Leave it to Ludwig

Spring Family Concert

Leave it to Ludwig

April 8 & 9, 2017


Spring Family Concert

Thank you to everyone who came to experience the first-ever Bravo! Vail Spring Family Concert!

The hour-long program, Leave It to Ludwig, featured the music and stories of one of the greatest composers of all time—Ludwig van Beethoven.


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Programs for Kids & Families

Parking Information


Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek:
Free parking is available in the Elk and Bear lots after 1:00PM at the base of the entrances to Beaver Creek. Complimentary shuttles run regularly to Beaver Creek Village. 

Paid ($10) parking is available at the Villa Montane Garage directly across from the Vilar Performing Arts Center. The Ford Hall Garage is also located in the Beaver Creek Village. You must mention Bravo! Vail or Leave it to Ludwig to get this special pricing when you arrive. 

Eagle Valley High School, Gypsum:
Free parking is available at the school. 

Inside the Music: An Interview with Bruce Adolphe


An interview with the creator of Bravo! Vail’s Spring Family Concert - Leave it to Ludwig

Q: As an innovative music educator, what is unique about your family programs?
A: My family programs mix comedy, drama, and music together so that the result is a play and a concert at the same time.

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  • Location

    Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek

Box Office

877.812.5700

Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm For Assistance

  • April

    08

    Saturday

    04:00 PM


    Family Concert

    Leave it to Ludwig: Vilar Performing Arts Center

    In the fantastical and funny Leave it to Ludwig, Ludwig van Beethoven magically appears to help a young pianist master the maestro’s music. Full of true stories from Beethoven’s life and dramatic excerpts from his compelling string quartets and piano music, this one-hour performance is a perfect opportunity for kids ages six and up and their families to discover the joys of live classical music. $5 for adults, kids and students are FREE.

    Location

    Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek


  • April

    09

    Sunday

    04:00 PM


    Family Concert

    Leave it to Ludwig: Eagle Valley High School

    In the fantastical and funny Leave it to Ludwig, Ludwig van Beethoven magically appears to help a young pianist master the maestro’s music. Full of true stories from Beethoven’s life and dramatic excerpts from his compelling string quartets and piano music, this one-hour performance is a perfect opportunity for kids ages six and up and their families to discover the joys of live classical music. $5 for adults, kids and students are FREE.

    Location

    Eagle Valley High School, Gypsum


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Overview


Leave It to Ludwig is an original and fun-filled way for parents to immerse their children in the wonderful world of classical music, and for everyone in attendance to learn the stories and meanings behind some of the greatest and most familiar music ever written.

Entertaining to people of all ages, Ludwig resonates especially with young audiences ages 6 and up.

Created by Director of Family Programs at Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Bruce Adolphe, The program is a brilliantly conceived introduction to Beethoven—part concert, part theater—in which Beethoven comes to life to reveal to a young amateur pianist the true heart and soul of his music.

Bravo! Vail 2017 Piano Fellow Jenny Chen plays the young pianist, who is struggling to master Beethoven’s famous Piano Sonata in C minor, commonly known as the Sonata Pathétique. One day, while the pianist is practicing the sonata, a bust of Beethoven magically comes to life. Beethoven (Adolphe) tells the pianist that the best way to understand and appreciate the Sonata Pathétique is to get to know more of his music. This leads to engaging performances and entertaining, story-filled explorations of Beethoven’s brilliant string quartets—performed by Bravo! Vail 2017 Young Professionals in Residence Zorá String Quartet—which span the composer’s legendary career.

Artists


Bruce Adolphe, Director of Family Concerts, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

A renowned composer whose music is performed throughout the world, Bruce Adolphe is also the author of several books on music, an innovative educator, and a versatile performer.

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JENNY CHEN, piano

Jenny Chen presents a new generation of performers. Her passionate artistry expresses her individuality and sincerity about music.

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ZORÁ STRING QUARTET

"Exquisitely well trained, supremely blended, and broadly intelligent in their playing, Zorá Quartet makes you stop and listen very closely to their sound..." - Calgary Herald

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Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:


Beaver Creek Resort Company
Eagle County School DistrictTown of Gypsum
The Paiko Foundation in honor of the Vail Police
Slifer Smith & Frampton Foundation
Carole A. Watters
Yamaha