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Mountain Melodies at Vail Mountain School

Vail Daily staff report
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Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – The Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival’s Chamber Music Series continues Tuesday night with Mountain Melodies, a harmonious program featuring works by Schubert, Mozart and Dohnanyi.

The concert starts with Schubert’s exquisite “All You Little Flowers,” performed by Bravo’s Artistic Director Eugenia Zukerman on flute and Inon Barnatan on piano. The song cycle is a love folk poem that tells the story of a young couple in love.

“With Schubert there is a divine spark,” said Lynne Mazza, Bravo’s associate artistic director.



Next is Mozart’s Quintet in A Major for Clarinet and Strings performed by Clarinetist Rob Patterson and members of the Miami String Quartet.

“It’s a poignant melody and slightly melancholy in character,” Mazza said.



The concert concludes with Dohnanyi’s Quintet in C Major performed by Barnatan on piano and members of the Miami String Quartet. For those who are not familiar with Dohnanyi, he is known for beautiful tone production, thematic transformation and improvisation, Mazza said.

Many have said that Dohnanyi’s style resembles the style of Johannes Brahms and Robert Schumann coupled with the virtuosity of Franz Liszt.

Bravo’s Chamber Music Series continues through Aug. 4 with performances at the Vail Mountain School, Minturn and Gypsum. Complimentary Chamber Music will be performed at various venues throughout the Eagle Valley as well. These free performances, Casual Classics, are part of Bravo’s Music Matter’s Program.



“Chamber Music started as the heart of the Bravo Festival and continues to remain so today,” Mazza said.

A Performance Prelude will take place at 5 p.m., prior to the concert. Artistic Director Eugenia Zukerman will be the guest speaker, providing an intimate perspective on the evening’s composers and repertoire. The Vail Symposium co-presents the complimentary Performance Preludes.

The 6 p.m. concert takes place at the Vail Mountain School located in East Vail. Tickets are $27.

For a complete festival lineup and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.vailmusicfestival.org or call 877-812-5700.


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