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Eugenia Zukerman to be featured at concert

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VAIL, Colorado – Eugenia Zukerman has been a monumental figure in the Bravo! Vail Valley Music festival’s history, and Friday night will be her final evening performing on the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater stage as their artistic director. This evening’s performance begins at 6 p.m. and will feature works by Barber, Brahms and Mozart.

The incomparable Jaap van Zweden leads the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, along Zukerman and harpist Yolanda Kondonassis. Since van Zweden’s appointment to music director in 2007, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra has been elevating its profile across the nation with an appearance at Carnegie Hall, and a residency with the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival.

Last summer marked the orchestra’s return to the Bravo! Festival after a two-year hiatus with 2010 being the 10th year the orchestra performs in Vail.

This evening opens with Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings,” which has appeared in such movies as “The Elephant Man” and “Platoon.”

“This exquisitely beautiful Adagio is constructed around one long, graceful theme that moves slowly and deliberately,” said Lynne Mazza, Bravo’s associate artistic director.

Next the Orchestra moves to Mozart’s “Concerto in C Major” for flute, harp and orchestra, which glitters with Mozart’s enthusiasm and energy. The final piece of the evening will be Brahms’s “Symphony No. 2 in D Major.”

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“The opening for the strings is soon transformed with full orchestral forces, bringing the symphony to a strong-willed conclusion – no doubt one of the greatest affirmative endings in all music,” Mazza said.

Tickets for the concert are $60 for premium reserved seats, $48 for regular reserved seats, and $23 for general admission lawn seating. Children 12 and under receive complimentary lawn seats.

For a Bravo! Festival lineup or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.vailmusicfestival.org or call 970-827-5700.