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Bravo’s Behind the Music series continues at Vail library, gardens

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Special to the Daily

VAIL, Colorado – Some of the most prominent Colorado musicologists are visiting Vail this summer to conduct a series of afternoon and preconcert talks in the Bravo Music Festival’s Behind the Music Series. The talks provide insight to the composers and repertoire of the evening’s concert program.

“Behind the Music enhances the concert experience immensely. The speakers bring the music to life with great insight, enthusiasm and charm.” said Liz Campbell, Bravo’s director of education.

The series also features various artist and orchestra administrators. On Friday, Bravo presents two complimentary Behind the Music discussions.

At 2 p.m., New York Philharmonic’s Artistic Administrator Edward Yim will highlight the works of Tchaikovsky at the Vail Public Library. The New York Philharmonic performs several works of Tchaikovsky this week, including the “1812 Overture” and Symphony No. 4. Yim works closely with Music Director Alan Gilbert and Philharmonic President and Executive Director Zarin Mehta on programming, artistic planning and the engagement of guest artists. Yim previously served as director of artistic planning for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Yim holds an Bachelor of Arts degree in government from Harvard College and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.

At 5 p.m., Carlo Caballero will host a pre-concert talk at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. Caballero, associate professor and Erma Mantey faculty fellow, received his B.A. from Pomona College and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He teaches courses on the history of 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century music. His research has focused on music in France between 1870 and 1940, and he is particularly interested in aesthetics, analysis and historiography.

The preconcert talks at Betty Ford Gardens and afternoon discussion at the Vail Public Library conclude on July 27 with Michael Grace, professor of music at Colorado College. Grace has been a member of the faculty since 1967. In addition to his faculty appointment, he has served Colorado College as acting president, chair of the music department and as dean of the summer session. As a music historian, his research has included investigations in the 17th-century oratorio and performance practices in the Renaissance.

The Behind the Music series is free for all to enjoy. Tickets are not required.

Behind the Music is part of Bravo’s Music Matters education program. More than 60 community performances and education events are presented throughout the summer by the Bravo Music Festival. For a complete schedule, visit

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