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Closer to the music

Carolyn Pope
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CORDILLERA The Linda and Mitch Hart Soiree Series wrapped up Wednesday night at the home of Stacy and Don Mengedoth in Cordillera. The soirees give the opportunity for a limited number of guests to attend a private chamber music performance in one of the Vail Valleys spectacular homes. Refreshments are served before the performance and afterward a sit down dinner is served by one of the valleys exceptional restaurants.

The season featured soirees at the homes of George and Sherry Middlemas in Bachelor Gulch, Tom and Susan Washing in Mountain Star, Marcy and Gerry Spector in Lake Creek, as well as at the Mengedoths. The Left Bank, Larkspur, Mirabelle and Grouse Mountain Grill prepared fabulous dinners.The soirees bring chamber music to the people in the way that it was originally meant to be heard, said Lynne Mazza, associate artistic director of the festival. The 19th century was the highlight of the salon era when people would come and listen to music and socialize in intimate settings or in royalty rooms. The soirees help us to bring the people closer to the musicians and turn them into real people rather than people on the stage.For more information on next years Soiree Series, contact Jason Denhart at 827-5700 or

Don Mengedoth, Eugenia Zukerman, John Giovando and Stacy Mengedoth.

Mike and Carole Watters with Helen and Vince Sheehy.

Laura Garbe and Carol Schimmer.

Tom and Susan Washing with Julie Brinker.

Marcy and Gerry Spector.

Andy and Nancy Cruce with Pam and Perry Snavely.

Betsy Hendrickson, Eugenia Zukerman and Jan Broman.

Vail Daily, Vail, Colorado

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