Composer David Ludwig wrote his piece "Pangaea" as a "prehistoric 'Carnival of the Animals.'" It's about a time in Earth's history when there was one supercontinent, a vast ocean and a frightening die-off that wiped out most species on the planet. Hear the haunting "Pangaea," performed at the Bravo! Vail music festival by Anne-Marie McDermott, Calder Quartet, Lyris Quartet, Aeolus Quartet and bassist Rachel Calin -- and get the story behind David's piece -- in the Season 2 premiere of Centennial Sounds from CPR Classical and Colorado Public Radio.
The British ensemble, led by violinist Johsua Bell, plays its first Colorado residency.
The Bravo! Vail artistic director on music, creativity and great performances.
The pianist (and her dog) stopped by for a little Haydn.
Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, the artistic director at Bravo! Vail, visited the CPR Performance studio Dec. 19, 2013, and performed the first movement of Joseph Haydn's Piano Sonata in C Major. Her dog, Samantha, tagged along.