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Bravo!’s home stretch

DAILY Staff Report

Celebrate the grand finale weekend of the New York Philharmonic Friday,

at 6 p.m. at the Ford Amphitheater in Vail.

Led by internationally renowned conductor Lorin Maazel and joined by established violinist Julia Fischer, they’ll be performing romantic works by Mendelssohn, including A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream Overture, Nocturne, Scherzo and Concerto in E Major Symphony No. 5 in D Major.



Mendelssohn’s fairy-inspired masterpiece, the Overture to A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream, was dedicated to the Crown Prince of Russia

and composed when Mendelssohn was only 17 years old. There’s an interplay between drama and music within it.



Saturday

The New York Philharmonic will perform their final 2003 Vail show on Saturday at the Ford Amphitheater at 6 p.m.

Playing works by Verdi and Tchaikovsky, with conductor Lorin Maazel and bass-baritone John Relyea. The concert will consist of Verdi’s I Vespri Siciliani Overture, opera arias from “Don Carlo,” “Simon Boccanegra” and “Ernani” and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony. Relyea has won international acclaim performing works with symphonies in Israel, Austria, Sweden, Scotland and London. It’s a rare treat that he’s performing in Vail.



Monday

Monday at 12:30 p.m. brings the work of composers Marcello, Handel, Telemann and Corelli in A Baroque Afternoon at the Vail Interfaith Chapel. Featured performers include flutist and Bravo! Artistic Director Eugenia Zukerman, harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, violinists Chee-Yun, Anthea Kreston, Timothy Fain and Henry Gronnier, violist Thomas Diener, cellist Jason Duckles, double bass Peter Lloyd and harpsichordist Kathleen McIntosh.

Later that same day at 5:30 p.m. the second Introduction to Chamber

Music concert, “String Sounds,” will take place in the Lodge at Cordillera. Associate Artistic

Directo Lynne Mazza will entertain the audience with her chamber music

knowledge. Joining her in performance are the Rossetti String Quartet and

Peter Lloyd, double bass. The evening’s program will include pieces from

Haydn, Mozart, Dvorak and Ravel.

Tuesday

The Chamber Classics series continues Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Vilar Center for the Arts in Beaver Creek with “A Baroque Evening.” Featured

works include Handel’s Concerto in B-flat Major for Harp, Strings and

Continuo, Boccherini’s Sonata No. 6 in A Major for Cello and Harpsichord,

J.S. Bach’s Duet for Violin Viola and Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins, Strings and Continuo, and Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major for Violin, Flute, Strings and Continuo. Sixteen chamber musicians will be featured at the performance.

For schedule or ticket information call toll free (877) 812-5700 or visit vailmusicfestival.org.


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