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BRECKENRIDGE The Breckenridge Music Festival will present a BMF Orchestra concert featuring violinist Nathan Olson tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge. This BMF Orchestra concert will include the following pieces; Dvorks Slavonic Dance #1, Op. 46, Prokofievs Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op.63, Dvorks Serenade for Strings in E Major, Op. 22, and Tchaikovskys Excerpts from Sleeping Beauty.Violinist Nathan Olson is currently the sole participant in the Cleveland Institute of Musics prestigious Concertmaster Academy, studying with Cleveland Orchestra concertmaster William Preucil. Olson received his Master of Music and Bachelor of Music (with Academic Honors) degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying with Paul Kantor and William Preucil. A native of Berkeley, Calif., Olson began his music studies at the age of 6 and has studied with Kathleen Winkler, Itzhak Perlman, Henryk Kowalski, and the late Anne Crowden. A winner of the Joseph and Elsie Scharff prize in violin at CIM, he has performed as soloist with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, the Berkeley Symphony, the Oakland East Bay Symphony and the Lexington Bach Festival Orchestra. He is scheduled to perform solos in the coming year with CityMusic Cleveland, the Canton Symphony Orchestra and this concert with the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra.Olson is concertmaster of the Canton Symphony Orchestra, as well as principal second violin of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra and CityMusic Cleveland. At the Cleveland Institute of Music, he has held the positions of concertmaster and principal second violin. As a member of the Kashii String Quartet, he served on faculty at the Innsbrook Music Festival and won the silver medal at the 2005 Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition. In March 2006, the quartet recorded Aaron Jay Kerniss quintet 100 Greatest Dance Hits with guitarist David Tanenbaum. As a chamber musician, Olson has performed with Robert McDuffie, Roberto Diaz, Andres Diaz, Hsin-Yun Huang, Elaine Douvas, Gary Graffman, Peter Salaff, Franklin Cohen, Sharon Isbin, David Tanenbaum and the Cavani String Quartet. While completing his B.M. at the Cleveland Institute of Music, he earned minors in both mathematics and music theory. Tickets are $22, $27 and $32 for adults and $7 for juniors, and can be purchased by calling (970) 547-3100. For more information or to order tickets online visit http://www.breckenridgemusicfestival.com.

BRECKENRIDGE The National Repertory Orchestra takes the stage for its closing-night performance on Saturday with Honoring the Heroes. This season finale concert will feature Ein Heldenleben by Strauss plus a performance by the orchestras two concerto competition winners Henrik Heide, flute; and Colin Sieg, trumpet. At the end of the concert, the NRO will launch its 50th anniversary celebration scheduled for next summer. Tickets are $22 to $32 and can be purchased by calling (970) 547-3100 or at http://www.nromusic.com.

BRECKENRIDGE The Breckenridge Music Festival will present the 2008 Breckenridge Music Festival Chamber Concert Baroque Bash on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Riverwalk Center. The Baroque Bash will feature performances of pieces from Baroque composers including: Johann Pezels Turnmmusic in B-Flat Major for Two Trumpets & Three Trombones, Johann Heinichens Trio Sonata in G Major for Flute, Oboe, Cello and Harpsichord, Bachs Cantata No. 51 for Soprano Jauchzet Gott in Allen Lande, BWV 51, Albrechstbergers Concerto for Alto Trombone, Bachs Flute Sonata in E Major, and Telemanns Concerto in B for Two Flutes and Two Oboes.This evening of chamber music will feature the following BMF Orchestra musicians: Helen Blackburn, Lisa Jelle, flutes; Sandra Stimson, Johanna Cox, oboes; Steve Haefner, Rob Bailey, trumpets; David Gier, Jemmie Robertson, Tom Joyce, trombones; Hannah Yim, Emily Cornelius, violins; Susan Pardue, Karl Pedersen, violas; David Rosen, Peter Thomas, cellos; Michael Linville, piano.Tickets for reserved seating are $22, and can be purchased by calling (970) 547-3100 or log onto http://www.breckenridgemusicfestival.com to order tickets online.


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