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Bravo! welcomes Dallas Symphony for week No. 3

Daily Staff Report
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg

VAIL – The Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival continues its 2006 Season with opening night of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director Emeritus Andrew Litton, today at 6 p.m. at the Ford Amphitheater. The orchestra commences with one of Mozart’s “Symphony No. 40 in G Minor.” Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott joins principal trumpet Ryan Anthony and the orchestra for a performance of Shostakovich’s “Concerto No. 1 in C Minor for Piano, Trumpet and Orchestra.” The concert concludes with Dvorak’s “Symphony No. 7 in D Minor.” Prior to Friday’s concert Bravo! hosts a Performance Prelude, a pre-concert talk, at the Christiana Lodge in Vail at 5 p.m. Featured speaker music critic Marc Shulgold of the Rocky Mountain News will provide an interesting perspective to the evening’s music selections.

“The Golden Age of Film Music” is the theme for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Pops concert, led by Principal Pops Conductor Richard Kaufman, on Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Ford Amphitheater. This program includes film favorites from “Gone with the Wind,” “Lawrence of Arabia,” “North by Northwest” and “The Magnificent Seven.” The concert also features a medley of Henry Mancini classics including “Moon River” and “Two for the Road.”

At the Ford Amphitheater Sunday at 6 p.m., violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg joins the Dallas Symphony Orchestra to perform Mendelssonh’s “Violin Concerto in E Minor.” The Dallas Symphony also performs Shostakovich’s “Symphony No. 9” in E-flat Major and Schumann’s “Symphony No. 2 in C Major.” Bravo’s! Instrument Petting Zoo will be at the Vail Farmer’s Market on Sunday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The Petting Zoo is the festival’s collection of woodwind, brass, string and percussion instruments which appears at outdoor markets, public places and Bravo! events throughout Eagle County.

The Chamber Classics series begins on Tuesday at 6 p.m. with Chamber Classics I – Imperial Sounds at the Vilar Center for the Arts in Beaver Creek. Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott and violinist Benny Kim perform Mozart’s “Sonata in E-flat Major for Violin and Piano” followed by husband and wife Stefan Milenkovich, violinist, and Ani Aznavoorian, cellist, performing Shostakovich’s “Trio No. 2 in E Minor for Piano, Violin and Cello” with pianist Adam Neiman. This first chamber concert concludes with Aznavoorian, McDermott, Sonnenberg and Toby Appel performing Shumann’s “Piano Quartet in E-flat Major.”

On Wednesday, he Dallas Symphony Orchestra performs “From Hollywood to Broadway,” a pops concert featuring vocalist Davis Gaines. This concert includes favorites from “Hello Dolly!,” “Kiss Me Kate,” “The Music Man,” “Show Boat,” “The Wizard of Oz” and many more. Also on Wednesday, Bravo! hosts its first Free Concerts in Public Places at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail at 2:30 p.m. The concert features Daphne Volle and Bruce Whittrig, violinists of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and will entertain new and seasoned audiences to chamber classics. The Live @ the Library series continues on Wednesday at the Vail Library at 1 p.m., and the Eagle Library at 2 p.m. Live @ the Library features world-class musicians in an interactive musical performance designed for children ages 3-7.

Bravo’s! family concert – Cowboy Jamboree – happens on Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and poet/narrator Frank Oden. Doors open at 10 a.m. Visit the festival’s Instrument Petting Zoo prior to the concert and try a multitude of instruments. Live @ the Library also takes place on Thursday at the Avon Library at 1 p.m. and the Gypsum Library at 3 p.m. Bravo!’s Free Concert in Public Places happens at 5 p.m. at the Vail Cascade Hotel and Club featuring members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.For more program details, visit or call 877-812-5700.Vail, Colorado

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