High Altitude Society Column: Bravo! Vail comes to town
It was a pleasant evening on Saturday at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater after a few threatening clouds dispersed and the sun sank low in the western sky. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra took the stage and attendees settled in for a treat. The orchestra performed “Music at the Movies: A Tribute to John Williams and Arthur Fielder,” including themes from “Star Wars,” “Superman” and “Memoirs of a Geisha.”
After the concert ended I noticed two kids packing up a backpack. When asked what their favorite music of the evening was, one of the young listeners said, “I am not that into fantasy movie music. … I am more into jazz.” At which point, his father, dressed in a white jacket, appeared on the lawn, straight from the stage. A member of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, he said, “He has been to too many of my concerts.” I mentioned the jazz series happening throughout town and the youngster seemed impressed.
There is definitely something for everyone in Vail this summer. There will be the Patriotic Concert performed by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, and then The Philadelphia Orchestra takes the stage at the Ford Amphitheater on Friday. The Bravo! Vail season concludes with the New York Philharmonic. Visit http://www.bravovail.org for more information.