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Bravo! continues with Introduction to Chamber Music Series

Daily Staff Writer

The Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival continues its fourth week today with the first in the interactive Introduction to Chamber Music Series at 7:30 p.m. at Brush Creek Pavilion in Eagle Ranch. Festival Associate Artistic Director Lynne Mazza hosts an evening of strings showcasing the festival’s young artists-in-residence, the Rembrandt Quartet, violinist Jesse Holstein and violist Emily Rome, performing excerpts from the Brahms “Quintet in G Major for Strings,” the “Haydn Quartet in G Major for Strings,” the Beethoven “Quartet in C Major for Strings,” and other works to highlight the the string ensemble’s repertoire. These concerts remove barriers between world-class musicians and the audience. Wine and cheese will be offered.

Musicians perform Chamber Classics TuesdayThe second Chamber Classics performance is Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Vilar Center for the Arts. Many talented chamber musicians will come together to share the beautiful music of Mozart, Moszkowski, Stravinsky and Shostakovich with the audience. Festival Artistic Director and flutist Eugenia Zukerman, violinist Colin Jacobsen, cellist Max Mandel and cellist Alisa Weilerstein will perform Mozart’s D Major Quartet for Flute and Strings. This quartet has been referred to as “perhaps the most beautiful accompanied solo written for flute.” Moszkowski’s “Suite for Two Violins and Piano” will be performed by violinists Chee-Yun and Colin Jacobsen, along with pianist Adam Neiman. This suite possesses a sentimental personality, exhibiting graceful and tender musical moments. Stravinsky’s “Suite Italienne” will be performed by cellist Alisa Weilerstein and pianist Adam Neiman. The performance will be completed with one of Shostokovich’s most popular works – “Quintet in G Minor for Piano and Strings.” Pianist Adam Neiman, violinists Colin Jacobsen and Chee-Yun, violist Max Mandel and cellist Alisa Weilerstein will come together for this final work of the evening.

New York Philharmonic opens its residency FridayOpening night of the New York Philharmonic is Friday at 6 p.m. at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater. This year presents a rare opportunity to hear the Philharmonic led by three conductors. David Robertson, music director of the St. Louis Symphony, will lead the Philharmonic Friday and distinguished pianist Garrick Ohlsson in Copland’s playful “Concerto for Piano and Orchestra.” The program will also include Mendelssohhn’s “The Hebrides Overture,” Debussy’s “Nuages” and “Fetes” from Nocturnes for Orchestra and R. Strauss’ “Also sprach Zarathustra” Reserved and premium reserved seating is already sold out for opening night of the New York Philharmonic. Lawn tickets are still available, but going quickly.

David Robertson conducts New York Philharmonic for the last timeSaturday will be the last opportunity to see David Robertson conduct the New York Philharmonic at 6 p.m. at the Ford Amphitheater. Sought-after violinist Leonidas Kavakos will join the Philharmonic for a performance of Barber’s “Concerto for Violin and Orchestra.” The program will also include one of Ives most enduring works, “Variations on America.” This version was arranged for orchestra by William Schuman. The program will conclude with “Harmonielehre” by John Adams, one of today’s most famous living composers. For additional program details, visit or call 877.812.5700.

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