Tyrannosaurus Sue

Spring Family Concert

Tyrannosaurus Sue: A Cretaceous Concerto

April 7 & 8, 2018 | 4:00PM


Spring Family Concert

Travel back in time to before smart phones, before zippers, before umbrellas, before spoons... even before humans to witness a powerful portrayal of the life and times of a tyrannosaurus rex named Sue.

Tyrannosaurus Sue introduces young listeners to the story of dinosaurs as well as the world of concert music in a fun and engaging performance followed by an instrument petting zoo!

Programs for Kids & Families

Overview


Commissioned by the Chicago Chamber Musicians in 2000 for the unveiling of the amazing Tyrannosaurus Sue skeleton at the Field Museum in Chicago, Tyrannosaurus Sue 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 about Chicago's famous T-rex Sue. 

This cretaceous coming-of-age story was created by the brilliant Director of Family Programs at The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Bruce Adolphe. Follow Sue, the world-famous T-rex, on her journey from birth to old age. Searching for food, chasing a Parasaurolophus, battling a Triceratops! it’s an action-packed musical adventure set 70 million years ago!  

This musical story is performed by the Bravo! Vail 2018 Chamber Musicians in Residence, Ensemble Connecta unique program out of New York City for the finest young professional classical musicians in the nation. 

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

Inside the Music: An Interview with Bruce Adolphe


An interview with the creator of Bravo! Vail’s Spring Family Concert - Tyrannosaurus Sue: A Cretaceous Concerto

Q: As a composer, what is unique about your approach to creating works that are specifically intended for family audiences?A: Family audiences are inspiring to write for because it is a unique opportunity to have several generations (often three gene

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  • Seat Price

    $5

Box Office

877.812.5700

Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm For Assistance

  • April

    07

    Saturday

    04:00 PM


    Tyrannosaurus Sue: A Cretaceous Concerto

    Follow Sue, the world famous T-rex, on her journey from birth to old age. Searching for food, frolicking with friends, battling a triceratops – its an action-packed musical adventure set 70 million years ago. 

    Renowned composer and narrator Bruce Adolphe joins musicians from New York City’s Ensemble Connect. 

    Location

    Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek


  • April

    08

    Sunday

    04:00 PM


    Tyrannosaurus Sue: A Cretaceous Concerto

    Follow Sue, the world famous T-rex, on her journey from birth to old age. Searching for food, frolicking with friends, battling a triceratops – its an action-packed musical adventure set 70 million years ago. 

    Renowned composer and narrator Bruce Adolphe joins musicians from New York City’s Ensemble Connect.

    Location

    Eagle Valley High School, Gypsum


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Parking Information


Saturday, April 7, 4:00PM | Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek | 68 Avondale Ln, Beaver Creek CO 81620
Directions and Parking Information:
Take Exit 167 off I-70 at Avon and drive south straight through Avon's 3 roundabouts to Beaver Creek Resort. 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.
Based on availability, validated event parking will be offered in Beaver Creek Village after 3:00PM at the Villa Montane Garage directly across from the Vilar Performing Arts Center and the Ford Hall Garage located just before the skier bridge. Upon exiting the garage, please present your Tyrannosaurus Sue ticket to the parking attendant.
Seating: Tickets are general admission. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance. 

Sunday, April 8, 4:00PM | Eagle Valley High School in Gypsum 641 Valley Road, Gypsum CO 81637
Directions and Parking Information:
Take Exit 140 off I-70 at Gypsum. Turn left onto Trail Gulch Road. At the roundabout take the second exit onto US 6 heading southeast. Drive straight through the light and turn right into the Eagle Valley High School free parking lot.
Seating: Tickets are general admission. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:


U.S. Bank
Town of Gypsum
Eva-Marie and Ray Berry and The Paiko Foundation 
Slifer Smith & Frampton Foundation
Carole A. Watters