Bravo! announces concert dates for 2006

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Special to the Daily The Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival just wrapped up for summer 2005, but has announced part of its summer 2006 schedule, which includes performances by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic and American composer-in-residence Kenji Bunch.

VAIL – As the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival wraps up another classical music season, the program for summer 2006 is already being scheduled. In its 19th season, the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival will again present over 40 soloists, chamber artists, ensembles and three orchestras – the Rochester Philharmonic, the Dallas Symphony and the New York Philharmonic from June 28 to Aug. 3, 2006.

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra will open the festival on June 28 and will be in residence through July 4. Music Director Christopher Seaman and Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik will once again entertain Vail audiences. A highlight of their residency will be Mozart’s “Requiem.” The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, with conductors Andrew Litton, Arild Remmereit, Richard Kaufman and Lawrence Loh, will open July 7 and be in residence through July 15. A highlight will include Dvorak’s “Fifth Symphony. Principal Pops Conductor Richard Kaufman will again lead the orchestra in the popular Broadway concert.

The New York Philharmonic will return to the festival for their fourth year in residence on July 21. Music Director Lorin Maazel will be taking the summer off to spend with his family. Special guest conductors will again lead the philharmonic. The 19th anniversary Season Gala, celebrating opening night of the New York Philharmonic, will be held at the Lodge at Vail immediately following the performance on June 21. The festival’s Chamber Classics series will again be performed at the Vilar Center for the Arts in Beaver Creek on Tuesday evenings from July 11 through Aug. 1. The series will conclude with the grand ginale on Aug. 3. The acoustics and intimacy of the Vilar Center make it the perfect venue for chamber music, organizers said.

The festival’s 2006 commission, a piano quintet by American composer-in-residence Kenji Bunch, will have its world premiere in July. Additional chamber music will continue throughout the season including Music at Midday held at the Vail Interfaith Chapel, the festival’s Casual Classics Music and Conversation and the Soirée series, held at private residences throughout the valley. Chamber artists will include Imani Wind Quintet, Rossetti String Quartet, Miro String Quartet, Kathleen McIntosh, Chee-Yun, Alisa Weilerstein and others.For additional program details, visit or call (877)812-5700.

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