Vail photo: Orchestra class |

Vail photo: Orchestra class

Theo Stroomer/Vail DailyJon Deak, associate principal bass player with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, works with, from left, Ryan Hess, 10, Sean Hess, 12, and Nicole Leisher during a session of the Young Composers Program at Ford Ampitheatre in Vail on Sunday. Deak helped create the nontraditional composition program, which brings orchestra members and youngsters together as they collaborate on music without using theory or traditional notation.

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