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The Philadelphia Orchestra begins Bravo! Vail residency

VAIL — The Philadelphia Orchestra begins a week-long residency at Bravo! Vail Friday, featuring concerts that showcase the orchestra’s distinctive sound and keen ability to capture the imaginations of audiences around the world. Led by Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin, The Philadelphia Orchestra returns to Bravo! Vail for its seventh season featuring masterworks such as Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, and Verdi’s Requiem — a performance that will be broadcast live on Colorado Public Radio stations across the state. Tickets for all Bravo! Vail concerts featuring The Philadelphia Orchestra are now on sale at bravovail.org or by calling 877-812-5700.

“Last year I found the connection between Vail audiences and the Orchestra’s music to be truly special, and I look forward to returning this summer,” said Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin. “The Verdi Requiem is an important masterpiece in the symphonic and choral repertoire, and it also has been extremely meaningful in my life. I am eager for the Vail audience to hear the orchestra, along with our stellar soloists and the Colorado Symphony Chorus, perform this monumental work, particularly after such successful performances in Philadelphia and New York. It is quite simply some of the most beautiful music ever written.”

The fabulous Philadelphians open their week at Bravo! Vail by turning up the heat with Latin Jazz Night Friday featuring multi-Grammy Award-winner Cuban saxophonist and clarinetist Paquito D’Rivera. Also joining The Philadelphia Orchestra in Vail are guest artists whose names are synonymous with the world’s great concert halls: violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, cellist Alisa Weilerstein, soprano Angela Meade, tenor John Mac Master (in his Philadelphia Orchestra debut) and pianist Jan Lisiecki, among others.

“We are thrilled to continue such a close partnership with Bravo! Vail,” said Philadelphia Orchestra President and CEO Allison Vulgamore. “The combination of full houses in such an intimate space, surrounded by the vast beauty of the Rocky Mountains, inspires our musicians to make some of their best music at Vail. This summer’s programs will be no exception – from our opening concert, Latin Jazz Night, to the monumental Verdi Requiem led by Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin that closes the residency, our audiences will find something to love and plenty of reason to cheer.”

Music lovers can also experience the artistry of The Philadelphia Orchestra’s fabled musicianship at Bravo! Vail’s acclaimed Chamber Music Series. Members of The Philadelphia Orchestra will join Bravo! Vail Artistic Director Anne-Marie McDermott and the Calder Quartet for the series opening night on Thursday, July 11 featuring Dvorak’s works for winds, strings and piano. Members of The Philadelphia Orchestra will also be featured in two free concerts, offering the community additional opportunities to enjoy beautiful music in an intimate and relaxed setting.

“Artistic Director Anne-Marie McDermott and I are thrilled to be welcoming The Philadelphia Orchestra back to Bravo! Vail this summer,” said Bravo! Vail Executive Director James W. Palermo. “It is an extraordinarily storied orchestra with a magnificent artistic legacy. Their new maestro, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, is helping the fabulous Philadelphians write the next chapter in their glorious history, and we in Vail are indeed fortunate to be part of the excitement.”

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Latin Jazz Night with Paquito D’Rivera

The dynamic conductor Giancarlo Guerrero and multiple Grammy Award-winner Cuban saxophonist and clarinetist Paquito D’Rivera join forces with the fabulous Philadelphians for an evening of Latin standards and new hits.

What: Latin Jazz Night with Paquito D’Rivera

Where: Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater.

When: 6 p.m. Friday.

Cost: Tickets range from $27 to $110. Lawn tickets for children 12 and under are $5.

Information: Visit bravovail.org or call the Box Office: 877-812-5700.

Cirque de la Symphonie

Back by popular demand for an encore performance of spellbinding acrobatic and aerial feats is Cirque de la Symphonie. Enjoy “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” Ravel’s Danse general from Daphnis and Chloe, Tchaikovsky’s “Valse from Swan Lake,” music from the soundtrack to “Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone” and many more favorites as aerialists, jugglers and contortionists combine enchantment and spectacle.

What: Cirque de la Symphonie

Where: Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail.

