis Maril, cellists Eric Gaenslen, Joshua Gindele and Jonathan Brin, double bassist Owen Lee, harpsichordist Kathleen McIntosh and oboist Stephen Taylor. Tickets for the finale are $27.
Throughout the festival’s final week, Bravo’s! Young Ensemble-in-Residence, the Hyperion String Quartet, will play free afternoon and early evening concerts in public venues throughout the Vail Valley. These concerts introduce new audiences and entertain seasoned veterans to a variety of chamber music. The Hyperion perform at the following times and venues: Saturday from 4-5 p.m., Vail Cascade Resort & Spa; Sunday from noon-1 p.m., Gore Creek Promenade; Tuesday from 11 a.m.-noon., Beaver Creek Ice Rink.For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.vailmusicfestival.org or call 877-812-5700.Vail, Colorado
Monday, 7:30 p.m.Casual Classics – Music and Conversation III, 7:30 p.m., Gypsum Town Hall, Gypsum, featuring Eugenia Zukerman (host) performing works by Mozart and Hoffmeister This performance is free.Tuesday, 6 p.m.Chamber classics IV: Musical Cornucopia, 6 p.m., Vilar Center for the Arts, featuring works by Doppler, Chausson, Saint-saëns, Balakirev, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky. Performance Prelude A Pre-concert Talk and Reception, 5 p.m., May Gallery.
WednesdayFestival Soirée IV: Summer Breeze, 6 p.m., Mengedoth Residence, Cordillera, featuring works by Bruch and Brahms.ThursdayChamber Classics V: Festival Grand, 6 p.m., Vilar Center for the Arts, Baroque Finale featuring works by Vivaldi, Telemann, Corelli, Vivaldi and J.S. BachVail, COlorado