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‘Prelude’ set for Beaver Creek

Daily Staff Report
Special to the DailyViolinist Rachel Burton Pines

VAIL ” On Tuesday at 5 p.m., Eugenia Zukerman, the artistic director of Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival and the arts correspondent for “CBS Sunday Morning,” will interview Rachel Barton Pine and Nokuthula Ngwenyama in the lobby of the Vilar Performing Arts Center. A provocative interviewer and an accomplished musician, Zukerman’s repartee will provide informative and interesting insight to the world of classical music from the string perspective. The discussion is free and open to the public.

Pine, a violinist, has received worldwide acclaim for her thoughtful interpretations, which she applies to an extremely diverse repertoire. The Chicago native, known for her enthusiasm and intensity, has performed as a soloist with many of the world’s most prestigious ensembles, including the Chicago, Atlanta, St. Louis, Dallas, San Diego and Baltimore symphonies, the Philadelphia and Louisville orchestras and more. Pine also has been featured abroad with the Montreal, Vienna, New Zealand, Iceland, and Budapest symphonies, among others. Pine has a critically acclaimed and prolific discography, the latest of which, “American Virtuosa: Tribute to Maud Powell,” was released in 2007.

Ngwenyama (pronounced “En-gwen-ya-ma”) has been celebrated in the press as providing “solidly shaped music of bold, mesmerizing character” (Gramophone magazine). She has performed extensively across the U.S. and abroad, including concerts with the Atlanta, Baltimore and Indianapolis symphonies as well as the National Symphony Orchestra. Ngwenyama’s recitals have taken her from Tokyo’s Suntory Hall to the Louvre, to the White House. Ngwenyama will be featured on the viola.

Partnering with the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, the Vail Symposium presents a free, summer arts discussion series: Performance Preludes. These free pre-concert discussions offer a unique chance to discover the stories behind the music and gain additional appreciation for the art of music. The talks are held at 5 p.m., and concerts begin at 6 p.m. Informal in structure, the Preludes provide background and insight about the composers, repertoire and orchestra of the evening. All talks are free . Call 970-476-0954 for more information.

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