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Stories behind the music

Partnering with the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, the Vail Symposium presents a free series of Performance Preludes. These pre-concert discussions offer a chance to discover the stories behind the music and gain additional appreciation for the art of music.

The talks are all 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. The first three Performance Preludes will be held outdoors in the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. All talks are free.

The season kicks off with Christopher Seaman, the music director of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Returning to Vail for his ninth season with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Seaman’s British wit, energy and internationally-renowned talent have made him a perennial favorite among classical music aficionados and novices, alike. Seaman is credited with raising the artistic bar and broadening the audience base for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. While Seaman’s humor is conveyed from the stage, this Performance Prelude will be a chance to intimately connect and converse with him.



The Performance Preludes are underwritten by Clagget/Rey Gallery, Sonnenalp Real Estate and Joni White Taylor.


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