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NRO to Appear on From the Top

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with Host Christopher O’Riley

In Partnership With Bravo! Vail

Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 6:00pm
Vilar Performing Arts Center
68 Avondale Lane
Beaver Creek, CO 81620

 

 

Great Kids. Great Music. Hope for the future.

The National Repertory Orchestra is thrilled to announce an exciting new collaboration with Bravo! Vail and From the Top.   Bravo! Vail will be hosting a live concert recording of the acclaimed radio show, From the Top, featuring the National Repertory Orchestra.  America’s largest national platform dedicated to celebrating the stories, talents, and character of classically-trained young musicians, the show is now the most popular weekly one-hour classical music program on public radio, broadcast on more than 220 stations nationwide to more than half a million listeners. 

For more information contact the National Repertory Orchestra at 970-453-5825 or visit BRAVOVAIL.ORG

For tourist information and to book your stay in the Vail Valley Area, please visit the Vail Visitors information website: www.visitvailvalley.com

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An Evening of Music and Photography on July 1 in Breck

Sunrise, McCullough Gulch, Proposed Tenmile Wilderness, John Fielder-9Summit County resident and preeminent Colorado nature photographer John Fielder will combine his photography with Mark O’Connor’s The Americana Symphony performed July 1 by the NRO. Fielder’s iconic landscape and wildlife images will be projected with the Riverwalk’s state of the art equipment on a massive screen above the stage, choreographed to O’Connor’s original composition. 

Fielder will attend the performance, and will feature photographs made over 40 years in Summit and Eagle counties of the Tenmile, Gore, Williams Fork, and Sawatch Ranges focusing on the sublime Eagles Nest and Ptarmigan Peak Wildernesses. In addition he will include images of the places included in Congressman Jared Polis’ recently announced Continental Divide Wilderness and Recreation Act. Among other places, the act seeks to protect more Summit and Eagle County wilderness and encompassing parts of the Tenmile Range above Breckenridge, including McCullough Gulch and Spruce Creek drainages. O’Connor wrote the Americana Symphony because of his fascination with the evolution of American music as the country expanded westward to the Rockies.

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Mark O’Connor’s Biography
A product of America’s rich aural folk tradition as well as classical music, Mark O’Connor’s creative journey began at the feet of a pair of musical giants. The folk fiddler Benny Thomasson and French jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli. Now he has melded and shaped these influences into a new American Classical music, and a vision of an entirely American school of string playing. As The Los Angeles Times recently noted, he has “crossed over so many boundaries, that his style is purely personal.” O’Connor’s first recording for the Sony Classical record label, ‘Appalachia Waltz’, was a collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma and Edgar Meyer. The tremendously successful follow-up release, ‘Appalachian Journey’, received a Grammy Award in February 2001.

OConnor_DSC8185The O’Connor Violin Method has been widely praised since its debut in fall 2009 as “an American grown rival to the Suzuki method” (The New Yorker). It takes an American Classical approach to modern violin playing, offering a technical foundation using songs from the diverse range of traditional American string playing. The groundbreaking method is the first violin method to feature all American music and has been hailed by teachers from across the country as filling a significant gap in classical music education. It was inspired by his belief that the modern classical violin student who develops a working knowledge of folk fiddling, jazz music and world music styles can enjoy a lifetime of music-making, and be more successful in the new music environment.

John Fielder’s Biography

John Fielder is a nationally renowned nature photographer, publisher, teacher, and john-fielderenvironmentalist. He is the photographer of more than 40 coffee table, guide, and children’s books, all about Colorado. He might be best known for creating Colorado’s best-selling book ever, Colorado: 1870 – 2000, which juxtaposes historic photographer William Henry Jackson’s images of the 19th-century landscape with those of today.

Fielder has worked tirelessly to promote the protection of Colorado’s open space and wildlands. His photography has influenced people and legislation earning him recognition including the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award, the University of Denver’s Daniel L. Ritchie Award, and the Distinguished Service Award from the University of Colorado. He was an original governor-appointed member of the lottery-related Board of Great Outdoors Colorado, and speaks to thousands of people each year to rally support for timely land-use and environmental issues.

He lives in Summit County, Colorado, and operates a fine art gallery, John Fielder’s Colorado, in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe. He teaches photography workshops to adults and children.

