Bravo! celebrate July 4th with annual concert
Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival celebrates American Independence with a spectacular patriotic concert Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater. Presented in partnership with the Vail Valley Foundation and Vail Resorts, the musical salute to freedom features the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, led by one of America’s foremost pops conductors, Jeff Tyzik. Known for his innovative programming, unique arrangements and engaging rapport with audiences of all ages, this year marks Tyzik’s 10th year anniversary as principal pops conductor with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. At this year’s July 4th Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival Concert, Tyzik will lead the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in two of his own arrangements of familiar American themes, as well as works by John Philip Sousa, Irving Berlin, and George Gershwin.Vocalist Sean Pack will begin the program with the National Anthem. An Eagle County native, Pack is currently 14 years old and will be attending Battle Mountain High School in the fall as a freshman. Pack has performed in local musical theater, and can be seen singing at Christmas tree lightings, weddings, or any other solo opportunities.The Bravo! Salute to Freedom concert also includes the voice of world-renowned baritone Stephen Salters. A notable recitalist, Salters stands alone as the only singer to win both the Walter W. Naumberg Prize (1999) and the Queen Elizabeth International Competition of Singing (1996). He has also performed concert and operatic repertoire with orchestras and opera companies around the globe, including the National Arts Center Orchestra, the Tokyo Philharmonic, and the National Opera of Paris. Soprano, Arianna Zukerman, known for her intense musicality, will also be featured during the evening’s performance. Zukerman’s repertoire of operatic roles includes Susanna, Zerlina, Nanetta, Ginevra (Ariodante), Marzelline (Fidelio), and the Governess (The Turn of the Screw). She also has sung with the Berkshire Opera Company, Bel Canto at Caramoor, Cedar Rapids Opera, Chicago Opera Theatre, Opera Illinois, and the Bavarian State Opera in Munich and in concert with Sarasota Opera.Pavilion Seating and American Disabilities Act is $10 with a maximum purchase of 4 tickets per person. All ticket proceeds will go to the local Vail Fire Department and the Vail Soldiers of Iraq. All lawn seating is complimentary. The first 1200 will be allowed in for lawn seating starting at 1 p.m. on SUnday. No lawn tickets will be issued. Please call 845-TIXS for more information.Indenpence DayRochester Philharmonic OrchestraSunday, 3 p.m.Ford Amphitheater in Vail Village
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