Going for Baroque in Beaver Creek
August 2, 2010
VAIL, Colorado – Tonight is the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival’s final concert of its 23rd season. Tonight, Bravo is also “Going for Baroque.”
For the concert finale, Bravo presents “Going for Baroque,” at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek.
An evening of Vivaldi, who laid the foundation for the Baroque Concerto, and Bach will be performed, featuring internationally-acclaimed harpsichordist Kathleen McIntosh, double bassist David Grossman, flutist and artistic director Eugenia Zukerman, violinist Chee-Yun, violinist Nicholas Tavani and the Rossetti String Quartet.
The Rossetti String is known for its highly sophisticated, sensual sound and extensive range of colors, as well as its compelling stage presence and fresh innovative style.
The evening will begin with Bach’s Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins, Strings and Continuo.
“This Concerto, also known as the ‘Double Concerto,’ is one of the most popular works in the instrumental literature,” says Bravo’s associate artistic director Lynne Mazza.
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Next comes Vivaldi’s Concerto in C Major for Bassoon, Strings and Continuo, followed by Bach’s Polonaise and Badinerie which is, “a vibrant and fast-paced work, leaning towards the entertainment side of pure music,” Mazza says.
After intermission the evening will conclude with Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, four separate concertos that represent the general spirit of the seasons in 18th century Italy.
Tonight marks Zukerman’s final performance on the Bravo! stage as the festival’s artistic director and the last performance programmed by Zukerman and Mazza.
“I’m smiling at all the memories of marvelous music I’ve been privileged to present to you,” Zukerman says. “My experience here has enlightened and inspired me, and I am grateful to have had the great privilege of being the artistic leader of Bravo!”
Tickets for Tuesday’s performance are $27. Visit http://www.vailmusicfestival.org or call 970-827-5700.