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Killington Music Festival celebrates 31 years with opening concert “Vienna in Vermont”

Saturday, June 29 at 7 p.m. - KILLINGTON - Now in its 31st season of presenting fine chamber music the Killington Music Festival takes much pride and pleasure in announcing its concert schedule for 2013. On Saturday evenings from June 29 through Aug. 3, the internationally acclaimed musicians of the Killington Music Festival will perform at Rams Head Lodge at Killington Resort at 7 p.m. Over 20 internationally acclaimed performers spend part or all of six weeks performing in the Festival's renowned Music in the Mountains Classical Concert Series and also teach, guide and mentor the young aspiring musicians from around the country and abroad.

The June 29 opening night concert is entitled,"Vienna in Vermont." This evening will present the music of W. A. Mozart (1756-1791), Sonata in B-flat Major, K. 454; Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Opus 70, No. 2; and Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), String Sextet No. 2 in G Major, Opus 36. The following renowned faculty will be performing: Ben Sayevich, violin; Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich, piano; Anat Malkin Almani, violin; Ashima Scripp, cello; Heng-Jin Park, piano; Daniel Andai, violin; Yizhak Schotten, viola; Chung-Hoon Peter Chun, viola; and Emmanuel Feldman, cello.

The season schedule follows: July 6, "Summer Romance," Killington Music Festival Faculty artists perform works of Gershwin, Svendsen, Chopin and Mendelssohn; July 13, "Inspirations from Bach," featuring works of Bach, Schubert and Mendelssohn with guest artist Joseph Silverstein; July 20, "Celtic Journey", works of Brahms, Flynn, and Barriere. July 27, "Cello World", works of Brahms, Fitzenhagen, Faure and Beethoven; Aug. 3, "Season Finale: Germanic tradition," hear the works of Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert.

All concerts are held Saturdays at Rams Head Lodge at the Killington Ski Resort, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20, and are available through the KMF box office at 802-422-1330. Advance tickets may be ordered by phone through the day prior to the performance. Tickets may be purchased at Ramshead Lodge the day of the performance beginning at 6 p.m.

Also part of the Festival, Friday night performances of the Young Artists Series are held at the Rams Head Lodge at 7 p.m.; admission is free.

The Killington Music Festival is not only about concerts, but the Festival also runs a significant education music program, a six-week residency program for students preparing for careers in music. The residency program is an intensive combination of study, practice, rehearsal and performance. The program this summer includes students from the United States and abroad. The students give a wide variety of performances at the Rams Head Lodge and free 12-noon concerts at the Rutland Free Library on Wednesday, July 24 and July 31.

The primary audiences for the project continues to be residents in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, Rutland Regional Medical Center and children who most often are deprived of music and the benefits it offers. Through these concerts the lives of hundreds of elderly and young Vermonters in Rutland County have been enriched.

For more information call 802-773-4003 or visit www.killingtonmusicfestival.org