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Members of New York Philharmonic to join NRO

Daily Staff Report

DILLON – The National Repertory Orchestra is best known for filling Summit County summers with classical music, but on Monday, the NRO will host members of the New York Philharmonic for a special Winter Classics fundraiser concert at Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church in Dillon. Five musicians will perform a selection of favorite chamber works for woodwinds and piano in the church’s sanctuary. Included will be works by Mozart, Donizetti and Glinka.”We are thrilled to have these world-class musicians from the New York Philharmonic performing for Summit County,” said Terese Kaptur, executive director of the NRO. “It’s truly an honor, and the sanctuary at Lord of the Mountains is a lovely space with very good acoustics that’s perfect for the occasion.”The Winter Classics concert is set for 7 p.m., with general admission tickets priced at $40. A special $75 ticket allows patrons to enjoy reserved seating and a four-course dinner at Ristorante al Lago, an Italian restaurant in Dillon, prior to the concert. Ristorante al Lago offers traditional and modern Italian cuisine in an intimate atmosphere. The menu includes soup, salad and a choice of grilled eggplant, sautéed veal medallions or sautéed shrimp.All guests will be treated to a post-concert reception at Lord of the Mountains. In addition to coffee and pastries, concert-goers will have the opportunity to meet the New York Philharmonic musicians.”It’s not every day that Summit County residents and visitors get a chance to hear musicians of this caliber playing up here in the mountains,” Kaptur said. “Buying a ticket helps the NRO and also makes a great gift. We know classical music lovers won’t want to miss this opportunity.”Only 300 tickets are available for the concert, so those who wish to attend are encouraged to get them early. Tickets may be purchased by calling the NRO office at 970-453-5825 or online at Since the tickets are for a nonprofit fundraiser, a portion of the purchase price is also tax-deductible.Vail Daily, Vail, Colorado

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