Ohlsson, Müller-Schott, Biss perform for Bravo!
The Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival’s fifth week features chamber music, as well as the final concerts of the New York Philharmonic. Week five of the festival also features a sold-out Introduction to Chamber Music concert at the Lodge at Cordillera Monday at 5:30, hosted by internationally known flautist and Bravo! Music Festival’s Artistic Director Eugenia Zukerman. Charles Dutoit leads the New York Philharmonic ThursdayNew York Philharmonic will welcome internationally renowned conductor Charles Dutoit Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Ford Amphitheater. The performance will include Ravel’s “Ma mere l’Oye Suite (Mother Goose Suite)” and Prokofiev’s “Symphony No. 6.” Pianist Jonathan Biss will be featured in Beethoven’s Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Orchestra. Biss, only 23, is already a performer of international stature. Bravo! presents chamber music TuesdayThe festival’s third Chamber Music Classics Concert will be Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Vilar Center for the Arts in Beaver Creek. Glenn Dicterow, concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, and Philip Myers, principal horn of the New York Philharmonic, will join festival musicians Jonathan Biss, piano; Thomas Diener, viola; Timothy Fain, violin; Henry Gronnier violin; Eric Gaenslen, cello; and Daniel Müller-Schott, cello. The program includes Schumann’s “Fantasiestücke (Fantasy Pieces) for Cello and Piano,” the Brahms’ “Trio for Piano, Violin, and Cello,” the Mozart’s “Quintet in E-flat Major,” and Schumann’s “String Quartet in F Major.” The Mozart Quintet was originally written for the rather unconventional ensemble of a horn, violin, two violas, and cello. However, for this concert the musicians will perform Philip Myers own arrangement of the piece for the more traditional grouping of horn and string quartet (two violins, viola, and cello). Bramweel Tovey leads the New York Philharmonic WednesdayThe New York Philharmonic returns to the Ford Amphitheater stage Wednesday at 6 p.m. with conductor Bramwell Tovey, performing “Festive Classics” including works by Britten, Rossini, and Milhaud. Cellist Daniel Müller-Schott will be the featured guest artist demonstrating his musical versatility – from “Silent Woods” by Dvoák to the virtuosic “Pezzo capriccioso” by Tchaikovsky. New York Philharmonic ends its residency FridayCharles Dutoit will lead the New York Philharmonic in their final festival performance of the season Saturday at the Ford Amphitheater at 6 p.m. Cellist Daniel Müller-Schott will be featured in his second appearance with the orchestra this summer, this time performing Schumann’s “Concerto in A Minor for Cello and Orchestra.” The program also includes “Béatrice et Bénédict Overture” by Berlioz and Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 4.” For schedule or ticket information, call (877) 812-5700 or visit vailmusicfestival.org.
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It’s fitting that Eagle County is proceeding through its reopening phases of COVID-19 in an analogy to ski run difficulties — green to blue to black. Monday marks the transition from the green beginner phase to the blue intermediate phase.