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*PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE AT A PRIVATE RESIDENCE IN VAIL (NOT THE VPAC)*
In its inaugural year, the VPAC Classical Salon series is designed to provide an elevated, up-close experience for avid classical music lovers. This collection of five very special performances will take place in private homes and intimate
spaces throughout the valley, featuring internationally acclaimed soloists and ensembles. Salon performances are fun, social experiences that allow for focused listening as well as personal interaction with the artists. Each event will begin with a reception of wine and hors d’ouevres, followed by a 60-minute performance.
The Classical Salon Series Line-Up Includes:
DEC 20 / Spanish Brass @ VPAC Main Stage
JAN 6 / Anna Christy, soprano & Joe Illick, piano @ The Browning/Illick Private Residence in Vail, Co.
FEB 11 / Trio Con Brio Copenhagen @ Chateau at Beaver Creek Library; Reception provided by Splendido at the Chateau
MAR 5 / Rising Stars Of the Opera @ VPAC May Gallery
MAR 28 / Minetti Quartet @ The Balk Private Residence in Beaver Creek, Co.
SINGLE ADMISSION TICKETS: $150 per person
A small number of single admission tickets to individual Classical Salon events are available for purchase.
JOIN THE SOCIETY: $500 per person
This exclusive society for classical enthusiasts is only available to the first 30 participants, providing access to all five Salon performances at a $250 savings! Passes are fully transferable.
More about the series at: vilarpac.org/classical-salon-series
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS: Praised by the New York Times as “nimble of voice, body and spirit,” soprano Anna Christy continues to impress and delight audiences with an extraordinary blend of sparkling voice, powerful stage presence, and innate musicality. Christy made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Papagena in Julie Taymor’s new production of Die Zauberflöte conducted by James Levine followed by Hortense in the world premiere of Tobias Picker’s An American Tragedy. Two more debuts followed with appearances as Muffin in the world premiere of William Bolcom’s A Wedding at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as Zemire in Zemire et Azor.
Joseph Illick has served for twelve seasons as Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Fort Worth Opera and is in his seventh season as Artistic Director of Performance Santa Fe (formerly the Santa Fe Concert Association). He has also served as Artistic Director of the Lake George Opera Festival, as Interim Artistic Director of Greater Miami Opera (now Florida Grand Opera) and as Music Director of the Pittsburgh Opera Theater. He has served as Artistic Director of Shreveport Opera and Principal Guest Conductor of the Teatro Lirico D’Europa. As a concert pianist he won first prize in the Mid-Somerset Festival in Bath, England and he is active both as a piano soloist and in chamber music both in Europe and in the United States.
This evenings program (subject to change):
Two arias from ALCINA by Handel:
-Tornami a vagheggiar
-Credete al mio dolore
Two songs and an aria by Mozart:
-Als Luise der Briefe ihres ungetreuen Liebhabers verbrannte
-Deh vieni, non tardar from THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
An American aria:
-Silver Aria from THE BALLAD OF BABY DOE by Douglas Moore (set in Leadville!)
Two Cabaret Songs by William Bolcom:
Francis Poulenc song cycle (six short songs):
-Fiancailles pour rire
-Vincenzo Bellini song: Ma rendi pur contento
-Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari song: Rispetto
-Puccini aria “O mio babbino caro” from Gianni Schicchi