Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival enters week two |

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival enters week two

Daily Staff Report
Special to the Daily/Rex Keep

VAIL – Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival begins its second week today with Locals’ Appreciation Night. As a thank you to the community for its continued support, the festival is offering lawn tickets for $5 and regular reserved seats for $15. The Left Bank and Up the Creek restaurants will also be offering dining specials for concert-goers this evening only. The performance begins at 6 p.m. at the Ford Amphitheater and features the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Music Director Christopher Seaman, and violinist Anne Akiko-Meyers. The concert includes Mendelssohn’s “Hebrides Overture (Fingal’s Cave)” followed by John Corigliano’s “The Red Violin: Chaconne for Violin and Orchestra.” This concert concludes with Brahms Symphony No. 2 in D Major. Mozart honored on Sunday

On Sunday at 6 p.m., the festival honors Mozart’s 250th anniversary by paying tribute to him with a performance of his final, but uncompleted work – the “Requiem.” The Rochester Philharmonic will perform Mozart’s Symphony No. 41, Jupiter, and will then be joined by the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra Chorus and soloists for a production of Mozart’s “Requiem (Süssmayr edition).” Before the concert, join Betsy Schwarm, producer of “Classic Colorado” on KCME classical radio, for a Performance Prelude pre-concert talk at 5 p.m. at the Christiania Lodge in Vail. Schwarm’s will give insight on the “Requiem.” Bravo! hosts ‘An American Celebration’ Monday

Fourth of July celebrations begin on Monday in Vail with “An American Celebration – Great Popular favorites from the Worlds of Jazz, Big Bands and Broadway” at 6 p.m. at the Ford Amphitheater. The Rochester Philharmonic, led by Jeff Tyzik, will play favorites from Bernstein, Lerner and Lowe, Sousa and more. Special ticket prices for this classic concert are $10 for lawn seating, $30 for regular reserved seating and $40 for premium reserved seating. Also, the festival’s Instrument Petting Zoo and Drum Circle will take up residence at Nottingham Park in Avon from 4-9 p.m. before Avon’s fireworks show.Salute freedom with classical music

On Tuesday, Bravo! and the Vail Valley Foundation present a daytime concert tradition with its Salute to Freedom,” a patriotic performance at the Ford Amphitheater. Jeff Tyzik conducts a Star-Spangled tribute to the USA with works by Sousa, John Williams and more. Seats may be purchased for only $10 beginning Saturday at 11 a.m. only at the Ford Amphitheater box-office. A limit of 1,200 free lawn seats will also be available for this performance, and gates will open at 1 p.m. with the concert starting at 2 p.m.

For additional program details, visit or call (877) 812.5700.Vail, Colorado

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