Denver Gala “Live From The Rainbow Room” on June 26th

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This year’s event will be held at the Seawell Grand Ballroom at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts – Click Here For Venue Information

For More Information or to a Make Reservation by Phone, Please Call: 970-453-5825 or email info@nromusic.com

Note: If you wish to be seated with someone in particular at the Gala please send your information and the names of the people you wish to be seated with to info@nromusic.com or call 970-453-5825 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Did you miss last year’s Gala?  Here’s a video of highlights…

Mezzo-Soprano Joins the NRO for “The Three-Cornered Hat”

Lindsey_Falduto_HeadshotYou can hear Lindsey Falduto sing The Three Cornered Hat at the NRO’s June 27th concert, “A Spanish Evening”, at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge.

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Lindsey Falduto is a critically acclaimed performer who’s been described as having “the honeyed voice of a chanteuse” (The Denver Post), and most recently, she made her European debut as the female soloist in Broadway has come to town! with the Pilsen Philharmonic in the Czech Republic. Ms. Falduto’s New York credits include The Mikado Off-Broadway with the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players and Burlesque to Broadway (Lehman Center for the Performing Arts). Singing both opera and musical theatre, here are a few highlights from her career: Consuelo in West Side Story (Central City Opera); Dido in Dido and Aeneas (Central City Opera); Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Opera Idaho); Despina in Così fan tutte (Opera Idaho); Dorabella in Così fan tutte (Skylight Music Theatre); Susan in tick, tick, BOOM! (Ignite Theatre); Maureen in RENT (Ignite Theatre); Woman 1 in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Breckenridge Backstage Theatre); Female Vocalist in 35mm; Amneris in Aida; Lysistrata Jones in Lysistrata Jones; Sally Bowles in Cabaret (Ignite Theatre); The Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Inspire Creative).

Ms. Falduto has been honored to receive a Best Supporting Actress in a Musical Nomination from Broadway World Denver Awards, an Outstanding Actress in a Musical Henry Award Nomination, the Ken “Killer” Williams Award from Central City Opera, the Debut Artist of the Year Award from Skylight Music Theatre, and be a District Winner for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

3rd Grader, Piano Competition Winner Performs With NRO

MadisonMadison Suh will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major at the NRO’s Children’s Concert on Tuesday, June 23rd at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge.

 ”Children’s Concert & Instrument Petting Zoo” Information - All tickets are $5.00 and go on sale starting Saturday, May 23rd. home - teasers - buy

Madison Suh has been studying piano since the age of 4 with Jasmine Steadman Piano Studio.  Madison has participated in numerous recitals and competitions, including winning 1st place at the ACD Division I of Schmitt Music 2015 Competition, 3rd place at the CD Division I of the Schmitt Music 2015 Competition, 1st place at the Kawai Piano Competition in 2014 and was the featured young pianist with the Littleton Symphony Orchestra in Nov of 2014.  Some of her favorite composers include Frederic Chopin, Robert Schumann and Edward Grieg. 

In addition to piano, Madison enjoys playing golf, tennis and singing.  Madison is currently in 3rd grade attending Willow Creek Elementary School.

Grammy-winning Guitarist Performs With NRO June 27th

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Grammy-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux will be at the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center on Saturday, June 27th to perform with the National Repertory Orchestra for our concert “A Spanish Evening”.

“A Spanish Evening” Repertoire – Tickets go on sale Saturday, May 23rd.

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NPR describes Jason Vieaux as, “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation,” and Gramophone magazine puts him “among the elite of today’s classical guitarists.” His most recent solo album, Play, won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo. In June 2014, NPR named “Zapateado” from the album as one of its “50 Favorite Songs of 2014 (So Far).” 

Vieaux has earned a reputation for putting his expressiveness and virtuosity at the service of a remarkably wide range of music, and his schedule of performing, teaching, and recording commitments is distinguished throughout the U.S. and abroad. His solo recitals have been a feature at every major guitar series in North America and at many of the important guitar festivals in Asia, Australia, Europe, and Mexico. Recent and future highlights include returns to the Caramoor Festival, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and New York’s 92nd Street Y, as well as performances at Argentina’s Teatro Colon and Oslo, Norway’s Classical Music Fest. Vieaux’s appearances for Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Music@Menlo, Strings Music Festival, Grand Teton, and many others have forged his reputation as a first-rate chamber musician and programmer. He collaborates in recitals this season with Escher Quartet, acclaimed harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, and accordion/bandoneón virtuoso Julien Labro. Vieaux’s passion for new music has fostered premieres of works by Dan Visconti, David Ludwig, Jerod Tate, Eric Sessler, José Luis Merlin and Gary Schocker. 

Find out more about Jason Vieaux HERE…