Thursday Dec 5, 2019 10:00 am
THRILLING, ENCHANTING, INTIMATE
T H R I L L I N G | E N C H A N T I N G | I N T I M AT E
This series is produced to support a prosperous landscape for classical music in the Vail Valley, gathering new listeners and lifelong enthusiasts alike. The VPAC Classical Salon Series returns this winter with a collection of three special performances in intimate spaces, curated to provide a deeper connection with classical music. Internationally-acclaimed artists perform thrilling, significant repertoire, hand-selected just for the occasion. These enchanting social experiences allow for focused listening and personal interaction with the artists, paired with a reception of wine and hors d’oeuvres.
ALESSIO BAX, solo piano | Thursday, January 30th | Browning/Illick Residence
KAREN SLACK, soprano with Joe Illick, piano | Tuesday, February 11th | May Gallery Patrons Lounge
BENJAMIN BAKER, violin, with Daniel Lebhardt, piano | Tuesday, March 24th| | May Gallery Patrons Lounge
ABOUT KAREN SLACK: Hailed by critics for possessing a lustrous voice of extraordinary beauty and artistry of great dramatic depth American soprano Karen Slack has performed with major conductors in opera houses and concert halls around the world. She was most recently seen in Verdi’s AIDA with Austin Opera, Alice Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff with Arizona Opera and in the West Coast premiere of Terence Blanchard’s Champion as Emelda Griffith with San Francisco’s Opera Parallele, Litton’s Porgy and Bess Suite at the Bergen Festival in Norway, Mahler Symphony # 2 with Lexington Philharmonic, Beethoven’s 9th with both Quad City Symphony and Alabama Symphony and a house debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Serena in Francesca Zambello’s production of Porgy and Bess which she has performed at both Washington National Opera and San Francisco Opera. She can be seen reprising the role of Serena in San Francisco Opera’s production that was released on DVD in 2015.
Other recent engagements include: Puccini’s Tosca and Leonora in Verdi’s Il Trovatore both with Arizona Opera, Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 on the Curtis Institute of Music Alumni Series, Sister Rose in Heggie’s Dead Man Walking with both Madison Opera and Des Moines Metro Opera and Guest Soloist with the Lexington Chamber Music Festival. She has also appeared in Verdi’s Aida with Lyric Opera of Kansas City and West Bay Opera, Cilla in Richard Danielpour’s Margret Garner with Michigan Opera Theater, Agnes Sorel in Tchaikovsky’s Maid of Orleans with San Francisco Opera and at Carnegie Hall, Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata with both Sacramento Opera and West Bay Opera and in 2006 Karen stepped in to make her Metropolitan Opera debut and International broadcast debut in the title role of Verdi’s Luisa Miller.
Learn more at: www.sopranokarenslack.com
SINGLE PERFORMANCE | Cost: $150 (ticket includes wine & hors d’oeuvres)
JOIN THE SALON SOCIETY | Cost: $360 | Salon Society subscription provides a 20% discount on series tickets and secures your participation at all performances before tickets are released to the general public. Tickets to individual performances will be offered based on availability and will be extremely limited. To purchase, contact Tim Felton in the VPAC Box Office at email@example.com or (970) 845-8497.
UNDERWRITE A SALON | Donation Amount: $2,500 | Consider sharing your passion for classical music in the form of a donation. As the Performance Underwriter of a Salon of your choosing, your gift directly supports artist fees and production costs for the event. You will also enjoy year-round donor benefits like Priority Ticketing and Premium Seating, as a member of the VPAC Underwriting Circle. To learn more, contact Development Director Owen Hutchinson at (970) 748-6670 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Ticket prices subject to change.