Bravo! celebrates its 20th anniversary Friday |

Bravo! celebrates its 20th anniversary Friday

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO, Colorado
AE Bravo EDL PU 6-27-07

VAIL ” Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival opens with a full week of concerts, beginning on Friday at the Ford Amphitheater. The festival celebrates its 20th anniversary season with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and the “20th Anniversary Celebration” special offer.

“20th Anniversary Celebration” offers Bravo! ticket buyers $20 off regular reserved concert tickets and $10 off a bottle of wine at Vail Myriad, the Ford Amphitheater concessions. This offer is only available for three Bravo! performances: June 30, July 1-2, and is not valid with any other special offer or discount. This offer is only available until June today by calling the Bravo! ticket office at 877-812-5700.

Tonight opens with a pops concert by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, led by conductor Jeff Tyzik. This concert features Rochester’s concertmaster, Juliana Athayde, on “Jazz Suite for Juliana,” a jazz arrangement by Jeff Tyzik, and principal clarinetist, Kenneth Grant, on Alan Gilliland’s “Dreaming of the Masters-A Jazz Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra.” Trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling also joins Rochester for a “Tribute to Fats Waller and Louis Armstrong.”

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra continue their residency on Saturday at 6 p.m. with a powerful night of music led by internationally renowned British conductor and Rochester Music Director, Christopher Seaman. Celebrated pianist Anne-Marie McDermott joins Rochester for one of Dvorak’s “Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Opus 95, From the New World.”

Rochester returns to the Ford Amphitheater Sunday at 6 p.m. with special guests Ida Kavafian, violin, and Eugenia Zukerman, flute. Kavafian founded and guided Bravo! as music director for 10 years. As artistic director of Bravo! since 1998, Zukerman has been responsible for its exponential artistic growth and its entry into the international spotlight. Led by Maestro Seaman, the concert also welcomes Anne-Marie McDermott, piano, back to the stage.

On Monday at 6 p.m. Bravo! welcomes celtic fiddler Eileen Ivers and her band, Immigrant Soul, for a night of virtuosic celtic rock. Ivers is hailed by The New York Times as “the Jimi Hendrix of the violin” and celebrated as one of the great innovators and pioneers in the Celtic and World music genres.

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra lights up the stage with a night of Broadway pops, led by Maestro Tyzik, at the Vilar Center for the Arts in Beaver Creek on Tuesday at 6 p.m. The concert features Broadway stars, Jan Horvath, soprano, and Gary Mauer, tenor, as well as classic American baritone, Daniel Narducci.

Regular priced tickets for June 29-July 2 are $23 for lawn seating, $47 for regular reserved seating, and $59 for premium reserved seating. All tickets for July 3 are $59. Call 877-812-5700 to purchase tickets.

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