When: 6 p.m. Saturday.

Cost: Tickets range from $27 to $127. Lawn tickets for children 12 and under are $5.

Information: Visit bravovail.org or call the Box Office: 877-812-5700.

Nadja and Appalachian Spring

Vail favorite Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg takes the stage in performances of two virtuosic French violin works – Ravel’s Tzigane and Saint-Saens’s Havanaise. Copland’s ballet Appalachian Spring evokes our vast landscape and pioneer spirit. Closing this concert is Roberto Sierra’s Sinfonia No. 4.

What: Nadja and Appalachian Spring

Where: Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail.

When: 6 p.m. Sunday.

Cost: Tickets range from $27 to $110. Lawn tickets for children 12 and under are $5.

Information: Visit bravovail.org or call the Box Office: 877.812.5700.

Yannick Conducts Rachmaninoff

The electrifying young cellist Alisa Weilerstein, winner of a 2011 MacArthur Genius Award, takes the stage in the profound and highly personal Shostakovich Concerto No. 1. Rachmaninoff’s romantic Symphony No. 2 is a perfect vehicle for The Philadelphia Orchestra’s legendary string section.

What: Yannick Conducts Rachmaninoff.

Where: Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail.

When: 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Cost: Tickets range from $27 to $115. Lawn tickets for children 12 and under are $5.

Information: Visit bravovail.org or call the Box Office: 877-812-5700.

Mozart’s Piano Concerto and Mahler’s 4th

Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki makes his local and Philadelphia Orchestra debut in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Concluding the program is Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, with its final movement that depicts a child’s vision of Heaven.

What: Mozart’s Piano Concerto and Mahler’s 4th

Where: Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail

When: 6 p.m. July 12

Cost: Tickets range from $27 to $110. Lawn tickets for children 12 and under are $5.

Information: Visit bravovail.org or call the Box Office: 877-812-5700.

Verdi’s Requiem

Reviewing Yannick Nezet-Seguin’s performance with The Philadelphia Orchestra of Verdi’s Requiem last fall at Carnegie Hall, critic James Oestreich wrote in The New York Times that “he embraced Verdi’s theatricality fully, from the recurring Dies Irae thunder, powerfully hurled, to the bass’s murmur, ‘mors stupebit’ (‘death shall stand amazed’).”

What: Verdi’s Requiem

Where: Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail

When: 6 p.m. July 13

Cost: Tickets range from $27 to $115. Lawn tickets for children 12 and under are $5.

Information: Visit bravovail.org or call the Box Office: 877.812.5700.

*This performance will be broadcast live on Colorado Public Radio

Chamber Music with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra

Dvorak’s Works for Winds, Strings and Piano, Vail Mountain School – Concert Hall, 6 p.m. Thursday

Free concerts with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra

J.S. Bach: Solo Cello Suites with Hai-ye Ni, Vail Interfaith Chapel, 1 p.m., July 9. Tickets: Free – No tickets required, general admission.

Chamber Music: Members of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Star players from The Philadelphia Orchestra come together in this colorful program of works spanning several centuries. Featured are compositions by Telemann, Stamitz, Ravel, Joplin and Debussy. Members of The Philadelphia Orchestra including Hirono Oka, violin; Kathy Read, cello; Kazuo Tokito, flute; Jeffrey Lang, horn. Vail Interfaith Chapel. 1 p.m. July 11. Free – No tickets required, general admission.

Concert tickets for the 26th season of Bravo! Vail are available for purchase at www.bravovail.org or by calling the box office at 877-812-5700. Tickets may also be purchased in person now at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater. Orchestral concerts featuring the Dallas, Philadelphia and New York orchestras start at $27 for both lawn and “Saver” pavilion seats. Lawn tickets for children 12 and under are $5. Tickets for the Chamber Music Series are $29 and Silver Oak Series starts at $35. Gala tickets start at $300. Tickets for The Linda and Mitch Hart Soiree Series are $200 and can be purchased only by phone at 877.812.5700.

For more information about Bravo! Vail visit www.bravovail.org or call 970-827-5700.


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