NRO presents ‘An Evening with Violinist Stephen Tavani’ in Breckenridge
If you go
What: “An Evening with Stephen Tavani,” a classical concert presented by the National Repertory Orchestra
When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18
Where: Blue River Fine Art Gallery, 411 S. Main St., Breckenridge
Cost: Tickets are $50 in advance or $60 at the door
More information: Visit http://www.nromusic.com, or call (970) 453-5825
Join the National Repertory Orchestra for an intimate classical violin concert on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the Blue River Fine Art Gallery in Breckenridge. Enjoy an elegant evening filled with music, art, mingling and wine.
The evening features the extraordinarily talented Stephen Tavani, the National Repertory Orchestra’s 2014 concertmaster. The program will include Brahms’ “Hungarian Dances” and works by Glazunov, Elgar and Tchaikovsky. Dr. Beth Nielsen will accompany Tavani on the piano.
A percentage of the proceeds from art sold at the gallery on the evening of the concert will be donated to the NRO. Tickets are $50 per person in advance or $60 at the door. Seating is very limited, and reservations can be made by calling (970) 453-5825 or visiting http://www.nromusic.com.
ABOUT THE MUSICIANS
American violinist Tavani, 22, currently serves as co-concertmaster of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra in Philadelphia. He has also served as concertmaster of the Colburn Orchestra and American Youth Symphony, as well as the NRO. Originally from northern Virginia, he recently completed his undergraduate education in Los Angeles at the Colburn Conservatory of Music and is continuing his studies this year at the Curtis Institute of Music.
An avid chamber musician, Tavani has been featured on the prestigious Colburn Chamber Music Society, on the “Sundays Live” series (broadcast live from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art) and received the bronze medal in the 2011 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. He was recently selected to participate in the 2016 season of the prestigious Marlboro Music Festival. Recent solo appearances include a performance of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with Andrew Litton and the National Repertory Orchestra, the Brentwood Westwood Symphony Orchestra and with the American Youth Symphony.
Tavani was a candidate at the 2012 Queen Elisabeth Competition and was a semifinalist at the 2013 Michael Hill Violin Competition in New Zealand. He plays on a W.E. Hill & Sons bow generously loaned by Tom Frisina. Tavani has five brothers, including two cellists, another violinist and a pianist. His mother is a voice teacher and lyric soprano, his father a pianist and family physician.
Originally from southern California, Beth Nielsen is active as a pianist and vocal coach in the Denver metro area. She is the vocal coach for Opera Colorado’s Young Artist Program, as well as the pianist for several violin and flute studios in Denver. Her desire to teach and see young musicians grow as performers has resulted in her partnering with many educational outreach organizations, summer music camps and summer opera programs for young artists and college students. Nielsen received both her master’s and doctoral degrees in the keyboard collaborative arts from the University of Southern California.
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